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Pennsylvania Family Photographer – Black and White Family Documentary Photofilm of the Roys (2018)

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Family Documentary Photofilm.  Last month I traveled to the East Coast for my annual trip for sessions.  This was my second time photographing the Roys for a Day in the Life and there are two things I went into this year’s session knowing I would do.  First, I plan to deliver every image in black […]

November 21, 2018

Family Photojournalism : These are the Days of Our Lives

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Family Photojournalism on the Road Once I have photographed your family once, I totally want to be invited back to document another chapter in your life. Even if we live 1700 miles apart, because life looks very different three years later.  If you ever wanted a lesson in how different life is when you go […]

November 12, 2018

Fall in Pennsylvania – Day in the Life Photography

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Day in the Life Photography – I am based out of Denver, Colorado but did you know I love to travel?  That I visit the Philadelphia area at least once a year for sessions?  WHERE have you been if you didn’t know that?  If this looks like fun holler at me. I am in the […]

October 19, 2018

Family Photojournalism – A visit to the Netherlands with my Fuji

travel documentary family photography

Three months ago Chloe and I hopped on a plane to see Kayla and her crew for 10 days.  You can see the first film I created in this blog post. Just keep in mind, the films were created in no particular order but combined include footage from the entire trip.  Here are a few […]

July 17, 2018

Denver Family Films | Home is wherever I’m with you

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Denver Family Films. Who remembers last summer when Kayla came to visit and filmed my family? This Spring I traveled across the Atlantic to visit Kayla and her crew, with Chloe in tow.  You can see a few personal images with her in them from May’s 10 on 10. It was exactly what you would […]

May 31, 2018

Denver Family Photojournalism – Watching my Vimeo channel

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Denver Family Photojournalism. We spent the long Memorial Day weekend hanging out around the house.  James’ mother and sister came to visit so we had fun introducing them to a few new #LafayetteLocal restaurants and our new favorite board game Catan Jr.  Our pool didn’t open until after they left today, so Chloe wasn’t able […]

May 28, 2018

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