Would you believe it, but it's been three years since I celebrated Independence Day on American soil. (i know. is there a more obnoxious way to start this blog post?) And even though it was nice to be home for the Fourth, the highlight was definitely trying to perfect the sparkler/firework pic. It's so cliche, but it's like a milestone in a photog's life. (also trying to use photographer lingo. probably isn't making me any cooler;-)) So, let 2015 go down as the year we used up all of the sparklers trying to get the perfect picture and watched fireworks through the power lines while sitting on the sidewalk next to a super sketchy school.