Slow Roll Sessions

Slow Roll Beach Sessions happen in Chesapeake Beach, either on Brownie's Beach, or in my overgrown back yard that serves as a great neutral backdrop, which is where these photos were taken.

In either case, I will spend time being with your family, watching, listening, feeling. And I will mindfully and intentionally shoot one roll of 35mm film. Just one roll. 36 exposures. And a few weeks later, I'll send you the edited digital scans via an online gallery, just like I always have. I can guarantee 10 images. These sessions are about letting us all be present, rooted in time. Generally, they won't take very long, but they will capture something honest and powerful. They won't have the same breadth of vision as the full sessions, but they will be a great way for us to continue to work together.

SLOW ROLL SESSION

(available immediately)

Time: around 30 minutes

Location: Chesapeake Beach

Product: 10 High-resolution digital files with printing/sharing/downloading rights

Price: $290


***ADD-ON: Add a second roll of film (an additional 10 images) for $135

studying my teacher

He is new here.

Or so they say.

But sometimes I look at him and I think he is

not

new.

He has been here.

He is much older than I.

But old

or new.

It doesn’t much matter.

I know he has something to teach me.

So I study the dents of his knuckles.

I study the rolls of his neck.

I breathe him in deep.

Lightly brush my hand across the tufts of his hair.

Listen to his shallow breathes.

Listen for his deep sighs.

Waiting for his lessons.

slow mornings: at-home in petworth

In-home session are best started in pajamas.

And with coffee.

Feel free to finish up breakfast.

Put on a record.

Let it feel like a slow Saturday morning.

That’s what it is.

This is who you all are.

We can wander in and out of rooms as toddlers dictate.

I’ll be looking for light.

Watching the way you laugh with each other.

Observing as your little person looks for things on tippy toe.

When it feel’s like things have come to a natural close, get dressed.

I’ll go downstairs to drink the dregs of my coffee that I abanoned earlier in my excitement.

While you put on lipstick and convince your child to wear the sweater you picked out, I’ll load film into a camera.

Then drive me around to your favorite spots around town.

We’ll document the place you call home.

Home is, after all, more than the building where you sleep.

And a few weeks later when you get your pictures, hopefully you see and feel what I saw and felt.

The love and beauty of a life well-lived.

Contact me to book a cozy winter session. Let me help you to be able to remember your family exactly as you are now.

the magic happens at home: family session in stewartstown, pa.

Just because I’ve said it before doesn’t mean I won’t say it again: there’s a certain magic in taking your family photos in your home. A synergy you can’t get at the park or the beach or on a beautiful dusky field.

You’re comfortable there and no one is looking on, no one except for me. You laugh with each other and play and pout. And when someone needs a break, they can sulk (or skip) off and come back when they’re ready.

Home is where the snacks are. And the bathroom if you need it.

It’s where you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. Where you share your meals and resolve your fights. And so those pictures have a subtle depth. An unseen layer of memory.

I’ll happily take your family photos at the park or beach or on a beautiful dusky field. And we will capture things that are still honest and true. But don’t underestimate your home as the perfect setting. The half finished projects and messy corners won’t show up (unless you want them to).

Get in touch if you’re interested in booking a family session.