In Honor Of
Arlington National Cemetery – In Honor Of
Taken at Arlington National Cemetery while out in Washington, D.C. for a funeral. The sad beauty of so many lives loved and lost of those who have sacrificed for their country, their family, and their beliefs. It is a humbling and life-changing experience to see and reflect on the beauty and brevity of our time here. Life is truly a gift, and how we use it and lose it is a gift of impact we leave behind on our world.
Pre-Wedding Prayer Hide-e-Hole
This cutie couple comes with a cute story. As the bride sat jittery in the bridal suite at Mount Vernon Country Club, she looked at me and quietly said, “I want to pray with him, can you arrange that?” Looking around the venue, I found a half door in the back hallway just steps from the bridal suite she’d been hiding out in that was perfect for a pre-wedding prayer. Not wanting to be seen, I hid him behind the half door and arranged their pre-wedding meeting. With a prayer just between the two of them, they held hands and gave a quick kiss through the door and parted ways…only to be joined twenty minutes later in happily ever after.
The Great Beyond – Black Lava Beach Awaits
As an extension of last week’s Black & Wednesday photo, this one was taken the day before my best friend’s wedding as the bridal party hit the black lava beach in Kauai to relax and enjoy the views before the big day. After hiking in and ready to hit the beach, we had our choice of going right on the white sands where all the other people were, or going left to the forbidden lava rock tidal pools to explore the great beyond. Of course, the boys chose to go left.
Today’s bride is special to me. Very rare occasion that I shoot weddings of people I actually know. I was asked to shoot my best friend’s wedding…and then I was asked to BE in the wedding. Don’t know if I pulled either role off very well, but I absolutely love this photo and am honored to have been there to take it.
This photo of the day was taken in Cabo San Lucas while on a work trip in 2010 (I know, rough life.) While waiting at the market, I took the photo and didn’t realize that I was supposed to pay to have the privilege to do so. Oops. This lizard cost me some pesos. Thanks amigo.