Tagged: fall

Fall Family Portraits

October 4th, 2017 Permalink

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to capture families and children in natural light.  The sun is low, the temperature is right and the leaves are just starting to show their colors.  A couple of weeks ago I photographed the darling Bendat – Appell family on a sunny Sunday morning in Highland Park, IL. [...]

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to capture families and children in natural light.  The sun is low, the temperature is right and the leaves are just starting to show their colors.  A couple of weeks ago I photographed the darling Bendat – Appell family on a sunny Sunday morning in Highland Park, IL.   After the first ten minutes, photographing the baby was like attempting to capture a fly in chopsticks  Mr. Miyagi style.  But, his supreme cuteness made me want to get him even more, so I chased him until he pretty much hated me.   Thanks for being such a great family to work with Bendat – Appells,  and thanks for helping me get my workout in early that day – it was an honor and so much fun. 

Max’s Album Cover Shoot

October 30th, 2015 Permalink

Well not really, but my old neighbor’s child is a really cool kid (extremely nice too).   I hadn’t seen him in awhile, but when I saw those long legs, that great hair and that touch of  early-teen awkwardness (just a touch Max – and yours is cool), I said “I have got to photograph [...]

Well not really, but my old neighbor’s child is a really cool kid (extremely nice too).   I hadn’t seen him in awhile, but when I saw those long legs, that great hair and that touch of  early-teen awkwardness (just a touch Max – and yours is cool), I said “I have got to photograph him”.  (Add some Midwestern background and his talent and we may just have the next Eddie Vedder or Tom Morello).  If he is, he’ll have some great early photos and I’ll have my bank account ready.   Thanks, Max!  No pressure or anything.

That Sad Little Twinge

August 17th, 2014 Permalink

Recently photographed the Cook/Sunkel family last week on the Hood Canal.  As the sun started to set I noticed one of their little girls wrapped in a towel with a very familiar look on her face.  It is about this time in August when you occasionally get that whiff of fall and realize summer is [...]

Recently photographed the Cook/Sunkel family last week on the Hood Canal.  As the sun started to set I noticed one of their little girls wrapped in a towel with a very familiar look on her face.  It is about this time in August when you occasionally get that whiff of fall and realize summer is on its way out.  No matter how old I get, that feeling of anticipating a new school year never leaves me, and even though I look forward to my favorite season, I always experience that little twinge of sadness as summer comes to a close.   Amid the background noise of happy shouts, final splashes in the water, and the pop of the fire, I couldn’t help but recognize that blank stare and my own thoughts of “What haven’t I done? What have I done?  Where has it gone?”