You might have noticed that for the past couple of months, when you leave a comment on this blog it doesn't show up right away. This is because I get quite a few nasty grams from anonymous posters who prefer to hide their identity but not their feelings on me, my life, my clients, and other things that I post here. Now I approve comments before the go live--I've been doing it for several months.

Let me be clear--I LOVE to hear your comments and opinions! In fact, I would go as far as to say that they make my day!!

However, I would NEVER let a comment that could potentially hurt the feelings of one of my clients go live on this site, regardless of whether or not I agree with the comment. Furthermore, if you don't even have the guts to leave a real name, email address, or website with your post, you don't deserve the opportunity to post it. Also, I have a very sophisticated tracking device on the back end of this website, so I know exactly who is leaving the comments.

On to a related topic--how much is too much?

Living in Southern California, I think that I get to see how "the other half" live a little closer than a lot of people do. You might have noticed that this year, I have shot a couple over the top kids birthday parties and certainly no shortage of weddings that probably cost a fair bit to put on. When I post one of these events, I get the inevitable "kids are starving in other countries and you're so wasteful" comments, along with some nasty email, etc.

What you may NOT know is that most if not ALL of the wealthier clients I photograph are extremely generous humanitarians and philanthropists. I would say that they are among the most charitable people that I know, and really, if you are successful and want to share that with your children, family, or yes, even spend on yourself for a special occasion, is there something wrong with that?

How much is too much? What do you think?

Remember, comments that are intentionally hurtful to my clients will not be posted.