Another month and and another struggle as to how I could interpret this month's theme .... NOSTALGIA. And two weeks ago I read an article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the light bulb turned on.
I'm taking it back to my college years ... back when in I graduated from high school up in Fort Walton Beach and I decided to get out of town. I attended the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. My dad (who was in the military) got orders to Frankfurt, Germany and my family left the summer before my senior year. I stayed behind to finish up with all of my friends. Once I graduated HS I jumped on a plane and flew to Germany.
I couldn't wait to see the world.
And boy did I.
I'm sure most know that there is no drinking age in Germany. And if you are on base, it's 18 and I was certainly that.
I started my freshman year in Munich knowing one girl from HS who just happened to be there too. I met lots of people and spent many hours drinking, barely getting a passing GPA my first semster. Something I'm not proud of but something I would NEVER trade. I saw the world. And it was worth every moment.
So back to the business journal... announcing that the Hofbräuhaus was opening. I couldn't wait to go and see if it would be the same. And it was. Brought back so many memories!!!
Most that know me know that I don't drink much anymore. I fullfilled that square during my two years in Munich and then some. So when it came time to order a beer I ordered the small one. My husband told to order the liter and we'd share it. When it arrived it smelled and tasted JUST like I remember. Another moment I'm not proud of but I could put 4-5 of these away in a night a walk home. I think on this day I drank most of it.
So there... that's my nostalgia story as portrayed by my iphone pics.
Me and my husband.
And don't laugh... I found a picture of me back in the day and put it up next to the one I took last week. Boy, I still look so young! Pfff.... must be the beer talking!
Don't stop here. Check out the next photographer in our circle Reilly of Reilly Maguire Photography
Annoucing my holiday mini session info.
One of my favorite places to shoot is under the Peir in Redington Beach. I set up some mother's day mini sessions and am thrilled with how they truned out.
Meet Hillary and her adrobale kids. I've know Hilary for a long time now and just adore her! Such a sweet, kind person. And her kids are so adroable!
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I photographed these kids years ago and I love that they came back. This time mom wanted the whole family and I loved everything about it! I absolutely love photographing here.
Back in August I had a evening of mini sessions out at Redngton Beach Pier. I was thrilled with how they are turned out. Here are a few from the multiple sessions!