Here’s to the weekend!
How do you choose the image that represents love when pretty much every image you create, represents love in some way? When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of pretty flowers and lots of I love you's. ( Don’t worry, I pig out on plenty of chocolate on my birthday two days prior:) Hope your day is sweet!!!
Dug up this shot from a few years back with our pal, @jamieanderson to give this much deserved, hard working lady some love on her gold medal win! Go team USA!
Fun fact: I share a birthday with Abe Lincoln....it’s today! How am I spending it? With gratitude and an overwhelming feeling of fortune for another year. How many of you dread your birthday? I did for a long time when I lost two very special grandparents on this day 12 and 6 years ago. It’s still an open wound and I tear up even just writing this. So, after last year with my hand accident and being surrounded by so many people I love during a surprise party and weekend celebration, my mindset shifted finally. I am going to embrace each birthday ahead with open arms because it’s another year of memories I have to fill my bank. Another year with the people and puppy I love and get to hold in my arms l. I’ll embrace the wrinkles that deepen each year because those are evidence of all the smiles my family brings me (and forgetting sunglasses half the time- working on that!). It’s already off to a stellar start today after a birthday song serenade from my little guy and candles lit on our morning muffins. Here’s to year 36 and a smile up to the heavens today!
The unplanned is, by far, when the most beloved moments are created. My job is to set the stage, relieve nerves and replace with ease, use what I know and trust in the process. Thank you to all the families who invite me into their worlds! I look at these images years from now with a smile, as all these sessions become a “work family” album and fill up my heart!
What is the one thing that remains timeless, authentic and perfectly styled in any image no matter who you are, where you’re shooting and what you’re wearing? A smile:)