I’m sure you saw this post pop up and were like, “Christy, what the heck does Reese’s have to do with your job as a wedding photographer in Tucson?!” Well, nothing. And also everything. Do I photograph weddings and couples? Yes! Is that all I do every evening? No! Just like you, there’s way more to me than my job. I love what I do. And I love showing you all the pretty things I get to create for my couples. But I also want to show you who I am when I’m away from my business.
I’m calling these series on my blog “The Little Things”– a title that I feel sports both meanings that I’m going for.
1. Who I am is made up of a whole bunch of little things.
2. Not just one thing makes me happy, but rather a combo of lots of little things.
I couldn’t think of a better “thing” to start this series off with than Reese’s. If you haven’t heard me say this before, I have a HUGE sweet tooth. My tastes have changed over the years and I’ve grown a little less picky about what I’ll eat (although, no malt or white chocolate still remains true haha). But I’ve never lost my love for Reese’s. I am not kidding you when I say my mouth starts watering every time I see that glorious bright orange packaging. Whether it’s egg, pumpkin, or tree-shaped it still tastes the same to me and I still devour it just as quickly.
I can, without a doubt, say that I got my love for Reese’s from my dad. When I was growing up, I always had to take whatever holiday-related Reese’s candy I got and hide it because I knew my dad would be on the prowl for them. I had to protect them! Then, many years later, Hershey’s came out with an AWESOME creation: a monstrous two-cup pack of Reese’s weighing in at one pound total. I got it for my dad for Christmas. And now every year he says if someone doesn’t get it for him he’s going out that same night and buying it himself! I guess I created a monster lol.
Now Reese’s isn’t the only sweet I love. Oreo’s dunked in milk. Tootsie Rolls (which are sadly impossible for me to find at most gas stations). Snickers. Plain M&M’s. Starbursts (red and pink, please). Brownies. Cheesecake. I could keep going on! But those peanut butter-filled chocolaty cups have a special place in my heart. And I think I can thank my dad for that one. When I asked my family members what reminds them of me, not a single one failed to mention Reese’s on their list of little things. Not a one! Hey, there’s worse things to be associated with, right?! Reese’s is a win in my book!
If you don’t have any in your house already (I’m not allowed to keep them in the house haha!), go out, grab a bag, and share them with your loved ones! Every one deserves a bit of sweetness in their daily lives!
I’ll continue to fill you in on some of the other random little things that make me, well, ME! And let me know, what’s your all-time, hands-down, can’t-live-without-it favorite sweet treat? I always love trying new ones! And you can see my other personal posts on my blog HERE!
Christy Hunter is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Tucson, Arizona.
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