I must have been reading a lot of books!! Time has slipped by but I've been super busy with projects and family portraits in Encinitas. Here's one now...The Gibney's!!
I love 2016...It makes MoorePhotography reach back and study the arts and how we do business.
I love Encinitas and want to make amazing memories for the families of North County...
My daughter's second season in soccer is in full swing! Although the game started around 5pm (for a 4:35 start time) the light was beautiful the whole time. I was able to capture some great shots of everyone. Can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us...
Winter is nearly done in Encinitas...This is what we do to celebrate Spring! Love the reflections and our beaches!
Enjoy...It's our Paradise.
The light was perfect in the middle of the afternoon. Encinitas in January is the place to be...
What do you get when you add surf, beautiful weather and a neighborhood like no other? You get this...my view of the 28th Annual Stonesteps Longboard Contest in Encinitas! Click on any photo to take you to the gallery with many more photos...
For the next ten Saturdays I get to watch my little one's first season of soccer...JOY!
Portrait session using one light....
The family had a fun day at the Encinitas Street Fair. Beautiful weather, great food and many many vendors displaying their wares...
It's great watching your daughter making Easter eggs...
I have been working on another side of my business and unfortunately left my portrait side alone...so sorry. But I'm back and I hope you like my new site...
It was my annual visit to the Woodie Meet held at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas CA. When I arrived at 7am I quickly became bored and uninspired. I did not feel any inspiration from these classic wooden vehicles like years past. So I started capturing details such as the decals on the side and rear windows. My inspiration grew even more when I pulled out my 100mm macro lens and captured minute reflections coming off of the bolts, but that's a gallery for a different day...Enjoy!
This years Woodie Meet displayed some pretty awesome Woodies. Ford's, Chevy's, Pontiac's and many others showed up to show off their beauty.
I hope you found my view of these classic cars a little interesting and maybe a bit intriguing.
See you soon!
Granted it's not much of a show of color but it is just the begining of Autumn in Encinitas...
Head on over to the link posted above for a ton of photos from the 27th Annual Stonesteps Longboard Contest, Encinitas CA. Waves were nice, water was warm and the party was awesome! Enjoy my view of the day...
So sit back, relax, click on the first picture and select slideshow...
Sooo, I just got my new lens from Adorama and thought I would head over to Stone Steps and see if I can take some photos of the sunset and reflections or whatever came my way. There was a group of people on the beach standing around the word that was written in the sand, CHANTS. Soon, a young woman called up to me as I stood on the landing above the beach and ask me if I would take photos for them. She told me her friends dog (CHANTS) died and they were there to celebrate his life and spread his ashes. I said "sure!" and took a group shot then some candids. Suddenly, magic happened and here are a few photographs from that beautiful late afternoon on the last day of February...
Love, love, LOVE to watch kids dancing on the beach.
Ben Taylor was such a good Man...he passed away too young. Dec 24 2012. Here is my eulogy to him:
Gracious, thoughtful, big hugs, bigger smile, a family man.
I first met Ben at age 14 at El Camino High School. We were in the same group of friends and in the same graduating class. We all affectionately called Ben the “den mother” because he was the one who looked out for us. Whether we were going to the drive in, a beach party or wherever, Ben would serve as the voice of responsibility. Thank goodness for us.
Like the day after senior prom a bunch of guys took off in two cars and headed to the Colorado River. Luckily we had Ben there to say “don’t drink and drive…we’ll never make it”, “don’t drive in to that sand dune…we’ll get stuck”, don’t try to swim across the river, the current is too strong”
Ben was the voice of reason, again, thank goodness for us. I never fully appreciated that until I grew up a little. Ben allowed all of us to grow up a little.
The summer of 1982 Ben and I along with another friend moved in together and shared a duplex in La Costa. While we all had our individual responsibilities Ben carried the weight of them. He made sure the bills were paid… on time, the house was super clean (sometimes even while guests were still there during a party) and the trash was put outside on trash day. Mother Ben.
A friend of Ben says this…”Ben was always the one who we could count on to make the right choice or decisions when we weren’t very good at doing either one.”
Another friend said it best: “I was always amazed at Ben’s ability to navigate the teenage and post teenage years in moderation and with common sense, because I can’t say his friends and I always did”.
As time went by I didn’t see Ben as much but when I did there was always a big hug, a bigger smile followed by “How’s your family doing?” He would take time to catch up on life. I didn’t feel like he had somewhere else to be. He truly showed interest in how things were going. Ben talked about his family and how proud he was of his daughters Ashley and Brooke. I knew he loved being a dad and family man. I could see his face light up every time he talked about his girls. Our memories of him are with us to stay and we are all so blessed to have known Benjamin David Taylor Jr.
I’d like to end with a poem by David Harkins:
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he’d want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Cheers to you Ben Taylor...Thank you for your friendship! Your love of your family and friends is amazing. Your parents should be so proud of you and we thank them as much as we thank YOU, for being the man you were. God Bless You My Friend!