Friday, December 28, 2012

Coping With the Storm

Best to be prepared ~ you will get jostled about  

just remember

 keep your chin up...

shoulders strong....  

and just plow through it!



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Local Author

....Abi Maxwell

I had the pleasure of photographing Abi in preparation of her first novel "Lake People"    being released in February, 2013.

Preorder a copy or stop by the Gilford Library to say hello and hear about her story.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Very Special Conversation

with Santa and Mrs. Claus.



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Nothin'.... but SWEET

This young lad and his Meme were not searching for silver and gold like Yukon Cornelius....but they certainly found a "sweet" afternoon at the Gilford Public Library decorating gingerbread houses with a bounty of confections!



Saturday, December 8, 2012


A Pearl Harbor survivor, gives his wife of 66 years a kiss on the cheek at a gathering in his honor for his service to our country during World War II.  The joy of my job sometimes is after the photograph is taken and I get the opportunity to talk to the people I photograph and hear more of "their story".  For this couple it started with a letter written out of kindness from a young lady to a young man stationed in Hawaii with the US Navy in 1939.  To hear them speak of their meeting through those letters and marriage to follow you would think it was yesterday and you could see the sparkle in their eyes.  Then to hear Walter speak of that fateful day in December of 1941, tearing up several times but continuing on with his story knowing it is such an important one to tell, you can feel his emotion and sorrow for the countless lives lost that day.

Remember our veterans.... thank our veterans.... listen to their stories.... let them know you care.

Such an honor to have met you both,


When A Community Comes Together....

It's together that we can touch the "STARS"

They came from many towns within the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

 at Jump 'n Joy in Belmont with their 1st annual "Jump a Thon"....

 to Pub Mania at Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford where "Pub Maniacs" certainly did "answer the call"
To Skate Escape in Laconia for their 2nd annual "Skate a Thon"

Plus hundreds more ~

....all to benefit the children of the Lakes Region through the 2012 WLNH Children's Auction

God Bless each and every one of you!


Friday, December 7, 2012

A Very Broadway Christmas

opening tonight at the Winniepsaukee Playhouse in Weirs Beach.   

A wonderful Cabaret full of Christmas Cheer!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Magic begins..... today

A most special event where our community opens their hearts

"for the kids"

 the annual WLNH Children's Auction



Thursday, November 29, 2012

the importance of a photograph

I received an email this morning that brought a smile and tear to my eye.  It was a simple gesture of thanks for taking a family photograph and what that photo meant to her family.  A gentle reminder to never forget the importance of a single photograph.  

For some it is the process of taking the photograph itself.  The act of being connected with the people around you... the fun you have together and those special moments you've shared.

for others... as "painful" as the picture taking process is ;) is the final result that has frozen a place in time that will forever bring a smile to your eyes.    



Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Black Friday

...was a most beautiful shade of blue.

A warm day by our standards in New Hampshire for late November.  Not a breathe of wind in the air making the lake as calm as I've ever seen it along with a chance to take flight with Lakes Biplane over Lake Winnipesaukee.  I'll take Blue Friday any day over Black Friday!



Monday, November 12, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall into Winter

A wonderful sense of beauty as warm fall days of color fade towards the gray of winter.

If I could paint with a brush this is what would appear on the canvas from this morning ~ but I'll stick with painting with a camera in hand.



Wednesday, October 24, 2012


These birds caught my eye while I was shooting a sporting event..... only for a few seconds.

Click the BIRDS to see their flight.



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Making a Connection

 For Donna, a 13 year survivor....being able to hold her grandchildren was on her bucket list.   Her daughter being a child herself at the time of her diagnosis.

 For Ann, Tammie and Kim ....walking together side by side for their dear friend, Jennifer, who lost her battle with cancer in August of this year.
Walk hand in hand....    there is strength in your connection.



Monday, October 22, 2012

Ashley at the Inn

...on the Lake.



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Something Just Didn't Feel Right....

on "That Dark and Stormy Night"

sending "tremors" through all of us!

To shake with laughter go see the Streetcar Company production of "A Dark and Stormy Night" beginning Friday evening in the Laconia High School auditorium.

More photos from rehearsal here



Monday, October 15, 2012


a drive through

Ramblin' Vewe



Saturday, October 13, 2012

A New Arrival...

....due to make an entrance in a couple of weeks!



Friday, October 12, 2012

Established in 1809

Sharing of history...

and showing appreciation and gratitude



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Catching Sunbeams

 on an early fall morning


Monday, October 8, 2012

An Engagement


Perfect fall day along the shore of Lake Winnisquam.



Sunday, September 30, 2012

Life's Not About Waiting

for storms to pass....

                                                       's about learning to "DANCE IN THE RAIN"



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Going Back in Time

to the year 1912

for an evening aboard the Titanic.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Different Looks

 I love finding different looks just by walking around the yard.

Gram stopped by to put a few things in the barn and we wrangled her for a quick photo.

So glad we did!



Monday, September 24, 2012

Girls in the Garden

A couple of beautiful, young ladies....

 strolling through the family's gardens from years past.
Their personalities shining in the afternoon sun.