This photo of me and Dustin at Starbucks in San Francisco was snapped by the talented Maria Hammon. I love this picture so much! It was my fantasy to have our portrait taken by Maria and my fantasy came true! She took many, many, many photos while we laughed and laughed and talked, tried to avoid stepping in dog poop, and while I asked a million times, do I still have lipstick on? That new Boots brand Stay Perfect lipstick from Target really does stay on a long time!
We exchanged stories of how we met our spouses and I just realized we didn't hear how Lain met her husband so we have to do the entire day over again! YAY!
Leading up to this day, every three seconds I'd tell my husband, when Maria says SMILE, do it! She's the boss of the camera! I think husbands being photographed are like kids when they aren't around their parents. They behave better for people they don't know. He is often shy in front of my camera but for Maria, he was golden! He is used to being behind the camera, so I get it. You can see more photos from our day with Maria and Lain in Maria's flickr.
I will happily be showing every amazing photo that Maria shot of me and Dustin as soon as I stop smiling at them. It's so good to be at a point in life when you care so much less about being double chinny and just being able to enjoy the moment being captured. It's the best part of getting older. Though I do confess that I wore a semi- shapeless jacket to camouflage my freakishly large chest which enters a room ten minutes before the rest of me does...but that was just about balance!
I took about 600 photos around San Francisco and have uploaded a few to my flickr page. I want to just sit and look at all my photos and watch our little videos but there's a thing called laundry. And, last week after doing not enough stuff that I planned on doing, I announced to the my little circle of people that on Monday I am coming back in full force! I have only a few hours left to find my force!
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