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7.11.2009

the kennedy photo.





i was looking through old photos tonight, trying to decide if i should update the header of the blog--just for a bit of a change (because change can be good) and i was struck by this photo of my parents.

my mom was beautiful. always. of course.

but in this photo i was taken by how handsome my father was. he still is. of course. but here, he looks so darn confident and sure of himself. 

i hereby dub this my father's kennedy photo.

kennedy photo? i know, confusing.

let me explain.

i took a picture of my cousin this year and it came out so well, we decided it was his kennedy photo, thereby coining the term. meaning: in the photo one looks handsome, all-american, and full of promise (and a lot like a would-be-politician). if you've looked at enough photos of bobby and john then you know just what i'm talking about. the point is...having your own kennedy photo is a very good thing. 

i look at this photo and i think, of course my parents fell in love. and i'm lucky enough to know the aftermath of "happily ever after" and let me go on record as saying, yes, it's good. it's very, very wonderful.

mom. dad. i love you both so much. thanks for being exactly who you are. (and for passing on some pretty okay genes).

16 comments:

Thao said...

Your parents are gorgeous and so young and so full of life. I love it. Congrats on inheriting those genes! ;) And "Kennedy photo" is an awesome coined phrase.

sheila said...

that photo is classic. Looks like it would have been in a wedding magazine. I like the one you have now on your header too.
I'm feeling "changey" too.

Sara said...

What a beautiful picture.

Ali said...

Ugh, so cute! Your parents are gorgeous and so naturally in love, you can just see it. I like the Kennedy photo idea, very cool.

Morgan said...

Amazingly beautiful picture!

Yvonne Anderson said...

Kennedy Photo...genius Meg!

Alexandra said...

Brilliant.

I also appreciate the handsome, all-american, full-of-promise looking man. my favorite type!

"the aftermath of happily ever after" is also a great line. xo

RatalieNose said...

I just studied Kennedy this week in history and I totally get what you're saying. I want a Kennedy photo!

Fashionably Kate said...

i can't think of a better way to describe this myself. totally kennedy picture indeed! ;)

orsoifeel said...

very handsome indeed... and such a beautiful moment for you as their child to see.

-m-

Wisdom + Understanding said...

funnily enough I got exactly what you meant by 'Kennedy Photo' before reading your explanation ;) Your parents are adorable and Meg, I hope you know you will soon have your happily ever after too! Soon!

Micaela said...

this is for sure a Kennedy Photo.

Classic. Beautiful, and i love that description: "a lot like a would-be-politician."

how beautiful were your parents? and how in love? you can so see that in this image captured. It's amazing how a photograph captured confidence. it's beautiful Meg.

and what better proof of their "happily ever after" than a daughter who adores them and turned out pretty amazing herself.

xo

Connor said...

He does look like a damn champ in that photo. Hope one day I look half as good as he does!

Kelsey said...

That picture is magical! Seriously, so pretty of both your parents. And they just look so stinkin happy. I can't wait to find that!

...love Maegan said...

the photo is GORGEOUS! {although I love your header too}. I LOVE the term "Kennedy Photo" ...makes total sense. perfect.

Hanako66 said...

I love that and that photo is beautiful!