52 Fridays | Week Thirteen: Music [Personal Project]


First, I want to say sorry I missed last week! We all caught a yucky case of the flu last week and followed it up with colds, so I wasn’t thinking about getting out and shooting, to be honest, but I’m back this week and it wasn’t a difficult one for me, I knew immediately what (or who) my subject would be.

This week’s theme? Music. My muse? Dan, my husband.

You see, Dan’s a musician. He’s been playing instruments since he was about 15 years old. It’s his passion. He loves music, playing it and listening to it equally. He’s one of those people who just has ‘an ear’ for music (unlike me, who is pretty much tone deaf). He can play the bass (his ‘main’ instrument), the acoustic guitar, the mandolin, and dabbles on the keyboard. He would love to get a set of drums next (I would prefer a cello). He has his own ‘music room’ in the house with all his guitars (we’re up to 4 now, plus the bass and mandolin). He’s the kind of musician who can just listen to pretty much any song and figure it out in an evening. He’s self taught, and he’s GOOD (and I’m not just saying that because he’s my husband!) It was one of the things that attracted him to me when we first met (he was moving into my roommate’s room and I saw him bring in a guitar on his back and I thought ‘ooh, a cute musician’), and it’s something that I still love about him to this day, almost 10 years later. I’m a sucker for a boy who plays guitar 😉

Unfortunately, for the past 2 years or so, he hasn’t been able to focus on his music as much as he’d like. Jobs, moving, kids, and now a new house has chipped away pretty much all of his free time, leaving very little left to play his instruments. He’ll play for a few minutes most evenings, but much of the time the guitars go untouched. I feel bad, but I know that this is just a phase in our lives and he’ll soon get his free time back for music. It will always be there, waiting for him.

I think this shot about sums up his situation; guitar on his back, too busy with the baby in his arms.

(Originally I wanted my son Victor in the shot too, but he wasn’t being very cooperative that evening…)

Alright, let’s continue on in the blog circle over to Cathy Kuhlman, Philadelphia, Pa Photographer to see how she interpreted the theme this week!

Have a great weekend!




Thanks so much!

Tammy Bilodeau - Very cute. Love the lighting here 🙂

Christa P. - This is an absolute perfect shot! Love it! Hopefully he can get back into his music very soon.

Amy - beautiful capture. Someday he will have lots of time to get back to the music. My kids are 7 and 11 and my husband finally has time to be able to get back to his favorite hobby, guitar. We miss those younger years though!

Robin Moore - That time will come for him again. love the lighting and i always love children a dad’s. love the guitar behind him too. nice job!

Cathy K - This is so cute! I love that the guitar is behind him, but still attached. It’s a perfect way to symbolize where he is in his life!

Faye - I absolutely love this shot. The lighting is fantastic! I look forward to hearing him play sometime!!

Stacy - I adore this so much!! What a story!! You should tell him to find time now to play for the kids…..my husband and I play for our kids and now my oldest even sits at the piano with me and plays along. It’s a great time for us. Live this!

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