I have photographed many people over the years. Each person has his or her own interesting story. Sometimes there are people whose stories are particularly moving. Nancy Haunty is one of those people. In 2012 I was hired by the Swedish Hospital Foundation in Seattle to photograph Nancy for a special Foundation publication about women […]
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I just returned from a two-week vacation with my husband, Ted McMahon, to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We sailed the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Venice on a Prairie Home Companion cruise with Garrison Keillor. Lots of music, good food and many sights to behold. I got a chance to sit down and read a book […]
Valentine’s Day is almost like a religious holiday for me. It is a time of reflection about what matters, whom I love and what I am grateful for. Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a couple who, just by being themselves, reminded me to take stock of life and love. Sven and Bernadette, whom […]
It has been snowing for a couple of days in Seattle, a not-very-common occurrence. When that happens, the city shuts down. I grew up in North Dakota so I have met winter. My last winter there, years ago, we had three weeks of eighty-below-zero wind chill. But snow? There’s lots of it but It doesn’t […]
Here’s to the power of the imagination. A few weeks ago Hazel came to my studio for her fourth birthday photo. She was adorable in her plaid tights and sweater dress. I knew that Hazel loves her dance lessons, so midway through the session I brought a frothy pink tutu. Her eyes lit up as […]
This is a 1969 photo of my family home in Minot, ND. My parents, sisters and I lived in a neighborhood adjacent to the serpentine Mouse River which loops down from Canada and back again. That year it carried heavier-than-usual snow melt. The weather forecasters gave us two weeks to move out. So in eighty-degree […]
I have an old black and white photograph of me with my father. I am a toddler, wearing frilly baby pants and lacy socks. My dad, in his white dress shirt with rolled-up sleeves, balances me upright in his outstretched hand, holding both of my feet in his palm. Our eyes are locked in trust. […]