War Stories: The Boys of Normandy

Since I last posted, our family has been through the end of the school year, a career change, an international move, a couple of epic trips, two seasonal wardrobe changes, and more than one bottle of wine. Over the last year, there has been a significant switch in the tone of our photo shoots, as we’ve really … Read more

Elsa, The Ice Queen

About two years ago, my sister-in-law called to say that she wanted to make Frozen costumes for the kids for Christmas and she wondered whether my daughter would like to be Elsa or Anna. Only one of those people has ice powers, so, duh! I’ve always wanted to do an Elsa photo shoot in the … Read more

Highland Laddie with Great Kilt Tutorial

We’re moving to Scotland this summer, and I’m getting really excited about it. The kids are all dying to learn “Scottish,” and Zach has promised to grow out his beard and buy a kilt (which is possibly the only thing more awesome than being married to a man who wears lederhosen). Stay tuned, because I’m sure we’ll … Read more

The Violinist

When I was about eight years old, I began taking violin lessons because my mom had never yet heard the sound of ultimate suffering. How she braved it through the years, I will never understand, but her tenacity finally paid off when I received a violin scholarship all four years of college. Here is a photo of my first … Read more