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Lord of the Rings

We have a big family wedding coming up this weekend! Ryan and Jenna are getting married… and our son Aidan has the distinct honor of being the ring-bearer (hence the name of this post).

In the tradition of wedding “traditions”, the ring-bearer gets to don a tuxedo like the rest of the bridal party. And since this would be Aidan’s first official “tux fitting” I had to grab the camera and record this first of many “life moments”. He has been over-the-moon excited since Ryan and Jenna sent him a practice pillow. He slowly walks the kitchen and spreads a killer smile across his face. His gait is slow and deliberate… he’s very serious about performing well and realizes the magnitude of this day (well, as much as a five year old can realize the magnitude of anything…)

As in most retail locations there was just a horrid mix of light- daylight pouring through the window, harsh fluorescents above… just a wicked nasty swirl of ickiness. But I pretty much forgot about it all, and just went to shoot some special candids. Ryan ended up meeting us at the fitting, which turned out to be really special for the boys.



Family Portrait

This is Nanny & Pop with the gaggle of grandkids. A quick snap from over the summer taken with a Lastolite Ezybox off camera left. Pretty big area to cover for one SB-900, boosted the ISO a bit, and shot this with a 24-70mm f2.8 lens. Funny thing about family portraits, almost impossible to get everyone looking, so I usually snap away and look for a “comfortable picture”, one that represents the point in time it was taken.

Thats one of the blessings of photography. The frozen moment captured for all time… that 1/500 of a second that lives forever, and no where is it better served than when it comes to a family portrait. Years from now when I gloss through my Lightroom catalogs (gone are the days of the old shoeboxes filled with polaroids and 110 camera pics 🙂 I’ll come across this one and whisper “… I remember that day… summer of ’09…”