I’ve been working on trying to recap and learn from my past year of photography. This year, for the first time, I’ve taken on creating an ebook with my 16 favorite images, and offering it as a sort of brief, updated portfolio. Continue reading
We’re getting close and we’re so excited to see Kaya become the big sis.
Here’s to my beautiful wife and all she does carrying the weight. Literally.
This photo was created with a single off-camera light with a softbox. (Oh yeah, and a pregnant lady too!) I love the creativity that emerges out of the constraints of a single light.
Only 3 more to go before we get the basketball team together 🙂
I can’t wait to meet our newest bun in the oven. My peace around this next stage is understanding where Kaya fits in – the big sister, the inspiration, the teacher. Kaya, our only child, is hitting amazing notes of language development, taking kinesthetic leaps, and starting to interface with the world around her as a sentient-cognitive being. It’s an unbelievable process witnessing her mind develop, transition and emerge. The process has been brisk. It is also warming; it has also presented up the Buddhist ideal of the “beginner’s mind”, or shoshin. This is shoshin: 初心 – as written (by computer) in Japanese.
There are lots of ideas, books, theorems that have been born in the womb of this quality. You can read your cerebellum blue about the idea. You can meditate the idea into a form and quality you desire, but I believe that you will fall short until you engage in the empirical experience. There is nothing greater than acting on what you believe. The way to discover shoshin is to be a parent.
Just wanted to share a little bit of a humorous take on the family. We enjoyed a nice mother’s day and hope you all did too.
A sneak peek of a recent wonderful outdoor maternity shoot I had with Jimmy and Leah. Morgan Hill, CA. Congrats to Jimmy and Leah on their first. There are few personal journey’s as amazing as your first pregnancy and birth.
As many of you know, I’m a dude. I seriously enjoy being a dude for many reasons. Like my muscles look bigger when I have a mustache. And. Beer bellies are kinda cool. And. Back hair makes me look tough. And. I look good in a ratty, stinky trucker hat that I found on the side of the road yesterday. And. My gruffness can be played off as testosterone, when in fact I’m just being, ehem, unbalanced.