Awesome Things People Are Doing With Cameras, Vol. 2

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from the desk of: Veronica

I’ve found another fun photographer for you. Have you ever heard of Legography?

Again, no spoilers — I don’t want to use anyone else’s work here, but the reveal after the click is fun, too — so you’ll have to trust me.

A little LEGO photographer being photographed in beautiful surroundings? You have to see it to believe it. Here’s Andrew Whyte’s portfolio and a facebook page.

I hope it brings a smile to your day!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

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A Happy Life Thought

from the desk of: Veronica

I’m willing to admit that I struggle with many things. I’m a worrier. I don’t always handle conflict the way I should. I could definitely be happier and could learn to let go of things more often.

I’ve been actively working on these things for the past ten years, and I’ve made more progress in some areas than others (to say the least), but one thing I’ve actually gotten better at is letting go of grudges.

Believe it or not, the thing that helped me the most was seeing this for the first time:

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(I looked all over for an attribution for this, but no one seems to know who said it)

No matter how many ways I had tried to convince myself before that it wasn’t healthy to hold grudges, for some reason I thought I DESERVED to have them.

So-and-so WRONGED me! I DESERVE to be mad at them! They DESERVE my anger! I’m allowed to feel this way, so let me hold this grudge till the day I die!

Then, I saw this quote and it finally hit me — you know how it is when something is explained to you over and over and then someone explains it differently, and it’s like a lightning bolt and it FINALLY makes sense? — and I finally realized that being angry at someone is not hurting them — it’s hurting me. I’m the one who has an upset stomach from replaying the bad things they did over and over in my mind. I’m the one who has anxiety chemicals rushing around my body and affecting me emotionally and physically. I’m the one wasting precious moments on earth thinking about someone who does not deserve my attention when I could be offering that attention to my husband and children.

I might not always be able to forgive people if they do terrible things to me, but I’ve done my best to not think of them. My life and attention are for people who bring light to my life, and I’m trying my hardest to not let those who bring darkness into my mind.

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Awesome Things People are Doing with Cameras

from the desk of: Veronica

I figure there are only a few reasons you frequent this blog: 1) You’re looking for a wedding photographer, 2) You’re personally interested in Sean and/or Amanda (understandable), 3) You’re obsessed with the smoking hot featured blogger (also VERY understandable), or 4) You’re interested in photography in general. All of you who fall into category four (even if you self-identify in other categories, like, say, category three), you’ll love this as much as I do.  {Hey, just because we photograph weddings doesn’t mean we don’t love checking out the awesomeness that other photographers are producing.  Seriously, Jamie and Kevin’s work is just sick…Sean}

Photographers do amazing things; there’s no doubt about that. After seeing the lovely sneak peek of wedding images Sean shared the other day, it inspired me to show you more lovely images to inspire you.

Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg are two such photographers doing amazing things. They have created a series of cinemagraphs (pictures that are digitally altered so a single frame contains a motion loop and a static element) that show what New York City looks like through glasses and without the glasses at the same time. Those who wear glasses or contacts will truly appreciate seeing the world as only they usually do.

You’ll have to click over to see the images, not only because I want to honor the copyright, but because I think it’s a nice dramatic reveal that way. 🙂

If you’d like to see more lovely photos, take a minute to head over to the Sean Purcell Photography gallery.

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

 

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Guess who’s big day is just two months away!?  🙂

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Okay, fine.  Maybe it’s a bit early to start packing the camera, but ya’ can’t blame a guy for being excited to get Alex and Holly in front of the lens again?

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Purcell-79Are you getting married and are looking for a photographer?  Click here to contact us now to see if your big day is available and let’s get to know each other.

Hey, don’t just stop here , let’s get social 🙂  Come visit me on Facebook or Twitter and join in on the fun.  Or if you’re looking for something on the light side lets share our odd little worlds on “Instagram” at Sean_spphotography.

See you next time everybody 🙂

Sean

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Two is better than one. Of course five beats the pants off of that.

Marriage definition

“A combination of elements”.  That’s a definition of one of my personal favorite events, a marriage.  Um, hello…wedding photographer.  Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.

Happy people, teary eyed Moms, music, silly uncles dancing like nobody’s watching.  How can you not enjoy a wedding?  Now while I like to get down at a reception as much as anybody else, it’s not just a party.  A marriage is also the joining of two groups to make one, dare we say better, family.

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If you think about it, one of the best things is that they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!  Kinda makes you feel like everything is right in the world while shooting a wedding with a couple who choose to make the entire family a central part of their big day.  Take this awesome couple below for example.  Their custom cake topper (awesome choice, by the way guys) was just one of the many ways their children were a central part of their day.  Their union was made to be a perfect party for five.

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Of course it really doesn’t hurt my feelings when the couple looks this hot doing it. Oh yeah, fellas THIS is how you do the “dip kiss”.  Just in case you were wondering.

The kiss

Hey, don’t just stop here, let’s get social 🙂  Come visit me on Facebook or Twitter and join in on the fun.  Or if you’re looking for something on the light side lets share our odd little worlds on “Instagram” at Sean_spphotography.   See you next time everybody 🙂  Sean

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Do You Have a Favorite Photo Ever?

My husband and I were talking about the blog the other day, and we got to talking about whether or not we have a favorite photo of all time. Jeremy said he had one that was way up there, and it happens to be one of my favorites, too.

When we lived in Lansing, we were only minutes away from a zoo, and we took Josephine a lot when she was little. She absolutely loved it, especially the big cat house where there is only a pane of glass between you and lions and tigers. We caught a great shot of her and a lion checking each other out once, and to this day, it is just so astonishing and beautiful that we look at it often.

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I just love it.

It got me in the mood to look at wildlife photography, so if you want a few fun things to check out, take a look at what happened when a photographer approached a pride of lions with a camera attached to a remote control car, and then head over to National Geographic’s best wildlife photography while you’re at it.

But come back when you’re done and tell me if you have a favorite picture you’ve taken. I’d love to hear about it and or see it!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.