This challenge is beginning to be much more eclectic than I set out for it to be! Instead of just capturing Summer images, I’m finding myself capturing moments I just want to remember. That is why I take photos in the first place, for myself or for other people. So we can remember.
Once June 1st came, I quit numbering my 100 days and just went to labeling them the date they were taken! I do know by now I’ve officially been shooting daily for three weeks…and I still love it. Here’s what has been happening since June 1st.
She was born only 20 minutes after I got to the birth center. Her mommy is pretty amazing and I was honored to be there. Welcome to the world sweet baby girl!
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He’s already four weeks old now…the days go by way too quickly (especially for his parents, but also for his Aunt who loves him so much!) But here he is at one day old… (see his mommy’s maternity session here.)
This photo was taken towards the end of our session together, she needed just a bit of a sit down with Daddy :)
6 days old and very much loved…
May was a whirlwind month, and it included an amazing trip to Europe taken by just my husband and I. I have yet to go through the 2000+ photos that I took while I was there and I am very excited to share about our trip! But until then, I started a photo project on Memorial Day. It’s called, “100 days of Summer” and honestly, I’m not quite sure why it’s called that!! Technically the season isn’t Summer yet and we do school year round (so there’s no “Summer break”) but I do love that it is an excuse for me to get my camera out every single day and take photos of the world around me. Sometimes they will look like a summery image, and sometimes they won’t, but all the time they will come from my heart and showcase what our real life looks like.
Here are days 1-8 :)
They’re just days away from welcoming their third baby boy into their family. I think God has a special place in heaven for moms of boys :)
I’m very honored to be on Managing Your Blessings today, talking about marriage and the young bride as a part of their 31 days to a Better Marriage series. Here’s just a little sneak peek!
Over the past year or so I have really been digging deep into trying to become the photographer I’ve always wanted to be. This doesn’t mean I’ve suddenly arrived, actually the opposite. It means that I’m finding little snippets, little glimpses of that person, the person who takes the photos I see forming in my mind.
Photographers in my area (Sacramento, CA) are seriously a dime a dozen (and believe me, there are some amazing photographers here! I am so blessed to call quite a few of them my friends!) Because though, I work in one of the most saturated cities in the country, I’ve been so bent on trying to figure out how to make myself stand out and be different from the rest. In doing this, I missed the mark, the mark that says this is a gift God gave me that was always intended to glorify Him.
I glorify Him by calling my clients friends, by truly caring about their brand new babies, by being sincerely excited that a past client wants me to come back and photograph them again. This job that I do means more to me than a dollar sign, it’s my way to express the love and careful details of each family. I’ve never met two families who are exactly alike, and that keeps me on my toes. But each family I do meet is so wonderfully unique, and the details that make them a family is what I absolutely love to capture.