Thursday, March 29, 2007

Olivia Landau: World Traveler

We have a world traveler on our hands. At 2 1/2 years old, Olivia has no fear. She swam in the ocean and in the pool, zip-lined across the Jungle, slept on the long car rides, used a flashlight to find our bungalow by herself in the dark (we were a couple steps behind her), she spoke spanish when she could and introduced herself to the wonderful people of Mexico. She danced the Mambo during dinner and climbed all throughout a cave without asking Daddy to pick her up. She was excited to see all the "pyramids" and was looking for Diego the whole trip. We are so blessed to have such a good little girl who did not give us one bit of trouble while exploring a whole new world.

Yucatan, Mexico

We're back from our Adventures throughout the Yucatan. This trip was truly amazing. Crystal clear blue waters from Cancun down to Tulum. In Tulum we stayed at Posada Dos Ceibas and it was pure heaven. We did not want to leave especially after having the best dinner ever. The chef was nice enough to even give me the receipe for the Dos Ceibas Fish Filet!

We rented a car so that we could explore on our own but we did take one day to go on a Mayan Encounter tour. Unbelieveable! Steve repelled into a cenote, Olivia and I zip-lined across the jungle, we kayaked in a lagoon and swam in a cenote. After lunch in the Mayan village, we explored Coba, an ancient ruin where Steve climbed to the top! Spectacular Day.

On the Spring Equinox we were able to witness the phenomonon at Chichen Itza where the sun casts a shadow that looks like a serpent coming down the stairs. Thousands of people from around the world were there to see this remarkable sight.

Here is a slideshow I put together of just a few images. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Erin & Juan

A few weeks ago we photographed the wedding of Erin & Juan at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. We photographed Erin's brother's wedding last summer and we'll be photographing her sister's wedding coming in August. Same family, COMPLETELY different weddings! Both gorgeous in their own ways! Here's a little glimpse of their day.
Erin & Juan's Slideshow

Monday, March 05, 2007

Test Subjects

I happen to have the best test subjects in the world! They were so patient with me when I was testing my new White Lightnings this weekend. You would think that having a 2 1/2 year old daughter that I would have millions of photos of her. I'm embarrased to say that usually the only time I photograph her is when I need a test subject or when we are on vacation. So I cherish these photos the most!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Art of Marriage

I read this yesterday and wanted to share...

The Art of Marriage

A Sacramental marriage must be created.
In the marriage, the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say "I love you" each day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual set of values and common objectives.

It is standing together and facing the world - and each other.
It is healing life's hurts and continuing onward.
It is sanctifying each other with a compliment each day.

It is encouraging each other's love to grow stronger.
It is sharing a candlelight dinner at home.
It is trusting each other with one's innermost feelings and thoughts.

It is being Christ for each other and for the world.
It is reaching for tomorrow by working on today.
It is not being married, but always marrying.

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and
demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is having the capacity to forgive.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is not only marrying the right person,
It is being the right partner.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Lauren & Don

Lauren and Don's wedding is quickly approaching so they came in the other day for their Engagement Session. And I have to say, I am so glad they were wonderful enough to brave the cold! They were so much fun and we can't wait to capture their wedding day!


I'm in love with Crumpler Bags! There, I said it. I went into the west village the other day to pick up my new camera bag at the Crumpler store. I first saw these bags at PhotoExpo last November and bought just a small one to carry my video camera in. And since then, have kept dreaming of this backpack that I don't have to actually take off my back to get to my equipment. What I like most about this is that it doesn't really look like a camera bag and it has a compartment to carry other things (like diapers, wipes & snacks for Olivia) while we're on our excursions! So I just wanted to welcome my new "customary barge" into our camera bag family.