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Story Behind the Picture: Piano Keys

These little – well, not as little as the used to be – hands belong to a kid who’s only been taking piano lessons for one year. Why only one? Because he likes to write his own music and do his own thing, and until he was eight, he’d refused to let anyone...

Story Behind the Picture: Color it In

I think this may be the first proper “story behind the picture” for 2013, so I feel this image is a suitable excuse as to why I’ve been neglecting the blog. After four fantastic (and extremely long) days at the New York International Gift Fair this...

Story Behind the Picture: Almost Christmas

This story is coming a little late in the day, but I planned it that way. My 10-day-old nephew (and his mom, of course) visited our home tonight. Naturally, this meant my camera was out and I was photographing, constantly. There are a few things that I learned...

Story Behind the Pictures: A Day in the Orchard

I couldn’t have picked a more perfect day to travel to the orchard with two dozen kindergarteners: the sky, clear of clouds, was brilliant blue and the sun kept the early fall chill in check. We spent hours running through the cornstalk maze, picking apples,...

Story Behind the Picture: Waiting

My child learned to swim this summer. This might not be a terribly interesting statement, until you have a little more detail to go with it. My child is in third grade. My child struggled with a fear of putting his head underwater his entire life. Just asking my child...