Sunday, September 17, 2006

Paloma the Pug

I was hired to shoot Paloma recently. She was the most adorable pug puppy and quite a funny little character too.

I just loved how these photos turned out using the dr5 process I love so much.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Polaroids from My Childhood

(From left to right) Me, Leanne, Christie and Marie in Christie's Arms
Leanne, Christie and Me in Front of our House circa 1976

My distant cousin Dixie Davidson Furlong came to Los Angeles recently and she had just come back from visiting her family home in Bladensburg, Ohio (pop. 200, 50 miles NE of Columbus). It's the town where my paternal grandmother was born and raised. She surprised me with these images which I'd never seen before. They were taken by her with a Polaroid Land Camera probably around 1976 when she lived with us for a year. It brought back some great memories including how cute and adorable my baby sister, Marie, was.

My parents were avid gardeners and if you look closely at the second photo you can see hibiscus, a lemon tree, marigolds, iceland poppies, pansies and we always grew a batch of strawberries in our front yard. I recently visited my sister Leanne up in Oakland and she literally had almost all of these things growing in her own backyard. It was like going back in time.

Gene and Jill's Wedding

I just loved using this tree
Gene's Family surprised them
Jill and Emma
Two Generations
A Silly Moment
We Just Got Married!!
My favorite tree in B&W
Oh no!!

The Diana Image

Gene and Jill's wedding was just lovely. The ceremony took place at St. Matthew's Church in Long Beach and the reception was held at a little park in Lakewood called the Monte Verde Park.

Jill's daughter Emma was very much a part of the day and Gene and Jill both so enjoyed themselves and it really shows in the photos.