Just ran across this old photo of me (about 3 years ago, I believe). My sweet husband took this snowy day pic. We were just out with our babies (probably leaving DQ for a blizzard) and I saw this field of logs. The kids did not want to brave the cold and I started dancing around without my coat just to be silly. Travis snapped this as I sat down and looked at my children. I too never like a photo of myself but this one I love because it is surrounded by a memory. Never hurts to keep a favorite hat in the car either! ;)
Wow! As I look back over this year....all I can think of is the word BUSY. I can truly thank my God and my client family for an amazing year. I am already very passionate about this new year and thankful for the time of refreshing that Christmas break has brought to our family. I have some truly exciting ideas for this year and can't wait to share them with you! I am also going to try and spread out sessions more so book early my dear ones! I have learned that in trying to be everything to everybody...everyone just gets small pieces of who you really want to be to them. Much love and blessings, Lisa
I was so blessed to be at the culmination of so many beautiful love-stories this summer. Marriage is a covenant relationship that was created by a beautiful God.
One of my most beloved times as a photographer is going into client's homes. Everyone is relaxed and the children are excited to show you their favorite things. The photos are more serendipitous and organic. They are not just photos of you and your family somewhere, they are pieces of your story that will forever fill your memory with the thoughts, the emotions, the smells and the laughter that make your house your home.
In leu of our town's recent tornado devastation, I have truly been inspired and full of pride to see my city reach out, give generously, CARE and rebuild together. There is something completely beautiful that comes out of tragedy. Hope is all around us. Inspiration is easy to find. Lift your eyes or just open them. Music is like air to me. It is always on at our house and my whole family and I have the times of our lives belting out our favorite jams as we drive. I have been listening a lot to The City Harmonic's new album (Honestly it is one of the best out there). In the song "Spark", the lyrics state, "When we care for our neighbor more than we care for style". I have felt dismayed and overwhelmed before at the level of hurt, tragedy and destruction in life and felt like my church, my town, my family and myself have been guilty of auto-pilot and complacency (like we were really missing the boat) and not loving, just simply caring like we should. I love it when God allows you to see with His eyes and lifts the scales, widens tunnel vision and me-ism.
I would love to say a BIG thank you for trusting me to capture a part of your story. My clients become like family and many do turn into friendships. You are precious to me.
So excited about the new year ahead of us and thankful for the last! Praying many ble
Always hate to see the leaves go, but hello Christmas and the blessings of this magical time of the year! Beautiful Jesus, how can I not sing to you (great song!). Goodbye to outdoor shooting for a while and hello STUDIO!
Wow! I feel like a hamster on a spinning wheel! Don't we all during this season? My prayer is that we can be efficient and patient at the same time. Productive yet peaceful and may we live with purpose!