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I am a family, portrait, wedding and lifestyle photographer. The process of making people comfortable with the camera is just as much of a passion for me as is capturing the moment. It is important to me to make the photo session experience a memorable one as well. I know it's a generic statement but I am passionate about life and the urgency to document the moments as they unfold. Take time to invest in the days of your lives. Call me--I can help! I've created a "book of days" gallery on my website: www.mbgpics.com where I do that for my own life. Hopefully it showcases who I am as a person as well as as a photographer.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

soccer mom...huh?







today i took my son to his first soccer game.

cliff note version: he resisted.

his fight to 'not play' lasted a few minutes longer than i thought (and if you know aaron at all--you KNOW he can put on some LONG fits!) and i must admit that the high temps and the sun blaring did add to his frustration and fear of this strange game i was forcing him to play.

he did a great job blending in with the kids and jumping into the action. i was proud of him. and then i found myself falling into the pattern of becoming 'one of those moms' yelling spiritedly (and loudly-we are not a quiet family) for my son to "follow the ball" lugging my huge DSLR, snapping photos when i know that the light is terrible. at times i looked around to see if anyone was repulsed by my obnoxiousness. i did get a few glares but nothing too significant. all in all--it was a lesson in culture shock. but it was a fun lesson.

we are now official 'soccer parents' and, now I know to tone it down... just a little bit.