Chandler

// Portrait

one of the best things about photography is the feeling of bringing something into existence. 

a photo. 

that could be something you look back on. hold on to. remember. 

for years. something thats found generations later, in the hands of a grandchild. 

all because you were there and took the photo. 

and if you werent there or meet them. it wouldnt exist. maybe something else, but never that one. 

its a powerful thing and a wonderful thing. 

 

i love thinking about that. 

and its the same with a child. bringing something into existence. from one thing comes a life and without you it never could have been. maybe something else…but never that one.

thank you to those that create with me. its not even me, but she is fucking art. 

cherry turns 100

// Personal, Portrait

there’s a handful of things my dad has said over and over. i can hear his voice saying them.

one of them.

what do you want to be remembered for? 

when others think of you, what will it be that they remember you for.

this can be played out by conscious decisions to be something, or just inevitably who you are.

it’s not all too often, someone has 100 years to live and create that legacy.

to literally see the country we know change from one thing, to another, ten times over.

a quiet revolution. 

something i have never heard before. a descriptor used to explain what auntie cherry stood to do. a teacher. someone who held out for what she wanted and believed in. start with one, and individual by individual, make a change and impact. 

such a powerful concept. very few believe it enough to actually live that. 

it’s not all too often we get to see someone 100 years into their life. and it’s not too often, i get to be a fly on the wall and document that kind of celebration. my favorite thing, photographing real life. something that is going on whether I’m there or not, and just because i got to have a camera in my hand, i get to tell the story.

this is cherry. she just turned 100.

are you dying?

instructing.

yes.

miss cherry.

few and far in between are days like this that i get to shoot. good lord i love it.

Miss Sloane

// Children, Portrait

a little girl came into the world, enveloped in love. 

her mama and family waiting expectantly. 

little miss sloane.

a month along, we shot some time at home. with the most gorgeous light you ever did see.

best thing ever.

pretty sloane will have something to say about the piglet costume when she looks back at these. we were dying.

i got to be there for the full journey. my first time doing so. the shower. the maternity. her first day in the world.   now her time at home. // it’s crazy to look back at the hindsight. shooting in the very same room when she was still in the tummy. now meeting her, seeing her scowl, hearing the conversation never leaving her as the topic. watching the smiles and coo’s. I have adore adored this process and went thru a semi-photo-depression now that its all over.

all my love to mama and sloane.