Satsun Photography: Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog en-us (C)2018 Satsun Photography blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:05:00 GMT Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:05:00 GMT http://photos.satsunphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u969862344-o933938121-50.jpg Satsun Photography: Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog 120 80 And, so it begins... | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2015/2/andsoitbegins As with most experiences you grow into them one moment at a time.  Becoming a big brother, again, is no different.    

Yesterday I had the pleasure of capturing this sweet moment between the families oldest son and their newly born (4 days old) youngest son. And, so it begins...

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2015/2/andsoitbegins Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:55:43 GMT
Rose. : Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/4/the-delightful-rose-satsun-photography-blog There may be many flowers in a man's life but

 there's only one Rose.
 
Until next time,
B

 
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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Rose beauty love lovely personal portrait http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/4/the-delightful-rose-satsun-photography-blog Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:21:16 GMT
a smile.| Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/4/smile-satsun-photography-blog "You are the universe expressing itself as a human being for a little while."  - E. Tolle

Remember to laugh a little, 

or a lot depending on how you feel.

Perhaps,

every now and again

depending on how you feel

even crack a smile.

 

 

Until next time, 

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/4/smile-satsun-photography-blog Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:11:40 GMT
Breathe Deeply. | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/breathe-me Keep your head up, your heart strong and your mind sane.

Breath Deeply. 

Until next time,

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/breathe-me Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:45:40 GMT
Falling slowly into forever | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/mr-incredible "The minute i heard my first love story I started looking for you..."

I wish those words were mine, but they're not - they belong to the oh, so lovely Persian poet and Mystic, Rumi.  

Meeting him was fate.  We found each other in our 20's (me early; him late.) And ever since that first date in '98 -  we've been, together, walking slow and steadily toward forever.  

Our love story is our life's story and it mirrors who we are as a couple and what we value as a family.  

Together always; 
always together.  
When asked what they wanted to say to their dad on his b-day blog.  Their immediate response was to pantomime:
 
We
love
You

Daddy!
Happy bday!
 
 
 
 
 
Until next time, 
B

 
 


 


 
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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/mr-incredible Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:43:16 GMT
Time for the little things: tea time + treats | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/time-for-the-little-things As long as there have been language and words, people have told stories.  When we hear something that evokes an emotion, excites or amazes, we, both reader and listener are instantly transported.  My kids still love to read and be read to.

But before i get ahead of myself let me make an introduction.  Meet Linda Moore, she's ah-mazing and the founder of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Freedom Public Charter School (EWS).

EWS is this incredible school that has a  dual- language (Spanish/English or French/English) immersion program and is committed to too many things to list here but click here to visit their website and learn more.  

Okay.  Back to the tradition of story telling and Stokes.  

The tradition of tea began between Elsie W. Stokes and her daughter, Linda Moore, when she was just a little girl enjoying personal time with her mother.  Missing the students, Mrs. Moore decided to set aside time every month to read and connect with the scholars of EWS.     

The experience is precious,
 the tradition significant, 

the legacy, priceless.  

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Before i go, i just want to say a quick personal thank you as my son (not featured) has come home raving about the experience of tea time.  (Note: it's how i learned of its existence and was determined to make sure everyone knew that this Stokes tradition occurred.)  Mrs. Moore, not one for public recognition much preferring the private reward of a good deed, had to be convinced to let me capture the moment and then blog it.  So, a  big thank you for allowing both to occur.  It's been a real pleasure.  

Linda Moore, Founder and Executive Director of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Freedom Public Charter School

 

Until next time,

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Linda Moore Series: Spotlight http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/time-for-the-little-things Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:07:16 GMT
You're kind of a big deal. | Satsun Photography blog. http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/your-kind-of-a-big-deal-word Did you know, a  LARGE component to the continued growth and success of Satsun Photography year after year has been word-of-mouth referrals.

As a was of expressing my profound gratitude for all who continually help me successfully live my dream, if you refer 20 people and they confirm a session, you can earn up to $500 worth of valuable photography services to use toward any future session or product order.    

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Thank you again for your business and support.  I look forward to working with both you and your referrals for many years to come.

 

Until next time, 

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) marketing program referral http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/your-kind-of-a-big-deal-word Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:45:45 GMT
a gesture makes it every time | Satsun Photography blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/a-gesture-makes-it-everytime Actions speak louder than words in life as well as images.  On a typical session we start off with individuals portraits:  

Him:

Her: 

 
Serving some serious, face.  Word!

Them together.  

The only criteria is that you be authentic, honest and committed to the moment.

 It's very personal but so is love.
Personal and real.  

If you're wondering what works and what doesn't  - i can tell you this, in life as well as in images a gesture makes it every time.  
 
 
Until next time, 
B
 

 

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/3/a-gesture-makes-it-everytime Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:08:06 GMT
Strike a pose. | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/z Hi, my name is Beverlie and i'm socially awkward.  

I stare.  I've always stared.  If i see something or someone interesting i'll break my neck trying to drink in what I've seen.   I stare haaaard!  It's not good and doesn't always serve me well but when it does - strike a pose.  

She was wearing a hat on her way to run errands.  I begged her to let me take her shot.  We started like this:

I asked her to strike a pose.

And, then to take her hat off.  

Open.  Honest.  Soft.  Look at me and, relax.

Make it do what it do, girl!  What?!

And, bam.  

Hi.  My name is Beverlié and i'm while yes, i'm socially awkward - what i really am is a photographer.  
 
Call me.
 
 
Until next time, 
B.
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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) beauty best face forward glamour portraits http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/z Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:45:59 GMT
The opening. | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/love-light Why do i love a good road trip?  Easy.  Because somewhere along the way between the repetitive miles of the open road and the seemingly endless amount of unoccupied time, 'the opening' happens.  

You find yourself occupying the time with conversation, jokes, planning, singing, laughing, reminiscing, dreaming - the memories are invaluable; precious in their simplicity.    

I was talking with a friend the other day.  He asked a really interesting question, "What was the first gift CP ever gave you?"  

I thought long and hard and honestly couldn't remember.  Favorite gift i can answer in a heartbeat but first gift - ahem, whaaaaat?!

 And, then he asked, " What was the first trip you guys took together?"

I instantly answered, "Providence, Rhode Island."  Remember it like it was yesterday...oh, snap!  Ding.  Light bulb.

Who's with you on the journey matters more than the destination, trust me.  

(In this case, CP was driving, my kids were asleep in the backseat and we where on our way home having visited with family.)

 Word!  

 

 

Until next time, 

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/love-light Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:27:24 GMT
i mustache you a question? |Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/i-mustache-you-a-question I mustache you a question. 

How would you like to be remembered?

 

Until next time,

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/i-mustache-you-a-question Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:42:12 GMT
It finds us all... | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/it-finds-us-all While visiting with family this past weekend, my cousin insisted we stop and experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial at night  - a memorial dedicated to remembering each and every soul taken on April 19, 1995.

Irreversible, interminable and permanent - Death.

What follows after can become a blur but you remember exactly where you were, what you were doing and who you were with when your paths intersect.

 (I was a junior at the University of Oklahoma.  I was alone watching t.v. in my university apartment getting ready to go to a morning class - which of course was cancelled.)  

The experience of that moment was as stunning, intense and emotional as the experience of the monument.  Here's what i captured:

 The Gates of Time frame the moment of the bombing with one gate symbolizing the innocence of 9:01, the minute before the explosion,

and the other 9:03, representing the healing that began immediately after.

The field of empty chairs, 168 bronze and stone chairs, some small in representation of the children and others large for the adults.

The tree, an Elm, witnessed the violence and now symbolizes resilience, while the reflecting pool is representative of healing calmness.

 It's been 9 years since the death of our mother and 12 since the death of his mother, our aunt.  And while yes, the initial shock of grief has worn off, the void left by their departure is still noticeable and present

 (Interesting factoid: They both died at the young age of 53 and they both named their first born, Kerrie (right) / Kerry (left).) 

I am happy to say that life does get better.  You will be happy again.  The profound wound caused by of death develops a scab and the piercing pain experienced from grief becomes less, raw. 

 (It was early in the morning.  I was coming home from dancing.  My cell phone rang; i answered.  The rest really is a blur...)

I share this with you as a gift of hope because what you learn and who you become having walked in the valley of the shadows of death is wholly up to you as death finds and offers lessons to us all.  
Unpredictable, capricious and demanding - life.  Those of us left living keep our eyes to the sky and occasionally wave to acknowledge those that are not.  
 
Because death will eventually finds us all...
 
Until next time waving at the sky...,
B.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/it-finds-us-all Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:49:47 GMT
This little light of mine | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/this-little-light-of-mine

“You may only be a person in this world, but for someone you're the world.”
-Gabriel Garcí¬a Márquez

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/this-little-light-of-mine Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:37:56 GMT
Put your best face forward | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/put-your-best-face-forward If your headshot doesn't communicate who you are in the split second it takes to blink your eye - you need a new headshot.  New year; new image.   It's time to put your best face forward, this guy (M. Craig) sure did.  

Take a look and enjoy.  




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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Best face forward http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/2/put-your-best-face-forward Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:46:14 GMT
Sealed with love. | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/after-its-all-said-and-done It's never too late

to start 

your own traditions.

One of these nifty welcome packets could be yours.
Contact me to schedule your session:
Wedding | Events| Family portraits | Maternity + Newborn 
Sealed with love, of course.
 
 
 
 
Until next time, 
B

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Branding Packet Welcome http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/after-its-all-said-and-done Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:11:36 GMT
A moment of attraction | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/a-moment-of-attraction Two people lead by a moment of attraction 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 create, exchange,  grow
Love.
 it is invisible -
it cannot be seen or measured, 
yet it is powerful enough to transform you
in a moment.
 

 

 

Until next time, 

B

 

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) Spotlight Series: Dave + Eden http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/a-moment-of-attraction Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:32:06 GMT
Mantenga el sol en sus ojos | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/mantenga-el-sol-en-sus-ojos

"To find your own way is to follow your bliss" - Joseph Campbell

 

"Mantenga el Sol en sus ojos" translated mean "Keep the Sun in your eyes"

Until next time,

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/mantenga-el-sol-en-sus-ojos Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:31:27 GMT
Remember to remember | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/remember-to-remember The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. 

 
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. 
 
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
 
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. 
 
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. 
 
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. 
 
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
 
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. 
 
 
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. 
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
 
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
 
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, 
 
 

but by those moments that take our breath away."
 
 
 
 
Until next time.
B
 
 

 

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/remember-to-remember Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:47:36 GMT
Simple rules | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/simple-rules I think it is safe to assume that most families have rules.  Right?!

 I mean, our family has rules - some more meaningful than others but all respected and remembered none the less.

For instance,  we have a rule in our house and it's simple: Thursday nights from 9pm to 11pm - I belong to Shonda Rhimes and imma met her in Shondaland to visit with the homies: Christina and Meredith, Olivia and my man, Huck.  Swooooon!

We have another rule in our house:  Do your job, love your mate, have some kids; love them too...keep it simple.  This family too has rules, scroll down to the last picture and take i look to see what some of them are.

 

Until next time,

Keep it simple.

B

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/simple-rules Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:41:41 GMT
the love train... | Satsun Photography Blog http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/the-love-train Hello all!

My apologies for the radio silence on the blog.  Business picked up and I had to put the blogging down.  Although i was still posting regular updates and sneak peak from recent sessions on facebook.  (Please, like my page if you haven't already in case radio silence strikes again.)

That said, it seems like the blog was missed as much as i missed the process of creating one.  Thank you for your emails and suggestions on how to make blogging manageable and consistent.

 Here's my take two....snap!

 

" i think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple;

find what it is that makes you happy

and who it is that makes you happy

and your set.

Promise."

 





What i know is that if a sweet love that makes you truly, deeply, and at time wildly happy comes into your life then jump on that train and don't ever get off.  The journey of self-discovery, memories, and the life created is worth the experience.  Promise.

 

Until next time,

B

 

 

 

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blord@satsunphotography.com (Satsun Photography) ask the question; live into the answer http://photos.satsunphotography.com/blog/2013/1/the-love-train Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:53:14 GMT