Wow. OK Thursday, here you are! This week has been weird, yesterday my dad was in surgery for 17 hours (17 hours!!!). That’s so long I don’t get it. Anyway, thank you everyone who posted such great comments on my Instagram yesterday. Totally heart warming, seriously.
In case you’re curious, my dad was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010. You might wonder if he’s a smoker, he’s not. Never smoked a day in his life. Sometimes shit just happens for no reason, to people SO undeserving. Well, back in 2010 he went thru the normal chemo+radiation treatment, cleared it up and was cancer free for almost 3 years. A couple months ago it came back so we’ve been doing all it takes to get rid of that crap. I’ll admit, it feels a little strange to bring this stuff up on the blog, so much stuff goes on in peoples lives behind the scenes that we leave out, to keep a blog a pretty and happy place. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t share, but there’s really no reason not to share. Someone else is always going through something similar, and for some, it helps to relate. Anyway, for those who have battled cancer, have family members and loved ones battling cancer, I feel you. It’s a rough ride, and recovery isn’t always as simple as walking into a surgical room with cancer, and walking out cancer free, so with that I feel lucky that my dad has this option.
So anyway, I don’t have a great segue to the topic of this post so I’ll just bring it up all awkward like – this post is about my first time photographing people! I usually photograph standing objects, like chairs or nightstands, and the occasional bulldog. It was so fun to photograph my good friends who are expecting a baby in a month. This is a special time for them, which is a perfect excuse to take some pictures. I am not a pro, nor do I pretend to be one, but photography is SO interesting and my skills are ever evolving and I really enjoy learning . Without further adieu, here are a few of the pictures of this gorgeous couple:
Congratulations Schon & Alyson! I cannot wait until our sons meet, and to share in all the play dates :)