Close

Farm Family Photos: April 1st & 2nd

farmfamilyphoto2s

The grass is green and the baby animals are bouncing… Come celebrate spring with Family Photos at Windrush Farm:

$250 for 30 mins (includes 5 high resolution digital files of your choice)
$450 for an hour (includes 10 high resolution digital files of your choice)
Additional images will be available for purchase.

Please wear clothes/shoes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a colorful blanket we can spread out in the grass.

To schedule your session, please follow the link below and select your preferred time slot:

http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/c2369b83-d535-4dfc-bd12-b96aa13ecb9e/bookappointment

*We will do our best to take photos with baby animals, but because they are baby animals, we can not guarantee they will always cooperate. But no matter what, we will get get cute photos of your family on a farm…

paigegreen-heather92910-248s

I want to learn how to drive a monster truck in 2016….

paigegreen11102015-000014890001sSaid my four-year-old, after my very inspirational and thought-provoking lesson on new year’s resolutions.

020315paigegreenSarahEntrup-0230s

I was hoping for, “I want to help more in the kitchen,”

paigegreen05292015-544A98872s

Or, “pick up trash on the beach.”

paigegreenInverness-13420005s

But unfortunately I don’t get to pick his new year’s resolutions… just my own.

paigegreenEmmaSam06072015_0877s

And this year I am dragging my feet into the new year.

paigegreenXeroOpenFieldFarm11162015-250s

Because I am a little terrified.

paigegreen04262015-544A1679sLife is moving much too fast. 

paigegreenXeroOpenFieldFarm11162015-227s

While I am so incredibly ready for some long overdue and very exciting changes that are coming in 2016…

paigegreenLindsay102715-000010780002sI am not ready (and never will be) for other 2016 changes…

christmas2015-544A508024 years of Carbondale Christmases at my grandparents’ house ended this year.

christmas2015-544A5283s

Last summer my grandfather announced that he is moving to a retirement home in Chicago by the end of January.

christmas2015-544A5475s

While we all know this is the best decision for him…

paigegreenGrandpafilm-000003990002s

If we could put it off a little longer we would.

paigegreenBoys122015-000084120007s

But just like we can’t choose other people’s new year’s resolutions…

IMG_1436e

Unfortunately we don’t get to control their actions either… just our own.

paigegreenMeno11072015-034s

So it is another reminder that life is short and we only get one chance to get it right.

paigegreenYosemite15-Juliet000000230004-s

In trying to figure out what new year’s resolutions I should make, to help prepare me for the emotional hurdles of 2016…

paigegreen10132015-544A1388s

And in honor of this being my tenth anniversary as a professional photographer and my twentieth year out of high school,

paigegreen-Kim91911-039

I did some journal digging while I was at my mom’s house for Christmas and I found some notes I wrote on January 22nd, 2006, from a website that was giving advice to photographers.

paigegreenBeth10182015-084s

Since I did not take much of that advice 10 years ago, it seems fitting that I write them again, in the hopes that it won’t take me another 10 years to get them done.

Life/Photography goals for 2016:

paigegreen06202015-544A3320s

Find your own vision and develop a style that will set you apart from the 30,000 other people who want your job.

paigegreenLindsay10272015-037sFind a subject you love and spend 10 hours a day, every day, photographing and editing.

paigegreenCloverdale072015-000002660006s

Study all major photographers’ work and life. Study all major painters, writers and composers’ work and life.

26250006-es

Set a standard for your photography and your professionalism as someone who gets the job done above and beyond the call of duty.

paigegreenHabitat05142015-554-editsDon’t let yourself get in the way of yourself. If it were easy, everyone would be a professional photographer.

paigegreenAlisaRose09212015-163s

Remember you are only as good as your last picture.

paigegreenJessamynfilm-000011830005s

Floss.
paigegreenFibershedLeslie08052015-076s

Keep your overhead low.

Laura25-000014860009bwsStart a retirement account now.

paigegreenEmmaSam06072015_1418s

Keep your credit rating as close to perfect as possible – pay bills on time.

paigegreenBeach082015-000074240010s

Keep a separate account for taxes and divert a percentage that is equivalent to your tax rate. Always pay taxes on time.

paigegreenMargaretAlex08292015-0561s

Don’t be afraid to ask for an advance for large jobs.

544A0165Don’t piss people off unless absolutely necessary.

paigegreen06182015-544A1651s

Get liability insurance.

dec2015-544A8934s

Diversify client base.

paigegreenDaVero07292015-093s

Register copyright on everything.

paigegreenAnnPoe08222015-036 Get model releases whenever you can.

paigegreenSEB11182015-0366

Make sure everyone is clear, in writing, who gets what, for how long, how much.

chateaustjean-s

Never leave home without your camera, be ready always.

paigegreenTylerYoung11152015-000004950012s

Always be professional: equipment, dress, knowledge, research client.

paigegreenAnnPoe08232015-045s

Call before to let client know what to expect and call immediately after to let them know how it went – without talking about images.

paigegreenEmmaSam06072015_1216s

Edit immediately and deliver.

paigegreenBetsySkelton08242015-088s

Assist but don’t get stuck assisting.

paigegreenOperaHouse6192015-177s

Study as much work as you can – try to figure out how images were made and get inspiration for your own images.

paigegreenSpring2015-000000230003s

Think about stock photography.

paigegreenSarahDan12012015-138s

Family is forever – everything else is not.

paigegreenBeach082015-000074250012s

Take a workshop.
_MG_8056

Don’t neglect your personal work.

paigegreen032015-000034750003s

Learn how to relate to people.

paigegreenFibershed06142015_385s

Find 50 strangers, introduce yourself, shoot a portrait that says something about who they are not just what they do.

paigegreenSEB11192015-0895s

Invest.

paigegreenCloverdale072015-000002660007s

Have fun.

paigegreenCarlyDan06272015-0955s

Happy 2016 and here’s to learning how to drive a monster truck through all that life has to offer.

 

Happy 2015: Once in a Lifetime…

Well, it’s that time of year again…paigegreen2014paigegreenAOCSF082014-017-1

Meaning it’s time to dig through the memories of last year…

paigegreen2014544A6781

Pull out the highlights…

paigegreen2014000059570002

And make big plans for the coming year…

paigegreen201406042014june_44A0021

Thing is, I have been chasing big plans for the past 15 years…

paigegreen2014IMG_0095

Finding a job turned into building a career…

paigegreen201403022014_44A0019

Six years of saying, “my boyfriend Arann,” turned into five years of saying, “my husband Arann…”

paigepageKellyAaron100514-331

One great dog love was lost and another amazing dog love was found…

paigegreenAOC91414-027

Paying the rent turned into paying the mortgage…

paigegreen2014544A6641

And two people became four…

paigegreen2014IMG_0928

So now that all the important life boxes have been checked…

paigegreen2014000091270010

I have a lot of brain space that is available for rent…

paigegreen2014000083690004

But instead of searching for the next big thing…

paigegreen2014070-maine72-maine000086570004

I would rather slow life down…

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

And celebrate how amazing things are right now…

paigegreen201407202014_44A0092

Because the most important lesson I learned from 2014…

paigegreen2014000059570006

Is that life does not always go as you planned…

paigegreen-maine-000086570001

And it all can change so fast without any warning

480015_10151516369424757_1917589774_n

So in 2015, I am looking for more of this…

paigegreenLizJanell101114-0492

paigegreenAOC91414-103

paigegreen2014000005910007

paigegreen2014paigegreenEdwinTammara110714-062

paigegreen2014045-maine46-maine000086580012

paigegreen2014paigegreenHA-000013940012

paigegreen2014paigegreenRoseKahn110214-107

paigegreen201402122014-tomales23980003

paigegreen2014paigepageKellyAaron100514-495

paigegreen2014paigegreenAnna110514-050And less of this…

paigegreen2014paigegreenBigFlip-DC102114-0427

Because hopefully there will be more harvests…

paigegreen2014paigegreenDaVero92414-088More drinks…paigegreen2014Paige_Green_Peets_DUO_WIP2_v2_FINAL_Rd1(2)More cook books…breadrevolution2014

More clothes…

fibershed41914

And more weddings…paigepageDaniAdam092014-0579

 

But these two will only be like this…

boys

Once in a Lifetime.

paigegreen2014544A7025

So Happy 2015 (five days late.) Here is to a year of no big plans.

 

 

 

 

Well, if we have to grow old…

72arann-chicken_6497

At least we get to grow old together…

_44A0060

And at least we know we’ll have fun while we are doing it…

99paigegreen-0408_0001

_44A0065

 

05254_20798255019_6171_n

98mg_0610

74arann-hot_mg_0005

103213_94503005019_3166440_n

1213309_415236470019_6130861_n

453213_94494130019_7405714_n

83beach08-arann-g-pa

289503_10150394835965020_576502699_o

69arann_0038web

92gsfb-murphys-_0003

4629314_424428165019_7719802_n

81arannFH010004

280176_10150319552215020_6006088_o

17pa-travels-57550002

80arann54720009

18HAH-PREG-73500004

84christmas11-90660003

85clarksdale1-12-90650003

93HAH612-22840001

21_MG_3914

38121-33013-_MG_8643

79arann713-000063370004

60000076820005

61000076840011

5768100009 2

5423990011 2

95HAHSF2013-_0001  87day11-haharann-68090009

62000083660006

63000091290004 (1)

25038-greenharris71213-000063360008

5223980003

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Chicken…

30_44A0014

I am so glad you are my person…

_44A0066

And I look forward to seeing what happens…

5323990009Next…

Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

Day 26 – MAN-venture…

When I asked HAH if he wanted to go on an adventure today, he said, “A MAN-venture.” Lucky kid gets to spend a lot of time with his dad and his dad’s creative vocabulary.171-harper2yr But today was a family-venture day, which I documented with my Rolleiflex, a medium format film camera, so no photos to share of today, yet.

173-harper2yrFortunately I didn’t share any photos last year, so here are some film photos from our Wisconsin family-venture last summer.

000076820005

Because I am the photographer, it looks like all we ever have are MAN-ventures… but occasionally I can sweet talk Arann in to photographing me so I get to be in a couple of photos too…000076850006Although it is quite funny how miserable we seem in all of these photos… but that is what can happen with slow focusing cameras, just look at any photo of your great-great-grandparents as kids.

000076820006To prove that it was actually a fun trip… here is at least one happy smiling photo to help start Monday off right.

I am a film pusher…

In case you don’t know by now… I love film.

paigegreenNIkiCodafilm-012

And I am determined to use my film cameras even more this year.

paigegreen-rollei-01720012So I decided I need to ‘Show & Tell’ a little more.

25-AA-22790013Digital photography is an amazing tool.

paigegreen-ja-22740002With the invention of the ultra fast…

013paigegreenSoniaRuss91512-0806

Incredibly versatile…

paigegreenAmyJoe-film016

And instantaneously gratifying digital cameras…107-paigegreen-kd-58280004 copy You can now have over 5,000 photos of your wedding.

paigegreenHeatherStephenfilm-000086520009Photos that capture every single moment (and pore) flawlessly and beautifully.

000067770003

But photographs taken with good old-fashioned…

paigegreen-jenyamatt511-48980005Incredibly slow…

paigegreenLisaAndrewFilm-67670008

Frustratingly unpredictable…

paigegreen-vm-film25Most likely grainy and potentially blurry film cameras…paigegreenLisaAndrewFilm-67670006

Will hopefully give you at least one or two photos…

paigegreenNIkiCodafilm-004

That you’ll want to hold on to…

paigegreenCarrieJared-60160005

…forever.

es-34500012And no fancy Photoshop actions required.

HelenAdrien-54810009Because photographing with film is about more than just using a tool to document. 

pgreenGDfilm52513-000067680004It is about turning a moment in to art.

061-paigegreensj-wed-57570008

It is about quality…24910008Not quantity.

paigegreenLisaAndrewFilm-20710003

And once you fall in love with film…

helenadrien-54810015You just may become a film pusher too.

15-paigegreenkendalljavier-54830008(All of these photos were taken with my medium format film cameras.)

mariatom48110007

Day 3 – bribery for a good cause (picking just one photo a day is going to be hard…)

New Year’s Resolution #3: Hike up the hill behind our house once a day.

paigegreen01032013-020

Good thing I didn’t say we couldn’t bring cookies as motivation…

paigegreen01032013-010

Because hiking with a two-year-old kind of defeats the reason for the resolution.

paigegreen01032013-014

But five cookies, two tangerines, a handful of almonds and craisins later and…

paigegreen01032013-044

We finally made it to our goal.

paigegreen01032013-048Going home was a much easier sell. paigegreen01032013-052

Good Riddance 2013… (the abridged photo version)

I am feeling a touch of the end of the year blues this year.

paigegreenAllison22413-02

I think that is because if I had to pick one photo to describe 2013, it would be this one…

Glencar-84010004

I definitely bit off way more than I could chew this year…

paigegreenAdeline12813-037

But 2013 did not always play nice…betsy-000070610003No matter how hard I worked…

paigegreenBransonFAB42613-436

It seemed like life had some fun new challenge just waiting for me to catch up,

IMG_3536

Leaving me just barely treading water.

000032910003Rarely did I ever feel like I was leading the family and work dance.

paigegreenBransonFAB42613-214

And as a result things suffered…

pg2amalia

Such as my social life…

paigegreenNaomifilm-000096600001

My blog…

000070660008And my hard drives, it was a very, very bad year for hard drives… back them up people.

20710009

But because I use this time of year to really examine the past year…

paigegreenKim12113-067

To try and measure how much I have grown…

paigegreenElaine92813-047

I know it is important for the well-being of 2014 that I dig even deeper…

HAHSF2013-_0001And filter out the best of 2013 so I can set the bar higher for 2014…

219-harper2yrBecause despite the technical setbacks and the lack of time… it was an amazing year for photography…

NikiCoda000070650013

Filled with fun projects…

 02paigegreenGloriaFerrer81613-0750(Gloria Ferrer)

paigegreenLilaB21213-011(Plant Recipe Book with Lila B)

000096610001(The Big Flip)

Interesting people…

67650001Generation-93890002 paigegreenLorifilm-67660009And very special moments.

paigegreenRose-AyaBirth-145

paigegreensarabrendan81813-0355

paigegreenJake111713-172

paigegreenRachel12113-035

I feel incredibly humbled each and every time people invite me to document their lives…paigegreenAyelet112313-128

Their businesses…

pizzaiolo713-000063440003Their art…

paigegreenHeidiJenShoot42113-0158

Their cause…

paigegreenMALT-Owls42013-163

And their love…paigegreenLisaAndrewFilm-67670006I still get butterflies before every photo shoot and I hope I always will.

0501023-paigegreenNikiCoda8613-1071

In 2014… I want more of all of it… except for the technical difficulties… I have had plenty of that for a lifetime.

0531059-paigegreenNikiCoda8613-1107

Now that all this looking back is said and done…

058-HAHIslePalmss-000070660001It is time to kick out 2013…

000086520006And get started on making 2014 awesome.

paigegreenHeatherStephen9713-0-2773958473-O

Happy, happy, happy new year.

Mabel Mai and The Big Flip are going on The Katie Couric Show!!!!

000067620005web

It is an exciting time for the Wan-Rees family and for The Big Flip! On May 22nd, 2013, sweet Mabel Mai was born and we were lucky to have the opportunity to document what day 5 looked like for this family of 6…

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0040

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0090

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0165

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0877paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0268

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-0957

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1073

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1135

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1213

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1270

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1410

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1536

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1653

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1698

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1724

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1832

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1889

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-1957

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2027paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2146

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2228

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2272

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2334

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2311

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2509

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2552

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2643

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2661

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2702

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2792

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2835

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2874

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-2918

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3083

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3168

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3516

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3602

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3661

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3761

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3835

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3904

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3950

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-3984

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-4010

paigegreenBigFlipBonnieChip52813-4016

And now for the Katie Couric part…. on Tuesday, June 11th, Mabel Mai is going to New York, with her parents and The Big Flip, to tell Katie Couric what it is like to be in a modern family with a breadwinning mom and a stay-at-home dad. We are crazy excited for this amazing family and for the opportunity to share our documentary project with the Nation.

To find out how you can watch the Wan-Rees family on national television and to learn more about the The Big Flip click here: http://bigflipdocumentary.com/action

%d bloggers like this: