Tag: Pennsylvania photographer

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The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower This post is part of a continuing project about the changes in farming in America. The project is both a photo series and a blog series. For more about this series please visit my page about the project, or see the other … Read More The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

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She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

My 3-year old daughter is a caretaker. She takes care of her stuffed animals and our pets and other people’s pets. Sometimes she takes care of me and once in awhile her brother (though she’s usually bossing him around). What she really enjoys taking care of, though, are worms and bugs. I don’t get it, but she likes rolly pollies and worms and wants … Read More She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

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What Anthony Bourdain taught me

“[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered.” ― Anthony Bourdain I’m not sure how healthy it is to cry off and on for two days over the death of a person you didn’t even … Read More What Anthony Bourdain taught me

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Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

The other day I offered tips on where you can take your children outside of your home to capture memorable photographs of them. Today I want to assure you that you can also photograph your children inside your own home, no matter how dark or cluttered you think it is. The key word in this post will be “light”, because no matter what your … Read More Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

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Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

You’re thinking to yourself right now – I’m sure you are – that your house is too dark for photos of your children and that your flash is unflattering and makes your children look albino (which isn’t bad if you are an actual albino, of course.) So, where can you take photographs of your children that you will cherish for years to come if … Read More Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

One of us. One of the mourners.

Out of the two of them I worried about telling my 11 year old son the most. I dreaded it, in fact, but then I dreaded more the delay in being able to tell him; a delay caused by his spending time with a friend and then unexpected weather. My daughter is only three so I knew telling her her great aunt, who was … Read More One of us. One of the mourners.

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

The Everyday

Stuffed animals need hugs too

“Mama, wanna play with me? You wanna play with me?” Her pleas sounded more like a demand than a request and I knew if I said ‘no’ she would keep asking, demanding and continue to look heartbroken and crestfallen. Each day she follows me around with the same demand – I mean request – so I know the drill now and most days I’m … Read More Stuffed animals need hugs too