I got to spend a stellar afternoon in the Virginia countryside with Jessie and Jake, their daughter June, and their dog Solha. Jake met Solha while he was deployed to Afghanistan and upon his return, the family worked to adopt her and bring her to the U.S. Jessie Knadler, the author of the piece and [...]
My niece recently turned 5 and I found myself at another one of her birthday parties. I don’t have children of my own, so these gatherings are rare for me, unlike the parents in attendance at this party who seem to go to one or two every weekend. You may recall I photographed Emerson’s 4th [...]
If you told me five years ago I’d be taking pictures of children jumping on the bed in the presidential suite at the Four Seasons in Georgetown, I’d laugh, you know, because that’s just too awesome. Thank yous all around to Inc., the Four Seasons and the ladies of Poshbrood for making this a fun [...]
My niece recently celebrated her birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The dark, dank den of arcade games and animatronic entertainment that I remember fondly from my youth has been replaced by a much brighter, more sterile franchise. The lighting is what kills me. The best part of 1980s Chuck E. Cheese’s was that you got [...]
After a harrowing pregnancy, my nephew was born last week. His name is Ryder Jack Golden and when he grows up, he will play baseball.
The following images represent the most significant personal events of my year, from the death of my grandfather, to my Lasik surgery , to meeting my remarkable boyfriend and moving to Los Angeles.
In my earliest memories, I recall a man with a gigantic video camera on his shoulder. My grandfather, Perry Golden, was the self-designated cameraman for the decades-long saga that was the Golden Family Experience. He filmed everything- every mundane hour of every family gathering. The cameras got smaller and better, but he eventually stopped shooting. [...]
I took a break from regular updates last week as the relations converged on the Golden household. The Gilmores came from Atlanta and LA to visit the Goldens who are all in DC. It was a perfect storm of ridiculousness that I managed to take in stride with a cocktail in one hand and a [...]
I went to Santa Barbara for the weekend for a family trip and this is what it looked like to me:
Last month, I shadowed Paul Joegriner for a story that ran on the front page of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Once again, they did a nice job with both the article and slideshow. It’s becoming slightly redundant for me to say that I enjoyed my day following so and so around, because I always enjoy [...]
I photographed Cathy Renna and Leah McElrath as they took their daughter Rosemary to school for a USA TODAY story about a bill before the Washington City Council that would allow same-sex couples to marry. Cathy and Leah have already been married to each other twice. The first time was in a religious ceremony and [...]