Dull or Sharp

As you may know, I’ve been reading and meditating on the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The current translation I’m reading is by Brian Browne Walker. Every now and then I’ll read a verse that sticks with me and lately it’s the first two stanzas of Verse 58: Continue reading “Dull or Sharp”

Birthday Mini with Mia

As you can see from the cover photo of this entry, Mia is one heck of a happy personality and her joy is contagious. She exudes fun and the whole time we did her two-year-old birthday mini-session, she was a breeze to work with. As you’ll see from the photos, it was nothing but good times. Continue reading “Birthday Mini with Mia”

Prom Night for London

What a transitional year for my family, mostly due to the maturation of my son London. He’s a high school junior. He just turned 17. He has a serious girlfriend. And he just went to his first prom. That young lady in the cover photo is Danielle and that was his date for that traditionally pivotal high school dance ceremony, this year at the Mellwood Arts Center. Continue reading “Prom Night for London”

Another Glimmer with Emma

When it comes to creating traditions, it’s a lot of fun when you do it with littles ones. About three years ago, we started going with Emma to the Kentucky Derby Festival Balloon Glimmer at Waterfront Park in Fest-A-Ville. I wrote a sneak peak last week after the Glimmer, but here are the others photos I took, starting with Emma herself. Continue reading “Another Glimmer with Emma”

SKETCHBOOK: Balloon Glimmer

I’ll have a full-blown post next week, but I wanted to share at least one photo from last night’s Kentucky Derby Festival Balloon Glimmer at Fest-A-Ville at Waterfront Park. It’s become a tradition with Misty, her best friend Becky and Becky’s daughter (my niece) Emma. This time around because of a scheduling conflict, Emma’s Uncle London couldn’t be there, but I told him not to worry because I was bringing back photos. I mean, it’s me. There will be photos. In fact, last year’s photos are here.

All Limited Things

Of late, I find myself spending more and more time with the Tao Te Ching. One principle in particular: the idea of the unlimited potential in everything and everyone seems to be speaking to me in a louder voice than before. And it’s not like I haven’t been taught that lesson before. We all have. But a certain verse in the Tao resonates with a more precise focus now. Continue reading “All Limited Things”

Spending the Day with Jaxon

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that Jaxon and I collaborated on photos when he was just one year old. I chased him around the University of Louisville campus before he slowed down enough to do some of that fun smash cake stuff that we all love. So a couple of weeks ago, we met Jaxon and his mother Whitney at Farnsley-Moreman Landing for another photo session – including more chasing. Continue reading “Spending the Day with Jaxon”

Tonika Turns Four

I always enjoy a photo shoot with kids involved. It gives me a chance to turn on the Uncle Tim persona and attempt to get some real, genuine laughter and expression for the kids involved. Of course, they have the “cheese” face, which is what all of us have been told to mimic for as long as I can remember, whether being in front of or behind the lens. But when a kid shows real fun, those are the best. Tonika gave that to me in bunches. Continue reading “Tonika Turns Four”

Brittany and Rob: It’s About Time

It’s been talked about since the time Brittany and Rob got serious about each other: when will they tie the knot. Brittany is one of Misty’s favorite cousins so she was in on all the talk and when Rob finally asked, via a method I’ll share later when I showcase the actual wedding photos, Brittany asked if we would do the nuptial photos. We answered in the affirmative and we were also lucky enough to add the engagement photos, too. Some of which I’m sharing here. Continue reading “Brittany and Rob: It’s About Time”