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Showing posts from December, 2011

Looking Back

The Hollinger family was one of the first family shoots I did when I became a professional photographer almost seven years ago. I started thinking about this particular image again because I had the pleasure of shooting their family for the third time over Christmas, this time with Stephanie's entire family. I've come to realize that this is an image I try to recreate again and again with mothers and daughters, even though of course I can't.. this was their moment.. I love it so much.. maybe because Stephanie and Zoe look just alike, but probably because I can feel this picture.. not just see it. I don't know. I just know that I love it. And it helped me realize way back then that I might be on to something..

Thinking of my Lily

My grandmother Lily's trademark was her fire engine red hair. I never saw her without it. She's going to be 90 years old in July and for the past 18 months has been under the care of a lady in the Texas Hill Country. It's a small place with maybe room for three or four people there, the way I understand it. I haven't been. Once Lily's mind forgot us I couldn't bring myself to go..I am so far away so when I think of her I am thinking of her joining my nana and papa in heaven. They too lived to be in their 90's ,but weren't sick long when they passed away and had their minds till the end..My dad visits Lily and says that it is hard that she's terribly weak and he can't believe she's still holding on, and her hair is white.. White. that I never wanted to picture.. It will be two years in March since I have seen her. A lifetime for me and my Lily.. I went to visit her the last time with my mom, when she was still living on her own in a little fa

Wedding season is just around the corner

Tiny Ballerina's...

The Honorary Dodd

Thought you might like to see Grace's best friend and my personal assistant for the shoot today. Love this kid. They don't make them cuter..