Archive for November 2010

why i do what i do

Life and it’s twists and turns took me for surprise the past two weeks of so. First, the GI flu hit our household and spread like wildfire. Then, I sadly had to say goodbye to my dear grandmother after a long illness. As I sat by her bedside last week, I was talking with a good friend of hers and told her the story of how my life changed after my father’s death over 6 years ago.

At 28, I made a leap of faith and opened my studio. I realized that, at the end of the day, all we really have left is our memories of our loved ones. And so, when I create my images, I want to capture the quirks, the personalities, the joyous reality of life. Next week, when I look through the images from two generations ago, I will be grateful to be able to share those memories.

Like most photographers, I am knee deep in images and holiday card orders. Here are a few to share from the fall sessions I did, at the Wisconsin State Capitol, downtown State Street, and Lake Mendota. Next week, I’ll be in the office on Monday only and will return on November 29th.

sweet moments

The Middleton Hills conservancy down the street from the studio always produces great moments. Last week, I was there with a brother and sister. First, the brother took off his shoes and tried to dip his feet in the murky, cold water. Then, his sister decided to join him. As they were sitting there and talking, I noticed that he intertwined his foot into hers. It was so sweet and natural.