Friday, September 28, 2007

Back from Lightpro

I just returned from a fabulous week on Captiva Island off the West coast of Florida. I was there for Lightpro expo. I had the pleasure of meeting and learning from some of the best photographers in the country. One evening was pure magic. A few of us went to the beach to take photos during sunset. Immediately we saw dolphins swimming close the shore in circles. Then, while in the water hundreds of fish started jumping out of the water around us. This went on for about 20 minutes. Right after that we saw what we thought was a whale, but then we figured it was a manatee. The sunset was amazing and on our walk back we saw the largest moon I've ever seen in my life. Incredible.

I had to leave the convention early to get back to photograph a wedding, but while waiting for my connecting flight I got an excited call from one of my friends letting me know that I won second place in the photo competition. It was an incredible experience and I can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Bahamas baby

My kids announced today that they are sick of summer. There is definitely something nice about Fall. Ethan likes to sing a made up song with the lyrics: "I like nothing but normal days." I'm with him. I like the routine and simplicity that comes along with the new year. Still, I'm sure I'll miss summer. This past summer I attended an all-girl photography conference called "Chicks that Click" in the Bahamas. I took Glenn along as the kept husband and he golfed while I studied hard. Well, maybe not that hard...

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Every time I look at these boys, I have to smile. They are unbelievably cute. I'm so happy I had a chance to photograph them.

I even got them to pose with their new "Tamar London Photography" t-shirts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Welcome to the world of blogging

I've been wanting to publish a blog for over a year, and always felt too swamped to get started. I'm finally taking the plunge. I figure this will be a great way to stay in touch with all of my clients/friends. In my blog I'll share recent sessions and professional news, as well as personal stuff.

Since I'm going to share some personal things too, I will start with some terribly sad news. My best friend from childhood died during childbirth on June 23. Jennifer was a midwife in Florida. She experienced birthing pains on June 21 and went to her birthing center. She was taken to the hospital with severe signs of pre-eclampsia. She lost consciousness on the way to the OR to have an emergency C-section. She never regained consciousness. Jennifer was kept on life support for two days so that she could be an organ donor.

Lila Jennifer was born healthy and is doing well.

I can find no rhyme or reason in all of this. Jennifer was in a loving relationship and was happier than she'd ever been. She was dedicated to making the world a better place, an attitude that was reflected in everything she did - from managing a health food store years ago and her care for the environment, to her work as a midwife.

Jennifer and I had a tumultuous relationship. I loved her with all my heart and felt protective of her always; but I couldn't always be the friend she wanted me to be. We had falling out about a year ago and hadn't spoken since. I hope she knew how much I loved her, and still do...

(That's Jennifer on the right, and me on the left, back in 1978 and in 1989.)