For a great Cause

This past week was busy busy b-u-s-y!  We first had a plan to make a trip to Texas to visit my father.  He fell ill and I wanted to be there for him.  God had other plans, we made it as far as Tehachapi Californina when Steve got very sick with the flu.  (hope you all got your shot) When my sister found out, we both decided it was not a good idea to visit my dad, for fear we would get him sick.  So back down the mountain we go, Steve was tired, sick and the only driver until I learn how to pull the 5th wheel.  We had to stop at a campground for him because he really was not feel well enough to drive home.  We stayed at  Millerton Lake, and let me just say, if we were not so sick we would have stayed longer.  Its a bit from Fresno, California and the road to get to the lake is somewhat out of the way, but once we got there…it was beautiful.  When we woke in the morning, I felt sick…Yep, my loving husband “gifted” me his cough and congestion.

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On the one hand, I did not get to go see my father,  that was a bullet dodged, I didn’t want to get him sick.  On the other hand, I really wanted to go.  But, It was not meant to be.  And since we did not make it to Texas, I was able to do an obligation I had to cancel due to my fathers illness.  The Woodland Mosaic Children’s Museum had scheduled a Santa photo event on Small Business Saturday.  I was well enough to do the shoot. And I am so glad I did.  We killed it!  the lighting was amazing, the backdrop, (you be the judge) spot on.  But best of all the children were super cute.  Its no secret how much I love photographing children especially the little’s.  They are so cute.  No matter what you do, you cant make them do anything they don’t want to do.  This little guy won me over.  He was not having anything to do with Santa, but he did stand there letting me and mom & dad know he was not having any of the Santa experience.  So cute.  So much so I had to stalk his parents and beg to post his picture all over our website, Facebook and Instagram.  Just look at his face.  This little guy’s  brother was more than happy to tell  Santa what he wanted for Christmas.  His little brother, in my eyes, stole my heart and the show.  The funny thing was after this little guy finished with Santa, he was outside running around being a big cutie pie.

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Note to past, current and future clients.  This holiday season I would love to photograph you and your family and create a beautiful night image for you.  I promise you don’t have to be in the freezing cold, we can photograph you and your family in your backyard or better yet, book your session at one of our favorite location around Norther California. We have a ton of favorite places.  Once we do that I can help you create a beautiful family collection for you to enjoy for years to come.

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Remember this holiday season during the rushing and running around, our little angels remind us don’t try to do it all, its ok to say “no” and lets not forget when we don’t feel up to doing something…don’t.  I promise,  its ok.  Enjoy your week everyone.

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Memories Renewed

This past Sunday was Easter.  I’m finding more and more reasons to celebrate such a beautiful time.  Knowing just how much God loves me, my family and  all of us.  It truly gives me chills every time I think about it.  Every sin, every transgression, every wrong, has been paid in full.   The ultimate sacrifice through Christ was for our sins.  Knowing that, helps me to understand what I am here for.  For love.  For forgiveness.  For each other.

My family has been through so much I cant even imagine what they have endured on their own.  We share so many memories, good and bad.  Happy, and sad.  But the one thing that I can say that stands out is that they have always come together.  Hurt only stays for as long as you want to hold on to it….Love endures forever.  As we enjoy our family, making memories, sharing stories.  I want to also remember where we are going. To be reminded of the future of our lives.   I have a longing to keep our family safe, even when they are not in the same household.  Family can be thousands of miles away and still need you.  My desire or “prayer” when I end my day is so that everyone strive for hope.  Strive to make their journey not a struggle but a climb.  We can do at least that much in honor of the One who sacrificed the ultimate for us…for me…for you.  Happy Easter everyone

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