Tag: Elmira NY Photography

The worm is not a pet and no, he can’t come inside

The rain clouds had turned the sky dark an hour and a half ago and a shower rushed through and dampened the ground. Still, we soldiered on and decided to plant some seeds in our garden space. Miss G wasn’t interested in planting, but she did enjoy digging.  I can still hear the little gasp she made when I found the first worm. She’s … Read More The worm is not a pet and no, he can’t come inside

Finding your voice

Finally finding your photography voice is both blissful and terrifying.  There was a time I didn’t see the value in the shadows. Shadows were a nuisance and darkened what I really wanted to see. I moved all around and repositioned the pieces until everything was in the light and under my control again, just where I liked it. When I could control I felt … Read More Finding your voice

10 on 10 August

I recently took a social media break and have been thinking a lot about why I photograph in the first place. While thinking about that, I also started thinking about some of my favorite photos and why I took them. I photograph to document my family’s life more than to impress anyone so I thought for this month’s 10 on 10 I’d feature ten … Read More 10 on 10 August

Children should be photographed as if they are children not adults

I have been watching a trend in photography in recent years of photographers purposely dressing and posing children as if they are adults. It’s not a trend I am a fan of because I feel like our society is rushing children out of their childhood. Dressing children in stylish clothes, posing them in a field and telling them to give their best model face … Read More Children should be photographed as if they are children not adults

The week in focus | Elmira NY Child Photographer

Last week we had a mix of nice and rainy days but Little Miss didn’t care what the weather was because she rain outside to slide on her new slide no matter what the sky was spitting. It’s a inexpensive slide meant for toddlers but even her brother found a way to have fun with it, by leaping off it and attempting 360 turns … Read More The week in focus | Elmira NY Child Photographer

10 on 10 for March | Athens, PA Photographer

This is part of the 10 on 10 post I do each month with a group of ladies from The Bloom Forum. Find the link to the next blog at the end of the post! After a couple weeks of bitter cold, spring came this week. My kids and I had such severe cabin fever we spent most of our time outside as soon … Read More 10 on 10 for March | Athens, PA Photographer

I always want to remember | Sayre PA Child Photographer

I always want to remember these days. The days when you grabbed Four, the old cat at Grandma and Grandpa’s that used to be mine, and tried to carry her around the porch like one of your dolls. We were lucky she didn’t try to scratch you, since she’s an outdoor cat and your used to the ones that live indoors. I want to … Read More I always want to remember | Sayre PA Child Photographer

Tree and Sky | Athens, Pennsylvania Photographer

Part of my “Play” personal project. What we remember from childhood we remember forever — permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.– Cynthia Ozick  

Why documentary photography? | Athens, Pennsylvania photographer

Sometimes I want to give up on photography that speaks to my heart so I can make a quick buck with some quick poses but then I remember why I love lifestyle, or what I also call storytelling, photography. It’s real. It’s emotive. It tells stories. It’s memories frozen in time, not poses. One of my favorite, newly found photographers is Lisa Tichane and … Read More Why documentary photography? | Athens, Pennsylvania photographer