Photography 2013

Vacation recap: Saturday, November 9...

[text from my Moleskine vacation journal]

San Juan | Port of San Juan | Open Sea
We boarded the ship today. Kinda funny to see the expressions on Brian and Jen's faces as they saw a cruise ship up close for the first time. Got checked in almost immediately. Being there early has its perks. And we were here 7.5 hours prior to embarkation.

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Sick day...

I'm at home with a sick little kid today.

We're not sure if it's a legitimate fever or a side effect of teething. Either way, he was sporting a 101 fever and was whining uncontrollably at random intervals throughout the night. He did not want to be let go at all. But when we held him, he would squirm to the point where you almost had to let him go.

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Nathan's energy and level of daring seemingly know no bounds. While it can certainly be entertaining to watch, there have been known to be mishaps as a result of it.

And, as you would expect, most of said mishaps are occurring with just a little more than a week before we're planning to go get his one-year pictures taken. Nothing like having cuts, scratches, and potential black eyes on his photos, right?

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The worst part about being a parent are the scares.

Actually, the worst part about having anybody in your life that you care about are the scares. I mean, when you're by yourself, you worry about yourself. That's really about it. You find that special someone and you take it upon yourself to try to take care of them as well. Not that they can't take care of themselves effectively, but you want to do your part because you care.

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Happy Mother's Day...

To my mom and my grandmas and to Katie's mom and grandmas, we would both like you all to know how important you are to us and how much we love you. Beyond words. I wish there was a better way to say it, but there isn't. Just know we love and appreciate you ridiculously.

I also want to wish a very happy first Mother's Day to Katie from both Nathan and me. We love you so much, hon, and could not do this without you.

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Twitter above all...

There are a lot of social media services out there. Facebook, Twitter, Google +, MySpace (I think), and oh so many others I don't bother to familiarize myself with for a variety of reasons.

Oh those, I know more people on Facebook than any other. So when I tell people that I hate Facebook and prefer Twitter, I am always inundated with "why?"

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Happy accidents...

My favorite photos are the ones I like to call "happy accidents." Those of you who take photos, whether at an amateur or pro level or anywhere in between, likely know what I mean when I say this... it's a photo that you don't plan but just happens and, when it does, you realize there's no way you could have hoped for it to come out better.

This has happened a few times in my photographic career of late.

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