…Ease

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ease |ēz| noun absence of difficulty or effort I’d love to say that each session I do starts out immediately with an absence of difficulty or effort, but that would be a lie. It always, as it should, takes a few setups to ease into picture taking. It’s unnatural for most people. So, as the photographer it is my […]

…Squad

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squad |skwäd| noun a small group of people having a particular task The particular task in question was if this squad of four would last the hour of family photos. From the start I got a, “I don’t know about the boys,” from Ollie and Leo’s mothers! Well guess what! Not only did the boys last, but they wanted more and more, even when we were […]

…Seeds

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seed |sēd| noun the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition I’d say I’ve been really fortunate to have made and kept friends from my early childhood years. Some if not most of my friends are people I went to preschool and elementary school with. I have a few acquaintances from High School as well as a few from College. […]

…Absence

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absence |ˈabsəns| noun the state of being away from a place or person These pictures were taken the last time we saw my friends Katherine and her son, Nile. They were moving out of state the next week and we wanted the boys to get together before they headed out of town. This park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood was a […]

…Apricots

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apricot |ˈapriˌkät, ˈāpri-| noun  a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color I spent the morning with my son and niece in an apricot orchard. The trees were bare but the ground was riddled with left behind apricots. Some were “yucky” in terms of my niece, others shriveled up, others unripe. We were able to find about […]

…Watermelon

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watermelon |ˈwôtərˌmelən, ˈwä-| noun  the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice In honor of my Dad’s Birthday my family celebrated by having a watermelon eating contest. Last year we had a pie eating contest that was so fun, I decided to continue the tradition. The Rules: 1. Have […]

…Tradition

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 tradition |trəˈdiSHən|noun an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others Traditions run deep in my family. When you turn ten you get to spend your first week away from home staying up at a cabin at the Russian River, when you turn thirteen you’re given a ring with your birthstone in it, on your birthday […]