A River Series | Featuring Selah | 2017

A new series.  I have always loved the dark water just as the sun has gone beyond the horizon.  How the light dances on the ripples of black.  It has always been one of my favorite times to photograph my boys on the river. 

I was honored when Selah asked me to take her senior portraits and I knew she would be a beautiful candidate for this project.  Of course she was totally game when I explained my idea. I have always admired her confidence, her ability to push the envelope, her strength and most of all her intellect.  Here are just a few from our session (there were so many even before we got to the river that I will need another post later!).  Thank you Selah. xo


*Is this River Session something you could see yourself doing?  If so, message me at leekriel@gmail.com.  The season is changing, the water not as warm, but come early summer, the conditions would be ideal.  

Monday Musings | September 2017


Happy Labor Day...a few links, if you are bored...

We started Ozark on Netflix, but it has me filled with angst.  (I need a break from all of that in our current climate).  This documentary, filmed locally in Baltimore looks more appealing and I can't wait to see. 

Cooler weather has me excited about soup.  This chowder looks good.

"As my son’s limitations became clearer, I found it harder every year
to write a vision statement for his I.E.P. Then he showed us how."  Love.  

Hurricane Harvey.  Giving money here, because...in their mission statement.  "...we meet human needs in His name without discrimination".

Flooding trapped workers at a Mexican bakery for two days. They spent it baking for Harvey victims.

I love these jeans and loafers.  Even better than that, they are at my favorite local boutique.  Ask for Wendy.

12 Things That Will Be Cheaper At Whole Foods Starting Now

Influenced by biases against urban education, parents are moving away from city schools and contributing to segregation in the process.

Listening to Like a Sinking Stone, Isaac Alexander.

New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  Easy way to call your rep and have your voice heard.

After a hike in Maine last summer, I am ready to explore more on foot.  Walks of a Lifetime might serve as a good source.

How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry

This feed has me crying tears of laughter.

This skateboard video, about determination.