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Monday, May 25, 2009


Everyday I try to think of those who wear the uniform and the sacrifices they make so that I can live my comfy life here in West Chester.  And every memorial day, I think of my good friend Harry McGinness, a Vietnam veteran who is no longer on this earth.  Harry was man of remarkable accomplishment (though you would never hear it from his mouth).  He was tall, handsome and had that military charisma about him.  He loved to tell stories (usually war stories) and laugh (usually at himself).  I will never forget seeing Harry one Tuesday after Memorial Day.  I asked him how his "holiday" was.  He told me he went to see his buddy's in Washington, D.C.  "How nice", I said.  Then, like a waterfall his tears began to fall. He stood there sobbing, with no embarrassment, no caution.   Just pure emotion.  Real. Honest. Painful. He cried as if it were yesterday that he lost his friends in the war.  He went on to tell me what each of them meant to him...and the time they saved his life.  He touched their names on The Wall, and remembered.  Harry changed my perspective on the meaning of this day.  For that, I am forever thankful.   

Here's to you Harry...and Dad, and every other veteran who has served our country and who serves now.  THANK YOU.... a million times, thank you

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~unknown

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Believe it or not...Little Boys can be Angels Too!  And this little guy is one of them.  

Saturday, May 16, 2009

ADORABLE Curious ADAM - Happy Birthday!!

Today I had a blast photographing this sweet little guy.  He was great...very curious and smart and was motoring all over.  He kept wanting to peer behind the backdrop to see what other good things there were to play with.   I absolutely love to apply "vintage" color to these types of images.  It gives them an old time feel, and adds a softeness that is perfect for babies.  Love his chubbly little cheeks and toes....SQUISH!!!!! 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Post

Attached is a recent picture I took of my three handsome step sons with their father.  Each of my step sons are so very different from the other, and  I have a unique relationship with each.   I feel closest to my youngest step son, David (third in from left to right).  I suppose that is because he was so young when I became part of his life.  We were able to really know eachother and create memories together. I care very deeply for all three of my step sons and want to say,  "love you guys!"