What's Been Going On.....

April 01, 2010

I have not done a very good job of keeping up with my photography blog.  I haven't done a very good job of keeping up with my Saga blog....life has been a wee bit busy and finding the time to sit down and write in the midst of a whirlwind has seemed a little impossible lately.

In addition to establishing my photography business and keeping it running smoothly, I also work a full-time job at a law firm.  I'm also a full-time mom, wife, maid, chauffeur, laundress, chef, daughter....well, you get the picture.  In case you don't, I've included a few below to let you know what I've been doing. :-)

You can check out the rest of my work at asweetlifestudio.com!  Hope to see you there...leave a note and let me know you stopped by!  :-)

As I said....a little busy lately...which is a wonderful thing....not complaining or whining because I LOVE photography.  It is my passion.  I'm also in the process of acquiring a new studio and getting it set up.  Will keep you posted so you can stop by for a visit!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Did you know....

January 07, 2010

Photography was once reserved only for the affluent.  A gallery of framed faces in the foyer was a most prestigious domestic attribute.  Given the exorbitant costs of portrait photography in the late 1800's, it was unthinkable to discard a valuable photograph due to a broken relationship.  Rather than throw the entire portrait in the trash, the undesirable subject would simply be folded back or scissored off.  The slender frame pictured, which found the height of its popularity after 1910, later came to be known as a "Dear John or Lover's Quarrel Frame" after the war era, thus accommodating the lonely heart beautifully!

Happy New Year!

January 06, 2010

WOW, I can't believe it is 2010 already! Seems we were just getting ready for Y2K and ready to live in bomb shelters underground for as long as it took for the world to stabilize itself again!

I have lots of wonderful photos from the holidays that I will be posting over the next few days. We had several strange "turn of events" during our holidays that I can't wait to share! Until I get those posted, how about posting some of your events from the holidays?

Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines

November 20, 2009

Last weekend, I was honored to be asked to hang out with some fabulous men at a small airfield near my home -- Campbell's Field.  No, my husband didn't mind.  They were the most awesome men and had such amazing stories to tell.  They spoke of their planes intimately, as they would a lover.  Why?  Because flying is their passion, their love.  One gentlemen is 82 years old and suffers from cancer, yet he refuses to let his age and chemotherapy treatments affect his love for flying.  He flies every weekend, weather permitting, and often during the week.  He built his plane from a kit.  He said he tweaked a few things so that she would fly smoothly for him.  He performed a few stunts which took my breath away.  Nothing keeps him down.

Two of the other men recounted their stories of World War II missions.  They flew as part of the Memphis Belle crew and were asked to have their photos taken with the stars of the movie.  That photo hangs in the restaurant across the street, along with framed newspaper stories about them and other flight memorabilia.

All of the planes on the field are vintage.  One of them has been rebuilt from the ground up, with each trivet carefully measured and set into place by hand.  No machinery manufactures these planes. The material covering the wings was stitched by one of their dear friends and each stitch is perfectly placed next to the previous one.

If you ever get up my way, call me, I will take you up there.  They love visitors.  It gives them a chance to tell their stories and relive the days of old.  They might even take you for a ride.

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