Near or Far – My Family is Always in My Heart

family, family quote, distance, love,As many of you know, most of my family lives in Germany. My parents, sisters, grandparents and other extended family in addition to the select few whom I have been lucky to call life-long friends. Time often flies by without talking to one another but in my heart, I carry them with me. I carry their love and friendship close to my heart and no matter how much time goes by before we are able to speak again, I’ll know that we will pick up right where we left off.

In the day and age of “nuclear” families, basic units away from the greater family hub, we leave behind more than just people. We leave behind close connections, a comforting hug, a shoulder to cry on, a big table with everyone gathered for dinner. We leave behind quick visits, coffee dates and free “babysitters”.

But we don’t have to leave love behind. The connection and bond we have forged throughout the years.

No, we keep the love, the memories, the smells and sounds tucked safely in our hearts and souls. In a treasured chest, protected from the harsh distance we face. A place we can access when we need it the most.

Because love knows no distance.

Beautiful Instruments Play Notes Right to the Heart

This beauty was used to play Ave Maria at the last wedding I was fortunate enough to photograph. A single instrument and wonderful person was all it took to silence a whole church initially. Within a minute most (including myself) had tears in their eyes.

Music speaks to the soul, it makes you feel more than words ever could.

Instrument

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings. How true is that? A dog often is referred to being a best friend, a friend who listens, protects and loves without prejudice. They earn a special place in our hearts with their cute look, their devotion and love for their owner. Every dog has special traits and a unique character! Some are loving, some are funny and some are reserved and shy. I just love capturing their uniqueness! Check out Buddy and Bear!

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Do you deserve a break?

48th floor.. awesome view!

Well do you? I am going to guess your initial answer was “YES I DO!” followed immediately by..”I wish, I have so much Continue reading “Do you deserve a break?”

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

The groom, the “second” most important person in a wedding. Sorry but usually the bride steals the show in a heart beat.. This is why I want to focus on him. When we think weddings we think brides first and foremost.. then groom quite a while later. But honestly.. Continue reading “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.”