Saturday, May 11, 2013

Then God made Mothers...

My FAVORITE post of the year is here!

Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful women who cross 
camera lens (and my heart) every year.  

You are beautiful, amazing, thoughtful and perfect.  

Most importantly, you are VERY loved.



 “When God Created Mothers"

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." 

And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair.    And six pairs of hands." 

The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way." It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have." That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded. One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word." God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...." I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."

 The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed. But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure." Can it think?" Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator. Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model." It's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear." What's it for?" It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride." You are a genius, " said the angel. Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.”      
 Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers

Here I am with my own beautiful mother, grandmother and daughter!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let's hear it for the BOYS!

Do I have the best job ever, or WHAT?  

I get to work with hundreds of handsome, witty, funny and 

oh-so-charming men who I am fortunate enough to photograph and get to know while shooting weddings for a living.

This is a post dedicated to all of these guys who make my job extra special by adding the right amount of class, testosterone and disgusting humor (even if I usually do think it's funny :) that always fills the day with belly laughs, inside jokes, unpredictable surprises and an overall great time!

Whether they are the groom, best man, groomsman or father of the bride/groom, every single one of these guys has a soul with a story to tell and I am honored to have had each and every one of them in front of my camera.

Some of these guys were natural and loved having their photo taken and some REALLY made me work for the shot (yea, you know who you are ; )  

But every single one was fantastic, fun to be with and someone I am now able to call friend.

Let's hear it for these guys!!

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