More to come from St. Augustine 2010!
If you have never been…you must go.
My calendar has been filling up quickly this spring, which, of course, makes me so happy! I have been getting emails regarding mini sessions. SO…I have decided to block off a day for mini sessions, as I do not schedule these regularly. This is an amazing offer! Included in the price is the disc…custom cover (to-die-for cool), 15-20 images– you can print them anywhere…and as many as you would like! $400 +tax is due at the time of booking. Refer a friend this special and receive $25 off.
They will be held at:
Each session will last 45 minutes, so please be on time…. and ready to rock!
*This special is so rockin’ it cannot be combined with any other offer. *
1 cup of sunshine (yes, I shot these in FULL sun!)
2 cups of love with a dash of cheeky
2 tablespoons of “standing all on your own” …and liking it
3 cups of courage
1 songbird (singing praise for the gorgeous day)
1 set of butterfly wings to carry you through the unknown. Lifting your spirit on days you are tired, crabby, and fed up; adding color when the world seems bleak; wings that are proof that you survived: weak and small–transforming blossoming into the person you are meant to be. Beating the odds, proving everyone wrong….fighting….for your childhood– someday…ready to run through the fields, ride your bike, and play hide-n-seek with your brother and sister. Blanketing your family with your beautiful soul.
***Stir all of the above ingredients until you feel happy and blessed. Repeat if needed.
On days like today, I am so glad to have the freedom to take off, with Ella and camera in tow. Getting lost behind my camera– being in control of what I see and my surroundings. Editing out the *ugly* of the day, seeing the world through my lens. Filtered and focused–truly magical. Taking a time out….to truly* focus* on what matters. Living, breathing, appreciating, and loving.
She is always giving….a quality in her that I absolutely adore. xx
The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous. Spring’s surprise visit– sunshine and a warmish breeze that beckons us outside to relish in it. When are gifted days like this, I reflect and appreciate that little things that make my life so full. Mady’s gorgeous blond tufts grazing the air (as she runs to keep up with the neighbor kids); Chase’s surreal imagination; Ella’s giggles…and the progress she has made with walking (strength building). Gentle reminders of what makes life so grand.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about *life*…choosing to fill my life with doing what I love…spending my precious time with those who love me, support me, and accept me– flaws and all. With all the scares we have had with Ella, I see things from a different perspective. Rather than trying to please everyone, and make things perfect (often a one-sided effort)…I am choosing to let go. Letting go of grief, disappointment, anger and sadness….embracing the love; instead of asking why– accepting the answers…or lack thereof. Appreciating the wonderfulness that blankets my life. Friends who are my family–when family fails. The kindness can bring me to tears. Gosh I am so thankful…beyond words. The duality of life of suppose. I have so many dreams for my children. I hope that they realize how special they are. I hope that they fight for their bonds. Standup for each other–against the odds. Always do right by one another. Let’s face it, life can be cruel…no matter how sweet, thoughtful, and generous you are. Good people are out there…they are life’s wildflowers. You have to search for them...endlessly on this journey. When you find them, water them with love, send them sunshine: in any form (a phone call, a special email, a helping hand, etc.). They will love you right back. Today, I share pictures of my youngest wildflower. She is a wildflower, indeed. So charismatic and sweet…full of life and love. So strong…whatever her future holds, she will handle it with grace, pizzazz, and her unfailing charm. Today, baby girl, I water your soul with the food of life –that is my love…you will never…never know how much I love you–it’s a magical love. I love all my kids this way…Todd, too. But, just for today…I share Ella. Please pray for her…so she will walk someday…be strong…inside and out. I know in my heart that she will be fine, no matter what the outcome is. It’s this tough journey through the unknown that is so difficult. Today, I thank Bobbie, Jane, Doreen…Takla & Kris…. I love you. You two have been such a good friends to me. Who would have thought?! Each of you are amazing. Blessed…this I know.
I’ll wrap this up by sharing something that touched me…so deeply. (A sweet poem I found in our doctor’s office.) Words of wisdom to parents everywhere: