Archive for the 'The way we do things around here' Category

A little rain never hurt anyone

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Tweet Into every Life a little rain must fall. Yes, yes, and we’ve all heard how rain on your wedding day is good luck. With the right photographer and adventurous clients like these two magical moments can be created even in the torrential rain, like this March storm that soaked most of Julia and Ian’s […]

Finding my Zen – Same place, different couples, different weather, days apart

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Tweet I’ve worked the same wedding venue back to back many nights and shot engagement sessions in the same location on the same day but no matter how often and how similar the locations, no two sessions are ever the same. As a photojournalist I know its the people I photograph that make my photography […]

What else we do

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Tweet Every March I run our Visual Reportage Workshops program in Guatemala. We work with a great organization, The God’s Child Project, documenting some of the incredible social and economic issues that face most of the population in the country. We have been here for the past week in Guatemala City, La Antigua Guatemala and Escuintla […]

You don’t always have to understand

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Tweet As I snapped away I chanted.  Shoulder to shoulder with like-minded brethren under a cloudy night’s sky I thought. I thought about what really matters.  Was it important that I recognized this moment as our annual moment of rebirth or that it “occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s polar hemisphere is farthest away from the star that […]

The God’s Child Project – ’tis the season

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Tweet I wanted to take opportunity to promote a wonderful cause that does so much good. I’ve been lucky enough to witness it first hand for the past 6 years and we are headed back this March to continue our partnership.  The God’s Child Project is the NGO (non-governmental organization) that we work with for our […]

Magic Happened

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Tweet ” A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!” -Oliver Wendell Holmes The busy of Life takes over us sometimes and blurs the evidence of our true existence. I’ve been searching for something […]

Ode a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope)

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Tweet In ancient Sanskrit Asha means “hope”. While nothing in that ancient language quite captured it for me I felt Pablo Neruda felt it as I do. First in Spanish for me Love on her 40th and then translated for the rest: “Crepusculo marino, en medio de mi vida, las olas como uvas, la soledad […]

I shot my own Engagement shoot–Chicago, Ill.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Tweet Last weekend I got engaged again for the first time. It was months in the planning: A trip to Chicago to see Oprah’s last studio show (thank you to our fab client Julie for the tix), a romantic getaway sans kids for the first time in 8 years (dog years at times), and a […]

CMS + DMPJ = Cool Auction Project

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Tweet Asha is the room parent for my daughters classes at Cambridge Montessori School and I don’t know where she finds the time between all she does but one of her duties, so to speak, is to come up with an auction project to raise money for the school. A couple years ago we made […]

It’s a good thing… thanks Wedding Wire & Martha Stewart for our Award!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Tweet from Asha: I’ve recently realized that my husband’s workaholism (a new word I just made up) , and the being in three-places-at-the-same-time syndrome have rubbed off on me. Eleven years ago, when I met him, I did not have this much energy, and now, well, let’s just say, I can keep up with him […]