I was looking through my photos, getting ready to begin edits on the next shoot, when I stumbled upon a couple shots I took of Sweets – the old man Chihuahua. Totally blissed out at the beach. Ever since we made it out to my parent’s cabin a couple weeks ago, I’ve been doing my best to get us back out there… and I think these images explain why.
Sweets really was completely blissed right out, he’s a lake dog if ever I’d met one. Totally and completely in his element, exploring, sunning, and just generally enjoying everything about being at the cabin. And there is little that makes me happier than seeing someone I love so very happy. I have to admit, sometimes I forget just how short a time this old man has been a part of our family. Seems like he’s always been here. 🙂
In other news… keep your fingers crossed that our little old man chi may soon be a Daddy (again). Knock on wood, we’re hoping to have puppies this Autumn.
Well, today was another busy one with the girl. And at her insistence I took pictures and videos throughout our afternoon. It was definitely one worth remembering. Heck, as we walked out of the school gym after taking a photo with the guys from Hoja she exclaimed: “BEST DAY EVER!” So, even though it was bright sunshiny and beautiful when we left to walk to school, and (with no rain in the forecast or grey cloud in the sky when we got there) we gratefully had to borrow Ms. Tracy’s umbrella for the walk home? It really was a lovely afternoon.
And in case you’d been wondering, Lily-Ann asked the guys from Hoja what their favourite farm animals are. Turns out Matt (the fellow with the beard, who was absolutely amazing with the girl… seriously super sweet fellow who couldn’t have been nicer to her) loves cows. He likes their bells and the silly way they move. Dave and Jesse both prefer pigs; Jesse (the young kid in the center) thinks they’re cute while Dave (who received gasps from the students when he revealed – shockingly – that he is THIRTY) likes the noises they make. The girl? Being swayed by her animal sign likes pigs too.
You can check out Hoja at http://hojaworld.com.
It’s super late, but we just got home and got the girl to bed… so this is going to be a quickie blog post. LOL
There was too much cloud cover here to see much tonight – as has seemed to be the way the last several times there’s been something cool going on “up there”. But we did watch some of the live feed, which was pretty darn cool. Did you get a chance to see any of the Venus Transit? What did you think? Pretty darn neat to know the last one was in 1880-something and the next one won’t be until 2117 (I think?). 🙂 Just imagine what our world will be like by then!
Here are a couple links on the goings on – including one to the live feed.
In my role as photographer, I often go out of my way to help ensure the comfort of my clients. And that includes trying to keep them out of the scorching, midday, summer sun. I try to keep afternoon shoots indoors at this time of year, but occasionally a client will have their heart set on being outside. So, I’ll put myself in the line of fire trying to keep them as cool as possible – a family photo shoot that ends in the E.R. dealing with sunstroke or worse is hardly the type of memory I’d like to leave people with. Most of the time, folks don’t notice. And honestly? I’m okay with that. But when you do notice, and you take the time to inquire as to my comfort, I do appreciate it.
One of my shoots today was outside, shortly after high noon, with the blazing heat beating down on us. And as always, I did my best to keep the family comfortable and feeling good about things. This time though, my efforts did not go unnoticed. They saw me in the direct sunlight after ensuring they were in the shade, and though I laughed it off… I appreciated their concern. It’s nice that they noticed. It’s nice that my efforts were appreciated. I am glad I could help make them feel more at ease, and I’m glad I was there to help capture a few special moments for them.