Ali + Peter

Lots of new things happening.  I got a new car.  Well, it’s more a van than a car, but it has style.  Can you say VW Vanagon?  This also means that I got a new mechanic (who I will, unfortunately, get to know all too well.)  Jen got assigned to a new school.  She’s got some great little students to work with.  And Ali and Peter got a new marriage.  Bam!  Out of all of them, I would say the latter is the best of the three (except I do sort of feel married to my van for some reason – call me old fashion).  So it was off to the Golden Gate Club for a wonderful and heartfelt Buddhist inspired wedding. The colors were popping and the views were amazing.

Take a look and see for yourself.

Yep, they're pretty happy.

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Betsy + Michael

My mother-in-law was a teacher, and she’s got some theories.  One theory in particular that resonates with me is the one about people named Michael.  “The worst trouble makers I ever had in class were named Michael,” she always says.  Now this rings a chord with me, as my middle name is Michael.  Does that mean I am only half trouble?  Ask my mom and you’ll probably get a “humph” and a “…no, he was full trouble.”  So I guess my mother-in-law is right?  Dammit again!  Back to the point – Michael, Betsy’s Michael, gave me trouble.  Whenever I would press the shutter down he would scowl.  I mean like grumpy old man,  I have a hernia, don’t bother me face.  Immediately after I would finish a series of shots, he would laugh and look natural.  So I had to adjust my style, make more off color jokes, and hope for the best.


Well, I like to think that I cracked the ice and mellowed him out.  But take a look for yourself and see…

Michael and Betsy warming up at Land's End. The flowers were beautiful.

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