A Place In This World

We have been making big strides with our business and said to ourselves one day “We need a place.” Not the cluttered kitchen table, or the busy camp store counter (our family’s business), but a place just for us. We chose to use the old shed in our back yard.. and so it began! After choosing to use the shed,…

Puppy Love

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, he walked into mine.”  …..it’s puppy love!   Chelsie captured a quiet moment with the newest addition to our family.  The kids all decided it’s our answer to the onset of “empty nest” since they are all leaving home to start their own lives.  ;-)

The Children of Tonga

While on a recent trip to meet her Dad’s family in Tonga, my niece, Sarah, truly captured the spirit of the children of Tonga through her images.  Sarah, her sister, Maria, and her brother, Petesa, got to take the trip of a lifetime, thanks to their Mom (and my sister) Debbie. Kudos, by the way, to my sister,  who couldn’t…

It’s All About Tradition.

Chelsie and I were so fortunate to be asked to document Fairmont, West Virginia’s annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival this past December.  Our friends, Bob and Shannon Tinnell, along with the Main Street Fairmont organization and many volunteers work very hard every year to ensure that Italian traditions of family, food and community stay alive. The chefs and…

We are so excited to send a big shout out and congratulations to Me Ra Koh!  Me Ra has landed a gig as the photo guru on the new Nate Berkus Show!  How cool is that?!! AND what makes it even better is that now she will get to reach even more budding photographers as well as continue encouragement for…

Lens to Heart Connection

I’ve been reading about some pretty amazing women in the last week or so.  Women who have reached for and are attaining their dreams.  Women who have greatly impacted others’ lives.  Women who have found the strength to share their stories and in doing so help others.  Extraordinary women, all. So in keeping with the theme of extraordinary women, I’d…

Picnic Tables, Porches and Pussycats

We got a call from a young lady named Emily who was actually a friend of a friend (don’t you just love how those connections work?!).  When Chelsie spoke with Emily, she had a definite idea on where she wanted her senior portraits taken. When Chelsie told me the spot, what I said was “Okay.” But what I was thinking…

“Princess, Magpie, Pickles”

My sister recently asked us to take portraits of her bloodhounds.  These two lovable girls are getting up there in years so Melissa wanted us to capture some images for her. Lola and Maggie or “The Princess” and “Magpie” as I like to call them ;-) are such a big part of Melissa’s life.  It was so much fun to…