Category: Documenting Childhood

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“Nanny available, early July” a Goodbye Story Documented Well

How does it feel to give birth and go back to work after 12 weeks leaving your new baby with the nanny? How much trust and courage does it take? How does it feel to raise kids who aren’t your own? How much love and patience does it take? And how does it feel when […]

The End of an Iconic Toy Store Generation: Farewell Toys “R” Us

It’s weird how strong of an effect a brand has on people. Whether it’s Nike for athletes or Disney for families, brands have cultivated a staple in our culture. I’d argue that these brands hit a fever pitch during my childhood. Nike’s ads were plastered with Michael Jordan, Disney targeted families during a renaissance of […]

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 […]

Documenting Childhood: Chasing the Wash

One particularly windy afternoon, my making the bed was interrupted by shrieks of laughter coming from the back yard. (Yes, I make my bed in the afternoon and not as soon as I wake up like my mother, for shame.) I looked out my window to see my daughter running in and out of the […]

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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 […]

Find Themes Within Your Work for Your Vision, Your Brand, and for YOU

Many of us engage in personal projects in the winter months. I spent my sub-zero winter days cocooned in my house engaged in a slew of internal dialogue, reflecting on why I shoot and what I shoot. I did this through a couple of fantastic classes (Storymaking with Meredith Novario and Find, Define, and Refine […]

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