Monday, September 24, 2012

Family Time

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie.She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.  "What's wrong, are you well?" she asked.

My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.  "I thought it would be pleasant to spend some time with you," I responded.  "Just the two of us."  She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.  When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date.  She waited in the door with her coat on.  She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.  She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.  " I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed," she said as she got into the car.  "They can't wait to hear about our meeting."

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.  My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.  After we sat down, I had to read the menu.  Her eyes could only read large print.  Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.  A nostalgic smile was on her lips.  "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said.  "Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.  During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation-nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life.  We talked so much that we missed the movie.  As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you."  I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home.  "Very nice.  Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive hear attack.  It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.  Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.  An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance.  I wasn't sure that I could be there: but nevertheless, I paid for two plates-one for you and the other for your wife.  You will never know what that night meant for me, I love you son.:"

MORAL:  No matter what, Take The Time For Family...

Friday, August 3, 2012


Love, Family, Friends....where would we be without the relationships in our lives.  Our most valued being family.  What will this portrait be worth in 15 years, 20 years?  Are you doing your part to preserve the meaning of family and relationship?  Have you taken the time to do a family portrait to pass on?

Don't wait...the time will never be just right.  If you are missing some of the milestones in your life, start now and create a portrait that your children will cherish for years to come and remember the special relationships in their lives.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sorry For The Delay

Well, it has been some time since we posted and we are sorry!  Business has been good and we are behind.
A lot of things going on, family portraits, weddings and babies have kept us busy.  We will try to post more often and keep you up on what is happening.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

As a longstanding member of the Photographic Community, we believe that it is everyones responsibility to spread the word.  Not just to our peers, but to the general public.  If we don't control, correct, protect, and nurture our gifts to the arts, then there will be none left for future generations.

We are in the business of Memories Preservation and a "hand shake and a disc" will never be acceptable to us.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Something To Think About

Wife: I Love You.
Husband: I Love You Too.
Wife: Prove it.  Scream it to the world.
Husband:*whispers in her ear* - I Love You.
Wife: Why'd you whisper it to me?
Husband: Because you are my world.

I love this.  This is the point we try to get across to folks about photography.  If you love someone, and they mean the world to you, make sure at some point soon to get a family portrait created by a professional studio.

We have so many so-called photographers out there today just shooting a ton of photographs and hoping something good will turn out.  Dalton Photography has been around for about 30 years and we care about your family and your portraits.

We take the time and have the experience to create a portrait that will become one of your most valued possessions for generations to come.
Although we offer color portraits as well, one of our favorite types of family sessions is what we call Black and White Relationships.
Simply stated our Black and White Relationship portraits are:
Images Celebrating
Hearts That Feel,
Eyes That See,
Lips That Touch.

Give us a try, you will be glad you did.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I would like to welcome you to our new blog.  We will try to keep you updated to information on our photography and what is going on in our world.  Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for our first blog.