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~ these past few days have been days of reflection for me.  I have said it so many times here, that I can’t believe how fast time seems to go!  It seems like just yesterday that my dear friends were asking me to take pictures at their wedding – my first wedding. at the same […]

. . . an irish wedding blessing . . .

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    A look can say a thousand things. You know it’s true. I know that you have given and received them. I’ve given many a look in my day and I expect the recipient to interpret my meaning when they get “the look.”   There’s the look that says, “Do not mess with me […]

All I Want Is You

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Congratulations to Joe and Holly Glennon!!!! ~ I loved you since the very first day When I caught you looking my way I smiled and just knew it     And up until you came along No one ever heard my song Now it’s climbing with a bullet It’s nice to have someone so honestly […]

. . . without you . . .

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sometimes i like to pretend i can do it all that it isn’t ever too much i think i tell myself that lie . . . and believe it until it is too much until i can’t do it all don’t get me wrong, i am superwoman . . . i can wash dishes and […]

. . . changing seasons . . .

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~ every time i send an e-mail, i wonder why in the world i chose such a long name to represent our photography business . . . every time i am talking with someone, and they ask, “patrick photography?” and i have to answer “no.  PATCHWORK – like a quilt,” i wonder, what was i […]

. . . why patchwork photography? . . .

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  08.15.2011  Emily Beck   ~   ~   When I get a bad case of nostalgia or severe boredom, I start digging through my mother’s closet and looking at her old photo albums. There are pictures of her young adult life, my brother’s and my early childhood and of course, the occasional naked baby […]

. . . stories . . . that last.

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07.08.2011  Emily Beck     ~     ~ Father of the Bride. Have you seen it? If not, get off your butt and go to the store and get it, because it is one of the greatest wedding movies ever made. I was adverse to watching it for a while, mainly because the resemblance […]

“. . . who gives this bride?”

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~ . . .some times, there are days that go by in a blur . . . ~ and sometimes life seems to stand still . . . ~ . . . and it is in those moments, when we catch glimpse at what it is really all about . . . ~ . . […]

. . . family pictures . . .