Month: July 2018

  • Jessica: Time to Soar

    Jessica: Time to Soar

    [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”21px”] I photographed Jessica during a trip to Mississippi in 2017. Since I’m able to show my clients their photos only minutes after a session, I can take my business on the road from time to time, so I did that during a trip to […]

  • Nike and Dot

    Nike and Dot

    [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”21px”] Nike and Dot were photographed in 2016 at their home in Little Rock. They are the fur babies of Libby and Aaron, whose wedding I photographed a few years back. Going back even further, Libby and Aaron dated for nine years before getting married. […]

  • Love Grows: Bhakti and Rishi

    Love Grows: Bhakti and Rishi

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”21px” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] When I first talked to Bhakti her voice was full of joy, and that’s not a surprise. She considers herself one of the luckiest women in the world. It seems strange to most Americans, but Bhakti and Rishi’s […]

  • Roux: Will Jump for Treats!

    Roux: Will Jump for Treats!

    [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ next_background_color=”#000000″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” text_font_size=”21px” text_font=”||||||||”] Roux got his name because he is the color of a light roux. (Southerners know what this means. Others: feel free to ask!) Well, seems Roux is getting older and Lisa, one of his people, realized it was time to […]

  • The Powers Family

    The Powers Family

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.9″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.9″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.9″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_gallery fullwidth=”on” db_image_max_width=”100″ db_image_object_fit=”initial” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”750ms” _builder_version=”3.9″ gallery_ids=”15153,15154,15155,15156,15158″][/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text text_font_size=”18px” _builder_version=”3.9″ text_font=”||||||||” link_font=”||||||||” link_text_color=”#0c71c3″] Many life circumstances bring families in for photos. But it was a tragedy that landed the Powers family in my studio a few years ago. What had started out as a fairly nice Sunday afternoon […]

  • What I’m Not Struggling With

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”18px” link_font=”||||||||” link_text_color=”#0c71c3″] Here are the things I’m struggling with right now: How to raise my two boys so they can honor a woman’s agency and intelligence, in spite of the fact that they didn’t see this modeled for the first 10 […]

  • Look at Each Other

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row custom_padding=”15.0781px|0px|14px|0px” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”18px” text_text_color=”#000000″ link_font=”||||||||” link_text_color=”#0c71c3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] There was a time when I thought I knew exactly how my life would turn out. I was married, I had the two kids, we had a decent home. We were saving for retirement […]

  • You’re Allowed to Care

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ text_font_size=”18″ link_text_color=”#0c71c3″] When I was a kid, I cared about everything. I was called “crybaby” by my peers and told to grow up. When was a journalist I cared about the people I met. I was told to be “impartial.” (What the hell […]

  • Important

    Why take portraits? From the very beginning of portraiture — one could argue from the very beginning of art itself — we have created portraits because things were important to us. Since cave man days, these things that were important to us have been celebrated in one way: by putting them on our walls. The […]

  • What I’m Passionate About (and Why)

    [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light” link_text_color=”#0c71c3″ text_font_size=”18″] I am not just a photographer. I am not even primarily a photographer. A few years ago someone introduced me by saying, “She really cares about people.” Despite the fact that this person disagrees with me politically and stealth un-friended me on Facebook, I thought, “He gets it.” […]