family sessions

one moment – in between family photographs

If I can give anyone a simple piece of photography advice it would be to keep the camera ready for the moments between what you are getting ready to photograph.  The true aspect of storytelling with a camera requires one to have the lens ready at all times.  The image above was taken at Anne Lindsay and Robbie’s engagement party as we were preparing for a few quick family photos.  Someone mentioned something funny and the image above was the result.

one moment – George and his expecting parents

My friends, Wendy and Bryan, asked if I would come over and photograph them just days before Wendy’s due date.  We had a wonderful afternoon with temperatures in the 70s!  I decided to take a portrait of their dog, George, with his expecting parents in the background.  George has requested a 16×20 framed print above his dog house.

a moment – with the Fuji x100


I’m not one to review gear on my website too often – however that might change in the near future as we are starting to cycle in some new equipment over the next few months and many people ask us about what we shoot with and why we choose certain cameras and/or lenses.  I am going to start with something I don’t use on wedding sessions, but I absolutely love from a personal standpoint.  The Fuji-X100 is a compact camera that has a fixed 35mm (full frame equivalent) f/2 lens.  It’s not a zoom and it doesn’t Continue reading

one moment – Greyson and Georgia


Our good friends, Leta and Kyle, were just blessed with their first child, Greyson……..well, it’s actually their second child if you count their chocolate lab, Georgia.  Here, Greyson and Georgia have a little bit of “get to know ya” time in their parents living room.

a few moments – with Riley and Michael

It’s always nice to start your day photographing young children.  Riley and Michael were kind enough to let me into their home to take a few photographs of their parents and the two of them.  I obviously couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few images in between our family photo session.  After a snack, Michael kindly posed for the photograph below.


I had the idea to put Riley in Michael’s bed to see what happened….this is actually between jumps.


This is a photograph of the bed as Riley was walking around to the front.  It’s one of those moments between the moments that make each session unique.


Michael let me take one more image in black and white, then promptly called his manager in the room and ended the session.