Rapport…

rapport |raˈpôr, rə-| noun a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well. I still have very fond memories of who my best friend was when I was a kid. Our mothers were friends, we attended the same school together, starting at preschool all the way up to 8th grade, her mom coached us both in soccer, we […]

…Survival

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survival |sərˈvīvəl| noun the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an ordeal They did it yay! They made it! Lynda and Andy’s little (not so little anymore) babies have turned one! I remember feeling like I would never get there and when I survived the first year as a mommy, I felt very accomplished! […]

…Distance

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distance |ˈdistəns| noun  an amount of space between two things or people For eighteen years of my young adult life I lived far away from my family. I moved away for college and didn’t return to my home base until I was in my late thirties. Distance, it can be hard. I met up with this awesome family […]

…Project Happiness

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happiness |ˈhapēnis| noun the state of being happy She calls her movement Project Happiness: Paint the World Pretty. This social movement involves the art of paying it forward. Free art is dropped in different communities and the only job of the recipient is to do something nice for someone else. The first time she did this was in […]

…Habit

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habit |ˈhabit| noun  a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up It’s been five years since I started photographing Maryann and Dionne and their kids Keiana and Little D. The day we had this session was literally a day past when I shot their wedding five years ago. We worried about rain back then […]

…Loveliness

lovely |ˈləvlē|adjective very pleasant or enjoyable; delightful

This was a first for me. During my session with Jen she asked to stop at a bar for a beer to calm her nerves. As with most people, having your picture taking is quite unnerving. People are looking at you, sometimes you can tend to feel a bit vain, and you feel awkward. I know how she feels, this is why I am behind the lens as much as possible. […]