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Missing Maine


but looking forward to california this weekend and a lovely farm wedding. did a quick stop at home to wash clothes, drop off film, pick up more gear and say hello to friends. am eager to return home to all the film i handed over to the lab yesterday. one very over stuffed ziploc sandwich bag full of undeveloped smiles, messy hair and big beautiful eyes. can't remember exactly what all i shot, but i am hoping for a little maine magic. as i wait, i'm reminded of one of my favorite photo quotes.

"I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse."

Diane Arbus

here's to hoping for better.

Maine – part three

here’s the maine grand finale! the one i’ve been waiting for. posted part one almost a month ago. it’s been a whirlwind since returning. been thinking about these portraits often. eager for them to have their turn, to give them some love. was lucky enough to have the opportunity to shoot two portrait sessions while i was in castine. am happy to report that jon will be teaching there again next year. hoping that i’ll shoot more portraits in this lovely village. but for now these will keep me busy and happy.

meet hailey



the main mission for my 2nd session was to get a shot of the two oldest girls together. i met their aunt susan at her gallery. she needed a photograph of her nieces, to inspire a painting to give her sister betsy. while i was at betsy’s perfectly imperfect old farmhouse i couldn’t help but include her two younger ones. i think i could have stayed there all week shooting away. betsy let me do my thing and gave us space. i love that, that’s when i best connect with kids. am very eager to see which image gets selected for the painting, even more excited to see the finished piece.

meet apple, isabell, elias and sadie.




Maine – part two

before it becomes a distant memory, thought i would post photos of jon teaching away in maine. we spent ten days in the village of castine at the maine maritime academy. each year the international guild of miniature artisans (igma) hosts a week long event called the guild school. people fly from all over the world  to learn a new skill from a recognized artist. for the past several years the school has not offered miniature pottery, then the director invited jon to teach……and of course we said yes! it was a wonderful experience for both of us. jon is a natural. he explained things clearly. he helped everyone individually when they needed it. he was so proud of their quick progress and growth. he loved to tell them how very proud he was. and of course he made them laugh, a lot! he surprised everyone with a gorgeous full color photography instructional book, three bisque pots to glaze on the first day of class and a custom name tag for each student. it was a ton of work, but so rewarding. we can’t wait to return next year.







wednesday is always free night at the guild school. this year a local kayak company took a bunch of us out for an amazingly beautiful sunset paddle.