Monday, Monday

How is it that Thanksgiving has come and gone?  Did it creep up on you like it did me?  Seriously, it seems like one week we were needlessly dressing up for trick-or-treat and the next week we were coordinating who would bring what to Thanksgiving dinner.  I was so unaware of the approach of Thanksgiving that I put clients on my schedule at work, not knowing that our offices were closed for Thanksgiving.  Yep, that was a fun phone call to make. . . umm, hello?  This is Summer.  Umm, I’m calling because I wasn’t aware that Thanksgiving was actually this week and our offices will be closed.  I will have to reschedule your appointment for next week.  I apolgize for the inconvenience. 

We spent Thanksgiving at my Dad’s and it was as it always is going “home”. . . it was good.  I will write about that later.  For now I am headed to bed early.  Tomorrow continues our holiday with no school for Charlie or Chanelle so I am pumped to have all my chicks in the nest.  For tonight I thought I would leave you with a few of my favorite images from a recent shoot. 

I met up with this lovely family on a cool, crisp evening just as the sun was setting.  I just can’t say enough how much I enjoy watching families together.  I guess as I wade my way through all the technical aspects of photography,  I am learning that the lens affords me a view unlike any other. 

What I know for sure is. . . you can’t fake “real”.  This family gave me endless honest moments that truly give me chills. 

And the more I do this the more I know. . . real life is what I want to capture.  A daddy being a daddy and a mama being a Mama. . .

I understand that there are moments when a two year old would rather not have her picture taken. . . and that’s okay. . .

. . . because this is how real life goes. 

I think that reality is what makes standing behind the lens so special. . . capturing real life as it happens and acknowledging that all the “faces” of a particular moment are beautiful. 

As I’ve said before and will continue to say. . . I consider it a privilege and and honor to capture these moments from behind my camera.

To the Y family–thank you for allowing me a glimpse into the real love you all so obviously share with each other.  Thank you for being troopers on that cool evening.  You were a joy through and through.


One last thing. . . MixPod has (not surprisingly) taken down their site.  Unfortunately, the pickings for music for blogs is slim.  My apologies. . . Aunt Carol. . . my biggest apology goes to you. . .

Have a great day!

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