Internet, have you met my brother Jeremy?

One half of The Parsons Photographers (along with his super-fly wife Ashley – or Ashlug, as we call her, since initiation into the Parsons family includes receiving a name that sounds like a flesh wound), dad to the Sparking Wonder Boys Micah and Tyler, recent half-marathon runner, awesome musician, lover of “Arrested Development” and “Flight of the Conchords,” creator of Photoshop majesties like this:

Here’s the thing (okay, “the things”) about Jeremy. He’s 2 ½ years older than me, and when we were little, living in San Jose, CA, we shared a room. He had the top bunk, I had the bottom. One night, he tied a string around his ankle and dangled the end down to my bed; “If you get scared in the middle of the night, just pull on this and I’ll wake up,” he said.

He was always so much nicer than me. I recall biting him one time. And shoving my sister Becca up against a wall. And locking baby Sarah in the minivan in the summer heat. I was slammed doors, screamed threats, dramatic tears, rolled eyes. He was kind words, genuine laughs, rides to school even when I made him 20 minutes late, shuffling out to the truck in a blaze of hormonal glory. As we’ve grown into adults (at least – I have), he has been the phone call when my heart has been smashed by another boy, or the YouTube video link when I need to laugh, or the guitar player when I couldn’t do it myself.

He is unflappable – so laid back, he’s horizontal – and tirelessly committed to his wife and boys.

He’s also a kickass photographer.

Jeremy is currently traveling the Southwest in a “party like a rock star” tour bus along with 11 other professional photographers as a part of the Mammoth Men. You should check out their antics, and their amazing photos.

Here are Jeremy’s images from the trip. I’m blown away. And lucky to have such an amazing big brother.



  1. Christina on November 20, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    Awww, good old Jeremy! He rocks. I am going to link this blog to David (aka my brother), he will be so excited t see what Jeremy is up to these days. Wild that they’re both fathers (to kids just three weeks apart in age)!

  2. Christina on November 20, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    And PS: that photoshop mash-up is seriously disturbing. I just got photoshop for my Mac and can only dream of the day that I will be able to create such monstrosities myself…

  3. Marijke on November 20, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    that photoshop thing is ridiculous.


  4. THE PARSONS on November 20, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    anners, this is great. I am so glad you love your broseph. :)

  5. breepick on November 20, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    I’m so glad you gave a shout out to the Mammoth Men! Their website rocks and I find myself almost literally holding my breath until the next posts! AMAZING!

  6. annie on November 20, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    I just love that story about the bunk bed and the string. SO SWEET!

  7. Lyla on November 21, 2008 at 1:32 AM

    That story about the string is super sweet. When my older sister, Annie, and I shared a room… she made it her mission to ensure I had nightmares.

  8. Southern Gal on November 21, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    Yet again I learn that the blog world is a small world. I’ve followed Jessica Claire for quite a while and she featured the Mammoth Men recently in one of her posts. One is your brother? Wow. I came to you through the other Annie. Don’t think I’ve commented before. Hi.

  9. Anonymous on November 21, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Please post another blog – the first image is beyond disturbing.
    Mom (of the Campbell’s Soup kids!)

  10. Sarah Kate on November 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    I am so luck to have them photograph my wedding. SO excited!!!

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