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In the next week I am going to make up for lost time and blog about so many of the wonderful photo shoots I have done in the past several months while I was taking a blogging break.  I have lots of excuses for not blogging regularly (a trip to Europe, finishing our cabin in the mountains, playing apps on my iPhone), but mostly I just needed some time to think about life. And death. And how much I cherish having the chance to photograph so many families and friends and life altering events.

And so, instead of blogging about individual photo shoots, I’ve put together a series of themes (my yearbook background just keeps asserting itself!)  and pulled samples from my shoots of the past few months. The first one was going to be called “Mother and Child” because I cannot stop thinking about my beautiful daughter Janet and her husband Andrew whose baby was stillborn this past August. They are truly my heroes as they continue to heal over these past few months. But every time I capture a mom or a dad (which is why the title had to be expanded to include them as well!) in unguarded moments with their children, I can’t help but think of Janet and Andrew. I know they will someday be that mother and father; in the meantime, I would like to share just a few of my favorite candid shots.



These last two are extremely special to me. The first is of Karlyn and Nolan, my first grandson.  The second is of Janet and Miller, my second grandson.


  1. alison

    As I’ve said to Janet many times there is nothing I could say that would make this situation better or more bearable. Anything I say would be just be trite. I know I have shed many tears thinking about the person I love suffering this way and I’m sure you’ve done that 100 fold. I know Janet and Andrew belong in photos like these and I hope to see them soon.

    December 19th, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

  2. ann


    These pictures are all amazing. I’ve thought about you so much these past months. I think of Janet often and keep her and Andrew in my prayers. It just had to be so tough on all of you. But I hope you have a nice Christmas and a much better 2012,

    December 22nd, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

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