Naija Style

Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.     Nigeria

Make no mistake, I get it, weddings around the world can be amazing, glorious, inspirational, and even horrible.  But weddings in Nigeria are sensational and chaotic things.  I have been fortunate enough (and honored enough) to have been invited to another wedding in Nigeria of one of my colleagues.  Wow!! Just pure fun.

The color, the chaos, multiple photographers, kids, dancing, eating, matching clothes…


The kiss..



welcome.. the bride and groom….


Other cultural posts about heritage

YorkCastle, Rantings, Petroglyphs, roaming, patron saints, Morya, legacy, hotdogs, blarney, irene, Unsung 

So long ago…

WoW!! Time has been rushing by so fast and at the same time it seems to have passed soooo slowly.  I am down to about 10 class days left of a 7 month language program.  Less than 3 weeks remain until I am on my way to Nepal and a whole new set of adventures.  I also finally paid someone to scan all of my old photos onto a disk and have spent a significant amount of time looking at these instead of studying.  So in honor of a break from my studies and my hopeful return to a normal life I wanted to share a photo from so long ago…

Madison, Samantha and Miranda - 20 years ago.

Madison, Samantha and Miranda – 20 years ago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss


“a kiss blown is a kiss wasted
a true kiss is a kiss tasted
kisses bring germs and germs are hated
so come here babe im vaccinated.” – unknown


Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Terrible video and yet so funny…



Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown


Happiness is like a kiss – it feels best when you give it to someone else.  ~Author Unknown

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Saturday, February 16: The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Kiss. There are a lot of ways to capture a kiss, between two people – lovers, family, friends; two animals, or even just the sending or receiving of a kiss.

Sunday Post: Wonderful

I just happened to read about 3 different friends becoming grandparents recently and instantly knew what I was going to use to participate in Jake’s sunday challenge – Wonderful…

I can’t think of anything that makes me feel more wonderful, inspired and proud as when I think of my daughters and how amazing and beautiful they are in how they are currently starting their own job as being parents.

When I watch them with their kids and see how they are handling the toughest job in the world (parenting as if you didn’t know) I feel amazing, wonderful and proud.  I cannot think of a better way to say this than through some of my favorite photos of them and their babies.  I hope you enjoy.

Haute Pink Photography

Madden and Jemma’s reflection through a giant fishtank in Seattle.

Haute Pink Photography in Seattle with granddaughter

Haute Pink Photography in Seattle with daughter and grandson

Haute Pink Photography in Seattle.. favorite smiles