In Category: ‘TRAVEL’

Usually when I travel not for work (which is almost never), I like to leave the work cameras at home (or in my hotel room) and just drag my old Rollei film camera around with me. It's bigger than an iPhone but still fits in my purse so that makes it a winner in my book. And as much as I love my digital cameras for the amazing things that they allow me to do, every now and then I love the magic of waiting around for film sans. Just wanted to share one from a trip I took with 5 of my childhood girlfriends to Puerto Rico last month. What a blast that was.

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A few days after Amanda & James' wedding in DC, I got the chance to skip town for a much needed vacation and after 3 (yes, 3) flights in one day, I managed to make it to Tangier, Morocco in one piece. My mother & my aunt were already there waiting and we got to spend 2 precious weeks together. It was awesome. Now I'm sure that many people out there think that the life of a photographer is nothing but a vacation. I mean, how much fun to travel and frolic around taking pictures all day, right? Well before you jump to any conclusions about that, here is what I look like (more or less) about 20% of the year....or I am on a trip that is bookended on both sides with me looking like this. Okay, now you may offer your pity. ;) Contrary to popular belief I

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Well the countdown has begun. In a little less than 2 weeks I will be heading back to Port Au Prince for my 2nd excursion to Haiti since January's devastating earthquake. I was fortunate enough to be invited to go on a medical relief trip with an organization called New Reality International and I am thrilled to be going back with them again. I will be traveling with a small group of doctors, nurses and other relief workers to help provide medical care which is so desperately needed by the people of Haiti...and has been for many years now. The last time I went to Haiti, I was very fortunate to receive donations from family and friends to help foot the rather hefty costs of getting there (and back). Thank you so much to all of you who donated and/ or sent me your well-wishes. This time around, I am footing

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Many of you know already that last month I traveled to Haiti with an organization called NRI, New Reality International. It was truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life and although I've had about 5 weeks to process everything emotionally, even now I can barely describe the amazing friendships I made, with both the North American medical team I traveled with as well as our Haitian translators. I will share my images and some stories here on the blog over the next few weeks but in the meantime I wanted to share this little video/ photo slideshow I worked on over the weekend. I hope you enjoy. If you'd like to do something to help the people of Haiti who still desperately need the help, please visit to donate money, tents, medical supplies or to find out what other ways you might be able to contribute. NRI Haiti

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Back in DC

This morning I flew out on the first ever JetBlue flight from Burbank to DC. I have flown between Long Beach & Dulles at least 20 times in the past 3 years and the 45+ minute (without traffic) drive can get really old after a while. Ask Gary since he gets to do the chauffeuring. Even at 6:30am, I think he was okay with the new 10 minute commute to the airport. So now I'm back in DC for a 10 day stint and to shoot 2 weddings and attend a bridal shower thrown in my honor on Saturday. As many showers as I've thrown and attended, it all feels sort of weird when it's for you. I'll be sure to post some pictures...check back soon.