Sunday, January 23, 2011

Splish, Splash!! Who Needs A Swimsuit

Recently, after covering a wedding, I was on my way to my car when one of the guests asked me if I could photograph her taking a dip in the pool. Not one to pass up a photo op, I said, "Okay". I'll admit I wasn't quite sure how she was going to accomplish this because she was fully dressed in street clothes.

Well, let the following sequence of images tell the story.

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(Note: She is NOT wearing a swimsuit)
A few warm-up stretches to get the blood flowing.Is this water gonna be cold?
Oh, no, the Invisible Gopher pushed her!
Looks like a 10 to me. It's in the eyes.
Lady, you're cool!


This story isn't over yet. Suddenly on the sideline this guy grabs his girlfriend/wife or "whatever" and she's screaming bloody, "No-o-o-o". I look over and he has her lifted in the air and is headed for the edge of the pool. Yep, I got to photograph this couple taking the plunge as an encore. I LOVE photography...and crazy people!

This lady is no dummy. Check out the hand over the nose.
The pool judge scores 10 with a hand clap.
He's celebrating now, but wait 'til she gets him home.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Know It's Been A While

Finally, I am all settled in our new home in Grovetown, GA which is 15 minutes outside of the Augusta area. It has been an awesome, overwhelming experience closing down the studio and uprooting my entire family (let's not forget our household items) and moving up to the "Peach State". We have left behind some great friends, clients, and certainly family members.

I get this question all the
time from people who ask me ,"Why Georgia?" The honest truth is: It was a "God thing" and He worked out all the details in an expedient manner that virtually blew us away. We flew up here late July and spent two days house hunting, closed on a new home in August, and relocated in September. Wow! So, here we are!

To show you what kind of roller coaster ride it has been moving from sunny south Florida to here, check out our first major snowfall below. This is a panorama shot I took of my neighborhood while looking out the front door of my house. Brrrrr! Yes, we're freezing our buns off the first few months that we've been here, but it's great.

This is my first posting for the new year, so stay tuned. There's more to come.



Monday, January 10, 2011

My Mother Taught Me #13

My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

She said, "I brought you into this world and I can take you out".