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The Only Photos You Regret

I wish I had a time machine–a window from which to look into the future.

I’m generally not fond of such things because I think the future should be a marvelous adventure, but there are moments, like now, that I wish I could give you a glimpse into your life 20, 30, 40 years from this very moment.

I don’t want to bring you pain, although that’s part of Life, too–but rather I wish I could give you a tiny glimpse of the heartache that comes from things left undone, moments unremembered, people no longer with us.

I wish these things because right now is Perfect. Oh sure, there are days that are trying and situations that are difficult, but where you are right now is a pretty wonderful place.

You are here with the people you love: family and friends.  Everything else is secondary.

But you don’t realize that now is the Perfect Time-you won’t realize that until years from now.  It’s not your fault–it happens to all of us. We get caught up in the day to day and don’t realize that it won’t always be like this…that Life changes. It bends and bows and climbs and dips and we look back with regret and think: “If only…”

As a photographer, I know this.

I know the words:

“We need to get our family photographed one day”


“I’ll come back and order later”


“I’ve been meaning to…”

are words you would never say if you could look into that Time Machine.

If you could see the future, you’d grab every moment by the collar and hold it tight

and you’d do that

by photographing it.


I don’t have a Time Machine, but I can tell you this…

You will only regret the photos you didn’t take.

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A Romantic Date

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I am going on a very romantic date to an exclusive club with my darling wife tonight. I am picking her up after my last session and whisking her away.

We’ve been members of this club for a very long time and really enjoy the people there, many of whom we know by name. Many of our friends also frequent the club and it’s pretty much a given that we will run into someone we know, which is always nice.

We will be surrounded on every side by fashion, beautiful flowers and the latest in technology, and dining on a wide variety of mouthwatering delights at every turn, some sweet, some savory.

And, before the evening ends, Cheri will work herself toward the center of the club to immerse herself in the work of literary masters.

So…if you need us, we’ll be at Costco.


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Technology Changes; Prints Don’t

One of the last things you want to hear after photographing a gorgeous family session in the bosque is the voice of your studio manager saying, “We have a problem–we have no internet and the server is down.”

That is exactly the news I received on my way back to the studio from this morning’s session. It wouldn’t stop us from shooting, thank goodness, but with the server down, our screening appointments would have to be rescheduled, and all production work would come to a screeching halt.

And as we ran around the studio trying to fix things on our end and ultimately having to call in our IT team, it was not lost on me that the photographs on the wall weren’t phased in the least. Same goes for the albums. I think I might have even heard them chuckle.

They hang on the wall, without a care in the world about servers or internet or hard drives or the cloud. They don’t even care if the electricity goes out. They are cherished reminders that technology changes, but prints don’t.

Because really, it shouldn’t require electricity to see a photo of someone you love.


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Lollipop Smiles

They are a very simple candy-nothing more than a sweet little disk attached to a white cardboard stick. But there’s something about a lollipop that lights up a child’s face. I think “Lollipop” is kid-speak for Happiness.

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The Job of a Parent

I’ve heard it said that the job of a parent is to work oneself out of the job–to give your child the tools that he/she needs so that needing YOU is no longer necessary.
I’m not sure that’s true.
Because although we’ve reached an age where our children don’t need us to feed or dress them, we never stop being a parent. We never stop guiding…we never stop worrying…we never stop carrying them in our heart wherever we go.
I like to think that is part of the job.


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