Happy Memorial Day! It is a blessing to celebrate this holiday.
In years past my son and I would call the veterans in our lives and ask them about the wars they were in. Sadly for the past few years we have not been able to do that to the same length because our family who fought in WWII has passed away. We still celebrate Memorial day with my brother, and with remembering what battles have been fought, both as a Nation and personally. Memorial Day is great to remember not just those who have fought for our country but those who have just come and gone. But it's not the same to remember people when they are here and when they are not.
One way I am remembering this year is through photos. I have a photo here of my Uncle in his Airforce Uniform, he fought over Germany in WWII. And a photo of family that I don't even know. This photos is OLD OLD. From the 1800s. But I love looking at it, I love the glimpse of past life I see in it, even though I don't understand it. I was thinking of the effort and cost it took to have photos taken in the 1800's, their camera's were not so easy to come by like ours, they had to stand still extra long. And I am sure the cost was more financially. Photos were rare and treasured. I am thankful now, because they give me a glimpse of the past.
These photos were not just taken for those in life then to remember, but for us, and for the future. And with that I go back to what I am always saying, Photos capture memories. And when the future is remembering, they might be remembering what is not known to them. These people we are remembering today on Memorial Day, they protected our Nation not just for themselves, but for generations to come. I was pondering today, what are we doing for the future? It seems like lately we have in our daily lives been living for ourselves, when there is really more we are living for.
Taking pictures, raising children, planting trees, fighting wars, teaching, writing, printing-some of these things are trivial, but important. These things are not for us. They are for the future. I am so thankful for what has been done in the past to help what is today.
Thank you! I would love to see some old photos you have! Please share :-)
I was running a Mother's Day Special last week and had one very cute mother daughter opportunity come from it. The special was for a mini session in the studio along with three images included for $35, what a deal! So they scheduled and came in looking so cute! As you can see they had matching dresses and even though you can't see it, they even have the cutest shoes!
How special for this sweet little girl to have these memories with her mom, I am sure they got ready together and did their hair and jewelry. I just think as a six year old, this is so memorable, and in the future this photo will always be a treasure.
I love the opportunities to capture the memories, and that is exactly what we did here.
A few weeks ago Dekaios Designs was spotted at the Love Story Bridal Expo.
(Excuse the phone quality photo, yikes!)
It is so fun to see how happy these ladies are walking around, considering all the options for their special day. Enjoying the love that is blooming and the family and friend support. Excitement is just ahead and they are planning the direction of their upcoming adventures. Marriage really is the beginning of an incredible journey that will take you to unimaginable places. It is such a pleasure to be there in the first phase of it all.
A lot of the people coming through shared that the best thing about an expo is getting to see so many of the possibilities in one place. Some examples of what was there include taste testing, both from caterers and cake makers, as well as wine samples. There was a runway with a fashion show. There were hairstylists, who you saw at work, since they were preparing the models for the fashion show. Limousine rentals, DJ's, photographer's, jewelers, venue's, and so much more. If you have never been to a bridal show and you are getting married, it really is worth checking out. I would suggest checking out a show in the town where you are getting married, if you can save yourself the travel expenses and connect with those businesses, it would be well worth it!
Some of the things we were promoting and are happy to offer include Photography (of course!), Handmade silverware Jewelry, which would be so fun for bridesmaids, wine and canvas bachelorette's, and melted glass bottles. Having the bottle from your first toast as Mr and Mrs melted into a dish would be such a unique keepsake. We actually offered this service in our giveaway drawing.
If you have any questions or interest in what we shared at the expo, please feel free to contact Dekaios Designs anytime.
Last Fall Mariah from Best Foot Forward Dance Co asked if I would be available to photograph her studio this April. At the time the idea sounded so far away but it came so quickly! Having that much time to prepare was great. Personally I love to have time to let ideas simmer and then execute them well. So we made custom packages and informed parents way in advance about the plans. When we finally met in person at her studio, which is super spacious and nice we decided, although it could go well there, that it would be best to meet at Dekaios Designs.
They came over on the big day with great enthusiasm. First we photographed the "Little's" this was their first time in costume and make up, their next opportunity is their upcoming performance which they have been preparing for. This photo of their backside is them doing their hip moves, they are so cute! One mom was also a photographer, it was great to have her assist in posing these little one's.
After their sessions came the Modern dancer, it was great to have her dance and show her routine and snap action shots.
Lastly was our main dancer and teacher, she is very professional and is excellent in her dancing. Even more fun is that we were able to step outside and get some great images. The evening went quickly, we all had fun. I love the opportunities to see and and enjoy the activities that others are passionate for, like dance.
Hello! It's me Rosalind, owner of Dekaios Designs LLC. I was thinking there are some of you out here iwho don't know me. So I thought I'd use this blog for a brief introduction. First of all, when I took this photo the other day, I was thinking about all of you who come in and seem a bit uncomfortable infront of the camera. It is really difficult to smile and to not look at yourself objectively in the photos! I took at least 10 shots before I liked this one!
Anyway, a little about me, I am in my mid 30s, I have a teen age son, I am currently hosting a second teen age boy from Germany, I am happily married, speak Spanish, and a cat lady. I enjoy quiet and coffee, but I also enjoy good conversations with my coffee. I love to have ideas and brainstorm, I love to be artistic, to take the time to do crafty things, I enjoy adventure...but fear the unknown. Photography and celebrating life's moment's are a huge joy to me.
I would love to get to know you or catch up with an old friend who might be reading this. Thanks for your time :-)
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