Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Wonderful Photo Day in the Garden at Saint Mark's School

Our photo days at Saint Mark's School in San Rafael reminded me why I love Mugshots. Over the years I have been blessed to have been the creative "eye" for many families in my community. I crawled on the floor with babies and chased down toddlers. I made a fool of myself for many a school aged child. But once I committed myself to working in the schools there was a whole new level of documentation. Now instead of one child or a couple of siblings I was committing myself to hundreds of individuals in a day.

As I continuously preach to my photographers "each and every child is an individual, each one deserves the passion of your eye." I recognize saying it and living it can sometimes be at odds with one another when there is an endless line of kids, changing light, noise and school day concerns. Last week, I had the joy of returning to Saint Marks School. Before my camera were smiling faces who I have been watching grow for years. From timid kindergartners to blossoming 8th graders in a garden that has grown from an idea to a bountiful space alive with food and wild life. How blessed am I? Pretty darn content. How beautiful were the photos the kids and I created? Truly special.

Thanks to Cindy Erlich for her great attitude and help each photo day. And much appreciation and respect to Headmaster Damon Kirby as moves on to new adventures leaving a legacy worthy of 24 years of his nurture and care.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

San Francisco School Loves MugsyClicks!!!

A Super Endorsement from Julie Galles at The San Francisco School
for MugsyClicks!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The San Francisco School is FUN!

It was a warm and wonderful school photo day at The San Francisco School on Friday, September 10, 2010.  A particularly heartfelt one for me as it was my son,  and Mugshots photographer, Jarreau's 27th.  We had the privilege of working together creating really beautiful images in the Adventure Garden of The San Francisco School.  What a great staff and delightful students.  Truly a pleasant way to celebrate Jarreau!  Later we went to The Ramp and relished the fabulous SF weather.  I had many dreams for my son on the day he was born but real life has been much better than I ever imagined.  Happy Birthday dear son... thanks for enriching our lives with your tender heart and amazing talent!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

School Photo Day Tips and Hints for Teachers

It is always exciting for me to see my "finger thoughts" out in the world. When Education World contacted me regarding writing an article focused on school photo day advice I was delighted to share. Our goal at MugsyClicks is to make beautiful portraits of not only students, but the attending adults as well,  so having an opportunity to share good practices was a treat!

Education World ® Professional Development Center: School Photo Day Made Easy: Tips for Teachers, Parents, And Students