by Skip Cohen
One of the best things social media has given us is the ability to sneak a peek into each other's lives when something special happens. It also keeps us in touch and connected. Meet Tommy Colbért from Massachusetts. Tommy and I met years ago at WPPI, and there's simply a nice friendship. That friendship is often fueled by what he shares on Facebook.
This morning, while catching up on what people have been sharing, I ran across this post from Tommy. It simply said, "Sometimes the stars align, and I have both my children at the beach together... and I didn't forget my Nikon this time."
I immediately caught Tommy on a Facebook IM and asked for permission to share these, but I want to explain why.
They're the perfect reminder of why we're all in this business - to capture memories. Sadly, too often we forget to capture our own. I don't know Tommy's daughters, but that doesn't change the smile the images put on my face - not just because they're fun, but because they capture one of those perfect days for a Dad with his kids!
Of course, it doesn't hurt that Tommy is a terrific photographer and regardless of the subject matter, you'll always find his signature passion for imaging. Click on any image to visit Tommy's website for more great images.
Images copyright Tommy Colbért. All rights reserved.
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