Monday, March 30, 2009

Safe-but not at home

A while back I heard of a photographer's studio burning down, it was in the days of film and all his negatives were lost. I ran into one of his customers and their album could not be completed, how sad.
With the advent of digital imaging we can create multiple back-ups of images and store them off site, in multiple locations.

I use a service called Mozy Home. Every day it synchronizes a back up of the images on my computer to their server in Utah. It does this automatically so I can't forget. In addition we back up our images to DVDs and portable hard drives. Our clients images, many of which are once in a lifetime pics are safe, but not only at home.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


For a few years now I have volunteered for a worthy organization called, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Click on the link to see their website.

I don't publicize it much because I feel it is a service to families and not something to advertise . I thought I would share yesterday's experience because it really touched me.

Yesterday was my birthday and I got a call to go to Metro General Hospital to photograph fraternal twins that were still born. A little boy and girl that were a just over 20 weeks in the womb. I felt very somber that I could observe my birthday, a day that celebrates my birth by being of service to a family that might find it difficult to celebrate little Trevon and Mkyla's birthday every year.

I am blessed that the pictures I take can help people remember significant events in their lives