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LAF Lines’ Latest- December Edition

Please check out the last newsletter of 2012… So excited to see what 2013 brings. i never could have imagined some of the trips i took or people i met in 2012 before the opportunities were presented, so it makes me absolutely open and in awe of the future possibilities. You simply cannot know when a moment will change your life. How absolutely thrilling!


Keeping Up on Facebook

Facebook has installed a new algorithm that affects how often LAF Lines will show up on your Facebook newsfeed. The new system has dramatically impacted the number of people who see my posts in a negative way.

Here is how you can keep up with LAF Lines (and your other favorite pages):

1. Make sure you see all the posts by adding the LAF Lines Facebook page to an “Interest List” and encourage your friends to do the same. To do so, go to the LAF Lines Facebook page ( and click on the down arrow next to Listen (on the right, under the cover image). In the drop down menu click on “Add to Interest Lists…”. On the next menu that appears in the drop down box click on “+ New List…” to create an interest list and then follow the steps as prompted in the pop-up window.

Or if you’ve already created an appropriate list, just add my page to that list. You’ll see 100% of my posts in your newsfeed. If they start to bother you, please do not hide or mark them as SPAM, simply remove that interests list. Having posts hidden or marked as SPAM will hurt me. Once you can see my Facebook posts, be sure to “like”, “share”, and/or comment on them as much as possible.


**Thank you for taking the interest in LAF Lines, and for keeping me in your daily flow!**



This past weekend was a great mix of work and fun with friends: long standing and new. Thanks to all who trekked out to Huntley to meet me. Especially those who drove in from WISCONSIN! 🙂 Here is a sneak peek of some of the photos taken in a different time zone. i could get used to this “traveling for work” concept!

Dapper Dan

It is a compliment when clients ask me to return to take photos of their loved ones as they grow. For that, thank you. Wednesday i got to check in on this little wonder for his nine-month shoot. (Which was a “free” shoot since i had done three for this family within a calendar year- see FAQ for details.) He had a fancy outfit that needed to be worn, and what better way to enjoy it than to put it on for a few minutes and take some photos? After we captured the cuteness of the suit, we relieved him and had him back in play-clothes. He showed off his mobility tricks and showed me his toys and incoming teeth. i adored him and caught up with his parents. And while i don’t want to rush him, i can’t wait to see what he’s up to when he turns *gasp* one! 🙂


What a Smart Boy

This evening i caught up with a little dude i have been photographing since birth. i was impressed with his mobility. i adored his cuteness. But his smarts blew me away. He understood absolutely everything that was being said, and acted accordingly. i suggested to his mom that we go to the front of the house, and he led the way. He is so sharp.

And so totally boy. He loves balls. He throws them up in the air (and anything else for that matter.) And he loves cars and wheels. It was so much fun to see his tremendous growth.


My tag line is “Capturing the Moments and Moods of Your Life.” And i love doing just that. i have been invited to photograph events that cover the spectrum of the human experience including birthday parties, babies, a daughter saying good-bye to her dying mother, graduations and families. Friday, i was invited to by an acquaintance to photograph her sister and friend as they visited from overseas.

The weather was cold and damp, and limited our original plan to wander about. So, we made do on a couple of covered benches. It was lovely to be witness to the reunion of lifelong relationships. The women laughed and told stories and i got to enjoy it all. You see, while photography is my business, people are my passion. i savor the opportunities people give me when inviting me into a moment of their lives. i hope the photos do justice to what my heart feels when i am “working.”


The Last Five Years

i love to take photos that tell a story. Usually i take the photo, and the story is told afterward. In this particular case, the story was explained to me, and we set up the photos to convey that story. Enter Jayna Katz and Adam Woolsey. Two of the area’s super-talented. They are costarring in a show entitled The Last Five Years. The story is about their characters’ relationship and break-up. It is full of beautiful, heartfelt music.

Jayna and Adam need an image for their promotional poster. Here are a few that they might choose from. The final product will have lots of information on it; including show dates, times, ticket information etc. So, what do you think the story is? Do you think the play has a happy ending? If i were you, i’d mark your calendar now for July 12-15 and catch one of the performances to find out!

Let’s Warm Up Together

Every photo shoot has a little warm-up period. Kids (and adults alike) are scoping me out; trying to figure out how painful this process is going to be. i often say, “Let’s warm up together.” And that means i get my camera set just right, and my subject has a chance to acclimate to me and the big lens pointing at them. This morning’s shoot had bit of a necessary warm-up. But, once we got past the formality, the kids hammed it up for me. Which i love!

Meeting everyone and “warming up.”

Holding on tight to Dad.

Not too sure about this whole photo session.

Oh yea! All loosened up and showing me her best faces!

Six Months…and Four Years

Photographing a four-year-old? No sweat. Photographing a six-month-old? Fun! Both together? Not so easy. 🙂

While enjoying the evening light, i got to catch up with these handsome boys and did all i could to get both to look at the same time for a “brothers” photo. Mom made silly faces, we made animal noises… Nothing is beyond a photographer to nab a little one’s attention! We had fun trying to get that picture “perfect” moment. And i have to say, i love the results as they are.