a big deal. i took my parent's 50th anniversary photos a few weeks ago. i really struggled with glass glare. i need to figure out how to take lenses out when i do shoots. the way i shoot just doesn't work to have them tilt their heads, or whatever it is that traditional studio photographers do. i just know they end up cranking people with glasses heads all kinds of wrong. so anyway, i paid the awesome lab i use to have the glass glare removed. i also paid to have a CD burned with the edit. i finally just popped the CD in so i could share the photo here and it doesn't have my parent's image...it has some other completely unrelated images. ugh! and rather than take the time to email them and explain the issue, i am venting here! i love the lab i use. they have wonderful customer service, so i know they will make it right, it's just that i hate dealing with issues! i know i do have to figure out a glass glare solution, because it's super expensive to have it photoshopped! much more than typical issues. if any of you have logical solutions to this, please share. i have researched it on all of my favorite photography sites and the main thing they all seem to come back to, is remove the lenses for shoots. especially if you don't want to do the head cranking thing : )
i really do love this photo of them.
and i really like this one of mom too. i have it in my studio. she inspires me.
and as i've written lots of times, my parent's relationship inspires me. such dedication to each other. this was a sweet thing that i had never given any thought too before. when my mom was in the car accident, it left her right arm completely paralyzed. for over 20 years, my dad has given her manicures. how did i miss this? and how sweet and tender is that? still not realizing this, i asked mom and dad to come early on sunday, so that i could give mom a manicure before the party. we sat on the deck and i did her nails. i finally asked mom, "has dad always done your nails since the accident?" and she said yes. (she also lost her ability to speak conversationally, so her answers are pretty concise.) i couldn't believe i had missed this fact for all these years. my dad has my undying respect for how he has handled things since my mom's accident. and my mom has this amazing attitude even though she would have reason to be down. they are wonderful people and i am blessed that they are my parents!
the party was a lot of fun. the kids (and tom and josh) swam all afternoon. i sat on the deck with mom, dad and their sisters, my aunts. why is it, that i finally get how cool my aunts are? i have been close to my aunt mary for a long time, but really haven't fully appreciated what i have in my own family. i loved just sitting and chatting and catching up. i haven't edited all the shots yet, but here are a few-
suzy made the cake and it was so delish! i'm eating the last piece right now for breakfast. yum!
the guys taught payton how to dive off the board. it was so fun to watch. but of course, i didn't take any photos! griffin was trying too, but he is the bellyflop king! they are hilarious in the pool. no fear!
love, love, love this shot!
so today is our garden tea party. and it's raining. thank God for our covered deck! plus, it will fine to be inside too. it just would have been fun to all be outside on the deck and patio.
the food is pretty much ready. i'll be able to do some final stuff around the house shortly and then my cooking club friends will be here in less than an hour to assemble sandwiches and desserts. i think it will be fun. i just feel badly that i couldn't invite a lot of people. with 4 of us inviting, we had to limit our numbers, or we would have had 100 people here : ) i'll be taking lots of photos. i really will! right now, i better get ready. i'm still in my jammies. have a great day and God bless!