I’ve never owned a new Apple laptop. My first foray into the world of Apple portables was a 2006 MacBook Pro that I used at a programming job, and took it when I left in exchange for a bunch of overtime. From there I upgraded by selling the old one and finding a new one on Craigslist. This took me to a 2009, then 2011, and then most recently in 2016 a 2014 15” MacBook Pro Retina. But until two days ago I’ve never had the experience of opening up a brand new (not just “new to me”) Apple laptop.
This Christmas I got to participate in a wonderful event. Myself and two other amazing photographers, Athena Leskun and Megan Faber combined forces to do family portraits in the park for charity, and we raised an amazing $3,655 which was donated to the Mission Christmas Bureau. The original goal was a reasonable $1,500, but with the help of the many participants, we more than doubled it!
My dear friend Jay, who I met before photography was even a twinkle in my eye, has grown from a lovable guy with a great wife working as a tech guy at the local ISP to a lovable guy with a great wife and a big fancy job being all corporate and stuff. He’s now what we in the IT business call “a big shot” and needed a new headshot for business cards and speaking engagements (told you he was fancy!). He came to my workplace “studio” and we had a session that resulted in some great shots of him.