Thursday, December 30, 2010


I can't say enough wonderful & hilarious things about this family. I think the pictures tell you exactly what kind of family they are, and I leaped for joy in my heart when they agreed to let me dress them in charlie chaplin moustaches and drag a couch up to Garden of the Gods for a fun-filled photo shoot. One thing I hope doesn't come through the photographs is the temperature... cause I couldn't feel my fingers and my props were being blown about by ice cold gusts of hurricane. And I couldn't blog this without giving a shout-out to one of my best pals, David Rau, who single-handedly hauled that couch up the huge rock next to Balanced Rock. I did indeed bust out in choruses of "Whatta Man" while he made the trek up with a sofa on his back.

Long story short: this family rules. Each one so unique. Each one so beautiful. Each one SO FUNNY. We should all wanna be Skattebos.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What's Wrong? (inspired by Highlights Magazine)

Photographing bed & breakfasts has its upsides, for sure - staying in beautiful inns for free, getting to sample their delicious menus, shooting in my sweatpants... the list could go on! But, since one of my favorite magazines as a child was Highlights (y'all remember that one?), which featured an illustration on the back called "What's Wrong?" where you were supposed to spot the weird things going on... fish with sunglasses, mohawks on chimpmunks, birds swimming... you know, the usual. The not-so-upside of b&b photography are the mishaps, but I just realized they would be great material for the "What's Wrong?" game, so I've included a few here to show the not-so-polished side of the work. Who knows? Maybe you'll get a toy if you can find them all...

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