What a weird week. I can't even seem to get my head around the fact that it's October. There's just so much going on, and I feel like there have been so many unexpected surprises in the past few weeks. Some good, some bad, but all just... weird. I have to mention this in today's post... I just cannot believe Steve Jobs passed away. Ever since I got into photography, I have been incredibly loyal to the Apple brand. I can't imagine doing photography work on any other computer than my beloved iMac, I am addicted to my iPhone, and I would be lost at the gym without my iPod touch. The service I've gotten from Apple over the years has been phenomenal, and I can't tell you how much I love and would endorse this brand. That being said, Steve Jobs is the face to the name. It's hard to think of Apple without thinking of him. Such a huge innovator of our time... Apple has never had to one-up anyone because they have always lead the technology industry with devices that simply make life and work easier and, honestly, fun. I just feel so sad for his family and everyone whose life has been affected by his pure genius. If you haven't seen it and have a few moments, please watch his commencement address from Stanford University in 2005. Truly inspiring.
Ok, so now that I have thoroughly depressed everyone, let's look at some pictures, shall we? A couple of weeks ago one of my best friends Jenn and her husband Dave came out to visit me with Sophia! Jenn and I have developed a Big E tradition. For those of you who don't know what the Big E is or have never gone, shame on you. The Big E is a huge fair in my town that has concerts and shows and vendors from all over New England and the world... but more than that, the Big E has fried EVERYTHING. You want to fry a banana? Yup. How bout a pickle? No problem. And yes, they even have fried butter (and it's delicious!) So basically our tradition is we go and eat our faces off and don't feel guilty about it. No big deal. Last year we actually had to cut a chunk of my hair out after kettle corn got stuck in it. Just another Big E eating casualty. Anyways, this was the first year Sophia has been around, so we decided to invite Dave too... ya know, so he could carry the baby around ;-) Don't worry, we let him eat too. Only not half as much as us. Next year he'll know what to expect haha. Anyways, Sophia just turned 6 months, and Jenn and Dave asked if I would take a few photos of her. These are actually taken in my dad's backyard, because we didn't want to drive too far and take away from eating time :) Here is my "niece" Sophia!!!