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Weddings 11-10-2016 Khrystina and Cole’s Wedding at Crawford’s Barn

I made my fair share of boneheaded choices as a young boy. My dad looked on at these choices and commented on them without coming on too strong. Jokingly, he often asked the question: “What, were you born in a barn?” Well, Khrystina and Cole, may not have been born in a barn. But they …

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People Places 10-27-2016 How I Stopped Dreading My Summer Vacation

You’d think I’d have been chomping at the bit to leave on our summer vacation. Yet there I was, driving down I-5, doing my best to psych up to the days ahead.

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People Places 09-13-2016 Campsite Full of Kids

When I spent what felt like a full day packing the car to prepare for a two days of camping, I was hoping that there would be a payoff. I wasn’t disappointed.

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Weddings 09-06-2016 Jerilyn and Mark’s Antiquité Maison Privée Wedding

Jerilyn and Mark first met back in the nineties, over two full decades before. And after all sorts of life and adventure together it was time for an even greater adventure. This was their wedding day, and it was all happening at Sacramento’s Antiquité Maison Privée.

People Places 09-01-2016 Heights and Depths in Ashland

While I’ve never been one to feel that intense, gut-level connection to the place I was born, I keep finding myself back in Ashland. Another summer, another glorious anniversary trip to Ashland, Oregon with the woman I love.

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Weddings 08-10-2016 Destination Wedding…at the Murder Mansion?

I awoke that morning to light spilling through unfamiliar lace curtains. I hadn’t noticed them the night before. I’m not sure I noticed much of anything after arriving late to this rural Pennsylvania town the preceding night. But a good night’s sleep later and I was ready to photograph this destination wedding…at the Murder Mansion.

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Places 07-19-2016 A Detour to the Milky Way

My throat stung as though I’d swallowed shards of glass. My knees buckled a bit from weakness. My eyes wanted nothing more than to close up shop for the night and rest. And yet there I was, dragging my camera and tripod out to the shores of New Hogan Lake at ten o’ clock at night. Foolishness.

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Places Things 07-08-2016 What to Do With an Blurry Worldview

Pop quiz, class! Don’t worry though—just one task. Complete the sentence: “Life is…” A) …a journey. B) …a slog. C) …a gift. D) …a punishment. E) Other: _______.

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