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