While Easter happens only one day each year, I try to capture it daily with my camera. There are some things we have come to expect in this life. Easter is about the acceptance of these things no matter what the circumstance as well as having awe over the things beyond our control. Capturing these things is an all year task that I gladly accept. Happy Easter to everyone! These are some of my photos that truly represent Easter to me.
Taken at a barn collapse during this winter's blizzard, this rescue effort ended in tragedy for this animal, but not before the loving acceptance and compassion of this man.
While getting my kids on the bus, this was the early morning view. Sometimes we take it for granted. This shots a reminder not to miss a thing, the view lasted a few minutes.
I took this during one of my senior shoots last year. Kristen so perfectly embodies affection and warmth. The ability to connect is an amazing virtue.
I have always loved a good landscape. On this warm summer evening, it felt like God wanted to be heard.
Taken in Ireland with my camera at my hip. This lady, while living in a sad circumstance, seemed to accept her plight.
One of my favorite photos. When you cross the finish-line of an Ironman, there is nothing left but raw emotion. I never got to give this man his photo and I'll never know his real story. It stays with me as a reminder of keeping those important to you close.
This was taken a few years back on a subway with Kate. Her inner sense of calm will get her through life, even when life throws dirty looks at her. She is an amazing kid.
This was taken of family friends only 2 months prior to an over-whelming loss of their child. Holding the ones you love close is really what it all comes down to.
Taken a few years back of Pete as he embarked on one of his many adventures. I believe that he will go far on his curiosity alone. He inspires me.
I took this one of a close friend's daughter. Never have I been more happy to capture a girl in her beautiful prom dress as no one deserved it more than her. I am blow away by this inspirational and beautiful hero.
This was taken in the Bahamas. I sat watching this man for a while. He had his hands out-reached for minutes before he finally took a dive into the clear waters. He seemed more connected to something greater than few I have seen before.
A father and son accepting who they are and sharing a quick moment. I was fortunate to capture this and for some reason, can't stop looking at it.
I took this when I was in the hospital with kidney stones(again!). While it pales in comparison to what others I know are going through, it's a reminder to take care of myself and those around me and live with no regrets.
Turn the volume up to hear spring!!!!!!
Nothing is better than hearing the sweet sound of spring . Today I recorded this sound outside the window of my office....music to my ears! Here's a couple of pics to accompany it.
Not long ago, I walked into the kitchen to find my son enjoying a bowl of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. At some point, he must have reached up high into the pantry because there was little else to eat in the house that evening. He said the red and white can caught his eye, so he thought he would give it a try. He gazed up at me for a moment, clearly tired from the evening's long swim practice. Then, he was back to slurping noodles like there was no tomorrow. He was refilling the tank with a meal that seemed like the perfect combo of salt, fat, carbs and protein. After polishing off the last noodle in the bowl, he asked where I had discovered this new soup. A chuckle immediately came out of my mouth. I wondered if that's how Warhol fell in love with the soup. In a world that moves so fast and furious, it's hard to discover something new these days. To Peter, this soup was new, delicious and perfect by his account. Little did he realize, that Campbell's Soup is one of the oldest recipes in the US food production chain.
Joseph Campbell produced his first condensed soup back in 1899, well before Peter's stovetop discovery. The soup that millions have enjoyed was originally named Campbell's Chicken with Noodles, introduced back in 1934. It had a modest start, but the soup didn't reach stardom until it's name was mispronounced by radio hosts "Amos and Andy". Mistakenly calling it "Chicken Noodle", it somehow catapulted the product to the top of the US market. Fast forward 90 years or so and the the rest is history as I watch my son slurp away. The kid is hooked. I can't help but think this "discovery" has happened before and just may happen again in generations to come.
We have had our share of snow days this winter. So many that I couldn't get myself to take another white blanketed landscape photo of Durham or Middlefield. I drove through Durham and found some familiar faces hard at work. I love it here because of the fascinating people that fill its every corner. Their story is all part of our story. Add a little snow and it makes it even more fun. Here are just a few!
These days, many of us are being drawn into the historical TV series, Downton Abbey. Luckily, to get a real sense of this regality, your imagination doesn’t need to venture very far. A local serving of propriety and manners was on the menu Sunday at Wadsworth Mansion’s annual fundraiser, the Friends of Long Hill Tea. Nearly thirty tables were dressed with impeccable distinction, each adorned with its own theme. There would be no Chinet on these tables. Each one had an elaborate flower centerpiece and fine tableware that undoubtedly would have the ladies from Downtown Abbey seething with envy.
Girls from Mercy High School impeccably played in roles as servers delivering a three-course tea menu provided by Durham's Kim’s Cottage Confections. The lavish tea would mimic similar parties by Clarence and Katherine Wadsworth, original dwellers of the estate. The annual fundraiser would bring many guests out to help support the many programs the mansion offers.
Leaving the tea, it left this photographer thinking about her own dinner table. Perhaps it’s time to try just a bit harder in setting the table for Sunday evening’s supper. See the gallery to get inspired.