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Tonya
10-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Now I know our favorite little instrument has truly "arrived" as a pop culture icon. When our son and his wife had some "romantic" photo portraits made, he asked if he could take along his 1940s Martin tenor and incorporate that in the portrait.

Here's the result: http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/

What's next? Ukuleles in wedding albums? Ukuleles in family reunion portraits? Ukuleles in "new baby" photos? The possibilities are endless (and so delightful!).

hent
10-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Beautiful picture and the Martin really added more beauty to it Tonya. Very nice!!!

Nickie
10-28-2013, 11:19 AM
Very nice idea!

mm stan
10-28-2013, 12:39 PM
Now I know our favorite little instrument has truly "arrived" as a pop culture icon. When our son and his wife had some "romantic" photo portraits made, he asked if he could take along his 1940s Martin tenor and incorporate that in the portrait.

Here's the result: http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/

What's next? Ukuleles in wedding albums? Ukuleles in family reunion portraits? Ukuleles in "new baby" photos? The possibilities are endless (and so delightful!).

Aloha Tonya...
the flower is on the wrong ear....hee hee :)

hibiscus
10-28-2013, 12:41 PM
Lovely picture!

RyanMFT
10-28-2013, 12:50 PM
I hate to say it but if I were the guy in that photo, I would be looking down at that vintage Martin tenor smiling.....

hucklelele
10-28-2013, 01:08 PM
Which roughly translates "S&M-iling" to the Hard Noe.

Is that a tenor or concert? Looks tiny.

ricdoug
10-28-2013, 09:27 PM
Danielle says "Matt is taken". The ukulele, too. Ric

Tonya
10-29-2013, 06:47 AM
Yep, that Martin tenor is definitely taken--and Matt's always been taken with *it.* It came to Matthew about almost 10 years ago via a "grandma" his grandpa had married later in life. It had been her sister's ukulele and she thought Matt would enjoy and appreciate it. He has!

austin1
10-29-2013, 10:16 AM
What's next? Ukuleles in wedding albums?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HBjXiBoqVWo/UbJP6Aic2eI/AAAAAAAAHOs/z31XeoH5Zps/s400/bw.jpg


Ukuleles in family reunion portraits?

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTP11plaaXaTiiI6uO8ouoxP3CWNrzQ0 dSYS3NvkR62I83dGZyWIg


Ukuleles in "new baby" photos?

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I believe my work here is done.

Tonya
10-29-2013, 12:00 PM
Wow, Austin, ukuleles in all kinds of photo albums--and they are *all* delightful (but that newborn makes that ukulele look *so* big--maybe it's a baritone? Or a very tiny baby).

JonThysell
10-31-2013, 02:14 PM
This isn't really new. I know from the lovely "The Ukulele: A History by Jim Tranquada and John King" that the ukulele ousted the banjo on the mainland as the stereotypical "college guy instrument to woo ladies".

Also, these lovely vintage photos (some slightly not safe for work):

http://modernmaterialculture.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/pretty-vintage-ladies-playing-their-ukuleles/

UkerDanno
10-31-2013, 03:42 PM
"Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

:worship::worship::worship:

austin1
11-01-2013, 06:52 AM
This isn't really new. I know from the lovely "The Ukulele: A History by Jim Tranquada and John King" that the ukulele ousted the banjo on the mainland as the stereotypical "college guy instrument to woo ladies".

Also, these lovely vintage photos (some slightly not safe for work):

http://modernmaterialculture.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/pretty-vintage-ladies-playing-their-ukuleles/

That the banjo was EVER the "college guy instrument to woo ladies" entertains me greatly :D

fabioponta
11-01-2013, 02:29 PM
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Me, my wife Lui, my baby Alice (almost born) and my sop Pohaku, last week

Teek
11-02-2013, 12:02 PM
I've been seeing them in print ads and also hearing them in soundtracks to commercials.