“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy
 
“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.” -Jim Butcher
 
I finished my grand daughter's 9 month photos this month. I can't believe how fast she is growing. Her first birthday will be here before we know it!
 
Updated to add families that were photographed at Christmas.
 
“Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, "What light?" and two more to say I didn't turn it on."" – Erma Bombeck
 
I had the privilege of photographing a private, outdoor wedding on November 3rd. I was grateful for the opportunity to practice on such a small group of people. Congratulations to Jamie and Rachel on their beautiful day!
 
I hosted a tea party for my niece's 3rd birthday this past week. She was so surprised when she saw the pretty table. It was a lot of fun watching her play!
 
Brittany and I met at West Baden, IN for photos. Brittany was a tremendous help to me, mainly because she was so at ease. She was a natural in front of the camera. Hopefully we will get to play again soon.
 
First feeble attempt to age photos using an overlay
 
Ventura, CA and surrounding countryside. 
 
I really struggle with event photography so when I'm asked to bring my camera I usually decline the invite...
 
June 2012 - Brian and I had business in North Dakota and visited with the Restemayer Family while in Bismarck! It was so good to see them again.
 
The number one question Brian is asked, "How did you convert the truck to a crew cab?"
 
“There has fallen a splendid tear
From the passion-flower at the gate.
She is coming, my dove, my dear;
She is coming, my life, my fate...”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.” ―Julia Childs
 
“A picture can tell a thousand words,but a few words can change it’s story.”  ―Sebastyne Young
 
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ―Albert Einstein
 
"To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest." ―Source Unknown
 
"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time." ―Francis Bacon
 
 
“Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know
Black and white is how it should be
But shades of grey are the colors I see.” ―Billy Joel