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a post about things

Has it been a month already? Good heavens! So how has everyone in the blogging world been? Good? Bad? I’ve been pretty dandy. Busy of course. Lots of things going on such as, college, moezart…oh wait, that’s it. Oh well, it seems like a lot more than just those two things! For college Im studying College Composition (basically CLEP’s version of English 101) and at PVCC I’m taking CPD 150. It’s a college success class. Oh, have I not told you that I am attending community college now? Yeah! Collegeplus isn’t working out for me so I decided to try community college. I like it a lot better!
You know how I graduated from Moezart about this time last year? And how I cried my eyes out because I was so sad it was over? Well….I am in the middle schooler’s play, HONK! The Musical! It’s super fantastical and I’m having so much fun!
Anyway, I’m trying to get into the habit of blogging once a week. About three weeks ago I told myself I should do this. As you can see, I haven’t kept my promise. :P
So this post is basically just a compilation of random photos from the past couple months.
A lot of these photos were taken with my iPhone 4S. It has slowly become my new favorite camera. I find myself reaching for it instead of my DSLR. I love the instant share-abilty and compactness of it. It fits in my pocket and goes everywhere with me. It’s definitely not replacing my DSLR for “professional” work, but for just a carrying-around camera, it’s fantastic!

(Taken with the Canon) This is what we woke up to one morning at our new cabin in Pinetop. By the end of the day, a lot of the snow had melted. (It is also my current blog header.)

Just went for a walk around the neighborhood. (Taken with my iPhone, edited in Photoshop)

Ive started running A/V at our church. I thought the light was so purty that morning. :) (Taken with iPhone, edited in Instagram)

So I got a Macro/Wide-Angle lens for my iPhone. The macro lens is CRAZY close and CRAZY good. haha (Taken with iPhone, edited with Instagram)

Met up with Christian down in Tempe for a little photography adventure. Christian uses a Nikon so I threw him behind bars. ;) (Taken with the Canon)

A tower in Tempe.

These are some of the middle schoolers I get to hang out with every Tuesday. Andrew (L) and Brett (R). I have adopted them as my children because they are awesome! (Taken with iPhone)

I’ll do another post talkin’ about how amazing the iPhone 4S’s camera is. It’s crazy good.

Have a good day!

Matty :D


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Icicles…In Phoenix, Arizona!?! What The…

Well today started off rather odd. Today I was going over to Vonda’s house to film another tutorial video to make “puffy inflated paper” (well, that’s what I call it. I don’t remember the name.) While we were on the way over, my mom and I drove past these two huge trees, covered with ICICLES!!! Like, both my mom and I couldn’t believe our eyes. I told my mom to turn around because I had to get photos. So she whipped the car around, dropped me off, and let me photograph for a about 15 minutes or so.

One of the guys there told me that he and his wife had been there for a little while, and in that time being he said over 100 people had stopped to talk photos. I noticed that quite a few people driving by were applying their breaks to gaze upon this glorious spectacle.

Of course, being a native Arizonan, I had no idea that when ice is frozen on sidewalks…that it becomes SUPER slippery. So my camera and I took a rather nasty fall. But of course being a photographer, I sacrificed myself to save my camera’s from being totally obliterated. But in return I got a nasty bruise on my right leg and have limped around all day. It was totally worth it.

So yes, we were a few minutes late for the recording of Vonda’s video, but once we told them our reason for being late, and showed a few photos, everyone understood.

Now on a completely different note, I had another Tea Party on Twitter. This one was different though…because Megan and I had it at midnight, her time. Megan lives in England so there is a considerable time difference between Arizona and England.


Now Playing – Breakout – Miley Cyrus

Matt :D



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Meet the Congers – Hollie and Jordan’s Spectacular Wedding

Drum roll please…(rolls drum across floor)…Ladies and gentleman, I have here, for you, a few of the wedding photographs from Hollie and Jordan’s wedding! Hurray! Because of school, I’ve had to put off sorting them, but now that it is the weekend, I found time! Yippee! I have been dying to show you some of the photos because I got quite a few good ones.

A little about Hollie and Jordan before I get to the pictures (but mainly Hollie).

Our family has known the Cardot’s (Hollie’s fam) for years…almost forever! When we heard she was getting married, well it was a little shocking. I realized that the person who was getting married was also the same person who we traveled with for all those years. The person getting married was the same person who we hung out with, traveled with, ate countless dinners with, talked, joked around, and the list could go on and on. I was a little taken aback when I heard the news. I was shocked and happy all at the same time. It dawned on me how time really truly does fly and it quite literally seems like yesterday I was 12. Now I’m 18. Its pretty crazy my friends.

Now enough chit-chat. Lets look at dem wedding pictures! :D

Ball caps. They wore these as they "left the building" (picture me saying that with a terrible Elvis voice)

Candles and rose peddles. :)

Wedding Cake. :) YumYum!












Dad and the Bride walking down the isle. :)

Preacher a'preachin'!

Dads prayin' over Hollie and Jordan's Wedding.












Kiss Kiss! (psst! That means they are now married!)

Hurray! They are married! :D


Signing of the vows

Michael Jackson may be dead, but these two guys...are his kids. (not really)


Mini-Michael Jackson ;D

See! Now they are wearing the caps! Cool!

As they walked to their car, all the guest held up sparklers to light up the way. It was awesome!

And that ladies and germs, are just a few photographs from Jordan and Hollie’s wedding. :) I suggest that you all please visit Kimberly Kay Photography after looking through these. She and her husband were the official photographers and their photos are incredible!
Matt :D



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