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 [...]
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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. [...]