In many ways I feel like I should start this first blog post the same way Meg Ryan begins her email to Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail: “I like to start my notes to you as if we’re already in the middle of a conversation. I pretend that we’re the oldest and dearest friends – as opposed to what we actually are, people who don’t know each other’s names.”

 So, I will pretend we are already in the middle of a conversation. Welcome to this space where I will do my best to tell stories and share images of the people I’m lucky enough to work with.

Please meet Lou – the best surprise of the year and newest addition for my dear friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of child he becomes; his loves and dislikes, his personality, his favorite memory. But for now, I’m content to enjoy his squishy cheeks and cuddling.