for my walk into the 80’s flashback throwback (and still no pic of me from HS. Angela, my apologies, I swear I just haven’t gotten to it)

For today’s song…I sorta hung out with a kid in HS that was HUGE into them. He was such a weird guy at the time (I grew appreciative of his sort of sardonic sense of self later in HS, during freshman year tho, I was so sheltered I just thought him odd). The Smiths. Unfortunately I didn’t fully appreciate them until they split and Morrissey was on his own. I tell you though, this song will now forever remind me of a Nissan Maxima commercial. LOL.

Tomorrow, lots of stuff. Boutique sessions for one. Sunday, another stint @ the Metro (wow, this music seems REALLY appropriate for the Metro circa 1985 or so…) and then a HS senior session. Look kids, it comes full circle!

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  • Brandy - April 11, 2008 - 11:24 pm

    LOL – A Nisson commercial? Dude – it’s the theme song to Charmed! lololol

  • Lisa Kelly - April 12, 2008 - 6:11 am

    Love the Smiths but didn’t gain my appreciation of them until I was an adult. I would’ve been sooo cool if I had’ve liked them in high school though

  • Jen Lane - April 12, 2008 - 10:46 am

    ha, oh Mare. If you only knew how much Smiths/Morrissey is on my ipod, lol! I have loved those boys forever. Aaaaahhhh. And I’m still bitter that they let Nissan have the song. Just like I’m bitter that The Cure sold out to some printer company. Sheesh. Though I guess it becomes obvious that gen x’ers are now the ones creating commercials/marketing, lol. And they are using what they love!
    JodieO and her dh are also big Smiths fans!I love finding those sorts of things out about people.

  • Elizabeth - April 13, 2008 - 11:42 am

    I forgot all about that video.. I used to love it..infact in High School I took this picture of the girl off the video it turned out really cool.. my photo teacher at the time really liked it..wonder if I can find that print somewhere..anyway.. very nice reminder thanks

  • Paige - April 14, 2008 - 5:28 am

    Smiths fan from way back. Such memories. Listening to this song standing in a crowd at the KA house at Mercer in GA, drinking keg beer and doing jello shots… the year was 1986 or was it spring of 87 by then? Hmmm… I wonder whatever happened to all of those people.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    They used this song on commercials at some point recently? Really??

I know, NOTHING to do with photography but since I decided to bite the bullet and make a decision (after a long drawn out additional convo of “should we…shouldn’t we?” 😀 ) on the 20th thing. Enjoy a little Joy Division.

I totally know I owe y’all a pic of me playing pom-cheer girl. Soon enough friends. Soon enough. I’ll unearth the box of memories. It’s going to be funny to see how skinny I was back then (when I was utterly convinced that my size 7 jeaned butt was way too big, JUNIORS size 7! LOL)

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  • Paula - April 10, 2008 - 7:20 pm

    So??? Are you going???? Love the new music thing… totally rocks

  • Elizabeth - April 13, 2008 - 11:36 am

    I love Joy Division.. one of my most favorite bands ever….

  • Mellissa - April 15, 2008 - 11:33 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s one of my all time fave songs ever. I had tickets to see them in NYC back in the day, but that concert got canceled for loss of the singer. I had never even seen a video of them. Very cool to watch.

    We should do some 80s reminiscing soon.


Just so much so it isn’t funny. Recently I was made aware of the White People Like blog. If you have not checked it out yet, you must. Something very appropos to my existence at this point is this post here re: highschool. Even more so because my previous blog post discussing my workshop had Just Like Heaven (by The Cure) featured (hey, what can I say, I love(d) Robert Smith…I was one of those smart but sorta wannabe Goth kids who never had the cajones to dye my hair blue because I happened to also be one of those smart sorta cheerleader-pom squad type girls so blue hair would’ve completely clashed with my uniform!)

My entire point here is the White People Like blog reminded me that I need to send my RSVP out for my 20th reunion. It’s been a horrid decision making process…do I go?  Do I not go?

One of my good friends (from hs) and I had a recent email exchange. It went sort of like this:

Her: Are we going?

Me: I dunno, are we?

Her: Hmmm…should we go?

Me: See, I dunno. You wanna?

If it seems we are crippled with the decision making process we so very much are. LOL.

But now that the due date for the RSVP is upon me I think it might be wise to make out the check to attend. My biggest hurdle at this point is how I’ll juggle the session I have scheduled for that late afternoon with going to this shindig. (sigh)

As an aside, I searched high & low to find an image of me in hs, because discussions of hs are not sufficient without horrid humorous images from the 80’s backing this blog post up. Somehow (luckily) I suspect my big box of hs memories is cloistered away amongst the many boxes hidden in my basement. Probably better that it is so, does anyone really need to see the competition pic of me circa 1986 after a performance at Six Flags Great America? Somehow I doubt it.

Off to RSVP one way or the other. :)  And to listen to The Cure once again!

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  • Brandy - April 9, 2008 - 11:49 am

    Go, you’ll have a great time!
    But I want to see that photo of you in HS . . .

  • Dawn - April 9, 2008 - 12:52 pm

    Absolutely go! You’ll have fun. And they might play The Cure!

  • Angela - April 10, 2008 - 2:26 am

    I’ll be waiting on those high school photos, I shared mine now it’s your turn!

  • Elizabeth - April 10, 2008 - 7:21 am

    the cure.. I saw them a few times locally and in Toronto.. what about Echo and the Bunneymen? or New Order… ahhhhh the good ol’ days..I was one of those goth kids..teehee

  • Mare - April 10, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    I tell you, E…..I adore New Order & Echo. Keep looking, soon enough you’ll see the 80’s flashback throwdown. Molly Ringwald, North Shore of Chicago movie feature chaos! I promise you. 🙂

    How about The Smiths? Joy Division?

Just a quick entry for the models from this past weekend’s workshop. You can see some sneak peeks of my version of your model debuts on my workshop blog See The Light Photography Workshop. Another note of thanks for coming out and being so patient with the photographers and the process. I enjoyed meeting each & every one of you.

Short & sweet as I am having a day with my kids, mostly of relaxation. LONG overdue!! 🙂

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  • Elizabeth - April 8, 2008 - 11:07 am

    Hey Marianne.. looks like your workshop was awesome.. enjoy your day with the girls.

  • Paula - April 8, 2008 - 11:10 am


    AND, the workshop was amazing. Life changing. Transforming. Truly have been smiling my first REAL SMILE for the first time in a very very very long time. Content. Happy. Inspired. Truly enlightened. Can’t say enough about how amazing it was.

  • Angela - April 8, 2008 - 10:02 pm

    When you are untired I’m looking forward to seeing a ton more form your workshop! I heard it was fabulous!

  • Jen Lane - April 8, 2008 - 10:04 pm

    OMG Mare, for real! How did we NOT talk about The Cure this weekend?!!!! They are one of my all time FAVORITES ever ever. I am actually going to be back in your neighborhood in mid May for their concert. My sister and I almost pee’d our pants when we got the tickets, roflmao!! I can’t WAIT. You totally ought to come!!!!!

    Ok, now to calm down a bit, lol. The workshop ROCKED.You did good Mare, you really did. I want to make a post about it so EVERYONE will know that they NEED this, lol. But I don’t want to be accused of pimping, lmao.

  • Marianne - April 8, 2008 - 10:28 pm

    You guys are so kind. I loved LOVED getting to know each of you. Jen, Paula, meeting you two was LONG overdue (and L too!) It was so much fun, I want to do it again!! 😀 (like RELIVE the weekend…ha, not sure about doing it again just yet)

I’ve come across a couple internet pranks today, some have been pretty good (like the co. that wished me a Happy April Fools Day immediately after stating that they had been bought out by Google for $6 million!) ….thought I’d blog about April Fools because, well, I stink at pranks altho I do enjoy laughing at other people being duped.

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest,  Vacation destination San Serriffe, news that planetary alignment decreases earth’s gravitational pull…these supberb pranks and more can be found here @ Museum of Hoaxes dot com.

Check out GMail, you can pre-date your emails so they look like they arrive on time!  (thanks to my bish, Angela Calderon who alerted me to this one…you have to read it, it’s pretty funny)

And finally…if you are a bit of origins enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this link about the origins of April Fools Day.

Happy Day by the way…eh, I got nothing (However

The Russian Trio

I did think about posting that my 5×7 and 8×10 prices were going to drop to $5/each but only if you scheduled your session today…ha.  Unfortunately I fear the joke would’ve been ultimately played on me as I’d have to do the clean up work on that one!  :D)

xoxo, Mare

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  • Reb - April 5, 2008 - 6:21 am

    I love April Fool’s day … and we pulled a couple minor pranks on the kids, which was fun. Also, wanted to add that the image you included with the post is gorgeous … how I’d love one like that of my own three kids!

  • Niki Krupp - April 6, 2008 - 10:56 am

    Mare~ This is so cute. I love all of your definitions of yourself. I only got to hang out with you for a few days and I see several of these traits in you. You were just a breath of fresh air that is for sure. I cannot wait to reconnect with you. Love your work, love your style, and adore you. I am sure you have many a satisfied client in your neck of the woods. Take care!

    Who Am I?

    Music lover. Caffeineaholic. Chocoholic. Lover of nice hand bags. Lover of boots. Daughter. Mother. Wife. Sister. Best friend and confidant. Loyal. Outspoken. Funny. Confident. Slightly sardonic. Photographer. Art lover. Sweater lover. Beach bum. Lover of trashy novels and self help books. Flip flop afficianado. Lover of rainy days. Friend to kids. Kid at heart. Creator of memories.

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  • Danna - April 6, 2008 - 11:23 am

    haha thanks for the links 🙂 good call on NOT playing YOUR joke….

  • Lisa Kelly - April 6, 2008 - 4:17 pm

    LOL, yeah I definitely think the joke would’ve backfired if you had’ve posted that the 5×7’s were $5. But it would’ve been a little funny, for about a minute.

    Your blog is beautiful by the way, such amazing art you create

  • Heather Mosher - April 7, 2008 - 12:54 pm

    Mare!!! That image with the umbrella is STUNNING!!!

  • Brandy - April 7, 2008 - 8:28 pm

    Great links, thanks for sharing Mare!

  • Laura Siebert - April 8, 2008 - 9:52 pm

    That’s it!!!! That THE image that made me fall in love with your work. I’m so happy you blogged it (:

  • Tara - April 14, 2008 - 7:24 pm

    This is still my favorite image from you. Love it.