Sorry about that crock pot image. Had to be done. And I’m even more sorry if you don’t watch “This Is Us” and don’t know what on earth that photo is about. You need to get to Hulu ASAP.
I’ve seen a lot of photographers’ “About Me” sections. Most seem to say “loves coffee and chocolate.” I’m not sure why that is, although I do love a cup of joe and I really enjoy a chocolate cake, chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and pie. I’m not sure why photographers feel the need to put that down. I think it must come standard on photography website templates. And I don’t think that I have to mention that we love photography. I think that goes without saying.
You can read about our professional accomplishments on our About Us page. But I thought you might want to read something a little different. So here goes:
We aren’t super exciting kind of people. I would say we’re pretty basic, compared to say, the Kardashians. We live in a quiet town, where an occasional dog goes missing and that’s the big news. We don’t have a town-wide alarm like a tornado siren for that, but it’s probably only because no one has thought of it yet.
We always say we don’t watch a lot of TV, and really we don’t. Aside from “This Is US,” which I am obviously obsessed over, we rarely turn the TV on. But if we are going to watch a show, then we really put our full effort into it. Adam and I once spent three days of vacation binge watching the entire series of “House of Cards.” We felt pretty accomplished. And I admit, for ten weeks of the year, I am fully invested in “American Horror Story.” I even liked the Roanoke season.
I am, however, obsessed with movies, mainly Alfred Hitchcock and anything that Grace Kelly or Elizabeth Taylor appeared in. We have a pretty swank movie room, complete with those big reclining chairs with cupholders and a full-sized professional popcorn machine. We have a candy display with those movie-sized boxes of candy—My one and only Pinterest project that I have ever attempted or will ever attempt. I’ve seen those Pinterest fails. I know my limitations. Boasting 100% Pinterest success right now, so I think I’ll hold. The walls of our movie room are covered in vintage posters that I have collected for decades. Every one of them brings me a little joy. That whole theory of decluttering where you hold each object and decide if it brings you joy? That would be pointless in that room. I wouldn’t let go of a thing.
We love to travel. And specifically, we love road trips. We’ll take a long car ride over a short plane trip any day. There’s just something nice about being in the car with loved ones when everyone is forced to put their phones down and communicate. We have seen some fascinating places, many of them by accident. And we never would have had those experiences if we had driven straight to the airport. I have an uncontrollable need to feel sand in my toes at least once a year, and fortunately Adam obliges. We find something that we love about every single state that we visit. And when the wanderlust subsides, we love coming home.
If we were an ice cream flavor, we’d be plain vanilla. We don’t have a lot of high drama in our lives. I’d like to say that we professionally hang-glide on the weekends or that we spend our vacations in the South of France with the cast of “Oceans 11,” but we are way more low key than that. I think that there is something to be said for living life in the slow lane. We get plenty of excitement from our work. It’s taken us on a lot of adventures! But we try every single day to appreciate the little moments. Those sweet hours where it’s just us and the kids, laughing it up in our basement movie room. It’s a great life.
We hope that you’ll join us every now and then and read about our experiences as photographers. And occasionally, I’ll write a little something about the other parts of our lives. If we haven’t met you yet, we look forward to it. And if you are already a friend, then you know you are welcome.