Wednesday, October 29, 2008


What a great holiday especially when you have little people. There are no expectations with gifts giving or receiving, no need to travel to see family or friends. It is all about candy and having a good time, what is there not to like. Being from Norway I did not grow up with Halloween but it seems to be a holiday that is being taken up by many countries around the world even though they do not have a tradition with it. Who does not like candy and being a little spooked? Happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall in Oslo, Norway

The girls and I are on a short visit in Norway to see family. This is the best time of year in Oslo, most of the tourists are gone the air is crisp and the leaves are beautiful. Last week I was in Canada which is very similar to Norway climate wise, though it gets colder in Canada than it does in Norway. The girls are loving it here, we walk everywhere which makes me realize how lazy we are in the States when we get in the car for everything. Note to self walk more! This is also a great time to take photos, the light is gorgeous now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shooting in Canada

My photography takes me to Canada this week shooting for an American publication. Traveling out of country for photography can be stressful but with the right amount of research and preparation it causes little headaches. When shooting in Canada you need a letter from your American client stating you are working for an American company this ensures that you are not taking work away from a Canadian photographer. You also need to go to the US customs and border patrol people and register all your equipment proving that is all belongs to you. I have always found Canada to be a great place it is a wonderful combination of Europe and America.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Families are something we all have. They come in all shapes and sizes They can be great, loving, dysfunctional, maddening, nostalgic, caring, but they are something we all have whether we acknowledge them or not. I have photographed several families in the last few months and I love every opportunity I get to see other peoples family dynamics and to be a part of their life for a few hours through the lens of my camera.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Senior photos

I have been shooting more senior portraits lately and I really enjoy doing it. I am so encouraged to see how young people have vision and a plan for the future. You hear so many stories about kids these days not having manners, not caring, being spoiled. I must say the opposite, all the seniors I have photographed in the last few weeks have been wonderful and gives me great hope for the future. Appreciate the young people around you, they may be our leaders one day.

Friday, October 3, 2008


My photo assignment yesterday was for American Banker, a publication out of New York dealing with the banking industry. It was interesting to photograph the heads of several of our large local community banks here in the Kansas City area. They eased my fears of the banking crisis we are in right now. The community banks are doing well which in turns means us the customers of these banks are doing okay. This is what I truly love about my job, everyday is different and I learn something new about the community I live in and the world that I live in. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Time for dress up

Another good reason to like Fall is that is time for dress up. Halloween is one of those great holidays that is all about fun and candy. What is not to like of that? So let the child in you out and have fun this Fall.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Beauty of Fall

Fall is my favorite season of the year. The nights are longer, the air is crisper and the light is beautiful. It is a perfect time to get outdoors to shoot photos. This is a great time for portraits outdoors be it of your kids, family or pets. For the month of October I am going to take one portrait a day outside. I have many shoots this month taking me to Syracuse New York, North Bay Canada and Oslo Norway. So along the way I will try to do a portrait a day. It is always good to challenge yourself and set goals.