Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Quote Of The Week

December 11, 2007

Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.

Jim Rohn

I believe that we would all agree on this but for some reason or another from time to time we need to be reminded of this very important fact. As the New year is approaching this is a great time to refocus and continue with your goals.

 Blessings,

 Bryan Morris

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What is love?

December 8, 2007

I could remember many years ago, there was a song on love. I really can’t remember what song it was. What I can remember of the song though, was that the writer was trying to find out what is love. A local radio announcer had a competition one day with this song playing in the background trying to find out what is love and the one that got closest won a prize, whatever that was…I can’t really remember what the prize was right now but that’s not really important for the point I want to bring across.

After this competition on the radio, the thought always stuck to me. It secretly “bothered” me. What is love?  What is love? Every so often it would go off in my head in this fashion. I guess that I was to go and search deep what love is.

Quite a few years later, it was either during my devotions or listening to a preacher I got an abrupt revelation of what love is. This was so crazy that it always stayed with me especially being convinced of the fact that many people still are on a quest for love and another group uses the word love so lightly. The answer to the million dollar question is right in the book. I want to believe that you would understand by now that I’m talking about the bible.

The answer lies in I Corinthians 13:4-8 TLB

1Co 13:4 Love is very patient and kind; never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud.1Co 13:5 Never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable and touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 1Co 13:6 it is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.1Co 13:7 if you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.1Co 13:8 Love never fails…………….

The entire chapter discusses love but the scriptures, which accentuate love, are the above mentioned.

This is the faultless definition of love, if any of this is not functioning in your life for the people you say you love; it simply means that you don’t love them. Love can be confounded by so many emotions, it is farcical. Love is endless, regardless.

This thought is not meant to be derogatory in any way form or shape. This is the season that love is said to be spread most and in all reality it is but I just found it important to explain what love is. It’s centsless giving to the poor and your life is not lined up to the above mentioned scriptures.

This Christmas season let’s all examine our lives and see if we line up, if we don’t it’s a good thing as we still have chance the reposition our lives.

Love,

Bryan Morris

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Dancing With The Stars

November 26, 2007

I was contemplating this weekend of topics I should publish this week on my blog and I’ve decided that I wanted my audience,brides to get to know me just a little bit more so I decided to confess….that…….

…………..I’m a Dancing With The Stars junkie.

This season had been the best season ever. Awesome dancers. The competition is so tight that I don’t even really have a favourite. I know who I don’t want to win, Marie Osmond of course but I believe that she has an enourmous support after fainting before the judges and then the death of her father and let’s not forget the ever visible promotion that she gets through her brother being on ET every evening.

The disagreeable thing is that the judges judge the dancing but the fans vote for the dancers they like. Technique is certainly not one of the factors considered during the fan votes. I was totally surprised a couple of weeks ago when Sabrina Bryan was eliminated for the lack of fan support.

I always loved dancing and since the beginning of this show, Dancing With The Stars on ABC Network, I promised myself that I would really get myself involved in dancing. The reason, I haven’t started dancing yet is because I have to first get all my ducks in a row, but dancing shall we.

I’m really expecting a great show tonight, the grand finale of Dancing With The Stars and I really hope that either Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough or Melanie, Mel B aka Scary Spice and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy would take home the trophy of this season’s Dancing With The Stars.

Enjoy the show to might and may the best one win, but really the best one not the people’s choice. In cases like this the people’s choice is not always the best one technically.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

La Familia Part III

November 23, 2007

This is the final set from the three part series La Familia. This is Ishaq. This was actually the first one (child) that I shot with Shaydee being the girl last. As you know the girls need to spend way more time getting ready. I however decided to display them in the order they came.

Experimenting with Aruba’s wild life.

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Ishaq just lounging in Aruba’s arrid landscapes.

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Ishaq is in the party mood.

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Just chillin’

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Life is hard on the island.

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This is the angry look.

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2007

This is not such a big celebration here on the island of Aruba. Tourism is by far the biggest industry here on Aruba and the Americans (Thank You!) make up the largest percentage of tourists visiting Aruba, so thanksgiving is however still celebrated on Aruba to some extent.

I would personally like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

I know that Thanksgiving is all about celebration with your family and eating a hearty portion of food. Today as you celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones, don’t forget to whisper a prayer giving God thanks for everything in your life.

“In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”1Th 5:18

The part I want to really stress on from this scripture is the first part, “In every thing give thanks…..” In the good, give thanks, in the bad, give thanks.

Be blessed this Thanksgiving,

Bryan Morris

La Familia Part II

November 22, 2007

Today it’s Naeem’s day to shine. What can I say about Naeem? He’s probably my shadow. He consumes all his energy to emulate me in all arenas.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Do you see the modern day Gandhi. (No offence mainly the looks but really the wit as well)

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Here he’s acting out Madagascar

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Here he’s enjoying nature at 30 feet

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How cool is nature?

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Up, close and personal

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Enjoys being goofy

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La Familia Part I

November 21, 2007

This is the first of a three part series. I have to many nice images to post them all in one post.

You might think that me being a photographer would have a gazillion of images of my kids. Well I’m sorry to dissapoint you but I don’t have. After all day on the road shooting when I come home I don’t want to break out a camera to shoot my kids. I purposed to shoot them more often and even if that don’t work at least once a year around there birthday. I have gotten this idea from a fellow photographer.

It was Shaydee’s (7) birthday in September, Naeem (6) and Ishaq’s (5) in October. The season slowed down quite a bit and last week I’ve decided to go and take them somewhere and take a couple shots of them.

WOW, I really loved them all. I didn’t even go far from home. It took me 3 minutes away by car to get to the spot, very close to the Alto Vista Chapel. I took them one by one to avoid one distracting the other.The entire shoot took me about 1 hour.

See some of what was captured in that hour. I tend to shy away from studio as Aruba is a beautiful backdrop. So by now you know that the shoot was done outdoors. I must also add that my kids are growing up so quick they are really getting big. I had fun doing the shoot and decided that I’ll be repeating this more often. I love my kids! It’s really funny to get them in their moment and capture them just the way they are. Their expressions really show this. Every picture you see is them in real life.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

This is a candid shot of all three of them walking back to the car after the shoot.

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Shaydee just enjoying nature.

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Doing what she loves best!

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Isn’t she cute?

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Blowing kisses in the wind.

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Anna Stjerneby & Stefan Hagglund

October 26, 2007

Mr. Hägglund and Ms. Stjerneby officially married, as per Aruba’s custom, in Oranjestad’s historical Town Hall with the charming architecture, wooden floors and elegant chandeliers providing a magnificent atmosphere. Following the official and legal ceremony the couple enjoyed their dream beach wedding with a fiery red sun setting behind them on Bucuti’s 14 acres of pristine, powder white beach. 

Anna and Sefan flew all the way from Sweden to Aruba to promise each other to remain faithfull untill death part them. When asked why the came to Aruba their response was: “We wanted to get married in Paradise”

Stefan works as a software developer for Opera Software and Anna is a project manager at a swedish meteorological and hydrological institute. The couple met through mutual friends at the Linkoping University in February 1998  The couple eloped to Aruba and surprised their family back in Sweden with the news of their marriage. “Our families were surprised and very happy to learn about our beautiful wedding” expressed the newly wedded couple. Congratulations and we’re expecting to see you next year for your anniversary. 

Blessings, 

Bryan Morris

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Enjoying each other in the garden.

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Are they in love or what?

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So easy going so romantic.

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Walking down the sand isle.

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What a simple and yet beautiful setup. Less is more.

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Detail shot of the rings.

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The first kiss.

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The toast!

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A piece of art.

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Getting comfy in the garden.

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Detail of the flowers.

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Quote of the week

October 25, 2007

Success is not a destination but a journey.

John Maxwell

This basically says that you should keep keeping on.

 Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Quote of the week

October 16, 2007

De good Lawd send me troubles

An’ I got to wuk ’em out.

But look aroun’ an’ see

There’s trouble all about.

An’ when I see my troubles

I jes look up an’ grin

To think of all the troubles

Dat I ain’t in.

Author Unknown

This is a typical Caribbean quote but very true nonetheless.

Life just ain’t fair and when you look around you would still be able to find someone worst off than you. So instead of complaining in the midst of your share of troubles look around and thank God, because it could’ve been worst.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris