Archive for November 2010
photographing a wedding is always a very special honor and it becomes even more meaningful when the bride and groom are people you consider to be great friends. I have known gina since I was in 3rd grade and we’ve been friends ever since. her and rob met at an age where most of our friends had new boyfriends every couple weeks, but rob and gina beat the odds and stayed together all through high school and college. it becomes so obvious that some people are just meant for one another and luckily for gina and rob, they had it figured out after their first date to a school dance.
a family friend of ours asked me to photograph her father, bill’s, 80th birthday party. to my surprise this was no small gathering of family and some friends… it was a big celebration with people traveling over 1,000 miles to attend. I had such a great night hearing stories about bill from his friends and photographing him and his wonderful family. here are just a couple photos from the night.
this year for thanksgiving I took on the dubious task of preparing the meal. this meant I got to do things my way…. this mostly meant the entire meal was gluten free and vegan. it was a bit of struggle but I must say it came out wonderfully. I think a lot of people assume you give up flavor when cooking this way but as a family we didn’t feel like we missed a thing. and best of all, that’s one more turkey that has something to be thankful for. happy thanksgiving!
Girls on the Run is a national program developed to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. It prepares preteen girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. So, as a fellow runner (correction, past runner, but hopefully soon to be back at it, runner) I went to cheer the girls on and take some photos. The race was a 5K, 3.1 miles, which is quite a distance for 4th and 5th graders. They did great and some girls even took “victory laps” to support and encourage other girls who were struggling to finish. Who knows, maybe tomorrow morning I’ll go for a run….
my dad and I have a fondness for early morning walks. the air is crisp, the sun creates shades and color not matched at any other time and fellow walkers are sparse. the frost covered leaves remind me that winter is on its way and that gloves will now be a necessity. my hands were FREEZING while trying to photograph. I have never been a fan of winter. the sun hibernates, my skin gets dry, driving on iced roads parallels a terrifying video game and being outside feels more like a consequence rather than a privilege. however, I am going to make an honest effort this winter to appreciate the beauty winter brings and try to create photographs that capture it.