Mum, Dad, and Lil – London, September 2013
London family – September, 2013
Lil (156 days old) and Fin (194 days old) on September 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
They didn’t use to eat the cards………
Portrait shoot for Green Couch Design company - San Francisco, CA
Jeff and the Green Couch team have such incredible energy - it seems like they laugh a lot. They also have floor to ceiling frosted windows in their loft, which provided beautiful natural light for these portraits.
Laurine and Lily - September, 2013 - San Francisco
If I could bottle up everything about this evening and save it forever, I would. Maybe that’s what the photos are for.
Jon and Alex - September 2013 - San Francisco
Family time - September, 2013
With great friends in Nevada City, CA for Labor Day Weekend
I think his full name was Frank Wheeler and he was from New Mexico. He was the ‘Camp Jack’ and had to stay up at the Elk Hunting camp with the grizzlies and his guns. There were a few reported episodes were he fired at shadows and sticks. Still, its not an easy job hanging out with a bunch of ripe Elk Meat on your side of the fence, with hungry bears on the other side.
Triangle X Ranch - Fall 2000
We’d been planning for college for so long that it was sort of a shock when it didn’t live up to our expectations. It was a joint idea - let’s get the hell out of this whole college scene, hit the open road, and really broaden our horizons. I fought long and hard with my parents about taking a semester off of college. My folks had all of their schooling in England, and taking time-off was a really risky thing for them. They said things like, “you’ll lose your momentum and never graduate……….” Somehow I won the battle. Next I found this website called coolworks.com and found a job at a Dude Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming called Triangle X Ranch. We loaded up the 1986 Toyota Celica with everything that mattered and hit the road. Alex was meant to work at Yellowstone but he talked his way into the dishwasher position at the ranch. My job was ‘maintenance’ which basically meant doing odd-jobs around the ranch. All of a sudden we were living in a dorm-room with a bunch of crazy kids from across the country. Guys with guns and pickup trucks and saddles. I remember we had to sign pages and pages of contracts saying things like, ‘there will be no drinking at camp, there will be no kegs, there will be a strict lights-out policy etc.’ and we were worried that it was going to be very strict. However, as soon as we had unpacked the car our first duty was to, ‘help finish the keg.’ One of my first jobs was to clean the hot-tub and a fishing guide offered me his waders.
Looking back at these photographs is truly incredible and reminds me why I take them in the first place. The photograph of me spraying myself with the hose sums up the pure joy and freedom that I was feeling at the time. The whole experience definitely changed our lives.