closing 2011

a quick set up with a few shots from our mountain getaway set the stage for this year's christmas/new year's card. when will all the rain and snow arrive? it is anyone's guess. whatever you do, wherever you go, may you keep the year past in your heart, and the year ahead on your horizon. blessings to you in 2012, kerri

future project?

an image to covet, by eric tomasson, photographer for the sf ballet. this is the type of creation that makes me giddy. color, tone, shadow and light, texture, setting, costuming, not to mention dancer lines - and the bubbles, that extra unexpected detail that puts the image over the top gorgeous, in my opinion. the color of this reproduction is off, sadly. the question: can i recreate this skirt? i shall wait for a response from my sewing expert. she knows who she is. :)

mountains + music = happiness

No words. Just my visual wanderings. - Kerri P.S. Nita, these reminded me of you.

christmas means family

So there we were, the 15 of us, in a 3 bedroom cabin in the woods among lodgepole pines and cedar, miniscule reserves of frozen snow, dark starry nights, fresh bright days, and time on our hands. Amidst the comings and goings, the conversations, illness and wellness, games, music, and even a fire truck, one truth remains: nothing compares to family.

Best. Dinner.
(Thanks Michael for the photo!)

carol of the bells, for cello

My favorite Christmas carol by my favorite cellist, Steven Sharp Nelson, mixing it up with fresh cinematography...


the last new baby of my career? one should never say never, but this session was an entirely entertaining way to close this chapter, at least in theory. true to the laws of photographic-life, equipment did not perform as expected. but really, there's always a go-around if one is prepared for the unexpected. perhaps parenthood taught me that lesson. 
meet the whitakers, a family filled with laughter and ease, willingness and flexibility, art and vision - and a beautiful six-month old baby girl. thank you michelle and julian. your full gallery (including the outtakes!) is coming :)
 daddies make fantastic assistants

Michelle...check out the turnout:

This is Blue. Everywhere we went, he went. He's a Lab you know.
 Sometimes we need to stop for lunch. Or, a nap. :)
 At some point, baby is simply done. Sometimes we can get one more shot...
so...Michelle, "do you see what I see?" 
 And this one is for Julian, who took it for the team...