Monday, September 15, 2008

the glue that holds me together....

too dark!

too light!


I have been at the computer for hours in the past couple of days...editing photographs. As I was sifting through the thousands of photos looking for the ones I needed, I came across this set of Tommy and Isabella. Before one of my shoots last month, I had a small (read: large) freak out! I had changed all my settings on the camera for a previous evening shoot and when I went to test the lighting and exposure before the morning shoot I was scheduled to do in TEN MINUTES....everything was all wrong. I got nervous and started changing things that I shouldn't have even been touching...and then the exposure got worse.....and I freaked out MORE....

Back to the glue....
There was Tommy...voluntarily sitting against the backdrop for me while I worked my way around to some decent shutter speed/f-stop combinations...I took picture after picture....getting more and more frustrated. Then we plopped Isabella up there to sit and clap while I worked feverishly to get things back to where they needed to be. I snapped and changed settings, snapped and changed settings... all the while looking through the lens at the two souls that are always there when I need them....to calm me down, give me perspective, keep me straight.....to pose for an emergency portrait session, if need be.

They are the glue, those two...I don't know where I'd be without them.

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Mr. Ike hit us hard! We only lost our brand new gazebo!!...but still have all of our family and friends...so we consider ourselves blessed. Hope all of you are safe and sound and making the most of all of that romantic candlelight.


6 comments:

Casey Wallace said...

Sorry to hear about the gazebo! Look at your little munchkin sitting up! She's a doll. Way to be glue, Tommy. :) Miss you guys!

rhonda said...

isn't it amazing how much we realize/open our eyes to once we have babies and depend on our hubbies more and more...from what i have read, your tommy is similar to my kevin as a husband and a father - WONDERFUL! i hope you will have some calmness in your life during your next photo shoot!!!

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Glad to hear that your glue held you together, and that your gazebo was the only thing hurt. I can't believe how bad Kentucky got nailed. My mom and dad lost their new addition and part of their garage. Why couldn't it fall on the part of the house they hadn't redone yet? ;) Great perspective, huh?

JenniferPants said...

Cutie pie! Love her little onesie!

Couldn't live without the huz! Glad you got a good one too...

Ted said...

I forgot to tell Tommy about that freaking out thing when we had our talk before the wedding.I thought Donna told him.
Love,
Dad

Anonymous said...

As always love, your pictures turned out to be beautiful. You make me very proud to your husband. Thanks for being such a loving wife to me. You and Isabella are everything to me. Love you. Tommy