Funky Friendships

This home was so bright and cheery with lots of whimsy but all the furniture was solid! A metaphor for thier life and friendships?

It’s funny what I see as I edit every shoot. It’s not so much about who and where I am shooting. It’ is about the contentment I see in other people’s lives that makes me believe in the  good life! 

Thank You Dana & Mike for inviting me over!

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LOVE to shoot babies and this one was no exception!

She is a beauty! 

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Summer Photos = Joy All Year

Where do babies come from?



Summertime and the living is easy!

New Images of the boys without technology …

Prom Queen

The last great party of High School, the Senior Prom. Loved shooting these lifestyle shots of Jordan and her friends. All the girls were so sophisticated and dressed to the “nines” … Each one could have been the prom queen!

 The theme was  New York (  Ha Ha …it seems I am in a NY State of Mind these days even when I am photographing in the “Burbs” - I am referring to my last post on my Suburban Bliss Blog:) and the song of the night was You and Me by Lifehouse. You can Listen to it here….

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I don’t often do any street photography as I like to engage with my subjects but today was a rare exception… Check out my blog to see some shots I did as I wandered the streets of NY


Technology vs. a Good Book and a little exercise !

Summer is coming and I am really looking forward to hanging out on the beach with my son … Oh and actually reading a bit while he “frolics” seaside. It’s pretty much the only time during the year that I get to read as most of the time I tied to technology for work… What I don’t get is why all the kids seem so glued to their devices when the sun is shining and there is so much”summer fun” to be had that doesn’t involve technology. And  doesn’t everyone know their devices will get ruined @ the beach…  image




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Sue Barr’s Conception

The concept of the American nuclear family has come a long way in the past sixty years.  Nowadays it seems that the average domestic unit is more Modern Family than Leave it to Beaver.  Picking up on the radically accelerating acceptance of non-traditional couplings, photographer Sue Barr decided to launch a deeply personal project entitled “Conception.”

“Conception” is an attempt to showcase atypical families with beautiful, fine art portraits.  Primarily a lifestyle photographer, Sue is viewing this project as a means to hone her fine art skills and experiment with new techniques.  More importantly, however, Sue wants to shed light on the fact that “a family is simply about sharing love and nurturing.”  She had been interested in alternative family units (such as same-sex, interracial, adoptive, or single parent households) since before she was even a mother herself.  The birth of her son only strengthened her passion for this idea.  Out of this passion, “Conception” was born.

Sue is excited to continue the project, having had the pleasure to meet all types of families, all equally healthy and loving.  There was the lesbian couple in Chicago with an adopted African daughter.  Then, there was the single male head of a prestigious New York school who is expecting twins through an egg donor and a surrogate.  “I have been lucky enough to meet all sorts of families,” said Sue “I want to be able to photograph and chronicle some of the more unique as well as the ordinary non-traditional families to make sure that future generations know that gender, religion, race or whatever stigma can never get in the way of nurture.

Click here to read more and help fund Sue’s critically important and artistic project.

Click here to see more of Sue’s work on her FoundFolios portfolio.

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Spirit lives Eternal

My dear friend, Sarah, lost her beloved mom last night. I wish I could be with her and help her grieve her devastating loss but I am 3000 miles away at the moment.  I can however share some words and images about this special lady.

The images in this post were taken last year, one early morning in Miami. She was quietly sitting with coffee and feeding her breakfast biscuits to her beloved dogs in Sarah’s yard. I asked if would mind if I took a few shots of her and was unbelievably gracious with my camera after a bit of protesting that she was not exactly “camera ready”. I think you can see a kind, beautiful woman who lived a wonderful life.

Ann was not only a great mom & grandmother ( and later in life a wonderful spouse to a great match for her) but had the midas touch with nature and animals. She just loved all of humanity.

One of my first great shoots was at her home in Jamul, Ca. I aimlessly wandered her mountain top property for hours discovering hidden jewels of  abandoned tables, antiques, plants and wonderful views, capturing them all with my camera. Those images taken 2 decades ago are still displayed in my home and the homes of friends and family that I have gifted them to through the years.

Recently, I shared that Sarah is the reason I am a mom but the real truth is that her mom’s spirit and love are the reason I became a parent. Ann loved and supported her daughter so much that she suggested she have a child even though she wasn’t married. This was over 20 years ago when single motherhood by choice was unheard of in middle america. She, herself, had raised 3 children on her own, not by choice but because of circumstance and knew that her daughter was ready and capable of motherhood.  For me this story was the catalyst for also becoming a single mom.  

Grieve with Sarah and her family their loss but also rejoice that woman like Ann lived amongst us and inspired individuality and bold choices in a society that has become so cookie cutter and bound by outdated traditions.  Ann’s modern, unconventional spirit will live on forever in the hearts of so many. 


Let sleeping dogs lie… maybe we should also include babies in that phrase.

Shot a job on spec yesterday.. I mean how hard could it be to get a beautiful mom smiling at her sleeping baby? Well it took 3 hours! enough said!

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