It’s event season in NYC, and I’ve been busy! On April 29th, I had the pleasure of shlepping my gear out to Woodmere, a small Long Island suburb, to take photos for the Lawrence Woodmere Academy Spring Fundraiser. I’ve never seen such a spirited live auction! The auctioneer asked a donor what it would take to double his contribution of a weekend at his vacation home. At the crowd’s request, the auctioneer took off his very expensive shirt and auctioned it to the highest bidder! All in good fun and for a great cause- why not?!
I’ve only been back just a bit longer than I was gone, but my trip already seems a distant memory. There are many things I’ll miss about London- specifically the British vernacular and sense of humor.
I didn’t find London to be much of a culture shock as compared to New York. However, it was far more polite and quiet during the afternoon hours. I loved the quaintness of the neighborhoods and the Brit’s enthusiasm for tea (white tea is black tea with milk in it).
Mostly I just wish I could continue calling the bathroom “the loo” in the US without sounding like a pretentious hag. Calling it “the toilet” as they do many other Western Europe countries rubbed my puritanical American sensibilities. However, saying it in French somehow felt less vulgar… I digress. I took many photos while I was there. Thought it’d be nice to share some… London and Paris, through my lens.
Last weekend, I went to Dallas to hang out and take photos of Rebecca, aka Tater, the coolest two-year-old I’ve ever met. Tater is the daughter of my college friends, Shawn and Jennifer. Last fall, Tater was diagnosed with leukemia. Now on long-term maintenance, she is getting back to the business of being a kid. A kid who takes chemo and steroids on the reg, but still a kid. Shawn and Jennifer are taking things with great stride and strength.
Some of Tater’s favorite things include blowing/popping bubbles, her Hello Kitty rain boots, The Lorax DVD, princess shoes, hats, and fun sunglasses.
Here are some shots of our fun afternoon at their home and in downtown Roanoke after a calorie-free lunch of fried chicken and actual mashed taters with gravy.
Zach, my friend since HS, and his fiancee, Chandy, asked me to do family portraits last week. Although it’s not my main photo business offering, I have a lot of fun doing family portraits when I’m asked by friends. I did portraits for Chandy and Zach late last year when Bru was still in the cooker. Now that Bru is here and Rocco is getting bigger, it was time to do it again!
I went with some structured shots in mind, but I typically tend to just see what happens beyond the poses. Here are some of my faves
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“I shaped my role in the league and other parts of my life myself- through pure effort.”
Molly Rand, aka Rozy B Hind, of the Holy Rollers was an unlikely roller derby skater. She first learned about TX Roller Derby (TXRD) when the league was recruiting for new skaters on the University of Texas campus. Although her best friend said, “you have to do this,” she let the idea marinate until a couple of years after graduation. She was never really interested in being an athlete. However, she is amazed how roller derby has changed her perspective. She now thinks of food as fuel and her body as a machine, focusing on what her body can do when she eats right versus what she looks like.
Rozy prides herself on her spunk. After working as a “corporate drone”in a cubicle, she felt compelled to “reclaim [her] meanness” and do something different. She taught herself to skate and auditioned three years ago. “I was the worst skater in the league,” Rozy confessed. “My name comes from the fact that I couldn’t make one round without falling smack on my ass.” She prides herself on how far she has come since first starting. At first, she was a slow skater who couldn’t stay on her feet, and now she is a jammer scoring points.
Skating helped Rozy regain her edge in her professional life as well. She now works for a “much cooler company” where she does search engine marketing, and is much happier. A self-proclaimed nerd, she loves excel and spreadsheets, and says the Holy Rollers is the nerdiest team in TXRD.