Archive for May, 2008

Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Thank you to all of the brave men and women.

The Final Salute
I had the honor of meeting photographer Todd Heisler and seeing him present this story a few years ago. It is something you will never forget.

Sharon and Todd are married!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Sharon and Todd (or Uncle Tood, as some of the cousins call him!) tied the knot at the beautiful Bristol Harbour on Canandaigua Lake Saturday. I’ve had such a blast exchanging emails with Sharon over the past few months… she has kept up with my blog and sends me cute emails about various posts along with wedding updates, and the wedding certainly lived up to my expectations!

All afternoon, we kept our fingers crossed that the rain showers would pass, and just before the ceremony they actually did! Unfortunately, though, in the time it took to set up the chairs and seat everyone, the rain returned at the exact moment that Sharon got to the arbor… but with a little help from umbrella wielding family and friends, we made it through!

On to the pictures… pre-rain:
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It was only sprinkling at this point, but at least we got some cool wind-action with the dress!
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Here it comes!
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Sharon’s dad stepped up with an umbrella, I love Todd’s expression…
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A couple of fun portraits between rain clouds:
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Fabulous ring!
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I don’t know what’s going on here, but this totally cracks me up!
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We have a conga line breach!
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Breaker-breaker. This guy could pop and lock like a fiend, too!
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This shot embodies how fun and sweet these two are :)
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And to end the evening, Bristol set up a tasty snack buffet indoors and built a bonfire out on the hill… that was a great touch!
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Thanks so much for having me guys, have a fantastic time in Belize!

Ithaca

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Yesterday I headed down to Ithaca with my Arizonian cousin Kelly… it was an absolutely gorgeous cool spring day and we did some hiking and checked out some waterfalls. We went to Enfield Glen, Buttermilk Falls (there are some pictures of Buttermilk from Danielle and Trevor’s engagement shoot!) Ithaca Falls and Taughannock Falls. I love New York!

Ithaca Falls… for perspective, can you spot the guy fishing in the lower left of the picture?
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Kelly and me (I’m on the right) at Ithaca Falls
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And Taughannock Falls, which is three stories higher than Niagara Falls! I love that the gorge is kind of heart-shaped from this vantage point.
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Kelly and I have also been doing some planning for our big trip next spring and have nailed down some details:

9 days in Iceland
5 days in Northern Ireland
10 days in Scotland
4 days in England

I can’t wait!!!

Fun in Prison

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Finally getting around to posting a few pictures from my trip to Philly/NYC… on day one, we took Matt and Kerri’s Saab convertible (I named it Saabtimus Prime because when the top goes up and down it’s just like a transformer…) to the train station and headed into the city to go the the American Museum of Natural History and check out some dinosaurs.

These were all taken with a little point and shoot, not my regular camera… so they’re a little grainy!

Here’s me and Matt and the side of Kerri’s head riding to the train:
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The pi├ęce de r├ęsistance of the dinosaur exhibit… T Rex!
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The next day we headed to Philadelphia to see the Eastern State Penitentiary, which is sooo cool! I really wished I’d had my good camera with me for this!

The place was designed to keep prisoners totally isolated from eachother… it is really desolate.
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Since the building is classified as a “preserved ruin” most of it is in the grimy condition it was in when they first opened it to the public, but they do have some art installations in a couple of the cells. This was one of my favorites.
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I’m guessing they didn’t bother with novacaine in this dentist office.
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Thanks for showing me a great time guys, it was a blast!