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A Picture of Your Heart
Friday, January 04, 2019
A Picture of Your Heart

A Picture of Your Heart - Pictures That Move - LA Photographers Since moving to LA, I've thought a lot about how I want to market myself here as a wedding, portrait and event photographer. I knew before unpacking my first box that I would be one of a gazillion other talented photographers here. (Dear Lord there are some amazing creatives out here.) But it's invited me to do some soul searching to find what it is, I feel, that makes me different.My first intuitive answer? There is room for ALL of us! We're ALL here with individual gifts, and there is no limit to what we can contribute to the tapestry! We're ALL needed, and we ALL have a place. All hands (and hearts) on deck!  My ...

Honoring the Unclaimed in Los Angeles
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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Honoring the Unclaimed - Kukucka Photography, LA I had the opportunity this morning to do something I've wanted to do for a few years now.Every year there is a multi-faith, public memorial here in LA - the annual Burial of the Unclaimed - something that has taken place since 1896. The cremains of all the unclaimed souls are buried together. All those who passed alone - without a family, without a friend, without anyone knowing that they left this plane - and for some, that they ever even existed. Today I had the privilege to stand with so many others who braved this unusually cold and rainy day to say that their lives DID matter, and they DID NOT leave unnoticed. (Interesting that on ...

My Return to LA - Los Angeles Photography
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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I lived in Los Angeles for about 14 years, but came back to the Pittsburgh area (my hometown) to be closer to my aging parents, somewhere around 2005. I didn't know it then, but could easily suspect in retrospect, that I would stay back east long enough to lovingly walk both parents Home - along with two siblings - and I wouldn't change a moment of it. Having only known the bond of a big family - shit and all - I'm so grateful to still have my beloved sister and best friend Jan, on this side of the veil, as well as our brother Mike. I jokingly tell Jan that we're the "last of the Kennedys", as we were part of a large, incredibly bonded family, well known in the small western Pennsylvania ...

Frank and Douglas
Friday, November 16, 2018
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Frank and Douglas - LGBTQ Portraiture in LA / Pittsburgh It's been a few weeks since I posted anything new, and now that I'm all settled in my new home in Los Angeles, I thought I would post a few favorite photos from my last session in Pittsburgh, just before I left last month. Lucky me that it was with a couple as sweet as Douglas and Frank.This adorable couple was married a few weeks ago, and they wanted to commemorate this time in their journey with a portrait session. What a wonderful way to send me off!Here are just a few of my favorites ... 

Portrait Photography in Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Some Recent and Favorite Portrait Sessions As I wind down my 2018 wedding and portrait session, and my business here in Pittsburgh, I wanted to share some of the sessions I've had this past month that I haven't had time to share individually. It's been such a wonderful summer of small, intimate weddings (my favorite kind!), children and family portrait sessions, graduation and senior sessions, engagement sessions, and even a proposal or two. I've also spent the summer working on my This Is Me Photography site, as I'm beyond excited to market this new idea to the acting and modeling market in Los Angeles - as well as a new way to present yourself online in a social or business ...