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okay…so it’s not literally my backyard but it’s close. only a ten minute drive to get to this specific spot to where my girls are standing.
i love where i live.
i love my two beautiful girls.
i love my camera.
i love film.
these are a few of my favorite things.

homage

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without question harry callahan will always be one of my greatest inspirations. his work taught me to see, taught me to explore and be open, and taught me to challenge myself and our world. it was his work that i first took hold of when treading in an open sea of studying the masters. it was his work that made me run out and purchase my first photographer’s book. and it is his work that i have now humbly crawled on top of his shoulders and tried to mold my own vision and style.
this homage is done humbly and sincerely. many thanks harry.

recently we were vacationing on a house boat at Lake Powell. as we were in the process of returning the boat to the marina, and amongst the hustle of packing and tidying up, i was racing down the hallway only to catch of glimpse of my daughter asleep on a bare mattress. IMMEDIATELY i saw Harry’s image come to life. (his image is of his wife and daughter). and now here it was my daughter who brought to life that same imagery. what a poignant moment, and it had to put on film.

mr and mrs frampton

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DIY’fer’s….eat your heart out. the bride’s stunning dress was made by the mother of the bride. michelle (bride) just happened to polish everything else off by making the…(keep track) bouquet, boutonniere, bridesmaids bouquets, hand made paper flowers and paper birds for the table arrangements, floral around the cake, (cake? not sure?), and she even shot her own bridals standing in waist deep water. what an incredibly talented and good looking couple. oozing beauty all over the film.
michelle has been a complete pleasure to work in front of the camera as well as behind it…this last summer she was my intern and sweated out countless tears of fun. (right michelle?) 🙂 many thanks again and my sincere congrats to the two of you!!!

also, should you want to see this event in it’s entirety, you can check the proofs out here.
want more?
you can see my favorite of favs engagement session here.
and their beautiful bridal/groomal session (i shot this one) here.

mr and mrs seppi

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hold on to this one kiddies. let it seep into your skin and nestle in your bones….
i’ll be out the remainder of this week/weekend, so i wanted to leave you with a healthy heaping spoonful of real photography with real emotions and real fancy art kicks taken from a real right eye by a real guy.
(i’m in one of those moods apparently and my writing is reflecting that.)

if you’re wanting to see more from this event, or perhaps something tickles your fancy and you so choose to buy a print…click here.

more reads

one thing i have found to become very beneficial while traveling over ten hours by plane to shoot weddings cross-country on a weekend is the time to slow down and read. this weekend i had the incredible experience of working with another fellow photog as the bride, dancers galore, singers abundant, talent in all its various forms oozing out of the wedding party’s pores….it was like no event i had ever been to. as the day’s lights set behind the Maine forest skyline, the campfire was lit and a mini concerto began. i have oodles and oodles of film waiting to be developed (i just got back yesterday…so slow down). and i will most definitely be sharing my treasures from that event on this blog in the not-so-distant future – so keep your ear to the ground.

in the meantime, i wanted to share with you an all time favorite read of mine.
in this case it became an all time favorite re-read.
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if you haven’t read this book.
read it.
you already have read this book.
re-read it.

i was able to pound this book out on my way to and from Maine. if you find yourself with a luxury of down time such as this, then pick this sucker up.
the story is about a God-loving Indian boy (east indian, not native american), who at the age of 16 has to uproot his life as he knows it, and join his family and father’s zoo as they relocate the zoo from India to Canada. along the way, the ship carrying animals sinks. the boy finds himself aboard a lifeboat with…a zebra, a hyena, an orang-utan, and a 450 lb bengal tiger. quickly all the animals die except for the tiger and the boy. and so begins an amazing story of survival.

“the world isn’t just the way it is. it is how we understand it, no? and in the understanding something, we bring something to it, no? doesn’t that make life a story?”
(speaking of his story) …”and so it goes with God”.