the blog.

Sep 16, 2018

It’s so exciting when the whole family has time to get together. Grandma and Grandpop are always doting over the kids. (Guilty.) You get to spend time with your siblings and cousins, which are basically built-in best friends. When everyone gets together, you know its going to be fun. The laughing never stops. The running […]

Aug 24, 2018

Is it trickery? Is it real? In this digital age, with the tools provided and the skill of your craft, you can create just about anything your mind wants to invent. I have to give credit to my great friend Thom Rouse. He is a Master Photographer and an expert in his visionary artwork.  He opened […]

Aug 10, 2018

I want to congratulate my daughter Mary for her second round of motherhood. We love her so much and we love Tommy. He’s 1 now.  We are all sitting and watching closely as the clock ticks away, maybe minutes, hours or a few days… she’s right around the corner. I was astounded by the ultrasound […]

Jul 5, 2018

Play time, personal projects; call it what you may.  In my opinion, I think we all need to make time for personal creativity.  This is a special time, either alone or with a friend, a time to open your mind to new ideas without deadlines and without pressure.  I’ve always been a “motor-head” or a […]

Jun 27, 2018

In case you were wondering, we see it a lot. Pinterest is a wonderful thing full of inspiration, recipes, and great ideas. It also has the ability to be anxiety inducing and set expectations too high- especially for new moms. I guess there is a lesson to learn from it in a way. Those picture […]

Jun 7, 2018

My friend, Ercan.  We first met at an event about 16 years ago. I was photographing and he was catering the food.  We both were just starting out in our careers and the thing that I admired most about Ercan (pronunciation: ERH-jaan) was his genuine kind nature. He is also such a giving person.  I […]

Jun 1, 2018

Every once in a while, I have a client come in for a portrait session and they ask me about their old photos and how to preserve them. It’s important to preserve your family history! Protect your valuables! We all have old photos laying around in a box, in the attic, or in a junk drawer. […]

May 10, 2018

What can I say, Moms are awesome!  They make you feel secure, happy, and provide unconditional love.    Tell me what you remember first about your mother. I think we all recollect a first-time memory of Mom. Maybe it’s just her voice or maybe something she was wearing.  I believe that I was around age […]

May 2, 2018

Life is a Journey! A journey can mean a couple of things. For instance, it could be a mental journey, a physical journey, or it may be both at the same time.  I recently visited San Antonio, Texas for one thing: to get my hat.  I’ll explain shortly… We all go through phases in life […]

Apr 19, 2018

Giving Back… As a business owner for the past 30 years, you learn to do certain things in your business to succeed. At least, that’s how I roll.  A couple of these things: paying your creditors on time, keeping in good communication with your clients, and giving back to charity. Now, you can’t give to […]