Thriving, though sleepless

Goodness, how is it June?

We welcomed a darling little boy in February, which means he’s already four months old, ready to grab the keys to the car. Or at least chubby & giggling & figuring out how to reach his feet:

We’ve been watching our sweet girl gain independence and a whole new vocabulary. We also moved to a new (bigger!) studio space:

We’ve photographed the looks at VITA, a grassroots fashion show here in the Burg:

It’s been a lovely, crazy spring full of blessings and business and woah-hardly-any-sleep. But we’re happy, watching so many dreams come true.

We’ll roll out some behind-the-scenes posts here shortly, and also link over to some of the weddings I’ve been shooting with Stone Blue Productions. But for now, a bit of a photography geek moment.

I met Steve McCurry at last weekend’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA, If you don’t recognize the name, you’ll recognize his work: his photograph of the Afghan Girl is the most recognizable National Geographic magazine cover of all time. He shared the images from the final roll of Kodachrome film, which Kodak sent to him (you can read the story here).

Steve McCurry and I. Yes, it's an iPhone/Instagram shot.

If you’re not familiar with him or his work, you may enjoy this interview. There’s so much that I love about this video–the idea of intuition and waiting for the “soul” of the photograph, the story of crossing into Pakistan, the bit about how travelling and learning how people live in other countries, staying grounded, etc.

And finally, those of you who know me know that part of my heart will always be in Havana, Cuba. I’ve been there twice, and hope to go again (and again, and again). I came across these lovely photos on Steve McCurry’s blog, and it made me nostalgic for La Habana, the strong, beautiful people, the warm breezes and chatter of Spanish, and the food, oh the food.

Happy summer.

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