Doing the Charleston


It’s been two weeks since I last blogged – did you miss me? 😉 (FYI – it’s absolutely fine if the answer is, “You were gone? I didn’t notice.” I won’t mind.) On one level, I wanted to keep up my regular blogging schedule all summer long, and a part of me believed I’d do […]

LAST CHANCE! The Ultimate Photography Bundle Sale Ends Today!


Don’t forget! Today is the last day to pick up your copy of the Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle. Whether you just want to take better pictures of your kids, take amazing pictures to share with others, or even go professional, you won’t find a better deal anywhere. And…it’s going away in just  a few hours – […]

In Which I Get Real About My (Lack of) Talent


As of today, I have over 35,000 image files in my photo library, which would become unwieldy without the right tools and process to keep them organized. A lot of those images were good straight off the camera, but many were not, so I also need the right tool to fix them (or at least salvage them […]

Seven Snippets: In Which I Am Lazy But Sarah Kate Is Definitely Not


— 1 — I almost didn’t do the Snippets for today. Things have been pretty laid back this week at Casa de Sunshine and honestly…I didn’t much feel like dragging out ye ol’ MacBook to do actual “work”. I powered through the entire first season of Broadchurch (it was great!) on Netflix – in my […]

Wordless Wednesday: Nathan the Photog


A few weeks back, I upgraded my old phone. It was the 2012-era iPhone 5 that I’d had roughly two and a half years. The top button hadn’t worked since at least spring of 2014, and while that repair would have been included under a special warranty extension, I never felt like sending it to Apple and […]

Seven Snippets: My Bible School Dropout and How My Fix Turned Out


— 1 — Vacation Bible School was this week at our parish, and according to most reports we have The Best VBS in Town. Optimistically, I signed Nathan up for the first time this year. His teachers always talked about how well he did at preschool, so I thought VBS would be no problem. Sarah Kate is […]

What I Saw in Monica & David, Five Years Later

Photo Courtesy of Monica and David

Almost five years ago, when Nathan was still a baby, the documentary Monica & David premiered on HBO. The film tells the story of a man and woman, each of whom have Down syndrome, and the events surrounding their wedding and first year of marriage. When it first aired, I watched it and found it powerful, […]

The Whole Picture | A Manifesto


A picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think the old proverb means “I should spill a lot of words being critical of that thing I see in the picture” rather than it’s original meaning, that a complex idea or story can be conveyed with a single still image. If you […]