A couple of weeks ago I went to the Phipps Conservatory to take some photographs for a photography “project” that I’m working on. They had their winter flower show going on, so of course, there were lots of poinsettias. Here are some photos from the day.



green leaves

This flower was amazing at it was half red, half white. It looked like a mutation of sorts.

red and white flower

There were some beautiful orchids. I thought these looked a little Aggie maroon.

maroon orchid

yellow orchid

I will be heading back to Phipps again soon for an engagement portrait shoot. It’s one of the best places to go for good “outside” photos during the winter.

martha - Liam really likes the flowers. We were also looking at the other sections of your website and he got super excited at the children’s section and when we found our family portraits. He kept saying “dada.” He also spotted you and Albert and was excited.

First Post and Leafy Sea Dragons

Welcome to my blog!

I’ve been wanting to start a photography blog for some time now, but I have been short on just that thing–time. With the Christmas and New Year’s slow down, I’ve finally been able to put it together. Now I just have to find the time to keep it updated!

I have a lot of back-tracking to do, so be prepared for some “old” material the first few weeks. Speaking of which, a few weeks ago Jay and I headed to the
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
when they were offering free entry with the donation of a canned good. I’m afraid the zoo was not much to speak of–most of the animals were seeking shelter from the winter cold in their “habitats”–but we did enjoy seeing “dragons” at the aquarium. Yes, there are dragons that apparently swim the seas around Australia. They’re called Leafy Sea Dragons, and they’re incredible to watch as they “glide” through the water. Jay thought it would be fun to own one, until he found out that they are next to impossible to buy and also very difficult to keep. So, no sea dragons for us.