Beach Time Sneak Peak

Beach Time Sneak Peak.

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An extra shot of espresso…

So I am traveling and desperately needed Starbucks.  I was very disappointed to know the nearest one was over an hour and a half away.  😦  Sigh.  So I continue to drive.  I finally reach my destination point and I smell the coffee.  I noticed their prices were significantly higher than the other Starbucks that I have been to [minus airport kiosks] and I called it to his attention.  I guess he could tell I was in desperate need of caffeine so he charged me a WAY lesser price for my Venti Cafe Vanilla Frappuccino, with an extra shot of espresso.  Well my friends he put more than “a shot” of espresso; try 3 or more.  I was wired.  Wired to the point to where I found myself clicking my nails on my signal light controller!!!  Yeah.  Jittery?  No.  Awake.  YES.  I get in bed and still I CAN’T SLEEP!!!  Starbucks dude, I sincerely appreciate the extra shots of espresso and the cheaper price but next time consider that a person may be up all night when they need to get rest!!  Next time, I will rethink that extra shot!  😉 I hope everyone has a great Saturday.  I don’t know about you but I think it’s a beautiful day for a wedding!

Here is a sneak peak from from a wedding I second shot last Saturday.  Tara was a gorgeous bride who created and customized her own designer gown.  Yes you read that correctly but that is another blog post. 🙂

“Marriage is not a noun; it is a verb.  It is not something you get.  It is something you do.  It is the way you love your partner every day.”  {Barbara De Angelis}

Beach Time Sneak Peak

I am working on a ton bunch of different things at the moment but I could not help but write a quick post about my beach time and my session with The Griffin Family.  They were on vacation around the same time as myself, in the same city–in a different state.  Nor was it planned!!  It worked out well; it was easier for them to find a photographer or ask a random stranger to take photos of their family.  🙂 Tripp was awesome behind the lens.  He would glance away without direction and it was awesome.  Thanks for rocking that GQ pose for me! 😉  As the song “Summer Breeze” [a hit by Seals and Crofts if you are wondering what song I am talking about] plays in my head and Autumn nears us, I am grateful for the beautiful yet hot & humid summer we had.  As for now, I am sharing the GQ-esque photo of the lovely couple and heading to bed.  It has been a long week and tomorrow is only Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday!  😉

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” {Albert Pine}

A Beautiful View

As I sit here staring at the beautiful blue skies–and then my computer screen–I can only reflect on the amazing views I had last week at the beach. Pristine white sand, beautiful blue skies with gorgeous clouds, green water, great company and………nothing. Enjoying a blank, thoughtless mind every few hours was great…and then I would start coming up with all these ideas. Now I have them all swimming around in my head and for some odd reason, mentally I think I’m Wonder Woman sometimes!!! I think I can do all of these things, then that turns into I will do these things. For starters, I have 3 draft blog posts–why can’t I simply hit publish? Because it’s not quite finished in my crazy yet intriguing mind!! 😉

Alas, everything will come full circle. I have some great projects on my calendar, I am excited to work with some talented individuals and I am getting ready to do something different. You have to change it up from time to time. 🙂

As the late Ann Richards once said, “I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system.”

P.S.  All of the above photos were shot using my iPhone! 😉

Honor, Valor and Remembering

Just think next year will be a decade since the attack on our country.  The Twin Towers have been gone for nine years now and New York City, as well as our country, has never been the same since.  We should always honor those who lost their lives in the tragedy that we all know as 9/11.  We should never let the valor of the individuals, fireman, police officers and EMT medics go unnoticed, especially the ones who lost their lives trying to save others.  I have taken a moment of silence to remember them.  Have you?  My thoughts are with their families today and I hope that they moving forward with their lives in a way that would only make their loved ones proud.  I hope that they are surviving strongly and I wish them the absolute best, especially on this day.

Bill Cosby once said, “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.  And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”

Summertime Love

Oh my summer is rapidly passing us by but the heat and humidity still lingers–not complaining but ready for some beautiful foliage to appear.  I have been enjoying some much needed beach time down-time so I am not worried about fall at the moment! 😉

Before leaving for vacation, I had the pleasure of photographing the Boone family and it was a fun time.  Nat is a true diva in the making!!!  Lucy & James, I hope you are ready!  Seriously–she was not happy with each pair of shoes that her mom picked for her to wear, but she loved her hot pink Crocs!  She is hilarious, precious, unpredictable, a complete girly-girl as well as an outdoor girl and so much more.  You two are lucky to have such an amazing little girl.

She was a little unhappy about the first few shoe choices…but that didn’t stop her from being a little loveable.

Now it was time to get out and about.

Of course I had to snap a few shots of the fabulous couple themselves!  They were great and surprised me with a great capture.

And these two are my absolute favs!  She was just making these expression and I loved it!  What a doll!

Again, thank you guys for allowing me to capture these moments in your lives.  I continue to wish your family the best, especially for it to grow! 😉  You truly have a beautiful family.

Until next guys, I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here; with summer’s best of weather and Autumn’s best of cheer.” {Helen Hunt Jackson}