Sick Dreaming

I’ve been sick the last couple of days and, therefore, have had plenty of time to rest and rest some more. Below is where I’ve been wishing I was instead of held up with my germs.

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Can’t see that smile on my face? Here’s a better view!

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Still not sure??

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I don’t mean to be obnoxious about it. I really just had such a good time on our trip, and want to relive those moments as much as possible. Thanks for being a good sport about it. 🙂

What You Don’t See

Crying Child on Birthday
“It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to.”

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the effect that social media has on my life. I am guilty of using these outlets more than I probably should. After all, what am I missing out on in reality while I’m in virtual reality? What most worries me is my emotional response to the posts I see on a daily basis. It’s natural to want to post the highlights of our lives. Happy moments are indeed worth sharing. However, when all I see is a highlight reel of someone else’s life it’s easy to fall into a deadly game of comparison; to develop a distorted perspective on what the people around me are experiencing. I am not suggesting we should all just start only posting all of the negative things happening to us. Social media isn’t really the place to air dirty laundry. What I’m saying is I am going to work harder at maintaining a balanced perspective. Things are not always what they seem, and EVERYBODY has problems. The photo above was taken at that little guy’s third birthday party. He had such a good day, even if this photo doesn’t show it. 🙂

A Riverside Session

I am gushing for Tara, one of my best friends, and her fiance Ryan. We had a beautiful session with them at Ryan’s family’s river house. It was the first warm day of the year, and it wasn’t very hard to get great pictures of such a photogenic couple! We are so excited to celebrate their happy day with these guys later this year. If you’d like to see more from this session feel free to visit the link below.

http://www.turtleharephotography.com/Tara-and-Ryan-Engagement/i-pz3R84S

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Sleepy Brother Sings a Fleetwood Mac Medley

We are pumped to have been a part of this music video! Coincidentally, we posted this video of our Fleetwood Mac cover medley the same day that Fleetwood Mac announced they would be going on tour. Paul shot the video with the help of Lauren Taylor, a friend of ours. The very talented Ryan Villanueva lent his musical abilities to us for this. If you don’t know, Sleepy Brother is a two-piece indie folk band from Richmond, VA. It consists of the great Nathan Burns and myself. This medley was arranged by Nathan Burns. We shot this video on a very hot day and are actually pretty impressed that we don’t glisten with sweat any more than we do in the footage. Maybe next time we’ll make a video in the snow.