May Inspirations

  • The employees, volunteers and survivors of Bridges!
    • I was fortunate to be able to attend a recent event for Bridges, and got to hear a story from one of the survivors that had been helped by Bridges and it was amazing. Such hope. Such strength. Such determination. Overcoming so many odds. Just wonderful!
    • Another speaker was a nurse who does a lot of the sexual assault medical forensic exams at a local hospital. (For those who watch SVU, these are what they call "rape kits".)  The stories she shared of how having the volunteers and staff of Bridges there with the patients were amazing. The compassion shown by the advocates from Bridges allowed her to complete a lot of the needed exams that would have otherwise not been possible. I think this was one of the best things I've seen at any event. It was such a different perspective and the perfect one to really relay to the audience one of the many things Bridges does.
  • Ed Sheeran- So, I have always liked Ed Sheeran. But, lately he's been on repeat. Two songs in particular:
    • Tenarife Sea- The PERFECT first dance song for a wedding.
    • Afire Love- After watching my grandparents as they both went through my grandfather's recent decline and eventual passing, this song has even more meaning to me. For anyone who has been affected by Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, this song might be worth listening to. Oh, and grab a tissue...
  • The Moth
    • The Moth, and all things NPR, really. Hearing the stories people tell are amazing. One of my favorites that I've heard several times, and never tire of hearing, is from George Lombardi. It's so fun to get a glimpse into people's lives. I keep trying to get tickets to the live StorySlam's in Boston, and every time I'm too late. They sell out fast... But, until I can actually attend in person, at least I have The Moth Radio Hour.
  • Georgetown Cupcakes
    • So, I had never had a Georgetown Cupcake until May 17. This will be a day that lives in infamy... Okay, perhaps that's a little dramatic, but seriously, only a little. Tory & Mike were so kind to bring a feast of Georgetown Cupcakes and Jones Soda to enjoy after their engagement session earlier this month. I had the Milk Chocolate Birthday Cupcake... changed my life. (And probably my waist-line in the future... eeek.) It was SO GOOD! So, if you want your life changed, stop by their Boston location... but don't tell too many people because I don't want to have to wait in line on future visits! ;o)
  • My Clients
    • I have been blessed with some amazing couples! You guys continue to push me to be better and do more. You're what drives me to continue to improve as a photographer. Your kindness, genuineness and love for each other inspire me to strive harder to be kind, real and to love my husband and family well. Being around you and being able to share in your lives always brings back amazing memories of that same time in my life. You remind me why I got married in the first place. Thank you for that!