Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

We photographers can be a depressing bunch. I mean how many more ways can we remind people they need to get photos of their family members because soon they’ll all be dead. Dang, people. Yes, it is true we want to have photos of family members before they pass from our lives but enough with …

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“To be honest, I don’t know why I even write anymore,” I thought to myself one morning. “I don’t know much about anything and I’m full of very little wisdom. I’m a mom and a wife and I take photos for myself and that’s about it. I’ve never written a book, I don’t have a …

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This is part of a five part series focusing on tips for creatives to keep their own, unique, authentic voice from being silenced. I recently dropped Facebook for about a week, except for posting a few photos to my Facebook page. I stopped scrolling the timeline. I looked at Instagram maybe once a day or …

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I often find myself over looking an image in my archives and it’s usually related to where I am in my photography journey.  Sometimes I toss it aside because my focus that week is stock photography and I think, “That’s not going to sell.” Sometimes I file it away because I think “That’s not what …

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This is part of a new project called Ordinary Moments in Ordinary Days where I capture ordinary moments in our days for the month of October. Those ordinary moments often make up very extraordinary lives. We may not all be famous or save lives on a global scale or make a national or international impact, …

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Our brain was not wired to process the amount of information we throw at it on a daily basis. The shows we watch. The news we tune into. The podcasts we listen to. The social media we scroll through. The trends and news and health warnings and even the good stuff that is aimed at …

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I’ve heard it said that if you have a dream you should speak it out loud. I have a dream that sounds self serving but I’m speaking it anyhow. I want to photograph families in their homes and capture the real moments of interaction. There, I wrote it and when I wrote it I spoke …

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I thought I’d share a list of things my children have recently said or things I’ve said to them that I never thought I’d say. One night my daughter stepped on her brother’s back and I thought she hit his rear so I asked her to apologize and joked that she needed to kiss his …

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Sometimes I feel like such a fake. I write blog posts about trusting things will work out and having faith and enjoying every moment and there are days – seriously – where I just don’t feel it. Like right now I am writing this on a computer that randomly pauses and freezes and only works …

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