this thing called now

For several Novembers I have challenged myself to a photo project;  creating an image every day that represents a piece of our 'NOW'.  Over the years there have been changes and constants to our 'now' but documenting it always forces me to see it through a lens of gratitude.  To see this year's project visit my tumblr at

we went to camp

that time we went to camp in upstate new york with grandparents and an aunt and uncle and cousins and I took pictures for one whole day of it-- just because we are currently all healthy and happy.  and because that may not always be true. and because I am (slowly) learning to live life down to the dregs and value every incarnate moment with family.

the perkins family

I am finding that I do not just photograph a family story once.  It's not a 'once and done' sort of experience and instead I tend to be asked back over and over again.

I have photographed the last 4 Perkins babies and their arrival into the world.  Josephine Love, 5th of the bunch, joined them recently and made them a full hand of blessings.  This photo essay is a small glimpse into-- not just their family story-- but their family history.  I'm so glad I get to document it for them. LIFE- 20% more free.