Had an amazing time shooting pictures with my darling dear Lindsay a little while ago. Below is a slideshow of some of the best ones. From reshooting a really cool, classic shot of Ingrid Bergman from Life Magazine to dragging her new pink Schwinn bicycle around in the snow, we had a great afternoon.
The slideshow is hosted over on Flickr, and if you click on them, they should open up larger on the site. You can also see them on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bmmimages. Pop on over and “Like” the page, won’t you?
So, my dear Lindsay posted a really cool picture of Ingrid Bergman from back in the day to her Facebook account, and I said, off the cuff, “why don’t we recreate that shot?” So, we did. Not exactly, but darn close, and it was pretty fun to do.
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I wish I knew who the photographer was who took the original, as I’d give credit gladly. If you know, drop me a comment.
From devastating lows to amazing highs, this has been one of the most chaotic, manic 365 days I can remember—probably the most dramatic.
Normally, you’d want to just let go of the negative, but the downs were pretty life-changing. The biggest and most dominating …
The evening of February 26, 2010, we had a house fire. It destroyed a third of our home and set off a chain of events that will ripple for years to come. The following 6 months were—and still are—a complete blur. Hundreds of pictures tell the tale for us to remember, but even with them, it’s still a haze. No one was hurt, although we did lose our aquatic family members, who’s watery abode actually saved the house from even more damage.
A happy ending?
We were only displaced for a few months, we were blessed to have good friends and family, plus a little luck, and now it’s back better than ever.
Let’s get past the negative, though, shall we?
As mentioned, the highs were amazing. Doors opened in many directions. Trips to Charlotte, N.C., Washington, D.C., midcoast Maine, New Jersey, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Connecticut, New York City… and most notably, Italy.
The full story of that trip will come soon, as will a book or two of images.
All the trips were wonderful. Our trips along the East Coast were filled with so many great friends and family, old and new. It would be impossible to recognize all the great new people I met, who changed and touched my life, as it would be just as difficult to name-check all the old friends who supported us throughout the year. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention how important our families were this year. Without them, we wouldn’t certainly have not survived, let alone thrived. To them, we thank you; I thank you.
Professionally, it was a roller coaster year, too, but unlike the trauma of a house fire, the downs were almost exclusively a matter of excitement. Another amazing wedding experience, this time with my friends Matt and Tara …
I closed the year with a snowy, high fashion concept shoot with my darling little girl …
Oh yeah, and there was that whole Photo of the Day business, over 300 pictures to enjoy …
If you’ve made it this far down the page, congratulation and thanks. Thanks for sticking it out. I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of 2010. Like I said, it was a blur. So, what will 2011 bring? Who knows. Best laid plans, and all that jazz, right?
There’s a possible return trip to Italy out there; there’s more travel hopefully; there’s more weddings and family portraits and senior portraits, probably; there’s a whole open world of light waiting to be captured. I guess I’ll get those batteries charged, the memory cards formatted and the eyes open.
Assume the worst, hope for the best, plan for anything.
A little sneak peek at a shoot I just did with my all-grown-up girl, Lindsay. Click for larger versions, and expect many more later on. We had an awesome time out in the snow, including a trip up the hill with a pink Schwinn bike in the snow. It was as much fun as you’d guess, actually—and cold.
This is Patrick. He's a special boy. Special to me for various reasons. He can beat me in pretty much any video game at 4. He's a fellow Dolphins fan, who faithfully cheers on Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams every week (he's convinced that every play should be Ronnie throwing to Ricky from the wildcat offense—yes, he knows what the wildcat is. He's a far more consistent and level-headed golfer than I am. He's one of my godsons; he's also the definition of "awesome." Why? Because I say so, of course. Patrick's got a new little brother, Grayson, over which he's protective and loving. He's pretty proud of his brother, who arrived 7 weeks early in good health but couldn't come home for a while.
These are from a recent and annual family photo shoot. I really love the series of photos together, and I daresay this is my favorite composition of the year. Patrick is old enough now to know what's going on, what Uncle Bob is doing and why the camera's out. He's also infinitely curious about everything ... "what's that for?" and "can I turn the light on?" He's a helper. He's my buddy. Love this guy. Hey, who wouldn't?