Doolittle Creative: Photography

Many of you know that I do web design and photography as part of my business Doolittle Creative… (whereas house history research is more of a side-line). This past weekend I got the chance to take casual portraits of friends – a totally fun, down-to-eath family… it was a blast!

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New Rooms for Old Houses

Photo courtesy of Taunton Press

We love the charm and character of old houses. We can imagine Rockwell-style celebrations at the hearth and licking ice cream cones while sitting on sturdy front porches. It’s not just that these houses have unique designs or were built in a time when the best materials were used […]

Summer Lovin’

Well maybe not so much Summer Lovin’ as Summer getting by’in. It’s pretty fricken hot, people! And this photo is actually from our beautiful Spring, when the air was cool and I wore socks everyday. It is my desire to eventually move to a place where I can actually look forward to summer the […]

Bastille Day!

4th of July

So I didn’t get a chance to come on here and say Happy 4th of July – but I’m hoping you had a good one.

I made it down to the local parade this year and stood for about 20 minutes in the full sun before deciding maybe I wasn’t that “into” community and […]

Sing it!

Had the great honor of photographing the Sacramento Children’s Chorus last night. Those kids are unbelievable singers and I had a blast trying to capture all of their little faces. The photo above is an outtake but you can see where they were putting a lot of energy into making those notes come out. […]

The Ruins of Detroit

photo copyright Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

This is one of many hauntingly beautiful images from photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre of downtown Detroit in a series called The Ruins of Detroit. I don’t know why but this looks to me like something out of East Berlin. (ah I just now noticed they […]

Sac Historic House Profile: The Sainte Claire

Recently, I watched the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor and the film got me thinking about the scarcity of luxury and quality in this modern world. There is something so inspiring in a beautifully designed evening gown or a multi-course meal prepared with care and forethought or a luxury hotel that is actually… luxurious!



Most of what I’ve had to say lately has involved bitching about the economy, being “new poor” and wishing it would get cold enough to turn off the air conditioning. And nobody really needs to hear it…

I posted some more photos from our recent trip to England on my Flickr.


Happy Thursday.