Knowing something isn’t quite right, and knowing what that something is, are two separate things. Here’s a secret: I am terrible at writing about myself. This is especially maddening because, in addition to my photography training, I also have a degree in writing and literature. I generally think of myself as a decisive, get-it-done person.
Last month, I traveled to Virginia to attend a two-day workshop led by wedding photographer extraordinaire, Katelyn James. The workshop covered everything from marketing to tips on editing, workflow, accounting and some new ways to spoil my clients! Not only did I gain a great deal of knowledge, I made friends with a group of
Please note: All images on this site are copyrighted. If you wish to discuss licensing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Last week I was fortunate to photograph poet Donald Hall in his 200-year-old farmhouse, Eagle Pond Farm, in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The 85-year-old former U.S. Poet Laureate still writes every day. In December, he will
I am not sitting out in the woods in the winter for four hours freezing my butt off. Screw that. Let me tell you how it’s done. One day this winter a very good friend of mine told me that she had cardinals at her house. I have a thing for cardinals. I
Kayla and Evan are students at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. They met two years ago when they decided to go to their dorm’s community kitchen at the same time. They started talking and decided to bake cookies together. They’ve been inseparable ever since. The couple’s first date was in a charming downtown Plymouth
Dear Maundy, I love photography, but I can’t get people to do interesting things without seeming awkward. Any pointers or tips? Samantha W. —————– Dear Samantha, It’s been said many times that a great portrait is not taken; it is given. Aside from actors and models, almost everyone begins a session by saying, “I hate
Brooke is in the class of 2014 at Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire. She wanted her senior photo session to be a combination of studio and outdoor photos. We began the session with headshots. She used one of the photos for her college application. She is also involved in theatre, and will use
New Year’s Day is a natural time for reflection and the setting of goals. It was also the birthday of my grandmother, Dorothy Daly Bartholomew. She was a New Year’s baby of 1908. I took this photo of her with my old Canon film camera in 1997, just a few months before she died. My
This photo shoot was one of my favorites so far. It was the kind that I like best. The best kind of photo shoot has nothing to do with setting up poses. It is not about getting people to smile, and not about putting the short people in front, and the tall people in back.