Photographed more than 100 families and made 300 photos at UW on a hot sunny day in August.
At Kate and Cameron Lazaroff-Puck's wedding rehearsal dinner, their nephew Titus was served lobster, but it was alive! He wanted to eat it, but the chef insisted it was his pet and he would get to eat another one. "But I want to eat this one," Titus muttered.
And a test shot that turned out nice...
Inadvertenty one of the hardest gigs I've ever worked. Early Sunday morning, it coincided with my worst hangover in a long, long time, after going out late after Capitol Hill Block Party with The Stranger's Kelly O as she searched for her weekly "Drunk of the Week" and we became contenders. Slugged it out, had fun, and delivered a batch of 130 images.
75 selects from this year's big day.
After years of admiring my friend Aleksa Manila's Instagram posts of Drag Queen Story Time at Cal Anderson and even more years since I used to making my living as a preschool teacher, I finally got to mark it off my bucket list! Caught her and Sparkle Leigh and they were both great with the kids and got some good jokes in for the adults, too.
For the last time (we've been on and off for a couple months), Sveta and I decided to stop dating yesterday. So I'm going to be a little up and down this week, but I'm glad for everything that's been. Sometimes things don't work the way you try and hope they will, and that's okay. It's hard, but it's okay.
And a random snapshot from our walk there!
Everybody else does their tulips photos in color, so I thought I'd mix it up. Not that these don't look great in color, too :)
Nola was my third and final trip in a month, and my favorite city I've ever visited by a long shot. It's a place where just so much culture intersects and overlaps, and I can definitely see myself getting back there before too long. And my big camera will be with me the next time; I love my little Fugi X100S, but it's a snapshot camera and I'm just not nearly as quick with it - missed out on a lot of good moments and felt really limited at times. Anyway, I'd go on and on about the city, but I've been away from home for so long that edits are calling my name. But yeah, if you haven't been to The Big Easy yet - make it happen. JUST GO (during the spring or fall, that is). And hit me up for recommendations!
Went around town with Titus and his mom on two separate mornings to get shots for a photo book. It's mocked up and includes a sequence of 76 photos, but isn't printed yet. Once it is, I'll post the spreads first thing! We've had a lot of fun with this.
I'm not headed to Indiana to spend it with extended family this holiday season - waited too long to get tickets, and prices to fly into Chicago or Detroit and back were easily upwards of $700. But mostly I decided to stay because I've just got too many photos yet to deliver to folks - two weddings, holiday parties, stock imagery for Public Health's We Are 1 campaign, etc etc. Now that I'm an entrepreneur myself, I totally understand my woodworker dad's relationship with deadlines while I was growing up - while still making time for the important things. Yesterday afternoon we had Svetlana's family over for a holiday dinner, tree decorating and gift giving, and I think this snap of Titus is one of my faves of the year. He was having a pretty damn good time, and it totally helped offset the fact that I've been working too much lately and will be missing having an Indiana Christmas this time around.
Tagged along to this Russian holiday event with Svetlana and her son yesterday. Amusingly and not surprisingly, Titus was the only kid who refused to sit on [evidently Amish] Santa's lap. Good times!