Category: Storytelling Photography

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Creative funks smell and feel funky

It isn’t unusual for me to hit a creative funk in the winter. Days are short, the sun hides behind clouds and it’s too cold to take the kids anywhere to explore. I still try my best to take photographs inside the house, or whichever building we have sought shelter in from the nasty cold of winter, but honestly my heart usually isn’t in … Read More Creative funks smell and feel funky

The star

They carried the star up the steep, snow covered hill because the truck’s tires spun and sent the hunk of metal skittering sideways toward the old dirt road. In the end they left the truck in the field and slid the star, made of wood and strands of Christmas lights off the roof. Their breath steamed patterns out in front of them as they … Read More The star

J* Family | Sullivan County, PA photographer

I loved photographing this family at their home in rural Sullivan County. Their small country farm with their chickens and easy access to hunting land is my idea of an ideal place to live, since I grew up not far from where they live.  Before I got there, Mom had one specific request; her daughter wanted a photo of her with her chicken. It … Read More J* Family | Sullivan County, PA photographer

Ten on Ten for October

This month we celebrated my littlest’s second birthday so I thought I’d share some photos of her from last month for this month’s 10 on 10 with the girls from The Bloom Forum. To continue the circle find the link at the bottom of the post. Next up in the circle is Elizabeth at Life with a Peanut and a Zoybean!

strong willed child

Summer is here | Athens PA Child Photography

The Boy still has a day and a half of school, but it already feels like summer has arrived. We pulled out the sprinkler and then he became fascinated with the mud it left in our front yard and decided he should paint himself with it. I don’t remember him playing in mud like that before so this was a new one. I treasure … Read More Summer is here | Athens PA Child Photography

Embracing the role of motherhood

For 13 years when someone asked what I did for a living I said “I’m a newspaper reporter”.  It made me feel like I had accomplished something in life. Four years of college, a degree, and a job in what I went to college for. I was a contributing member of society. I was a public servant, informing the community. I was important, at … Read More Embracing the role of motherhood

Her little face | Elmira, NY Photography

This photo was taken by sitting the camera at an odd angle and not even looking into the viewfinder because I couldn’t get into the position I needed to get the shot I wanted. If I start Yoga up again maybe I can get into that position some day.. When I knew bending down was going to rip my back out more and give my … Read More Her little face | Elmira, NY Photography

His boyness is still there | Sayre, PA Photography

He’s changing so fast and I’m not ready for it. He’s not dressing up like superheroes as much as he used to. He’s not asking if he can wear a ninja costume to the store. He’s not jumping off the couch quite as much. He’s too into TV and the digital world. I’m already hearing a heavy teenage-like sigh when I tell him it’s … Read More His boyness is still there | Sayre, PA Photography