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…

MOTHER NATURE FOR MOTHER’S DAY: A SPRING PHOTO SHOOT

I love the way the transition between seasons marks the passage of time, reminds us that the year is progressing, and brings with it all the familiar changes I look forward to each year. With spring in full swing and Mother’s Day fast approaching, I decided to treat myself to a conceptual photo shoot embodying…

Be Kind To Your Neighbor-You May End Up Married To Them

Robin contacted me in the middle of January with one of the cutest love stories that I’ve heard. She’d been married before and didn’t have her sights set on remarrying necessarily when she bought one of the waterfront homes near my studio. One day as she was out on her dock, she spotted a handsome…

PITTSBURG PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY: UNDER THE SEA

I have known Sharon since the 3rd grade when we met as students in the GATE program (Gifted And Talented Education). Once a week, a very small number of students were pulled out of each school in the district and bused to one classroom to spend the day together. We were categorized as kids who…

Whimsy In The Park: Spring Mini Sessions

Several weeks back, I asked a regular client of mine if I could play around with some of her images using a new editing style. Always up for anything, Rachael gave me the green light. I washed some of her images in a whimsical, airy look, and once those images hit social media, people were…