A couple weeks ago when my parents visited for graduation, they brought a box of photos for me to digitize. Among my family’s photos from the early 1990s was an envelope of film my grandfather had developed… on June 17, 1957. The prints were no longer in the envelope, but that was okay. I got the photo scanner last month so that I can develop and scan my own film–specifically, 120 film run through a 1943 Brownie Hawkeye, a very similar camera to the one my grandfather seems to have used. Waiting for each filmstrip to develop was so exciting, and I can’t even begin to explain how it feels to have brought these pictures to life again. Below are pictures my grandfather took at a picnic in the summer of 1957. The beautiful woman below is my grandmother, Ruby. And a couple extra photos. These prints were in the…

Yesterday was the culmination of years of stress and hard work–I got my Master’s degree in Information Science! I didn’t go to my undergraduate commencement ceremony, but I made promises at the time to attend the ceremony for my graduate degree. Friday morning I was regretting that decision (I hate…

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My friends Tricia and Melissa visited this weekend, and we were determined to do the most whimsical thing we could think of. I had previously bought a Groupon for entrance to the Dallas Arboretum, specifically to see the summer’s Alice in Wonderland garden. (I can’t deny how whimsical I truly…

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Ben and Kate’s wedding was one I was very excited for. After taking their engagement portraits at the beginning of the year, I knew their wedding day would be both fun and sweet. And that it was! Kate and I have known each other for over a decade–I actually still…

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