during a shoot I feel myself become invisible. I find myself taking shallow breaths. Its a palpable sense of wanting not to be noticed. And then what happens in front of the lens becomes personal and real. I don’t know the exact moment it happens, but we start talking less and I can’t even hear the clicks of the camera. I don’t mean to make it sound mythical. Its not. ButView full post »
and here are some images from the year past. An impossible task.
I did this while Ida was trying to sleep. Like I said, impossible. I have been living very much in the moment lately and this was a good and somewhat strange exercise. It’s what supposed to happen. Each image takes me back. (And then the baby cries and I am climbing the stairs already).
I am seriously grateful to everyone.View full post »
is my favorite time of the year. The cold air is like candy to me. The light is harsh, crisp and leaves nothing unnoticed. I feel this calling to be outdoors. Literally. Photographing in this light is like a present each time. I have been hanging out in our backyard with the baby a lot and finding any excuse to photograph her. I made Linus stand in this yellow stream of early morning light thisView full post »
In the midst of learning to be a mom of two, the madness of the Fall and me returning to work I received the film I shot during the summer. Looking at the shots was something of a revelation to me. The handful of pictures I made felt like a punch. They were precisely as I remembered it. Linus and his green ninja. He showed it to me that early morning after we have been sick for a while. The magicView full post »
love my kid. They are genuinely interested in him. After Linus met them he kept asking about the girls. I know exactly how he feels. Amy and Gina are full of life and love for each other. They laugh easily. They talk about their lives with such openness you can’t help but do the same.
Such a rare and precious gift for me to be part of their story here in New Orleans. I loved every minute ofView full post »
two weeks ago today. The two days at the hospital went by so fast, but also so slow. I can’t quite define the speed at which these images occurred. The rhythm of these moments will always be part of our beginning. Linus washing his hands before he touched Ida for the first time. The balloon floating all over the room. Ida sleeping. Linus licking the syrup from the plate of hospitalView full post »
They were kind. They were full of energy and stories. Anna kept surprising me on the day with her endurance and constant smile that had miles of depth to it. I got to know them through photographing them and that’s a gift I don’t take lightly. I cried. They both carry the world differently on their shoulder and so they make absolute and utter sense together. They are so willing toView full post »
this book in the mail I almost didn’t give it Emily. I mean it was just such a beautiful thing to hold. The pages are thick and the photos melt into them. Something about holding this book made the photos and those moments with this amazing family so much more pertinent to me. It was real. I was there. Thanks Stirling, Logan and Rhett.
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Sylvia after she contacted me about her wedding. I was curious to meet someone of Hungarian and Chinese descent, as my son also is of similar parentage. I think I may have stared a little too long at the coffee shop than polite but she was very sweet about it. Jack and Sylvia made perfect sense. Jack is somewhat of a genius in my opinion. I enjoyed meeting them and photographing them immensely.View full post »
has an air about her of someone with a secret. That brings me back again to the directing classes from Judith Weston. A character with a secret creates story and layers. Olivia is all of that. There is mystery and raw honesty working with her.View full post »
decided to get married in the company of their best friend in New Orleans at one of the most beautiful venues in town called Race and Religious. This house is old and battered with layers and layers of stories and textures woven within its walls. I loved everything about their simple ceremony and their relaxed approach to the day. They are the kind of people you want to have a drink with and sitView full post »
from long ago.View full post »
a long time ago when I used to work in film production in Los Angeles. I always thought he was a rock star. He contacted me here in New Orleans (because you know everyone is making movies here) to photograph his wedding and I was thrilled. When I called Kimberly to talk details we probably had an hour chat. I felt an instant connection to her. She also works in film. Something about that tribe,View full post »
told me that right after their wedding they are getting in their car and driving cross county for their honeymoon. That about sums them up. Theresa has that confidence some young people have that puts you at total ease and makes you want to be as cool as she is (try as you might). Their day was shorter than what I normally photograph but I felt every moment and was so happy to be part of theirView full post »
Jenny and Jimi and Julien. This is what’s it like in the first couple of weeks. Precious, quite, muted. Slow and fast at the same time. A breath. A yawn. Everything matters.View full post »
contacted me through a mutual friend and I haven’t actually met them until I walked into the apartment they both were getting ready in close to City Park. I still remember momentarily being stunned. They are both incredibly striking looking people. They suggested taking a walk through the beautiful cemetery near by.
After the day ended I realized it wasn’t so much that they lookedView full post »
fairy tales do come true. A princess and her prince.View full post »
is in full swing here in New Orleans. Summer too. They came together I guess.
My friend Geoff Clapp just released his record “Bend In the River” and has also played at Jezz Fest this Saturday. It felt appropriate to finally post the photos I took from his recording session last year at Esplanade Studios.
I don’t photograph musicians often and if I do I am in the recordingView full post »
is really beautiful at the our new place. I am often not home or simply not paying attention. Its fleeting. Recently I have been chasing, catching up and getting ready for what is to come.
A few shots of Linus chasing the afternoon light yesterday as it reflected though his window in the hallway.View full post »
contacted me through email about their wedding, I had a feeling I really wanted to work with these guys. I felt like they didn’t make decisions lightly and so I was very happy when they booked me.
Nate got ready in a house by the Marigny, Tiffany got ready at her mum’s house in New Orleans and drove a short way to the family church down the street. We escaped to the Lafitte NationalView full post »
said something to me about this shoot that really touched me and made me really happy. And help me understand something more about my work. She said that somehow the shoot brought her and Eric closer. She articulated something that I have not been able to express before. That the photos I take are not just about the final product. I talked about this here before, about my love for the processView full post »
something ridicolously effortless about working with Megan and Braden. From the initial phone calls to the the actual shoot and beyond. Megan approached everything with ease and lightness. I am by nature a complicated person. I have trained myself to uncomplicate things (you see what I mean?).
I felt a lightness during the shoot and looking back at these photos fills me with peace. Thanks forView full post »
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