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January 4, 2008

If you’re wondering what happened here. Why no posts in such a long time. Wander no longer. We’ve moved to http://www.bryanmorrisphotography.com/blog so swing on by here and pay us a visit. See what’s new on that side. There’s a whole lot going on.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

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Missing in action

January 1, 2008

Wow, it’s been quite some time. I was just waiting for the new blog in order for me to post all the new exciting things that I have to say for 2008. The new blog is now up and running. I like it a lot and I would hope you like it too. I’ll be launching a campaign this upcoming week, if all goes well by Friday it should be launched. The main announcement I wanted to make that my BLOG is up and running. Don’t expect anymore posts here, just go to the new blog. See you on the other side.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

This Is Why I’m Hot

December 10, 2007

There is so much going on that I’m excited to share, I really wanted to keep this until later down but excitement burning inside can’t wait any longer.

Very soon I’ll be switching over to my custom blog, I have a company working on something for me. It looks nice. I always knew that I wouldn’t stay with this generic layout and therefore I’m holding back on posting a lot of stuff until the new blog is fully functional. I’ll however tell you a little of the much that will be going on around the blogosphere. Below I’ve posted an image of the first draft of the layout. there are a few changes made but not much. I really like it but it’s just down to the fine tuning and make sure that the platform works fine and then I’ll switch over.

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I’ll be celebrating my 5th year anniversary in business as well as married in 2008. I’m so excited with this milestone that next year 2008 will be the year filled with love. I will be showing some love and  giving away some prizes worth quite a few thousand of dollars, so stay tuned.

Bryan Morris Photography TV will be launched. Right here on my blog for the beginning. I however have plans to expand it to something even bigger than the blog. I totally know that it can be pretty frustrating being so far away and still trying to set up a wedding in a strange country and with people you don’t even know. Through BMP TV I would if they permit me to introduce you all to the local wedding planners and the different locations on the island for weddings.

I’ll be launching the “This Is Why I’m Hot” campaign. Along with this I’ll be preparing a slideshow for the best of 2007 and I just might add, 2006 and 2005 if I can just find those files.

I’ll also be very active on the Aruba’s Main Site Forum, mainly the Weddings and Honeymoon section. I’ve purposed to do as was done unto me in 2007, by my mentors and give back to the community.

Feel free to leave comments if you wish in the comment box below.

 Blessings,

 Bryan Morris

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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Quote Of The Week

November 8, 2007

There’s no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone.

Author Unknown

I always seem to choose quotes that are very clear. Again this says it very clear. If you want to grow you’ve gats to get out of your comfort zone. It has to be unchartered waters. Once you get comfortable in your endeavours then you know that you’ve stopped growing. Go on out there and just launch yourself out in the deep.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boy…..

October 17, 2007

You make me feel so good!

I know I’ve been bad by not posting as often as I should but I must say that there are so much going on.

There are major changes and additions coming. I’m pressed for my launch deadline and I don’t see it happening and the funny part is it’s not my fault.

Besides, I’m in the middle of making some huge personal decisions that’s driving me nuts.

I promise you though. Within the next ten days I have 3 weddings so this bad boy is bound to make you feel good.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

A mouse trap story

September 27, 2007

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer andhis wife open a package.
What food might this contain? The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. 
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.  I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”
The pig sympathized, but said, I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers.”  

The mouse turned to the cow and said “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”
The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.” 
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap . . . ..alone.

That very night a sound was heard
throughout the house — like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital  , and she returned home with a fever.  
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the  pig. 
The farmer’s wife did not get well; she  died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. 

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. 

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.We are all involved in this journey called life, we must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

One of the best things to hold on to in this world is a
FRIEND ! ! !

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

In the beginning…..

August 22, 2007

It wasn’t until early 2006 I’ve had an epiphany. That was when I realized how my career in photography all started. I was about 8 or 9 years old and when one Christmas morning under the tree was laying a package with a camera in it for me. The camera was the Kodak instamatic. 1983.jpg  I can now remember vividly that I used to go around all over shooting images of everything and everyone. In my teen years I was entertained by sports and much more and then the desire for the camera stayed on the back burner as in my early 20’s is when I’ve decided to buy myself my first SLR (Canon EOS 5)which I still have. eos-5-oblique.jpg

I’ve followed a few courses and read every photography magazine I could’ve gotten my hands on. When I was comfortable enough I went out and did a few weddings, christenings and first holy communions with it.

Not really making a living from it, mainly doing it as a hobby and to offset the price of equipment I wanted to acquire. In Dec 1994 I’ve gotten a job at a very promising company which didn’t allow me much time to shoot anymore. One day while looking for something in my room I reached up where the SLR was in the bag and it fell from about 6 foot unto the ground and it got a crack in the body. I was so disappointed I just pushed it under the bed and never touched it until one day I was talking to a friend that shoots as well and he said that I should bring it to him let him test it out and see what is wrong with the camera. After his test he told me that it worked fine and nothing’s wrong with it. I’ve since then bought my first Digital Camera it was an Olympus C3040Z.

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 It was a point and shoot rigged out with all the bells and whistles. A few weeks after acquiring this camera I’ve gotten a call from a friend that was to get married the same day and was to fly in a photographer to shoot her wedding but he never made the trip as his papers were not in order.  She told me the story and then asked me to do the wedding for her, I was a little reluctant as I haven’t done this in a few years and I know how important a wedding is so I didn’t want to take on this challenge and mess up. I’ve searched all day for a tog and with no luck so I’ve decided that I’ll do it for her but at her own risk and she said that it was fine. I did cover the entire wedding, 8 hours at least. While doing it though I’ve had that great feeling and my inner self was telling me “Look at you enjoying yourself, you should do this fulltime”. Less than a year after the wedding I was laid off my promising job I’ve acquired appropriate equipment and dove head first into photography.

Blessings,

 

Bryan Morris

God

August 19, 2007

Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

Be Blessed,

Bryan Morris

Let those that have never sinned throw the first stone!

August 18, 2007

I’m never one to judge people and after seeing this clip on http://www.Youtube.com a few weeks ago it really made me think that we can all make mistakes. Many people label another once they’ve been in prison but I must say that prison is for everyone.  The best of us do things that can land us in prison, it’s just that we don’t get caught. Robbing a bank at gunpoint or taking a little bottle of correction fluid home from work is stealing. Be it because of anger, desperation or even a secret life that one would lead could land them in prison. After seeing this video it made me think that even in prison you have people with kind hearts,caring, respectful and worthy of respect.

Your environment or your situation does not and you should not allow it to define you.

The moral of the story is don’t judge people. Not because in a rage at work after being taunted by your colleagues, you throw a tool at one and it kills him does not make you a killer. You’re just a respectful person that had a situation take you over and it went sour.

Enjoy this! They must be good people to be able to do this.

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 Blessings,

 Bryan Morris