The BIG Give in 2018...


I happened to be scrolling thru old blog posts and stumbled upon this idea from 2015. It never got the traction I was hoping for so I've got my fingers crossed that it'll happen this time around. C'mon 2018!

NOW, more than ever, we need our stories. They resonate in ways that ground us and make us feel that human connection. They inspire us to live our lives to the fullest and reach out to each other in person...outside of the digital world. They give us hope. They allow us to shine our light.

I can’t tell you how happy and appreciative I am these days.

I’m getting older, sappier…and have my moments, where I can be the grumpy ole, cynical man…

…but mostly, I’m truly happy.


I think a LOT about LIFE.

About time.

About those closest.

Those in need.

…and I find myself wanting to be there…for everyone

…in any capacity that I can.

So much so that it pains me at times.

…and I realize

It’s impossible really.  But still.  I try.

I’ve come to accept it’s just in me.

…and it’s a good problem to have.


So in light of these ramblings…

I want to celebrate.

…and the best way that I can do that with you…

…is to do so in photos.


I truly LOVE telling stories with a camera.

…and for someone out there, I want to tell yours.

…over the course of an entire year.


An entire year.


…and honestly, I don’t want to define too many specifics.

As in, we’ll meet up ‘x’ times on these specific days.


I want this to be fluid.


An open, working, window into your world.

…and we’ll determine the when/where, life and it’s ever changing moments and circumstances…move us.

A celebration of the everyday.

Your story.

What’s it going to cost you?

Your time -- which I know is truly valuable.

Your willingness to be who you are…and share your story.


What you’ll receive?

A kick ass series of photos, documenting your story over the course of a year.

…and I mean…KICK ASS.

Keepsakes for a lifetime.


So there it is.


If you’re in Baltimore or close by, jump on this opportunity.

It’s a great one ( least I think so. Crazy perhaps).

If you’re outside the area, you can still participate by nominating someone…

…or perhaps you’ll decide that the session fees saved are worth rolling into travel costs to get me to you.

Yep. Have camera. Will travel.


This should be fun.

Are you in? ….or know someone that should be?:


Send an email to with the following:

-Photo of the individual/family/business

-Tell me a little about you, where you’re located and why I should be documenting your world for a year

-Preferred way for me to reach out to you if you’re chosen


To encourage participation, this BIG give will only occur if we get a minimum of 58 entries (it’s a lucky number).

So jump aboard. 

SHARE this please.


I hope to be telling your story soon…