Always a great joy and privilege to photograph the next generation of cat lovers in the United States. I’ve known Melissa and Jackson for quite some time (we photographed their weddings several years ago and Melissa was my very first sale at Familiar Dolls back in 2020!). We keep in touch by talking about cats and running into each other at Target. Our cats are super important to us and so it’s with great joy that I see Melissa and Jackson imparting their love of the feline community onto their daughter. In typical cat fashion, Pluto and Toffee joined us for a lot of this shoot by watching whatever I was doing from 10 feet away, and in typical almost-toddler fashion, their daughter crawled excitedly toward them whenever she could (because they’re CUTE). When we weren’t admiring cats, we were busy admiring ducks or herons, books, bubbles, water tables, and plants on walks. Happy to spend a morning with this beautiful family!

so when i first started this blog i pretty much vowed to update it every day like a good photographer should. however, life comes along and you get distracted. jobs, family, and friends happen and the next thing you know is that you haven’t updated in several weeks. orrr it could also be that you’re way too busy watching all the episodes of LOST that you’ve got stockpiled in your netflix cue… enough to probably last you a good several months. either way.

anyway, i’ve taken tons of pictures since memorial day. (that’s right, i have pictures from memorial day that i’ve been meaning to post). i’ve been sorting through them and slowly editing, but now i can’t find a reason to write about things that happened several months ago. so here’s the deal – i am going to be updating every day and include at least one picture from past or present shoots. i might write about photography… i might write about something completely random. but it’ll be a post everyday! really! i mean it this time! :)

memorial day:

this memorial day we had fireworks in pittsburgh with our family back home.  it was a lot of fun (until the neighbors called the cops). geoff’s little cousins were there being cute:



geoff was there, being ridiculous:


and my dad was there… standing way too close to all of the explosives:


not pictured: everyone else.

also – more on the actual dangers of fireworks later this week.

updating is fun!