Tag Archives: portraits

Call to Post

I took my first darkroom photography class in junior high, and my most memorable assignment was the one I shot at Arlington International Racecourse. Like many girls my age, I was horse crazy, and Arlington was the perfect place to bask in the glory of these powerful creatures. After each race, the grooms rushed onto […]

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Thicker Than Water

I became the unofficial family paparazzo five years ago, over Thanksgiving weekend. I’d just purchased my first medium-format film camera, a boxy twin-lens reflex manufactured in the late ’60s, and had become unreasonably enamored of its numerous quirks. After stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie, I accosted various family members with it, and the […]

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A Wine Country Wedding | Walla Walla, WA

Last month, I flew into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, picked up the keys to a white rental sedan, and drove 272 miles southeast to Walla Walla—through the Cascades, burned-out moonlike hillsides, wheat fields and hop farms—to attend the wedding of my wonderful college roommate, Kelsey. (And I took some pictures, too!) There were many, many […]

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Granny and Grandpa | Toledo, Ohio

When I shot my grandmother’s ninetieth birthday party last September, I was pleased to have captured so many happily expressive portraits of my family members, ranging from the sincere to the downright silly. My grandparents themselves, however, were so busy hosting and being celebrated that I walked away with fewer shots of their smiling faces […]

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Portraits | Claire and Richard

Last fall, when the leaves were still on fire, my wonderful, stylish friends Claire and Richard asked me to snap a portrait for their Christmas card. Winnemac Park couldn’t have been a more gorgeous setting, and we capped off the day with some crazy-amazing antiques shopping at Brimfield, where plaid is the new black. You […]

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