Why not love?

February 08, 2015  •  2 Comments

This coming Saturday is Valentine's Day.  It can be a day overflowing with joy and fun, but also a day that strikes fear, guilt, and/or sadness in the hearts of many who don't enjoy or are insecure about gift giving and receiving.  14 February also conjures childhood memories of creating, buying, and receiving cards.  It has become quite the commercial venture complete with all of the expectations advertisers stealthily instill in us.  But the news of the world rarely seems good, and frequently is sobering or horrid.  So why not take time to celebrate love and peace and kindness on Valentine's Day?"

Thus, today's blog features love at weddings, within people other than the bride and groom.  One of my favorite wedding shots is of a groom's man at a wedding I photographed in 2010, involved in his own thoughts.  This is an environmental portrait, the likes of which sometimes present themselves at weddings.

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Fathers and daughters share special connections which almost always turn into lovely moments.

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And the moments are not exclusive to fathers and daughters.  Many mothers and daughters share the love as well.

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I will have a booth on 28 February at the first Taos Wedding Expo, being held at the Sagebrush Inn in Taos.  An image I shot of a rose with my grandparents' wedding rings will be part of the table setting. 


until next Monday,


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Steve Immel(non-registered)
What lovely sentiments you've expressed here, Daryl. A little love fends off the horrors we're told of if only for a moment. The still life with your grandparents wedding bands is magnificent.
I wish you great success at the Taos Wedding Expo.
Terry Thompson(non-registered)
Very nice images Daryl. I'm sure you will do well at the EXPO.
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