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The Calaway Kids

Watching families grow and kids grow up is such a great part of my job. These four are such an agreeable, personality-filled four and it has been such a pleasure photographing them for the last two years. It is also a nice chance to look back and see some of my improvements, changes in style etc. HERE are their portraits from last year.

A Day in the Life Silas

The first born makes a mother. They come as a surprise and trench through us making everything we thought we knew nothing, and everything we truly knew deeper and wider. The tiny dependencies dwindling, the vast developments charting themselves as well-planned gifts to wash over us bringing unexpected joy. The discoveries are singular and entertaining, their simplicities and peculiarities are magic crashing. The way we both dread and ache for a future when a calm with less struggle will come, and the learning that  calm is gone and in its place a new joyful anxiety.

Malllory in the Green

I have to break Belgium apart. While I mean that I’ll do several posts I also mean that I could no sooner digest a new place intellectually than I could photograph everything I love about it. The last day I was in Belgium Mallory and I went out into her spectacularly green yard. Belgians use hedges. Some are tall and trim others overgrown and neglected. I couldn’t stop staring at them. Ideally the whole world would be miss and hedges. Instant backdrop, instant lush. Fertility, texture. These are Mallory’s. I could have photographed her doing everything and I nearly did.