lamu :: dhow races.


lamu dhow racing, maulidi 2010.

lamu island is renowned for its annual dhow races which occur during major festivals and celebrations throughout the year. earlier this year, during maulidi – the multi-day celebration of the prophet’s birthday – i was fortunate to be on the island during the races and aboard the magnificent dhow felice chasing the racing dhows! it was exhilarating to watch the dhows tack back and forth through the channel, and crazy when one capsized — there are so many men on the boats, it’s amazingly controlled chaos!



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lamu island, kenya – 2010:

part I :: lamu :: shela village.

part II :: lamu :: maulidi.

part III :: lamu :: dhow races.

part IV :: lamu :: shela primary school.

part V :: kiwayu :: island life.

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women by women.

dc fotoweek + wpow = fantastic photo exhibition!


unkonda, thrilled to be back in shela, lamu island, kenya, laughs aboard felice.

i am so excited to announce that the above image was chosen to be included in WPOW’s annual photo exhibition women by women.” i absolutely love this portrait (and the subject!) and i am so proud to see it on display this week in dc! unkonda is an incredible woman with an exuberant spirit and infectious energy. her magnificent laugh and broad smile are among her best features and just looking at this image makes me so happy! the photo was taken earlier this year off the coast of kenya, but unkonda is currently working with the peace corps in burkina faso. i miss her and her amazing laugh, but i am so proud of the work she is doing and count myself lucky to call her my friend.

the juried show features the work of some of dc’s most notable photographers and i am so honored to be among them! the images are on display during fotoweek at AYN studio in dc from 11/5 – 11/14, with the opening reception on tuesday november 9th. below in an excerpt from WPOW’s event page and you can read more about the show is HERE.

“In association with FotoWeekDC, WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington is pleased to announce the opening reception on November 9, 2010 for our annual juried photo exhibition, “Women by Women.” The event is open to the public and a silent print auction will be part of the festivities, the proceeds of which will help WPOW continue our mission to educate the public about the work of women photojournalists. All 16×20 prints will be signed by the photographer.

Images were selected by renowned jurors: New York Times photographer Ruth Fremson, Reuters photographer Larry Downing, and Aperture Books editor Denise Wolff.

The photographers featured in the exhibition are Irene Abdou, Andrea Bruce, Gabriela Bulisova, Mary F. Calvert, Michelle Frankfurter, Alexandra Garcia, Alexis Glenn, Melissa Golden, SERLI, Nikki Kahn, Yanina Manolova, Jenna Isaacson Pfueller, Astrid Riecken, Molly Riley, Jamie Rose, Erin C. Schwartz, Allison Shelley, Vanessa Vick, Sarah L. Voisin, and Jaime Windon.

The prints, which were generously donated by Nations Photo Lab, will also be presented as a national traveling photo exhibition to photojournalism schools.”

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dogs! blonde photo style.

snapshot :: dogs across america.


yuri — shiba inu puppy, 6 months.

over the last few weeks i’ve photographed so many dogs — from the east coast to the west and back again! i absolutely love capturing great images of animals, especially when they have such sweet personalities!

enjoy!

:: sammy ::

:: taj ::

:: dottie ::

:: clarkson ::

:: watson ::

:: cicero ::


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nicole + nick :: in love in park city.

main street, usa.

nothing makes me happier than being able to photograph the people i love, especially ones that are in love!

nicole is one of my very best friends and favorite people in the world — she’s exuberant, hilarious, brilliant, and a fabulous cook — did i mention she’s hilarious? we share the same sense of humor and appreciation for the ridiculous and i miss her being part of my life every day!  im sad that we live so far away from each other now, but i love visiting her in park city, utah. as fabulous as sundance + snow are, i was thrilled to see park city in autumn — perfection! and in all the years ive known nicole i have never seen her happier or more beautiful than she is right now. i was so excited to snap some quick shots of her and her boyfriend nick on main street — they are such a fun couple and truly bring out the best in each other, which makes me so happy.

enjoy!

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harper :: lifestyle family session.

hello harper!

i had the most wonderful time visiting my friend holly + her gorgeous family! it’s been years since i’ve seen her — and our early morning family session was a striking change from our old late night karaoke rendezvous! yay for facebook and fantastic friend (re)connections! holly was just as fun + beautiful as ever, and glowing with happiness! and with good reason — she’s head over heels in love with a hunky hubby and darling new baby! little harper is 8 months old and has the cutest personality (and beautiful face!) and i absolutely loved spending the morning with this family!

enjoy!

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snapshot :: a perfect day.


jess + will :: married! washington, dc.

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