Category Archives: Candid Portraits

Just Before the Crash

End of a long day

End of a long day

Children are awesome! We can learn much  from them if we take the time to observe and remain teachable. But, that’s for some other post. Anyway, I came across this image while looking for another image. This little gal and her mother were enjoying some together time at a local coffeehouse. Not sure but it seems to me like her very full day is about to hit a wall, sugar and all. Her mom allowed me to take this image just before the crash. Hope you have a great day.

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Winter Solstice and a Birthday

Madie

Madie

Today is not only our Winter Solstice but it is my youngest granddaughters birthday. I know its hard to imagine this 5 year old with a totally innocent expression in the above image is 21 today. Happy birthday, Madie! You have brought a lot of joy to so many people. I love you!

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Enjoying the Holidays

John enjoying family time

John enjoying family time

We returned to home on Saturday evening after enjoying time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had great weather in Phoenix and of course great food. What was most wonderful was all the laughter and conversations. 🙂

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Love Her Smile

Love Her Smile

Love Her Smile

I had the privilege to share a conversation with this young lady at one of the local coffeehouses this past week. At times I felt like I was talking with someone much older than she was. There was a confidence in her voice about who she is and no need to try and play some role to impress others. There was enough comfort in our short time together to ask for a portrait. How about that smile!

 “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thích Nhat Hanh

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Being Present

Shadows of students waiting at the bus stop

Shadows of students waiting at the bus stop

Being present is about living where I’m at in my own shoes. I cannot live in the past or future. Being present is being awake. Acceptance. I’ve heard it said,  “Reality is only experienced when we live life in the present.” May I live today in the present!

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I think it’s a problem

CSU Transit Center

CSU Transit Center

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The Confused Look

The Confused Look

The Confused Look

This is an image from 2008 during an overnight in New York City. I’m not sure where they are from but something in their faces tells me they are not from the city. 

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