Tag: ‘Memories’

Fast Asleep

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Don’t blink. Don’t move. Don’t. BREATHE.

Whenever Benny falls asleep like this, it means that the house will be quiet for an undetermined amount of time.

So I just sit. And watch. And take it in.

And hopefully catch a nap before the small giant awakens.


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Birthday Party Fun

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I am blessed with a large family who know how to do birthday parties right.

And by right, I mean full of homemade birthday cards, cupcakes made from scratch, and free of drama.

And, of course, full of children eager to get their picture taken.



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He’s Going to Make Us a Million Dollars

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I have a standing agreement with my 82-year-old father.

As long as he’s alive, I will spend every 1st Saturday in May by his side at our local race track so we can watch (and, of course, bet on) the Kentucky Derby.

This agreement has caught on with my other brothers and sisters, two of whom joined us this year for a day of food, drink, and wagering.

And lots of talk about his infamous “horse-picking system.”

“Listen to me,” he’ll say. “I got this thing all figured out. Been working on it for years. YEARS. And I finally got it working to perfection. You got to know your numbers and your decimals and how to read that racing form. It’s a good system. And when I die, I’m going to give it to you kids and you’ll all make a million bucks.”

None of us have ever figured out exactly why we have to wait until he dies before we get to make that million bucks.

We just know that we don’t have very many more Kentucky Derbys left to spend with him.

So we humor him with our gasps of theatrical surprise and gratitude for even THINKING of giving us his horse-picking system, and ask him who he’s got picked to win, and then secretly decide to bet on the horses with the funniest names instead.



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Friday, September 24th, 2010

I have to admit, I cried a little when I saw this image come out of the hopper.

That’s my Mom on the left and my “favorite big brother” on the right. And the photo was taken on my birthday.

I don’t always check to see what the images look like after I click the shutter. I seem to do best when I just relax and start shooting.

This is proof that I was VERY relaxed.

I think it had something to do with the margaritas.



Can You Hear Me Now?

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I love LOVE this image.

From the hat to the wood paneling to the suspenders to the mystery of what they were whispering to each other that afternoon — I love it all.

Between the two of these guys (my sister’s father-in-law on the left, and my father on the right), there was over 160 years of wisdom sitting in my mom’s living room that day. Add to it the age of the living room itself — the walls of which could tell HUNDREDS of stories — and the number leaps to well over 200 years.

Whether or not they heard what the other was saying, though, is the true mystery of the day.



Not Just ANY Stairs

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Okay. I know to the the naked eye, these appear to be stairs. OLD stairs at that.

But if  you look closer, you’ll see the image of a nervous 12-year-old girl and a confident 12-year-old boy.


I got my very first kiss on this very day, on those very stairs, in 1985.

Exactly WHOSE lips I kissed will forever remain a secret. Because he had a girlfriend at the time . . .



Keep Me. Protect Me. Share Me. And I Will Live Forever.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I was listening to a “Going Pro 2010” Podcast today, during which the hosts referred to a Kodak Commercial that aired briefly back in 2006.

And by “referred to,” I mean “said over and over that it was one of the best marketing pieces ever created.”

So I decided to check it out for myself. And after recomposing myself, I would have to agree that — not only is it a PERFECT commercial — but it could very well encapsulate all the reasons why I became a photographer.

I would LOVE to be the one who takes the last known portrait of your mother.

Who captures an image of your beloved children that will hang proudly in your home for more than 20 years.

Or creates the perfect album of your son before he graduates high school.

I want to do this for you. For your family. For your friends. For anyone that will hire me.


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