Fatherhood and Parenting

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Parenting, Photography, and Mindfulness

It’s easy to get too wrapped up in the tech of photography, especially when you start your journey. But that can be unhealthy for any parent. I’m going to step into the confession booth, for a moment. I’ve been guilty of paying more attention to the exposure triangle and composition and less on being, let’s say, an attentive parent. No child in my care has been physically hurt permanently. Emotional scars, well, hopefully that’s material for their future bestselling memoir....

Coupled to a family legacy

Darkness and distance can not contain a locomotive’s horn. On summer nights blazoned with stars and fireflies, as citronella candles flickered from the back deck where the adults gathered to drink and joke, the sound of the horn would come charging over the countryside. A line of tracks, an old Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, runs where the Susquehanna River mades a deep and wide scar on the countryside, a good three miles from my boyhood home, far enough we could not...

Morning light photos with siblings

The mind screamed at the time on the watch. I was already running late, and I had about an hour-long morning commute ahead of me. But the heart said stop and look at the light. The late July sun had not yet fully bloomed, which meant soft light our bedroom. And there in the middle of our bed lay the newborn, Finn. Get the shot, the heart said. Use your camera for just for a few minutes. It’ll be worth...

Photographing the first days of newborn Finn

I couldn’t recall the last time I put much thought into photography. Months maybe. Other than an hour of capturing maternity portraits of my wife on the Jersey Shore back in the Spring, I largely felt a diminished drive for photography. It’s not hard to see why. This year has been one of profound new beginnings. Most importantly I’ve transitioned from a stay-at-home Dad/freelancer to starting not one but TWO new full-time jobs. I’ve gone from commuting from the kitchen...