Category Archives: travel

Valley of Fire

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From a day trip to the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada with some photographer friends. Incredible place! And then a quick stop at the Hoover Dam on our way back.

Colorado ski weekend

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Journey

I don’t usually open with words, but this is not one of my usual posts.

Four days after Christmas, my father passed away suddenly, at the age of 83. He had been in the hospital with some complications from a hip fracture when his heart just stopped.

He had lived in Dallas for 50+ years, but we chose to bury him in his hometown in southern Illinois, where he grew up and where his parents are buried. Illinois always felt like home to him, and it seemed like the right place to all of us. This is the story of the road trip my husband, brother, and I took to my dad’s final resting place.

Warning: I included a photo of the open casket below.

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27-lawrenceville-documentary-photographer28-lawrenceville-documentary-photographer29-lawrenceville-documentary-photographer30-lawrenceville-documentary-photographer31-lawrenceville-documentary-photographerMy favorite blanket ever. We brought it with us in the car, to the hotel, everywhere. They made fun of me, but this blanket is amazing.

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My grandmother

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My grandfather, with the tent in the background so you can see how close my dad is to them.

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Congress Street on a cold day

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West Iceland

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The final installment of my Iceland photos. These are from northwest coast of Iceland, including the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Breidafjördur Bay.

Check out the rest of the Iceland images here, here, here, and here.