Category: Musings

2017 Year in Review: Surviving Then, Thriving Now

old man fishing on the sea with a rod

  Dear 2017: what can we say about you, other than we’re glad to see your backside? We went through quite an upheaval in our personal lives this past year. It certainly was a year of stretching and growing, but there were growing pains, and when it comes down to it, we maybe should have… Read more »

Painting With Light: A Spiritual Take on a Photography Career

This article appears online and in print in U.S. Catholic magazine’s August 2017 issue. An except is below. Read the full article here. I remember the following from the life of 14-year-old me: A search for something larger and more meaningful than the place and time I occupied A voice that struggled to be heard… Read more »

The Perfect (for Us) Wedding Photography Clients

In a recent conversation with a friend who is starting out on her own as a professional holistic organizer, she recounted the process of identifying her “perfect client.” On top of starting this new career, she’s a busy mom of two small children, so it’s essential that her marketing efforts focus on finding the clients who… Read more »

Year in Review: 2016 By the Numbers

  2016 marks the first calendar year of Tipping Point Photography as a full-time venture…and adventure! The year by the numbers: =10 states visited with our cameras, including the east and west coasts; =one epic bicycling adventure, photographed and chronicled on The Chainlink; other sports photography fun with cyclocross races, marathons and two spirited bike… Read more »

On Loss, Recalibration and Reclaiming Life

Two years. It’s been two years since we lost our best friend–our “heart dog”. She wasn’t a dog, really. She was a human living among us in a short, muscular, wiggly, furry, four-pawed body. She loved enthusiastically and unconditionally. The feeling was mutual. The first year of her absence was hard. Physically, the loss manifested… Read more »

Portrait of Fatherhood: Snapshots

I have worked with a lot of families over the years, and my primary observation is this: being a parent is hard. I think being a dad is especially hard because much of what children really need to thrive–affection, attention, compassion and patience, among many other attributes–are things that men may have the capacity for,… Read more »