Category: Documenting Stories

Simple Pictures with Big Backstories of 2017

I’ve been using the phrase “simple pictures with big backstories” for a while now. Those 5 words were a 2017 divine download and could not sum up the MARIE in my work better. This has meant less emphasis on well-rounded technical skill and has anchored me in the best way. I’ve let go of trying […]

Photographing Employment Hardship + Lessons Learned

Weeks before I was married, a friend’s mother warned me that my marriage would never work. Little did she know that comment wouldn’t deter me. It challenged me. I think she meant well, really I do, because I was 19 and my husband, Joel was 20 when we were married. When I look back now, […]

Documenting Real Stories: They Shoot Rockets, I Shoot the Camera

My husband and son got into shooting model rockets last year, when my son was just 3. They’re totally into anything about space. We live in Washington DC and my son, Del, thought the Washington Monument was a rocket ship for the longest time. That reminded my husband of shooting model rockets with his dad […]

Documentary of a Husband’s Record Collection – 7 Day Challenge

After July’s 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge, Meghann’s #preserved story stood out to me. She chose to photograph a subject other than little ones… her husband. Ok, hold on… I’m hearing the sound of the record scratch. (post pun intended, ha) I’m adding this, because I know you’re going to ask: Yes, you may photograph your little […]

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Playful Dads: A Documentary Photo Project

PLAY is missing from most of our American lives these days. We’re so busy, and play is the first thing to go when we feel rushed. Play and fun are critical components to childhood and shouldn’t be brushed aside so easily. It’s in play, together, that we bond and forge memories. It’s in play, particularly […]

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