Honestly, if I could just put on a bathing suit and swan dive into my cup of coffee right I 100% would. I would wear a little bathing cap with plastic flowers on the side and do the back stroke in there for like an hour. It is so delicious and magical and everything about me changes as I feel it hit my bloodstream. After almost 12 years of marriage Eric FINALLY had an a ha! moment last week when he said out loud…”Huh. You REALLY DO need to just have your coffee before I start yammering incessantly prior to the sun coming up!”
Well, it wasn’t in those words exactly, but it was really like watching a light bulb turn on over his chatty head that loves the morning so much it just can’t wait to get out of bed, when he acknowledged that yes, Rachel + Coffee = go ahead and have a conversation without her having visions of tearing out his voicebox with her bare hands, and consequently, Rachel – Coffee= cranky, grouchy Rachel who would rather stick her head in the garbage disposal and end it all instead of talking about the latest gossip at his office or grass seed. Only took 12 years. Totally fine.
I love all the…”I don’t drink coffee” high horse people that ride around on their caffeineless donkeys and think they are better than me because coffee is the last thing I think about before I fall asleep and the sole motivator for getting me out of bed in the morning. You are not better than me. You arrogant green tea drinker. In fact, I feel sorry for you. I get a little thrill each and every morning when I hear the final gurgle of my Keuring and I know that in seconds everything will be pointing towards right in my world. What joy do you have that compares with that EVERY morning? Probably some sort of exercise…and this is why we aren’t friends. Sure, if I go for the 2 cups and there are still the people that I brought into the world and my chatty husband in my general vicinity I maaaaayyyy get a touch irritable and snap at them for swallowing loud, but when the stars align and all of those people leave and I am here to enjoy my second cup (which is just never as good as the first, yet I try and convince myself it will be daily) with just me, my computer and my dog who doesn’t speak, then all is well and I am the happiest girl in town. And so what if I down a half gallon of half&half a week and wonder WHY the hell the seven pound weightloss that I would give a working limb for just won’t happen, SO WHAT? I try every now and then to go get healthy and convince myself that almond milk in my coffee is good. And it frigging isn’t. And I ALWAYS go back to the notion that my coffee in the morning brings me pure joy, exactly the way it tastes with my half&half, and that life is scarily short. Why would I begrudge myself a pure and harmless joy like coffee with cream? I am very glad that I am not an addict to a hard core drug like heroin or meth..I would find a way to justify the joy of it while I was spitting out my last functioning tooth in an alley somewhere.
So, on this beautiful morning with one and a half cups of caffeine doing a happy little conga line throughout my veins I get to share with you Rich and Cori. GROWN UPS!!! I love my little ones with all my heart, but I won’t lie and say that driving into the city last week knowing that I was going to shoot people who do not wear diapers and can drink out of cups with no tops made me happy. Rich is the brother to my sweet girl, Jen. Jen and Brian got married last fall and I have been lucky enough to get to know this awesome family. Actually, I get to see Jen and her mom today to do some album stuff so it is a whole day filled with awesome for me. Rich and Cori are getting married in November in California in Napa, and rather than sobbing into my mug of deliciousness about the fact that someone else will get to shoot them on their wedding day, I will be happy that I got the opportunity to shoot their engagement session in the streets of Beacon Hill, my fave.
We had fun..I promised them it would be painless and I think I made good on that promise. Taking a walk is my favorite way to shoot and I love what we got.
Perfect styling…gorgeous people.
Isn’t Cori gorge?
I really could not be happier that Spring is here and everything is green again.
LOVE the one on the right. Rich is awesome…such a good guy and sport.
Thanks guys! Congratulations on your engagement!