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Today, with the hurricane barreling down on Myrtle Beach, SC where my sister lives, I’ve had little else on my mind. She’s staying there with her husband so they can take care of her elderly father-in-law who can’t leave. It’s made me think a lot of this photograph called “Adrift” I did of my son, Jobe, years ago there. Jobe and I were playing in the ocean and he was on a little surfboard. During one of the quieter moments, when the waves were separating us from everyone else around, I grabbed this shot with one of those crappy waterproof Kodak disposable cameras and it captured one of the most meaningful images of my child I’ve ever taken. There are...

Savannah’s Softball Portrait Session : Myrtle Beach, SC

Occasionally, the photo gods smile on me a little more than usual – an unexpected thing for sure at 5:30 in the morning on a sweltering Myrtle Beach morning… Meet Savannah, a softball playing beauty who could give any supermodel a run for their money. Rarely have I photographed someone who has such ease and poise in front of the camera. No matter what I asked her to do, she accomplished it as though it was the most natural thing in the world. Now, I am as camera shy as they come – most photographers are (a dirty little secret we don’t want people to know!) And in today’s camera saturated world, most people have an automatic and practiced smile...