WHY MUST THEY ASPIRE TO WHITENESS: SIA AS MISTY COPELAND

I think most women are appreciative of the body positivity movement that has gained traction over the last decade; I’ve seen very few who don’t understand how damaging it can be for a woman to only see the very thin represented in media and fashion. The need to represent body types of all kinds is…

BIKERS, BLESSINGS AND GRATITUDE IN THE MIDDLE OF GRIEF

Today I listened to a mother whose four-year-oldĀ child was murdered, stand up at his funeral reception and talk about how blessed she is. I’ve been going through one of the most trying times in my life as I head into a divorce from a man I’ve been with for twelve years. My daughter and I…

I’m Alexander’s Favorite Person: A Second Birthday Shoot

That title may be a bit misleading. Alexander, in fact, can’t stand me. Well, or at least he’s not a fan of being in front of my camera any more. I shoot for his family quite often, but he’s come into a phase of resisting being photographed. The morning of this session, Alexander’s Mom sent…

Chapter Five: The Demings

I met Melissa in the 3rd grade. We were both in our town’s Holiday parade and our Moms met and worked together to design our costumes. We were candy cane stripers and human gift boxes. Over the years, her Mom came to own a local pizzeria, my Mom ended up working for her, and they…