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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sleeping in the Storm....


"SLEEPING IN THE STORM"

The following excerpt is from Mitch Albom's book, "Have a Little Faith".
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  It was taken from one of his Rabbi's sermons and included in his book.

  A nice reminder....


"A man seeks employment on a farm.  He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer.  It reads simply, "He sleeps in a storm."

The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man.  Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley.  Awakened by the swirling rain and howling wind, the owner leaps out of bed.  He calls for his new hired hand, but the  man is sleeping soundly.  He dashes off to the barn.  He sees, to his amazement, that the animals are secure with plenty of feed.  He runs out into the field.  He sees the bales of wheat have been bound and are wrapped in tarpaulins.  He races to the silo.  The doors are latched and the grain is dry.  And then he understands.
 "He sleeps in a storm."

My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business.  Our words will always be sincere, and our embraces will be tight.  We will never wallow in the agony of 'I could have, I should have.'  We can sleep in a storm.

And when it's time, our goodbyes will be complete."

I realize this is a little off my normal target for my photography blog, but every now and
then it's nice to put the priorities where they belong...

If you'd like to read Mitch's book, here's the Amazon link to purchase:

Have a Little Faith - Amazon









Friday, September 21, 2012

Why Do I Do This? ......



Why Do I Do This?


It's a question I've asked myself in recent weeks as I think about how I got here.  My photography, I mean.

I'm looking back on how it all started, the motivation it took to finally decide to go pro and charge for my work and the eventual direction it all took.


I do this because I lost a horse during a storm that about blew our farm away in Michigan.
I realized later that I only had a precious few photos of the horse that was lost.
I decided that would never happen again.


I do this because friends have animals that are like their children...
who are growing older and won't always be here to see in person.


I do this because friends should always have memories of friends.  Human and equine!


I do this because little boys grow up way too fast...


I do this because I may never pass this way again...



I do this for the laughter...


I do this because I preserve memories for friends...who miss their friends.

I do this because it's my passion...

...and one day to someone, somewhere, it will really matter.

I love what I do!



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cisco & Michelle...


They surprised me and brought a custom car for the after wedding photos!


I could not have been happier with the props we had on such a beautiful day.  Naturally, the sun was directly overhead, so we went in search of shade and boy did we find a great spot.  


I loved Michelle's necklace.  So delicate and it went perfectly with her dress.

These two certainly had some great ideas on what they wanted for their perfect day. 

At the last minute, I asked Cisco if I could borrow his badge...they loved how it was just something 
different for the ring photos.  His profession is a big part of their lives...it should be in the photos!




Her chosen colors for the wedding were gorgeous!  
So much fun spending time with you two!  Thanks for allowing
us to be a part of your special day.  

Wishing you all the love in the world...


Friday, September 7, 2012

Children...



MEMORIES...


We all grow up too fast!


This is the season for elections, and as we ponder our decisions on leaders
we are reminded of the uncertainty of our times and even more focused on 
what really matters.  


Family and Friends...

Treating each other well...

Sharing love every chance we get...

Consider a portrait session of the special people in your life. 


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