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I spent the early part of this month in southern WV photographing efforts to move beyond a coal economy.  On one of my days off, I volunteered with WV Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps.  I came to learn about their work after meeting a local pastor.  We were both out for BBQ.  Pastor Cab and a couple […]

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This year I’ve had great opportunities to create visual content for schools, agencies and foundations around the theme of children and education.  This slideshow is my first multimedia piece.  It combines audio and photography.  While I intend to create a shorter version, today I am sharing the long cut. The Augusta Levy Learning Center is the first intensive autism […]

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“Katie first laid eyes on Derek in 1992 during Wheeling Park High School speech team tryouts. He was in the hallway doing impersonations. She thought it was cute. (Twenty-three years later, little has changed.)  “Shortly thereafter, Katie asked Derek to the Sadie Hawkins dance. The dance was in February. She asked in November. She wanted […]

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Always grateful to the families that invite me into their lives as a documentary photographer.  Besides offering me a chance to make images of their day, this particular family showed me how to live in chaos with grace and summon patience under high demand.  These are some of my favorite images from my time with the […]

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Thank you to WV Living magazine for featuring Justine and Chris’ beautiful wedding at Feisley Tree Farm in their Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Thank you to David Smith and Lisa Garrison for their assistance the day of the wedding.        Flowers by Bellisima, Simply Beautiful Flowers.

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For the past several years, I’ve been thrilled to work with Landesberg Design (Pittsburgh/New York) on the annual report for The Benedum Foundation.  It was announced this past weekend that the report had won an AIGA award.  Below are some of the stories we covered for “The New Face of Advanced Manufacturing”. I’m looking forward to […]

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Happy to share Kara and Brian’s wedding from the New River Gorge, one of the most beautiful areas of West Virginia.  I haven’t seen someone devote as much time to details as Kara, but she taught me about the beauty of sentimentality and an unwavering faith in love and family.  Thank you for letting me […]

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I am a couple of days into a project on autism treatment.  Here are the highlights.  

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Last January will have been the fourth trip our family has made to Miami to spend time over the holidays with my husband’s family.  His parents live in the Dominican Republic but often head to their daughter’s home in Miami at Christmastime.  With my husband’s mother fighting metastasized breast cancer, it was imperative that we spend New Year’s […]

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Kelly and Damian live in Chicago but elected Wheeling, West Virginia as their destination wedding location.  They chose Wheeling because Kelly’s grandmother lives here, and Kelly didn’t want to take a chance of her not being part of the day.  Mrs. Carenbauer is her last living grandparent.  At the rehearsal, Kelly’s mother Anne reminded me that my […]