Next To Me

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So if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me because I, too, am fluent in silence. -R. Arnold

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

I’ll be back soon with a full post!


 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Risk

This weekend I attended a relatives wedding and while everyone else’s attention was on the bouquet toss, I caught a glimpse of the flower girl in her own world as she put on the brides veil and twirled around and around in it. I tried to contain the urge to pull out my camera but when I saw that look of sheer joy on her face, I couldn’t help it.

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This is perhaps the greatest risk anyone of us would take: to be seen as we truly are.-Cinderella

Have a magical day, everyone.

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Mari

Baby Fever, Anyone?

My sister in law gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy a few days ago. She asked if I’d be willing to photograph her delivery and although I wasn’t sure I’d be able to hold it together enough to snap anything worthwhile, I reluctantly agreed to do so.

It was an exhilarating experience and I was stoked to realize I actually held it together pretty well and got some amazing shots-perhaps not in a technical way because I am not good at low light photography at all, but definitely in a meaningful way. I look at those images and I still feel elated by this tiny human that is loved so much already.

I wish I could share all the pictures but of course I won’t because I want to maintain their privacy but here is a sneak speak. He seriously is the sweetest thing ever!

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I hope you guys had a wonderful Independence Day!!

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Captured Forever

I’m really enjoying spending my days with my daughter and our dogs. A part of me wants to capture every single moment and hang on to it forever but I have to remind myself that I must also be present. So, I only allow myself to shoot a couple of shots each day and then I put my camera away so that I can enjoy this time away from the real world… It’s strange not setting an alarm each night or to dread Mondays but one could get used to this. 😉

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Photography is a way of feelings, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.-Aaron Siskind

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday,

Finding The Beautiful

Yesterday was my last day at work and I’m missing it already. So, to distract myself, I’ve been looking through old photographs I hadn’t had a chance to share and I found this one. He looks so calm and collected, it’s one of my favorite photographs from that day.

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I assure you, I am not put together at all. Nor am I broken. I am recovering, finding the beautiful in the ugly and stitching it into my life.-Rachel Wolchin

Have a wonderful day,

The Face of God

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And when she wanted to see the face of God, she didn’t look up and away; she looked into the eyes of the person sitting next to her. Which is harder. Better.-Glennon Doyle Melton

As I sat thinking of the Orlando victims and their families, I thought of Glennon’s words and their meaning, especially at a time like this…

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