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Archive for November, 2008

November 30, 2008
It was a cold and rainy day in Clemson on Saturday, but that didn’t keep us from having a great time. Clemson became bowl eligible and beat its biggest rival, the South Carolina Gamecocks. There is no sweeter...
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It was a cold and rainy day in Clemson on Saturday, but that didn’t keep us from having a great time. Clemson became bowl eligible and beat its biggest rival, the South Carolina Gamecocks. There is no sweeter victory than one over USC. [V]

Cheering on the Tigers

November 28, 2008
There is a new American Express commercial featuring our all-time favorite musician, Mr. Dave Matthews. In the commercial Dave says, “You can’t ever know if your wildest dreams are going to come true but, to have...
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There is a new American Express commercial featuring our all-time favorite musician, Mr. Dave Matthews. In the commercial Dave says, “You can’t ever know if your wildest dreams are going to come true but, to have people that believe in you makes all the difference. ‘Cause then what matters is what you are doing and how you feel about it.” Vernice and I were talking this morning about how much we like this statement.

We discovered earlier this year that we wanted to take our photography to the next level. I remember our first paid photo shoot and how nervous we were. Vernice told me to breathe and relax. I told her the same and we got through it just fine. We had a vision for what we wanted and it felt great to run with it.

Since then we have booked more clients, grown as photographers, and learned with more clarity what this business really means to us. In photography and with so many other areas in our lives, we have been blessed to have such a great support network. Having people believe in Hammett Photography has allowed us to grow more confident and thus become stronger in our craft.

We would like to say thank you to all our clients and blog visitors! Keep coming back and know that your support is never taken for granted.

We’ll be in Tiger Town tomorrow for the big Clemson/USC rivalry. Check back on Sunday for pictures. Go Tigers! Let’s get bowl eligible!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy the rest of your day! Cheers. [M]

November 26, 2008
I want to share with you all two very important people to us. I am speaking of our grandparents, David and Ramona Settle, better known to us as Papa and Mema. As I reflect on love and friendship, I can’t think of a...
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I want to share with you all two very important people to us. I am speaking of our grandparents, David and Ramona Settle, better known to us as Papa and Mema. As I reflect on love and friendship, I can’t think of a better example than our grandparents. They have been married for 57 years. What an adventure 57 years of marriage must be like. Getting to wake up to your best friend and the love of your life for that long must be a true blessing. Putting God first, loving each other to its fullest, and trusting that hard work pays off, these two have lived quite a life.

I often refer to Papa as my hero. He is the type of man that I strive to be. His humility as well as his compassion for others separates him from most. He lives and loves with a pure heart and his wife, his angel, our grandmother is his true passion.

Mema is a special lady who is full of grace, love, and kindness. Her beauty is both inside and out, and it’s a privilege to know her. Her story is powerful. She met the man of her dreams when she was just 18 years old. Throughout all these years, for her, it was always him, our grandfather.

As you look through these portraits of our grandparents, you will see a beautiful couple and their timeless love. [M]

Papa and Mema on their land in Inman,Sc.

These make us smile every time we look at them.

This image speaks volumes. I absolutely love it.