Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas in Nevada

Traditions are part of what makes the Holidays so special. I've been blessed to spend the last week in Nevada with my family. Some of the photos are traditions and some are just the humor of a family.

Only people that know my parents will understand how my dad goes about everywhere, and obviously, as the photo shows, EVERYWHERE with his coffee cup.
Another yummy treat over the holidays is my mom's spread of candies, desserts and the coup'de tat, Danish Puff. I'm not sure if that's the real name for it, but that's our family's name for it.

Perhaps your family has a name for something that just isn't the right name, but it is what your family calls it. I'd love to know some wierd names if you want to leave a comment, feel free to name what your family misnamed and has stuck.

My brother is very crafty. More than crafty, he's really an artisan creating from scrap paper and old christmas cards, these cards that are pop-up works of art! Amazing, beautiful, keepsakes.

Last, but not least is my Mom. Obviously she's a great cook but she also suffers from Macular Degeneration, so she sometimes has this jewelers loupe, and I just love this candid photo of her and I. She hates me photographing her. Thankfully she tolerates it and I just love taking pictures of my family.

So, as you can see, I'm blessed. I love my family. Being home is this year's greatest Christmas present.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

TEA Academy Fashion Show

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of photographing a new youth program, The TEA Academy, and it's "Beau-tea Within Me" Benefit Fashion Affair.
The whole affair thanks to the tireless work of Delphia Large and the entire Steering Committee, was really a blessing to watch and capture. I was truly impressed by the overall span and scope of the evening.

The Dances were great, the poetry and music were performed brilliantly and these young women are learning to be confident, intelligent, conscientious women which I think is an awesome way to be!

I've put together a small but Diehlicious collage. Out of the 700+ photos I took, I narrowed that down to 250 and then placed a few of those favorites into this collage.

I hope you all enjoy this and if you have any curiosities about the TEA Academy, let me know and I'll get you in touch with Delphia. Their website is almost up, but as of posting this, it's still in the works!


"It's Diehlicious!"
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Who's this Brian guy?

My photo
I'm one of the few people from Wyoming in the midwest. Born and bred, by default I'm a cowboy, through life though I guess I've kept the wanderlust and taken it urban. Having lived in 11 states now, I feel safe to say that I've found home in Indy. I'd never have dreamed I'd live here but 5 years later, I have no complaints! I've been a "lifestyle" photographer for quite a while. Cutting my teeth in landscape photography and photojournalism out West I've developed a style that focuses on simplicity, beauty and life lived well.