For me – I feel that there is no holiday more tied to “family” than Christmas. I know it’s a religious holiday – and the one that my family celebrates - so for you it might be another holiday that means “family”. But for me … it’s Christmas.
Christmas is the one time of the year when people give themselves “a hall pass” … a waiver … to stop the rat race and look at the lights on the tree. Listen to to holiday music and take the time to smile at each other.
Since my children are now grown and have fantastic careers I now put up a fake Christmas tree. It’s kind of thin and crooked . But it holds a lifetime of memories of early Christmas morning … wrapping paper flying in the air as presents are opened, screams of joy as the kids get the present they asked for and hugs. It is a good day.
I am writing this as the spring season is just around the corner (it had better be!) . it’s kind of sad for me to look at these images and know that the little tree and ornaments are packed away until next year. And I’m afraid so is the “hall pass” to stop and smile.
When your favorite girl is in LA Magazine you just gotta mention it
My Daughter got a modeling gig for a furniture company magazine ad right after her move to LA last year. It was just published in the May 2010 issue of LA Magazine … so here she is recreating the pose.
I had the opportunity to photograph Jarel’s baptism as a way to spend some time with my Daughter, who is good friends with Jarel’s parents. They were so proud of Jarel, little Jarel who had no idea what the fuss was about. But one day he could look back and see how much his parents cared about him. Sometimes I wonder about fate. My fate that is. What leads us to the places we find ourselves and then find that the gifts we have to offer can help another? What a happy day it was. Click on the link below to see a video of that day.
My Daughter Christine recently graduated with a BFA from Emerson College in Boston and has moved to LA. But we just had to fit in one more headshot session before she left. So we headed down to our favorite place – Starbucks for the session.