Newborn baby boy floating on white background, peeing into the air

Behind the Scenes | Peeing Baby | Commercial Photography

Publishers hire commercial photographers to make images for various types of books. I am not and never had been, a baby photographer. But in 2003 when Random House bought my idea for, “Baby: An Owner’s Manual,” I decided to take…

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Couple getting dogs ready for hike by lake. Dog Lifestyle in Oregon.

Commercial Lifestyle Photography | Certainty and Serendipity

As a commercial photographer, I love the tightrope between certainty and serendipity. Fortunately, I get to walk that tightrope a lot while shooting lifestyle photos that involve both people and animals. Lifestyle photography can be challenging, especially when you don’t…

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Product photographer image of Cheers martini glasses with liquid splash and olive garnish. Packaging photography.

Product Packaging Photography | The Story Behind Cheers!

Recently, I was going through some of my photos with a creative director who was curious about which photos in my portfolio were my favorites, and why. As I told her about some of the images, she mentioned that most…

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