Telling the Story of Your Family in Heartfelt Portraits
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December 24, 2017 |
How You Can Use Your Phone to Record Your Family Memories
When my mom was a girl in the 1940’s and 50’s, she spent Sunday afternoons at her grandmother’s, along with a plethora of aunts, uncles and cousins. In college, she lived just a few minutes from her grandmother and three aunts. Like most other people at that time, she grew up surrounded by family. She was around the extended family so much that she knew all the family stories – tales of an aunt who traveled around the world as a nurse, and always brought back exotic souvenirs; stories of a great-great-uncle who had married a Cherokee Indian woman and who was the source of some disapproval; an uncle who came back from World...
April 15, 2016 |
How Can You Find Time to do Meaningful Family Portraits?
How Can You Find Time to do Meaningful Family Portraits? Time- it’s the one thing that everyone has the same amount of. It’s a luxury, not a commodity, and most of us never seem to have enough! Have you ever had this happen to you? You get in bed, exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. But as soon as your head hits the pillow, your mind starts to race. Suddenly, your thoughts are filled with all the things you want or need to do. Your heart starts to race as you remember that for this particular “to do,” you’re running out of time to do it. Or worse, you’ve already run out...
February 18, 2016 |
Moments We Can Hold On To
Flipping through an old photo album recently, I came across some snapshots taken with my old 110 camera. (Anybody remember those?) The pictures immediately took me back to the summer I was 8, when we took a family road trip to Florida. The main event of the trip was my uncle’s wedding, although I have only vague memories of it. More significant things, at least in my 8-year-old mind, happened on that trip. My parents had a 2-door Cutlass at that time- the car was pretty cool for its day. But getting out of the back seat required flipping the front seat forward. My sister hopped out first. But instead of getting out on...
January 15, 2015 |
Are Your Family Photos Safe?
Are your family photos safe? I hope this question stopped you in your tracks for just a minute. Photographs of your family’s recent trip to see family. Or a ski trip. Your little girl’s ballet recital, your son’s basketball game, your friend’s party, that adorable video of your dog- the list of photos and videos goes on and on. We’re recording our lives on these little things called smartphones. But when was the last time you did something to make sure all these memories stay safe? If it was longer than a month or so ago or you can’t remember? Please keep reading- this is for you! Technology is pretty amazing, but none of...
August 8, 2014 |
Confession: I’m a travel-aholic. When I’m not actually traveling, I’m thinking about traveling. In fact, I’ve been known to plan trips on the way back from the trip I’ve just taken! So the last time Tim and I were in Los Angeles, we definitely planned to return. And now we have a great reason to go back there. In late September, we’ll be heading to Ojai- north of LA towards wine country- to attend a charity golf weekend. My work will be featured in the auction for the event, which benefits the American Diabetes Association and the ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter. Last year, the golf tournament and auction combined raised over $50,000. The...