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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Hey everyone,

Although my wife and I won’t be officially celebrating our anniversary until August 27th

We took some time out this Monday to celebrate. I really believe that of all the things that we got to do yesterday, taking some time to just think, reflect and praise God for how good he has been to us was probably the greatest thing that we got to do. We had some time to think of all the good and not so good things that have crossed our paths in the last few years.

Just to think that in last five years we got married, bought a house, left the security of my job for the opportunity that was set before us when we moved the business, we have enjoyed our time together at parties, ball games, and outings. We have also sorrowed together at car accidents, doctor visits and funerals.

I guess that to us life is not so much about what happens to you but whom you are with when it does. To stop and think about all the things in life that really does matter. Such as your faith and family, the core network of people who are with you thru thick and thin. My wish for all of the couples who’s weddings I have had the privilege and honor to shot, document, and photograph is that in your first five years together you really take the time that it takes to share your lives together. That you take the time that is needed to share each other’s dreams, ambitions, goals, hopes and aspirations.

I hope that all of you enjoy looking at our little video of pictures of us sharing our lives together over the past five years we also tried out a place in Crown Point (www.lucreziacafe.com), which I am recommending to everyone that’s looking for a great Italian restaurant.

Alex

video

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello from Alex

Hey there everyone! Starting immediately I will be taking more of an active roll in the writing of the studio blogs. The staff and I feel that it should be the photographers who take the lead in keeping all our blog followers up to date on our happenings.

One of the many perks that we as photographers enjoy is not just getting to document the biggest events in peoples lives, but also getting to travel to the locations where these events take place. Even though I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many great locations, nothing to date beats my July 18th wedding to the island of Puerto Rico. The location that we stayed at was the Wyndham Grand Resort at Rio Mar next to the rainforest of El Yunque.

I took the following picture from the balcony of the hotel room that we were staying at, and as you can see, it was absolutely breathtaking. It was great to bear witness to the hospitality and friendliness of the Puerto Rican people. It seemed as if everywhere we went everyone just went out of their way to treat us like family.

We took Friday morning as an opportunity to take some pictures of the bridal couple in this exotic local. As you can see, from the few pictures that I have provided here, the views from the island where nothing short of magical. The wedding on Saturday was just as you would expect, it was on the beach with palm trees full of coconuts on one end and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.




Traveling to a far off place for a wedding comes with it’s own set of problems. You are constantly worried about making sure that you didn’t forget anything and also worried about the new set of challenges that shooting in a new environment brings. I was not used to the tropical storms that looked like they would come out of nowhere. They never lasted long, but when they came they came upon us quickly and violently. I was also not expecting the amount of condensation that my lenses would experience whenever we went from the indoors that was air-conditioned and then the outdoors that was not.

Although at times being a wedding photographer can be quite taxing, part of the fun of it for it me is rising to the challenge that comes with the planned chaos of a wedding day. All I can say is that I just can’t wait until my next destination wedding comes along.