Sunday, May 25, 2008

anne and sasha

Last weekend, Anne and Sasha were married at Montview in Denver, Colorado. After a week of rain and cold, their wedding day was perfectly clear and warm. It was the perfect day. After the ceremony, everyone was invited to celebrate at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a fabulous place for a wedding reception.

I had a fabulous second photographer, Christina Kiffney, for the wedding. She was terrific and assisted me in capturing the day.

There was one more fabulous part of the day, the flowers. Stephanie from Euphorbia created beautiful bouquets and arrangements. The smell of the lilies in Anne's bouquet filled the room. Is there anything better?

To see a slideshow of their elegant day, click HERE.
I hope Anne and Sasha had a terrific honeymoon in Puerto Rico!

Monday, May 19, 2008

my youngest fan

thanks to everyone who reads my blog and special big thanks to my youngest nyc fan.

Friday, May 16, 2008

simple and useful

This is photo 101, but the sunny 16 rule is a simple and useful photo technique to use in a pinch.

The key is to match your ISO and your shutter speed and then set your aperature to 16. For different lighting conditions see the chart below.


Lighting Conditions

Shadow Detail





Slight Overcast

Soft around edges



Barely visible


Heavy Overcast

No shadows

Sunday, May 11, 2008

happy mother's day!

happy mother's day! the saying is true about how quickly time goes by as a parent. new words and new skills like climbing or jumping off the couch happen every day. i am looking forward to next mother's day when madeleine will say "happy mother's day." that will be an amazing gift.

three days old • boulder, colorado

15 months • costa rica

Saturday, May 10, 2008

engagement album

chrissy and derek are getting married in telluride in a few weeks. i designed a guest book album for them with their engagement portraits, and i thought i would share. this is a wonderful way to customize your guest book.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mothers and Dreams

For my birthday, my mom gave me the book, A Camera, two Kids, and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs by Annie Griffiths Belt. It is Annie's story of how she balanced motherhood and a thrieving career as a National Geographic photographer traveling the world. I am reading it and loving it.

As a mother, it is important to remind myself I don't have to give up my own dreams, wants, and needs to be a good parent. Finding a balance is the key which is not always easy especially when she wake up at 5 am screaming and fussing like today. Lots of coffee and tea is usually how I scramble the the day right now.

You can listen to a slide show and/or hear Annie's NPR interview.

Thanks for the book, mom!