Sending out a Husky holiday card is not surprising. We’ve done it every year for the last 15 years. What is most surprising this year is the response we’ve gotten. Within two days of sending the card out (the day before Thanksgiving of course) we started getting all sorts of texts, Facebook messages and emails. Holy cow!
We knew our subject matter was sacred ground and that we had better not ‘cheese’ it so we were more than a little nervous about tackling this idea. But Don James was a big part of our college experience and we wanted to honor his memory and passing. What better idea than to replicate one of the most iconic posters from our time in college? Eek!
Well the devil is in the details so we made sure we got those as close as possible. We borrowed a helmet and some reel to reel film (Who has that anymore? My parents do!). We pulled out our National Championship paraphernalia, dressed everybody in gangster (not gangsta) style and we were good to go. Then I made Mr. Fun come home for lunch one day (new definition for a quickie?) and we set it all up. I took 150 shots to make sure I got just the right one, but wouldn’t you know that it was the first image that was the winner.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’ve even brought some folks to tears. Know what brings me to tears? The thought of having to top this next year!
Merry Christmas all!
This year I ended my business year with some new friends. I have photographed them at their school but I’ve never met Mom and Dad (Irene and Tal) before. What a pleasure! Considering our session happened the weekend before Thanksgiving we got some amazing weather. It was only 32 degrees but it was beautiful and sunny.
Hannah and Max had a great time running around the park and they were so funny together. Look at that snuggle above! I actually got three adorable pictures of them lying on this bridge and I have no idea how Irene and Tal are going to pick. Maybe they will have to put all three in a frame together in a series. I just couldn’t delete any of them because they were so cute!
As we were parting ways at the end of our photo session there were hugs and salutations, and cute little four year old Max yelled out ‘Say Happy Birthday to your husband!’ Look at that, sounds more like we are old friends than new ones!
Here are my favorites…
A few weeks ago I met Joshua and his parents for a family photo session in the leaves. I’ve photographed Joshua a couple of times at his school and he is a great smiler. This time it was fun to meet his parents too.
What I loved best about this photo session was watching Joshua with Elizabeth and Rodell. Wow! If I can make my kids feel half as cherished as Mr. Joshua then I am doing a good job. They clearly adore him and he blossoms from that attention!
Turns out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Elizabeth and Rodell are great smilers too! Here are my favorites…
It was Mr. Fun’s birthday on Saturday. We got him donuts, ‘let’ him knock some stuff off his to do list (nothing strenuous mind you, changing light bulbs, cleaning his closet, etc.), tried to get him a nap and then we ended with dinner out and then back home for a victory by the Dawgs. A good day indeed!
We love you man!