Pardon my absence, but sweet, sweet, baby Jesus - last week was kind of a train wreck. In some good ways - and some not so good.
I'll try to sum it up in one sentence.
Both kids had hand foot and mouth all week long... mostly just in the mouth (gross), I woke up in pure darkness more than once to get myself to the shoot location for the next Blue Sky Spring 2013 Catalog... and tried to keep the creative photographic juices flowing for two solid days... I voted and then suffered a full days depression... I edited and posted two client galleries... dug myself out from under 175+ emails... and I saw BIEBER live in concert. Booyah.
Would I have preferred that this collision of events not collide all on the same week? Yes... but if that's the only aftershock I suffer from Hurricane Sandy (a clustermuck schedule?)... you bet I'm thanking my lucky stars. Shew.
SO! Now that I have officially resurfaced... I have a few fun things to post this week.
First up - The Cappa Family.
My girlfriend Lindsay has the sweetest little man ever. He and my Macho are besties. And earlier this summer at a playdate at our house - she asked about arranging a family session for her family and the extended Cappa clan. Her husband's sister lives in Australia... and she, her husband and two girls were coming home for an extended summer holiday and thought it would be a dandy opportunity for some photos.
I was stoked to do this for her/them. And we set a date.
Of course I chose early evening to ensure for nice soft golden hour light... but as I was driving to their family farm I noticed one side of the highway was nice blue summer sky and the other looked a little like we were going to be going off to Oz. Dark mean clouds rolling.
The question was - were they rolling IN or OUT?
Well - I'm just not that lucky - as you all well know - so of course, after I'd parked the car, I could feel the wind picking up and hollering at me,
"you'd better hurry up sister - or yer gunna git it."
At this point - there really was no rescheduling - the whole family was present and accounted for - in their carefully chosen outfits - hair did - teeth brushed. Yadda, yadda.
Bearing that in mind - I was just so so so thankful for the calm, positive energy of this wonderful family. They knew the deck was stacked against us a little, yet they remained composed and ready for my direction at all times.
We flowed through what would normally have been a 90 minute session, in about 45 minutes - when the rain finally started. I can't thank them enough for their kindness and attentiveness...
Cuz, honey - I tried not to show it - but I was panicing on the inside!
What a lovely group. So honored to have them.
Please enjoy a few of my favorites. :)
I'd like to also say something special about this lady... this is mamma Vicki. A teacher at the local Catholic school... she's just about as sweet and nice as they come. She asked if I would kindly take a headshot for her new book that was just released. It's a childrens book that effectively, yet gently covers a the tough-to-talk-about topic of death and dying. God reveals the ultimate truth of heaven through the lives of a grandmother and her two granddaughters, in this simple, yet powerful true story. It's pretty neat, and it's getting a lot of buzz around town here. :)
Way to go Vicki!
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Now, everyone - go hug or just say thank you to a Veteran today, K?