Today’s Perspective Shift (thanks to Byron Katie and a pair of socks)

The past two days I have spent my lunch breaks re-reading Loving What Is by Byron Katie. Her¬†perspective¬†and ideas repeatedly blow my mind. Every time I open the book I feel like my world is shifted, my stress eased, and my mind made more clear. Today’s mind grenade: People often ask me if I had…

The Best Part About a Deployment

…is the return home Thank you to all of our service men and women who sacrifice precious days, weeks, months, and years with their families so that we may live freely in this beautiful country. This past weekend I was honored to photograph my friend Dave’s return home from Afghanistan. His wife, and my best…

Riding Towards Freedom

This past week was incredibly busy. I worked both jobs, making it a 70-hour work week. Because of this,I have been planning what I will do on my one day of freedom since Friday. Just the thought of a free Sunday was keeping me going. So far, my Sunday has been perfect. This morning I…

The Gift of 10 Years

Ten years ago I was a freshman in high school, sitting in my first period cooking class in Fairfax, VA. My teacher turned on the television at about 9:30 am so we could see the news, she had heard that a bomb went off in the Pentagon. A few minutes after turning on the television,…