Archive for January, 2011
“i remember staring at my son endlessly when he was an infant, stunned by his very existence, wondering where on earth he had come from.” (anne.lamott)
i frequently get asked what i love to photograph the most. my answer is humans. i am hooked, 110% to the genuineness of humanity. and nothing is more real, more perfect.. than a newborn baby. better yet, i love it when i get to see my very own couples have babies. watching a family evolve and grow….that is the best gift for any wedding photographer. i shot Georgie and Andrew’s wedding early this spring, and meeting their little girl Isabel was icing on the cake for me. i wonder when one stops getting baby fever….
i loved the color of this Native American blanket that Isabel was given. so beautiful!
as a mother, i have frequent, unrealistic, idealistic fantasies about your first dates, proms, weddings, and most importantly, grandchildren (lots). i realize this, and that either makes it more okay, or less okay depending on how you look at it.
despite my visions of ‘the perfect’ love for you both, despite the fact that I KNOW, as your mother, that you are both flawless in every, single, way…i know you will be….
(and while yes, i will track the guy/girl down, attack him/her verbally, and then proceed to diagnosis him/her with an acute attachment disorder, and send her/him emotionally, perhaps physically, damaged, on his/her way, it will…tragically…happen)
why? i don’t know why it HAS to be that way. but it does. and it will happen. and it is a universal human sadness. yet, in that desperate, emotive, practically suicidal, moment…it connects us all together and we become ‘one’ Kumbaya style . (that doesn’t make it better, by the way…it just makes you feel less alone…you won’t listen to this now, but i truly suggest that you embrace it fully).
it boils down to this one, awful thing….it hurts so deeply that you find that breathing your next breath will simply destroy you.
good news, though.
after days of burying your head in your pillow and crying until you need to drink a Poland Springs because you are too dehydrated to cry anymore, you will…in fact….recover. yes, damaged. yes, scarred. yes, you will wear your favorite sweat pants for days on end without washing them, and not shave for a ridiculous length of time.
but….alas….after all of that unkempt, crying, hairiness…you will emerge to love again. (no, really…you will) you don’t believe me, but you will. time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does soften them, and make you all that more ready to handle the next big love of your life.
all my love darlings,
p.s. anyone, and i do mean any, single, person, who dumps either of you, is the most stupid person in the whole world because you are both so amazing i can hardly believe it….i can barely grasp the fact that you exist on this planet.
p.p.s: daily mantra: “when that happens, when that happens….get yourself some ribs, and some ice cream because you have been dumped.” (movie.quote).
ice cream helps just about everything.
My canvas company is having a great SALE on their fine, photographic canvas, so I thought I would pass the deal off to you guys as well. This sale is on 20 x 30 and larger pieces of art for your home. Below is a stunning canvas in 30 x 40 so you can see just how brilliantly they are made. See below for details. The sale ends on the 21st, and I can honestly tell you that these deals do not come around often. If you have had a session or wedding in the past 2 years, OR you already have one scheduled this upcoming year, you can take advantage of this offer.
20 x 24….regular price: $400…. sale price….$300
20×30….regular price: $500…. sale price….$350
24×30….regular price: $600…. sale price….$400
30×40….regular price: $700… sale price….$425
36×48….regular price: $850… sale price….$500
40×60….regular price: $1000… sale price….$650
SALE ENDS: January 21st, 2011!!!
i get just about as excited as customers do for prints, albums and products to arrive. and the storm this week really dampened my spirits when about 4 of my shipments got re-appointed (that is their word for it, not mine…you can imagine my word for it). when the UPS guy arrived today, i thanked him more than usual. (i am not above bribery in any capacity).
this first one is one i have actually been waiting on a while. custom albums always take the longest, especially when going through a company that works with such fine, over-seas silk and materials as this company does. i have been opening this every day for the past 3 days, and i like it more every time i do. thick pages, linen prints, and just the most perfect color makes this album simply luxurious. i will be sad to see it go out to my clients tomorrow, but luckily have a few more in the making.
i usually am not someone to push the digital package to my clients. i love finely printed products…the look and feel of them. but for weddings, and families who want a lot of photographs, it makes scence to get it. (i also refer to a very reputable printer in their area or online to ensure the best prints)