March 18, 2010

Sláinte!

Happy Belated St. Patrick's. 'Tis my favorite holiday of the year, but alas, I unexpectedly worked late and didn't celebrate as I usually like to (with Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Smithwick's, my favorite Irish beer). I did get in a little time on my fiddle and I'm winding down the night listening to the Chieftains, Beolach, and some of my other favorite traditional Celtic groups. These photos fit the occasion though they're from another island than Ireland.

Happy St. Patrick's

Red Shoe

White Point

Dad

White Point

Mom's Hand

Thistle

Red Shoe (Brown Birkenstocks)

Bouquet

Red Shoe

Hope everyone had a fun and safe St. Paddy's!

-Mairi (I can rock the Gaelic spelling today, right?)

March 3, 2010

Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine
Me.



The title refers to my beloved middle name and the title of my wedding blog, a la Nat King Cole. I can't wait until that lucky day when I marry sweet Lorraine. I'm excited to pass along my homemade veil as a "something borrowed" to a dear cousin of mine.

March 2, 2010

Ooo, Pretty Lights!

When I went out toward Denton to take photos of baby Kayla and family, I made a stop at my best friend Michael's apartment. [Fun fact: Michael was one of my bridesmaids.] We went for dinner, caught up a bit, and ultimately wound up rocking out to Lady Gaga on repeat in his bedroom while he raved with fancy glowsticks and I took photos. His current lights (I have no idea what the correct term for them is) are a big step up from the cheap glow sticks and shoestrings that we hit up Walmart to snag countless times in High School. I took hundreds and hundreds of photos capturing the beautiful lights in motion but have culled them down to some of my favorites to share with you.

Michael Preparin' to Rave

There's Michael himself, getting ready to make the magic happen.

Michael Ravin'

Michael tried to teach me how to do this or something similar once. I failed. But not as badly as another friend did. That guy racked himself.

Michael Ravin'

Michael

I love the contrast of his extremely yellow room lighting and the blue light that he's adjusting.

LOL

Hee. :P

Michael Ravin'

I'm pretty sure the above photo is my favorite from our impromptu shoot. It looks like a wormhole has opened up in his room. These are all handheld and fairly long exposure, so I adore how sharp the light trail is here.

Michael Ravin'

Michael Ravin'

Michael Ravin'

One of my favorite things about long exposure shots is the ghosts of moving people left behind.

Michael

Michael heart

Right back atcha, buddy.

Michael Ravin'

He did a few crazy moves where he swung the string around various body parts. This was spiraling around his arm.

Michael Ravin'

And that's around his head!

Michael Ravin'

Creepy Michael

Aaaand I'll leave you with that nightmare inducing shot of a worn out Michael.

Michael, I demand a repeat performance whenever we next get together.
Or else.

Love,
Mary

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