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if

Rudyard Kipling’s If is one of my favorite poems (and I am not big on poems :)) and it is very hard to actually choose just a part of it.  But every time I read it, I find myself getting goose bumps when I get to the last four lines as they are the perfect conclusion to everything else said in the poem.

“If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!”

hawaiian princess

I love Hawaii… It’s very peaceful.  It makes me slow down and enjoy life, enjoy the lush green, the ocean, the food, the rain, the flowers, the people.  There is something about the spirit of that place that is just good for my soul.  And I love that my husband is from there – he has that peaceful spirit about him as well.  Plus he takes me to all the cool places the locals know :).

This summer my friend Madlen came with us for part of our vacation so naturally we had to plan a photo shoot.  Madlen is always my biggest fan in everything I do and photography is not any different.  So she dressed up, fixed her hair and played model for me one afternoon.  We went from one beach to another, we walked the forests, we climbed rocks and we had fun in the spirit of aloha.  Mahalo Madlen 🙂

love is strange…

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing the 50th (fiftieth!!!) wedding anniversary party of Sylvia and Mickey.  Yep – that is Sylvia and Mickey exactly like in:

“Sylvia…

Yes Mickey?

How do you call your loverboy?

Come ‘ere loverboy!!

And if he doesnt answer?

Ohh loverboy!

And if he STILL doesn’t answer?

I simply say :
Baby, oohh baby , my sweet baby, you’re the one!”

How awesome is that!  I found the name coincidence extremely entertaining – and very appropriate.  Celebrating 50 years of love!  Together 🙂

The party was fabulous.  There were with some exciting reunions with old friends they hadn’t seen in ages – like the maid of honor and the best man from their wedding.  And there was lots of dancing!  Which just made my night 🙂