A Face in the Crowd – Street Photography

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, A Face in the Crowd, encourages photographers to post unique photos of crowds or members of crowds. For this, my husband and I collaborated to highlight some of his favorite street photography from our travels around the world. Below are my husband’s photography’s and his thoughts on why they were…

My Mother’s Wedding

Late in life love – it was something I didn’t believe in. I never had any examples of it in my extended family as I was growing up. My grandmother who got separated from her boyfriend, moved in with us when she was 50 and never dated or married again. I thought that was the…

My Sister’s Wedding – The Reception

The official photo session was done, and we were a few bottles of champagne and a beer in when the bridal party poured out of the limo into the Poughkeepsie Grand. There was still about 30 minutes before the cocktail hour started, so I decided to find my family and kids, and see if all…

My Sister’s Wedding – Photos at the Park

My sister was officially married! They had exchanged rings, lit the unity candle, been declared man and wife, and kissed. We had taken photos in the church but my sister wanted to get some portraits done by the Hudson River. The kids were wound up, so we sent them off with their designated care givers…

My Sister’s Wedding – The Ceremony

After the chaos of the wedding prep session, it was time to head to the church.       My sister was getting married in her husband’s family church, Poughkeepsie United Methodist. An beautiful building, with a large open parish, it served as a majestic backdrop for this auspicious occasion.        In the back…

My Sister’s Wedding – Wedding Day Prep

I started the year saying that 2015 was the year of the wedding. We had my dad’s wedding in January, travel to Costa Rica for my 10th wedding anniversary in April, and a wedding for a cousin in June. It all cumulated in my sister’s fall wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Since this was my…

Attending a Wedding with Children in Tow

As readers of my blog know, I’m part Puerto Rican, part Honduran, and all fiery Latina.   One thing that matters over everything to this Latina is family and fierce support of that family.  So when my god-brother/son of my father’s closest cousin, told me he had fallen in love with the man of his…

Attending a Big Fat Indian Wedding

We got invited to a wedding.  But not any wedding, a wedding to top all weddings.  The son of my husband’s business advisor was marrying the daughter of one of the top silk merchants in the south.  The groom, from the north; the bride, a South Indian.  This meant a blend of two different Indian…

My Father’s Wedding

It looks like 2015 will be the year of the wedding.  All my travel plans this year center around weddings and anniversaries.  However, while the other events I had fair warning, this January wedding came as a bit of a surprise.  My father and mother, who have been separated for many years, had finally decided…