Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Enough With the 'Selfies'"

Twice recently (by two different people) i've been passive aggressively called out for the number of "selfies" i post.

I laugh.

And then i feel sorry for them.

Listen, people. One day you're going to be 80 years old (or however old you get to be) and you're going to think back to the days when you could run, jump, dance like a lunatic, had far fewer wrinkles, fewer aches and pains, and more adventures. Your grandkids are going to see you as a white-haired, wrinkly, age-spotted, loose-skinned old wo/man and not even realize that you were once young. When they in fact make that discovery, they're going to want to see pictures...lots of pictures! You as a baby, you as a kid with scuffed knees, you with your first love, with your first car, your pets. And you're going to want to look back at all those photos, too. Photos help us remember. Photos help identify us. For me, photos are a way of storing feelings and time. They're a way of recording my interpretation of my life in all it's various ups and downs. 

So, for those negative nancies who think i post "too many selfies," here's what i think of that:





and furthermore:





and if i wasn't clear, let me reiterate:









while also being sure that you understand:









So, yeah. 

Now go take some f!#%ing pictures! You can thank me in 30 years.




Friday, May 23, 2014

Catching Up...Senior Portraits in Mesa, Tempe and Queen Creek, AZ

I've done it again; i've fallen behind on blogging. I really excel at some things, like consuming chocolate and singing off-key, but for some reason, blogging has a way of falling by the wayside with me. Tsk. Anypoo...let's catch up a bit, shall we?

This time of year there are usually a few seniors who have had too crazy-busy a life to stop for an hour or so and have their senior portraits done. Better late than never, as They say. Here are some last-minute stragglers...great kids and fun sessions!

Congrats to you all, Class of 2014! Class of 2015...it's not too early to book your senior portrait session. Text me and let's talk! 480-286-0112