This is the last of the portrait sessions I photographed while in Kansas. I have enjoyed photographing the Gorecki family many times, as they travel to North Carolina often to visit the spa they own here. But this was the first time I’d seen their home – this is the piano area of their living room – pretty gorgeous, don’t you think?

Alexis…

The more formal image of the family, in front of their home.

And the way more relaxed image, all dressed up for winter, in front of the fire!

An compilation of Ocean:

Their friend’s daughter just graduated…congrats!

Ireland is a fantastic subject. I’ve captured such a range of expressions from her over time – but this is a new one. The diva, disturbed at the intrusion of my very presence at that moment.

Before I left, we went up to Ocean’s room – this photograph was taken on his bed, with a lamp on the left, a white pillowcase underneath for reflection, a window open behind us and a simple moment of attention before he crawled into my lap….