Monday, January 17, 2011

A day to CELEBRTATE, a day to REFLECT, my day your THOUGHTS

I've spent the last two days thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King.  How as a child I was so touched by his story, vision and tragic ending, that I wrote a report about Dr. King.  So with my camera strapped to my shoulder I wondered looking for scenes that reminded me of Martin Luther King.  Some of what I saw I think he'd smile about; other photos might sadden his heart. Today I went to the streets to see what people were thinking on this Holiday.  What would you say to Dr. King? What would you ask him?  The following photos are my Tribute to a man who made me understand the beauty of LIFE.  The sheer intrigue and  fascination of life, comes with a world of colors. 

 For all of you who were a part of this idea, for those who let a stranger ask you personal questions and take your photos, Thank You.  Your willingness is what CHANGE is all about.  I hope you enjoy this photo series. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Gotta LOVE T-Ball"-Alexander Avalos /All Action

There is something so unpredictable about 6-year-olds and T-Ball.  And so it was at Olive Park Saturday as the Met's gave it there best at Bat.  Lil Alexander Avalos  had a super swing as he was on deck. Sheer determination on his face as he approached home base.
  A little help from the coach...

 Uncle and Pap watched with anticipation.
 So did the dogs...

 Then with the crack of the bat he was off...
 Mom watched as baby sister Bella had other interests.
 He was heading to 3rd with a score on his mind.
 He rounds third on his way to home,when the other team pulled a fast one.  The catcher was a GIRL.
Oh no I can't run her over, Mom said not to hit girls?   Oh he was soooo close!
Again baby Bella had other things in mind.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"THE PARKERS" a Fabulously Fun Family

 One of the highlights of the Holidays is "Family Photos sessions."  When it comes to FUN, the Parkers are always a joy to photograph.  Let's face it, this family is fantastic looking.  But much more than that, they don't take themselves so seriously.  They enjoy each other, life and laughter.  I've been taking pictures of the Parkers for many years, even before I became a professional photographer.  I can only hope when the boys get married and have kids, I'm still the one they call for photo shoots.  On this Christmas card shoot, it was all about the many sides of the Parkers.  From serious to silly, to loving and chilly, we had a ball creating this card.  So too did I!!  See you next year Precious Parkers.