Thursday, December 20, 2012


I took some pictures of this beautiful little girl yesterday. As I told her parents, they are going to be in trouble in a few years. Just look at this face!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ella & Elijah

These two cute kids are growing up! Look at these eyes!
Both Ella and Elijah's mom and dad play piano and Ella is really playing here....and she's only 5! She played several songs for me with both hands. I think she is definitely going to follow in her parents' footsteps!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mary Fuksa (Bobi) March 24, 1916 - December 1, 2012

My grandma, known to us as Bobi (czech for Grandma), passed away the weekend before last. It has been a sad week but a good week. Bobi passed away after suffering from years of debilitating back pain and although her death was not unexpected, I still don't think any of us were really ready for it. We just got back into town after attending the funeral and a week spent with my grandpa and I feel that I should pay homage to her as I can - through pictures. Last year I decided to go through and scan some of my grandparents' photos and the photos below are from those. Most of them I had never seen before and I felt they helped me get to know Bobi a little better as a person rather than just a grandma.
Bobi as a baby.
Bobi and her sister, Emma. Apparently they used to dress up a lot. I especially love this photo.
My grandparents, Bobi and Dodi, before they were married (above) and on their wedding day (below). They have been married 72 years.
Bobi and Dodi with my mom and aunt.
Bobi with my mom.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Eli Young Band

So I had the opportunity to do something very cool and out-of-the-ordinary (for me) a couple weeks ago...Jesuit College Prep hired me to take some photos for their annual Alumni Homecoming Concert and this year the featured musicians were the Eli Young Band. I have to say, I really enjoy photographing live art in whatever form - the very nature of a live performance is so different from watching something that's been recorded - it lends itself to really great opportunities for photographs I think. The show was really good ...and I also got to wear one of these for the first time (I am such a nerd I was really stoked about this too)...
Anyway, on to the photos...

Remember Ethan...

...Maddison's little brother and the two-year-old who has spent the last 8 months in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant? Well, he finally got a new heart last night. If you're the praying kind, you might say one for Ethan's family and the family who gave Ethan his new heart...

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Will & Delilah

October is apparently the month for people that we know to get married this year. If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, there is a good chance you've seen Will and Delilah before. They are a couple of very special people who have been friends of ours for years (Will was even in our wedding 8 years ago!), Will and Jonathan having met and become close playing basketball in college. Delilah and I met through the guys and she and I have photographed several weddings together and become friends ourselves. Will and Delilah have been together 15 years and their love story is one that proves that beautiful relationships don't necessarily follow a straight path. That being said, I have to say their wedding ceremony was one of the most moving I've seen. Not that I haven't witnessed some amazing ceremonies united some incredible people - and several with people I very much care about - but too often I am so focused on the technical aspect of what I'm doing that I'm not able to be very emotionally connected. I honestly don't know exactly what made this ceremony different but I was very aware of what was happening before me on a different level than usual. All I can say is that I felt that every person in the church was wholly present in a way I'm not sure I've experienced before - every person was there and joyful 100% and the Holy Spirit was in the room. It was powerful. And the party wasn't too bad, either...Anyway, on to the photos....