Photo Essay

Keep a Straight Face!

Ayers Rock, Australia

Maybe it's genetic- his father is the same way. But since the very first time I went to England to see him back in 2002, he is absolutely incapable of taking a serious photo. It started the first time he took me to Oxford. "Here, I'll hide behind this pole, and you take my picture looking out from around it."

"Um.. ok." (weirdo!)

But for some reason, it became a theme wherever we went from then on. Him hiding, me snapping. Since then we have gotten married and traveled the world together. And yes, I have shots of him looking sneaky and odd in every single place.

At times when I'm down and feel I simply cannot laugh, I see these photos and feel lighter. He constantly reminds me that it is ok to be silly, and there is always time for random detours in life.

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12 responses

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    I love it Sarah, LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Very good essay and nice series of pictures..My vote!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    what sweet and fun photos! you guys can come up with a new version of "where's waldo"! surely this rocks!

  • Arla Ruggles

    Arla Ruggles gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Great love story! How wonderful to have such a willing and fun model to travel with! I say, "Keep him."

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    OMG I love this! The photos are funny and you really capture his personality so well. Awesome

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley said (17 Dec 2008):

    I have to choose one to take down and I have no idea which one. (I have dozens of these) Any feedback is appreciated!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    I love this guy! LOL......Your photos of him are super! Love the essay too! Hope it gets published!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Awesome photo essay, this made me lol.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Oh...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Scott Sturgeon

    Scott Sturgeon gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Excellent, very fun essay. Great, creative photos - I particularly like "Royal Holloway" and "outback Australia". Gets my vote!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    i love this! what wonderful memories you're making together. this gets my vote for publication!

  • PINAKI SARKAR

    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (14 Apr 2009):

    interesting collection of shots

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