Friday, August 31, 2012
If I only had a teenager right now! We've been shooting some weddings and a couple receptions so I've recently learned a few new dance moves... I haven't listened to mainstream radio for about 13 years... (i know i'm old) so... I don't know any of the hip songs teens are into these days. I shot a sweet sixteen party last weekend and about died at what the kids were dancing to. I don't know if the words are vulgar because I could barely understand them,( i really don't think there were any offensive words) but if you want to totally (impress or humilate) your teens... I highly suggest you checkout these two Youtube dance videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRBLmogRL4c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewufRwrayTI sorry I still don't know how to insert a link :( just copy and paste :) old school now... neither of these dances are too hard to learn. Both sets of grandparents were breaking it down with the teens... you just have to get loose and then have your teenagers invite some of their cool friends over and break out your new moves. it might be a good idea to dim the lighting and crank up the music... it's a much cooler effect this way. i have cracked up just driving down the road thinking about how funny the adults looked working these moves. I even caught myself "moving like bernie" down the hallway today as I put away ironed clothes. I crack myself up! The bernie dance I'm told is based of the 80's movie Weekend at Bernies.... it's perfect! I apologize in advance if either of these viedos offend anyone. Not my intention. Hope you get a great laugh.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
No time to narrate... still busy editing other sessions.. just finished the galveston wedding so I thought I would share a little. kids are back to school.. Hoot turned 8, haven't had party yet... and i'm slammed! Loving it all! Please be gentle with any critical advice on the wedding shots... i'm still learning and have a LONG way to go... that's why I'm cheap!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Lambert and I shot a wedding in Galveston last night. The bride is from Arlington. She called me last week because her photographer had to cancel at the last minute. She found me through a friend of a friend of a friend. So we arrived at the wedding location which was in the backyard of a beach house in Surfside (right outside Galveston). It was a very intimate wedding with just a handful of guests. The back yard was right on the beach. The location was great but we were completely blown away by how beautiful these people were! First, the children.... they could be Ralph Lauren models TODAY... they were the most gorgeous people I have ever seen. The groom looked identical to Tim Tebow. Lambert was in awe of how similar he looked to his favorite football hero. Anyway, I had to share this photo. I haven't edited any pics yet because I'm so back logged with other families that I need to prioritize. BUT... I had to share this one. This kid just plopped down in a beach chair on the deck and looked at me. This was the result... STUNNING!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
School starts for us in a week@!! HOLY GUACAMOLE!! It seems like summer flew by at lighting speed. Hobby Lobby has their Halloween and some Christmas out and so does Homegoods! Where did it go?? We made a journal this summer of all the fun things we did together. At last summers end Hoot said we were very boring and he didn't get to do anything fun.... so we journaled... EVERYTHING! I'm shooting a wedding Galveston tomorrow evening (can not wait). I did this little mini session last week and the photos turned out great. I've been taking a photography class, but I haven't been very good with my homework assignments. I've been helping out at Hoot (AND LIBBIE's) school this last week so I'm excited to get out the camera tomorrow. Wawa's uniforms are so sooooo cute on her. Hoot is ready to get back to school too. Everyone is ready but me! (as always) Beautiful!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
You can't take it with you! I've been thinking a lot lately about excess. Funny that everywhere I turn I'm being faced with my conviction. Two weeks ago I listened to a message about giving generously and how Americans have so much that we need air conditioned storage units to store our excess. I've only watched the tv program "Hoarders" once but it's been on several times this past week as I've turned on the tube to watch the Olympic games. Last week my sister was down and she looked in my dining room which was filled to the brim because I am "reorganizing" and said, you may be a borderline hoarder... I had lunch with a good friend who just finished reading a very powerful book about letting go of our stuff and giving generously. I haven't read it but I do feel it was a gentle nudge from God through my friend. I consider myself a "collector". I love stuff and when I buy stuff it's usually vintage and I get it for a "good" deal. I really have no use for it, but I love its beauty and the story it tells... Bologna...I tell myself that. Really I just love my stuff. I have a very hard time looking at something and saying that is beautiful, but I don't need it... I say I love you, I must have you now before you get away! Listening and Doing... it's easy to listen to a message or read a word from God and say amen... I need to do that... but the doing it part... Not so easy. I've been in my dining room this morning thinking about what I could give away, what I have never used and probably never will... It's soooo hard. I have junk everywhere. My house is so cluttered with treasures I've never used. It's time!!! I have a love affair with chairs. I won't mention how many chairs I've purchased, recovered or slipped and then have no place to put them. I think I have 14 extra chairs in my house that need to go. I feel overwhelmed with the stuff... and dishes... OMG I can't count how many sets of vintage dishes, ironstone ware, christmas dishes, easter dishes, halloween dishes, fall dishes and so on... it's a problem folks. I'm on a mission to declutter and give away a lot!! I usually have a sack full of stuff for my sister because she is a single mom and we have similar taste. I'm going to weed out the closets and haul stuff to the women's shelter in our community. I'm going to fervently pray for God to work on my heart so that this is not an excruciating process. I'm going to cling to these verses: Matthew 6:19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Mark 10:21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."