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Lake Life: Family Documentary Photography

Throwback post to August of 2019 the last time we were at our family cabin. Missing this place. This last week at Priest Lake I spent part of the day photographing our family, Ashley, Will, Cole and Mason rather than my own kids. That’s hard when your own kids are still around and demanding yourContinue reading “Lake Life: Family Documentary Photography”

Summer Time!

I never write personal blogs anymore, which is crazy because that’s how this all started! Eight years ago, I wrote Finally, My First Blog Post. It was six months after Kane was born and I was coming down off the whole NICU experience. In that first blog I wrote, “Kane has reminded me of what’sContinue reading “Summer Time!”

Tell Your Story – Through the Years

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with families and photographers documenting and normalizing life with medical complexities. In this chat I’m talking with Kate Nguy, whose family I photographed 13 times over six years. Throughout that time they went from a couple who were pregnant with their first daughterContinue reading “Tell Your Story – Through the Years”

21 Weeks: Corona Documentary Photography

Since beginning the 21 Weeks photography project with Melanie and Ella in January, our world has changed. We are physically distancing to stay safe. Many people have lost their jobs or have transitioned to working from home. Kids are also at home, ALL THE TIME, with school staff working to support them through online teachingContinue reading “21 Weeks: Corona Documentary Photography”

Personal Projects: Finding Meaning

“Perspective is a function of experience. Kids can feel like their worlds are ending because their worlds are smaller than ours…So, what we can do, is let them feel. Give them permission to feel. And more importantly, be super brave, and let them see us feel. Let them watch us navigate our feelings in awkward,Continue reading “Personal Projects: Finding Meaning”

21 Weeks: Caregiver Documentary Photography

And just like that our world changed. Some of you are caring for family members in isolation, many are suddenly working from home with kids underfoot, many more have been laid off and are uncertain of what the future holds, others are on the front lines in healthcare roles and essential services working everyday toContinue reading “21 Weeks: Caregiver Documentary Photography”

Nguy: Family Documentary Photography

A few weeks ago, I got to spend time with the Nguy family. Our family documentary photography session began at their home, just as Grayson was waking up from his morning nap. Once things settled and everyone was dressed in their outdoor gear we headed out to the local lake for some skating. The weatherContinue reading “Nguy: Family Documentary Photography”

Clinic Day: Hospital Documentary Photography

The stories of medical families often mirror any given family, on any given day. Other times their stories look nothing like the average family. As a photographer, it is my goal to make documentary family photography accessible for all medical, special needs, and palliative families. It’s important that families facing challenges, particularly the caregivers, toContinue reading “Clinic Day: Hospital Documentary Photography”