Merry Christmas to all!

   From my family to yours… a very merry Christmas. 

Here are a few images of my own outrageously expressive children, in true Christmas spirit…

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Life after Aesthetics

I rarely plug anything on here other than, well, myself. So I’m not sure if plugging someone else is better than worse or that, but I certainly consider this worth mentioning.

A personal moment here. Things I am greatly passionate about include:

-God.

-beauty

-art (that is, a more specific, intentional category of beauty). 

These are things that drive me, drive my work, drive my interests. One of my best friends in the world shares these passions, but his area of specialty leads him to delve into them through a different art form than mine… the art of words. This friend is Lance Schaubert, an amazing up-and-coming author who has just released his first kindle book on amazon, ‘Life after Aesthetics’

The short book deals with the subjects above, and how they relate. It’s a wonderful read, filled with that passion that Lance is so full of (that often inspires me), and infused with a great sense of humor as well. It will make you think and make you laugh, whether you’re a Christian or not, and I highly encourage you read it.

One more reason to download it… it’s free if you get it today. If you’re coming across this post later, no worries…. it’s only $3.99 and still well worth it.

(yes, I did take the cover photo. I did not expect it to be used as the cover of ANYTHING when I took it, but I’m not sorry that’s how it ended up….) 

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As a side note, Lance and I will be collaborating soon on a personal project that I am beyond excited about. Can’t tell you any more than that at the moment… but stay tuned! 

-Mark

Sarah + Cody :: married!

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   Been a bit since I’ve had a wedding on here, eh? Well this was a great one to end the season on. Sarah & Cody’s wedding in quiet little Arma, KS was such a fun day, bursting with personality & great humor. 

Let’s get to it!

beautiful dress, beautiful bride!
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proud mama!

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it can take an army to get it all ready…

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love Sarah’s playful personality. 🙂

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first sight! Now there’s a happy fella.

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found this fun little room hidden in the church. The decor had certainly not changed a bit over the last 40 years… it’s been that way so long, I think it’s cool again. 

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caught some of the fall color!

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I love a good gangsta shot.

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she couldn’t stay serious for long…the dramatic pose didn’t hold, and I think I like this a lot better than what I was going for in the shot anyway. 🙂

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hit the break to see the rest of the day!

ringbearers! I know these two had some mischief in their eyes… but they kept it together and behaved as perfect gentlemen all day (at least whenever a camera was pointed their way).

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not everybody gets to drive one of these away!

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here’s where Sarah’s sunshine-infused personality truly shined… when the couple accidentally got locked out of the antique car they were using (nobody noticed it had no handles… who woulda thunk?!) and had to hitch a ride in this supercool minivan owned by – yours truly. Yep, that’s my 2 year olds’ baby doll the bride is holding in shot #1… so, so funny to look back on now!

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first dance!

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Parrot Bey… beautiful venue in pittsburg, kansas!

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sweet designs cakery, does it again! LOVE their work. Cody is an avid gun collector, so of course this custom designed cake was perfect for him….

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groomsman ‘practicing’ how his winning moves were going to get him the garter after it was thrown…

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father/daughter, & mother/son.

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If you’re still here… thanks for looking through all these. It was a great one for sure!