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I have never laughed out loud so many times while culling photos as I did when I was sorting through these shots of my cousin, David, and his groomsmen.

I laugh because when I look at these photos, I can actually HEAR these guys.  And let me tell you, they are hilarious.  And passionate.  And downright, wall-to-wall INSPIRING.

I had the distinct pleasure of spending the day leading up to David and Beth's wedding with these men.  The opportunity to be a fly on the wall of their magnetic friendships and to repeatedly belly laugh in a 14-passenger van with them while bopping along the Pacific Coast Highway will keep me forever grateful that I am a photographer.

These guys work hard, they play hard, they love big, they dream huge.

That weekend in LA, Jack Kerouac kept popping into my head:

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I recognize that I run the risk of confusing some potential photography clients by posting these wedding-day photos (since I am a family portrait photographer, not a wedding photographer), but in the end, you know what I really am?

A happiness photographer.

A "Let-It-Shine" photographer.

And these guys:  They let it shine.  My oh MY, do they let it shine.

Like a thousand fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

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I always love to hear from you, my friends!  Make sure to say hello in the comments below!

Also, in Tuesday's post about self confidence, I mentioned that I recently had an epiphany in understanding why I have been so concerned with what people think of me.  I decided to push that post until next week.  If you liked the post "Let It Shine.  (OR:  The Post in which I Tell My Fears to F--- Off)" then I think you'll really enjoy next week's post.

Lots more thoughts to come soon on the brilliance that my cousin David and the rest of the genii at en*theos are bringing to the world.  I'm talkin' 'bout the mothahload of wisdom, folks.

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Have a deLIGHTful day, mad ones!!!

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