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IMAGINE

if you will.

the magic of john lennon

the spunk of jason mraz

the sweetness of bruno mars

the nostalgia of the beatles

yeah a little something like that.

this is what i took away from yesterday’s

senior shoot with class of 2014 senior

luke maydwell.

the 2nd maydwell to come thru

my virtual photography doors

yes

good genes run in this musical family.

so much fun it i can hardly call it a shoot

well except for the cooooooool pics…

but lucky me made some sweet new friends at

this ridiculous fun location,

listened to luke put on a personal acoustic show (amazing)

chatted with friend/client mom (maybe tear or 2 shed)

UNBELIEVABLE amazing weather

NO PARKING TICKES WOOOHOOO!!!

seriously a girl can’t complain.

OH and then there’s this….

this boy with amazing taste

and amazing talent

he didn’t know i was shooting half the time b/c we were pretty much just hanging out

on the coolest sofa ever (WITH PERMISSION!)

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finding one penny is lucky any day

but finding a pile of them at your feet…

I guess it was an omen when luke looked down and saw a random pile

at his feet before i snapped the 1st photo.

a kid with a lot of personality

and that yellow motorcycle

swooooon

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so fun

I kid you not that every shot took like 2 minutes.

this guy just “gets” it with very little direction.

mom laughed here saying

what a tough shoot this was on him

*chuckle*

real difficult for mister music man to have to play half the shoot….

looks like the back of his future book

and here’s the cover to his first album….

couldn’t decide which edit i liked better so there’s both

good luck on your future endeavors –

wherever they lead luke! you have such good charisma — i know

anyone you meet will agree and feel lucky to know you.

just breathe…

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Maddie almost gave me a heart attack when she told me

she wasn’t interested in wearing make up or jewelry for her

senior photos.

<GASP> said all the photographers!!

just breathe i said– this is who she is so let’s do it.

As you can see i had NOTHING to worry about.

What a natural beauty and what  unique girl.

Who looks this good with no fuss and no muss?

Not many.

As free as the wind and as pretty as a daisy

we had great time coming up with poses and the “right hair”.

So much fun but I still had to remind sweet girl to breathe now and then.

Hey you forget some things when you’re focused on being a big super model.

It’s ok to BREATHE!

Easier said than done.

After all it is the end of her senior year and the beginning of

well….life.

No matter how fun, how important,

we must always remember

to just breathe.

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M is for…..

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M is for MARCH

M is for ME time

M is for MARBURGER

M is for MONEY – bring lots

M is for leave the MEN at home

M is for MAKE new friends

M is for don’t MESS with my junkin’ vibe

M is for don’t need a MAP

M is for MERCY ME!

M is MAKE  it happen!

(i could go on)

Thought it appropriate to dig up some photos from

last year that i never got the chance to post….

MERRY Round Toppin’!

type “marburger” in search box to see past shows

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mounds of tattered

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cheesy annual photographer selfie:)

OBSERVE YOUR HEART

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Something different and  something grand

for observation–definitely that which draws the heart.

Thought we’d do something out-of-the-box

to showcase these darling’s

personalities/interests and boy am i happy we did.

LOVE everything about this session.

Mom totally BROUGHT it with the ensembles and props…

all in the name observing  what it means to “be yourself”.

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Riley with her love of science, mystery, art, archeology…

going steampunk made perfect sense for this sweet face girl.

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Let’s be completely honest.

This look is not for everybody.

I know — there are those who won’t get it.

I’m ok with that. And i love that this family is ok with that.

It’s artful. It’s different. It’s Riley.

Because really, don’t we have enough

photos in pretty fields of sunflowers?

Hey I love that too but let’s do

something different now and then.

Let’s do something different.

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amazing piece made by one lovely mom.

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Evan – international afficionado and

lover of language – specifically French-

 reading & taekwondo to round out this beauty.

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As different as night and day but

like peas in a pod when it comes to love.

Adore how mom has spent so much time & energy

observing what makes these hearts fly.

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