“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings,” John F. Kennedy
“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” ― Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot
These images capture the most important people in the world to me .... mia familigia. Shooting documentary style while we gathered together for a Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, my goal was to capture genuine and authentic moments.
It was a gorgeous cool and sunny day in November 2009 when we arrived at St. Marys Church. The five of us. Pappy Jack was still with us and it would become our inaugural family photo session. Upon exiting the car it became clear that I was the only one who was excited.
Last Sunday I had the honor of photographing a Child Dedication Ceremony at Healing Place Church in Waldorf, Maryland. This was my third time photographing this special event, though it was the first time I decided to do a bit of research beforehand about Child Dedications.
Yes! You Are Photogenic! If you can only read a smidge of this blog skip down to #5 and carry on! A photograph is one of the most powerful objects in the world. A photograph has the power to move us in an unimaginable number of ways. It can make us cry, love, laugh, feel amazing, feel helpless, inspire, devastate, a photograph can ....