Archive for November 2011
Thanksgiving has passed and a lot of sore stomaches with it but one thing that I vow to never let pass me by is the actual act of being Thankful. I have experienced many things this past year and the one thing that I’ve managed to do is be thankful for every accomplishment big or small. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many ‘real’ moments of frustration and disappointment and every other negative emotion that you could probably think of, but after a few tense moments, a few sister-sister phone calls and lots of prayers short and long, I’ve always been able to find my center and be thankful of what I saw and what I didn’t see. The hardest things to be thankful for are the works that you can’t see… the days, months, year long lessons in every moment that we breathe. The lessons learned in times that seem so unbearable. For ALL of these things I am thankful. Truly.
Today, my thankfulness focuses on a wonderfully written article in an awesome magazine that I had the pleasure of doing a shoot for. When Nichola asked me to do this shoot, my response was “really?” then “sure man” lol. We took lots of great shots and the result is one lucky detail shot capturing her at her craft on the pages of MACO Magazine! Thank you Nichola for the crazy request!
Ahhh… what’s this? Calm breezes, beautiful weather, and packed malls… it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. eeeeevery where I gooooo…. la de de de de de de de…. Ok I’ll stop now. Let’s just say, I LOVE this time of year; for too many reasons to mention in one post. I still get excited buying christmas trees (only real ones!), getting my familiy’s gifts and baiting them with hints of what I’ve scooped up for them! I can’t wait to see what is to come in the next few weeks and I can’t wait to shoot it all!!!
For right now though, I have an equally exciting affair to show. One written in history and practiced by Royalty… Afternoon Tea. I had the pleasure of second shooting this amazing Bridal Shower Tea Party with my local muse and dear friend Diana Lupu.
Set in a breathtaking mansion in Southwest Ranches, this soiree was in element, surrounded by Antique furniture, beautifully carved interiors and grounds that would absolutely blow your mind! What made it even better though, was the occasion, the celebration of love for two people and the uniting of two families. In between shots, I was able to feel the interaction of each person there, their relationships to each other and their stories, and help a friend document it for them all!
Please enjoy this version of Afternoon Tea, Florida style!