Someone once said the only way to truly capture the beauty of one person is to see them through another person’s eyes. This is the basis of photography. Immortalized on film, a split second frame of one person’s life can be preserved forever. I recently printed all of my wedding and engagement pictures. I was looking through them and was amazed by them. My photos were taken by a very good friend of mine, Pete. He runs Gravure Media Productions. I was looking through pictures and I realized that the best ones were taken when we were in the moment. We had tried to do a successful dip picture the night before our wedding. It was three tries and I don’t know how many frames later and we still didn’t have anything note worthy. Then when we were done with our first dance as husbandand wife we decided to dip. I don’t know what my husband was thinking when he did it, but I’m sure he did it for the crowd and the photos were an after thought. That picture, off the cusp with no warning, to anyone but me, was probably the best one of the night. It’s funny when you try to capture a perfect moment unsuccessfully and the perfect moment happens all on it’s own. I guess that says a lot about people. When we try to control things, stage things and make something perfect on our own, the phoniness will always shine through. If instead we relax a little, pay attention and let it happen on it’s own, the beauty will always shine through.