Today’s Image of the Day is a candid portrait…just goes to show that you should continue to click throughout the session. I found this on Kelly Park’s blog today.
Archive for September, 2007
I will be out in LA this week for the conference and am looking forward to seeing a ton of my friends that are speaking. I will be manning the liveBooks booth and discussing websites, so stop by if you are there!
I’ve been to every PartnerCon…there is always an environment of sharing and networking.
Today’s images is a cake shot…yes a cake shot! Actually any shot that Chenin posted from this wedding could have made the Image of the Day! Hyatt Resort and Spa at Huntington Beach was a terrific background for this wedding. I have shot there and it is a terrific venue. Check out Chenin’s blog from more fantastic images!
With so many terrific images…I am also tagging this one Inspiration.
While your at it…check out Doug and Chenin’s Totally Rad Actions!
Today I ran in my first triathlon in South Berwick, Maine called the Pumpkinman. It started with a 1/3 mile swim that looked and seemed like more of a 1/2 mile, then onto a 17 mile bike through the beautiful rolling country hills. The last leg was a 3 mile run to a down hill finish line and pumpkin pie! I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the experience of challenging myself over the course, although I was quite happy to cross the line.
Em‘s brother in law, Steven, joined me in the race…but I did not see him out on the course, as he finished ahead of me by 15 minutes. It was the first race for both of us and we both agreed that we were already looking forward to next year. Em grabbed some shots of us on her point and shoot. Thanks sweets! Much thanks and love go out to Em’s family who came out to root us on!
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I grabbed this off of Em’s Blog…this article is a must read. Matt is a terrific writer and incredible photographer!
My good friend and DC wedding photographer Matt Mendelsohn has a brilliant article in Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine (my former employer). It is beautifully and smartly written, and captures so many of my similar feelings of why I moved from news photography into weddings. If you have a minute, and a cup of coffee to sip, sit down and settle in to enjoy his account of this profession. I promise you won’t be disappointed (thank you, Sabrina, for alerting me to this!).
**Click here** to read the article.
(Matt will be online to discuss his article and field questions at Noon on Tuesday. Picture of Matt in his studio by Mark Peterson, Redux).
Matt is online NOW answering questions!
This weekend we shot a wedding in Greenville, Maine. The groom and his family traveled from Ireland to this small Maine town for the celebration. They asked me what Labor Day was and why we celebrate it…good question. I knew that it was because of the worker and was pretty sure that unions had something to do with it, but really didn’t have a great answer for them. So here is what I have found on the Department of Labor’s website:
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.