Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Vox Humana", Shadow and Light

...why I love photographing ballet.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


BreAnna Boss, 9, of Wyoming cut off 20 inches of her hair for Locks of Love "because some people who have cancer--they don't have any hair!" she said. BreAnna, who struggles with her health as a dwarf, said she got the idea to donate when she heard about it on television.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Our Day...

The Obamas

I have started going through all my photos from Washington, working my way backwards from the Midwestern Ball. Michelle and Barack arrived around midnight last Tuesday after a performance by Sheryl Crow. Chris and I were pretty exhausted, having been up since 4:00 a.m. for the Inauguration, but it was still pretty cool to be in this close proximity of the new president and first lady.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Frosty Fire.

This assignment was the coldest I have been this winter, it was crazy to watch the water turn to ice here. Luckily, I was not alone, Hollyn was there with me and we froze together. At one point the spray from a fire hose whipped right at us and sprinkled our faces with icy water. I kept my toes propped on my car heater for a good 20 minutes before they gained feeling back. Oh the joys of dedicated journalism!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Seven Siblings...

From left, John, Drew, Nolan, Peyton, Gerrit, Kennedy and Sammy VanHouten of Hamilton make up the VanHouten sextuplets plus one in a family of seven children. The sextuplets are turning five this week, and Drew is two. "There's never a dull moment," said mom Amy VanHouten, "we have a lot of fun." Amy says God has been good to her family as He continues to provide her husband Ben with a job during these tough economic times.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Please Adopt Me?

Humane Society stories always make me so sad.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Life is So Unfair...

This little one threw a mini tantrum today when it was time for me to leave her house on assignment. Apparently while I was photographing her dad for a portrait, she had run upstairs and put this tutu on for me to take her picture :) I was more than happy to oblige.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I have been shooting weddings for about three years now, mostly in the summer, and have been going through some of my wedding archives, trying to put together some sort of (actual) website/ book so I can market my work better. These are a few I decided to throw up on the blog since nothing notable has been going on in the last week or so at the paper. Shooting a wedding is a nice break from the daily grind in news and it has been refreshing to go back through these.

Monday, January 5, 2009