fall and will-4

A certain family member (Uncle Joe Joe) refuses to get FB so he’s been begging me to start posting more pictures of the boys.  I’m going to try to be better at that for anyone who is checking in! Today I am home with Will because he hurt his foot and the Dr. wants him to “take it easy.”  I’ve gotten into this habit of looking for pockets of light.  I can be driving along and see a place where the sun is streaming through the trees and I find myself dreaming about pulling over and taking pictures.  Problem is … Read more

Bikes in the Park

It’s been a real long time since I’ve blogged something here.  My brother keeps reminding me!  We’ve had a very full summer.  We did some trips to both NJ and Indiana, have spent many a day and evening pruning our fingers in the neighborhood pool and I’ve been launching a photography business.  And the next few months are shaping up to be just as busy. The boys are sick today so I’ve had some time to catch up on tasks and do some editing of our family pictures.  These are from an evening when traffic was light so we all … Read more

Clickin Mom's Blog Circle – Shallow Depth of Field

I think this month’s Clickin Mom’s challenge, shallow depth of field, is a favorite amongst photographers.  I know it is for me.  Shallow depth of field is when your focus falls on a very small portion of the photo with the fore and background falling quickly out of focus. Chasing two toddlers around, I very rarely have a chance to position them so that distractions are eliminated, opting to capture them in the natural (cluttered) environment.  I use shallow depth of field to isolate them from the background A LOT! Here are a couple of my favorite images where I … Read more

Let Them Be Boys – Hose


I always thought I would be a girl mom.  Even though I had two brothers the thought of raising boys was foreign to me.  Until . . . Until, I held my sweet Sam in my arms for the first time.  Until I looked into Will’s wild eyes.  In those moments I knew that I was meant to be their mom.  I was meant to be a mom of boys. They are my chaos.  Shaking up my carefully balanced world. But I realized on a recent trip to Indiana that all too often I try to control their wild.  I … Read more