Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DeSantis Florist

I had the honor of doing a mini-shoot at DeSantis Florist yesterday, the oldest florist in Columbus. What a neat experience. I've never been behind the scenes at a florist shop, and it's really something to see a small team working together to make a number of arrangements that meet such a variety of needs. Nothing says, thank you, I'm sorry, condolences, happy birthday or I love you like a cluster of well-chosen flowers. And these dedicated folks are masters at saying what is hard to say with mere words, don't you think?
If you want to see more from my shoot, please go here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


When I look at the leaves flaming yellow and red in the trees, I'm amazed that a few short months ago they were yellow-green sprouts. The cicadas and fireflies have faded, and the grass is covered with frost in the morning, but the seasons continue to reveal themselves in new and interesting ways.

I'm going through some major changes of my own, and while this might end one chapter, the book is thick and has many, many pages left to be read. Change can be tough, yes, but when you look at it with fresh eyes it can be a wonderful thing. It can be downright exciting, wondering what the next chapter brings. You look back and realize you've learned a katrillion things and made a few true friends along the way, but the good stuff is far from over. If you stop for a moment, and look around, you might find you have some amazing people around you who've got your back. They've been there all along.

So, what do you do when life throws you a bit of a curve ball? You take up a friend's invitation to do leaf portraits in the dappled autumn light. Rachel's portraits, by the way, are brilliant. She is a genius photographer, artist and storyteller. Visit her here and say hello.

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