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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

photo shoot

{all photos shown below are copyrighted by carol m. miller, our dear friend, who also was our wedding photographer}with someone is this month's theme for self portrait challenge... a couple of years ago, our friend carol, a professional photographer, gave me all the negatives of both our wedding in 2002 as well as our engagement pics as a birthday present! i cannot believe her generosity. these snaps here are some of the kajillion pics carol took of us on what had to be a record-breaking, wicked HOT day in the history of coastal maine...i believe it was 98 degrees or something ludicrously high like that. can you see us sweating?! i think this was taken a day or two after the 4th of july in 2002... i share these pics because it's our anniversary week (we were married over the labor day weekend in 2002)...& i just thought it would be so appropriate to start off my take on this month's spc theme! my dh is not big, whatsoever, on formal picture-taking...he was, truth be told, not looking forward to doing this, but in the end he did it...for me (awwww!) turned out to be a fun time, despite the high humidity & temps. & carol was just a pleasure...she was not at all bossy or stiff...she laughed a lot & made us feel at ease (especially joe!). the "shoot" took place in a popular swimming hole in rockport harbor called, beauchamps point. we have often come here to fish, boat & take in the views...i used to work in the elementary school a few blocks away from here. this is really a lovely, picturesque town... carol liked how the lighting was (it was late afternoon) here & got us sitting on the rocks... then out of nowhere, up popped scuba divers! that got all of us laughing right quick! this happens to be joe's fave out of the bunch carol took of us that hot july afternoon. it was the start of a beautiful friendship with carol. she isn't just someone who takes photographs for a living, but someone who has a genuinely beautiful spirit, a joy to be around. thanks carol, if you are reading this, we are so blessed to have you in our lives. you totally rock babe! Posted by Picasa


  • At 9/05/2006 08:14:00 AM, Blogger Nancy Baumiller said…

    Wow! What great photos! Thank you for sharing! Your friend did a wonderful job! I like the one with the scubadivers popping up into view! That is so cool! Things like that make special times so much more memorable! :D I cant wait to have the photos in my hands of our wedding to share! Heck I cant wait for the wedding lol.. Especially the men in the wedding party! Men in tights! Hilarious!

  • At 9/05/2006 10:38:00 AM, Blogger Abbie said…

    Excellent photos! I love the one of the two of you looking out towards the water. Very nice!

  • At 9/05/2006 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Going For Greatness said…

    These are absolutely beautiful photos!
    Happy Anniversary!! Ours was Aug 31st! (9 years !!)
    I hope you had a lovely day!!!
    Thanks for sharing these pictures, they gave my heart a smile today!
    XO XO XO

  • At 9/05/2006 06:47:00 PM, Blogger melba said…

    Love these photos. You two are glowing!!!

  • At 9/06/2006 12:26:00 AM, Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said…

    Happiness is yours! Thanks for sharing your family photos with us! I like how your hands touch!

  • At 9/06/2006 12:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The photos are wonderful and I must admit those scuba divers gave me the giggles also :o)

  • At 9/06/2006 03:25:00 AM, Blogger Suzie Q said…

    What a beautiful couple you are! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary :)


  • At 9/06/2006 08:49:00 AM, Anonymous angelica torrez said…

    You both make a great couple..... Tooooo Cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    have a great day.

    angie wangie

  • At 9/06/2006 03:10:00 PM, Anonymous looney said…

    awwwwwwwww! happiest anniversary to you both! may you have many more loving years to spend together forever and ever! xoxo loon

  • At 9/06/2006 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Michel Murphy said…

    You two look just darling! Thanks for sharing these great photos. No one would ever know how hot it was when these were taken.


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