Golden

Golden light on this beauty and I walk in and see.   Ohhhhh!!! Don’t move, I tell her. 

and she gives me what I want.  I take the only shot of that Thanksgiving feast. 

I put Nikon down and think about what’s next.  There was a wedding shower to give in two days. 

I forget about the shot. . . grateful our Brown eyed beauty & her new husband were with us.  

Novemeber 2017

And it’s funny how things work. . . Tomorrow’s her birthday and today I stumble through Lightroom and discover it. 

I pause and miss her hard . . . like I miss that Philosopher husband of hers.  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gifts

51.) two beautiful daughters in laws who love me. . . God is good!

52.) beautiful sky

53.) breezes

54.) chat with a neighbor

55.) invites to dinner

56.) stillness with a sister

57.) bumping into people happy to see me

58.) friends trusting with their portraits

59.) up early

60.) hugs from the boy with glasses and curly hair at Publix

 

 

July 15

July this brown eyed girl joined our family and has made it even more beautiful.

 

Wedding photo for Blog

She married our son the Philosopher in the most beautiful wedding Mass where incense rose to the heavens, and the Fisherman said,  “We hit the jackpot with this one.

I took a deep breath to take it all and I knew it was true. There is nothing more a mother could want for her son.  She is perfect for him . . .  us.  

and then we all danced until the cows came home.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

gifts

best part of being a photographer. . .    being able to do your future daughter in laws wedding portraits

safe travels

friends who say your stupid dog is okay playing at their house.

cooler summer days

long phone conversations with my son

photos of new finds from her

many, many hugs from my youngest today

 

 

December 1

Today is the first day of December and my heart is light.  We had quite an impressive  storm last night that sent us all running towards shelter.  But, the morning is glorious.   Isn’t that the way it always is? 

 It’s no lie that 2016  has proven to be an amazing year. . .  a year we will never forget. 

It was named  the year of Mercy in the Catholic Church. . . and through this year, “His Mercy has filled us“. 

miceala-matthew-novemeber-2016-jpg-2-logo

I had the privilege of  photographing these two last weekend.   Engagement photos for our Philosopher and his brown eyed girl. 

and this brown eyed girl . . . Oh, what a love she is.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gifts:

impromptu conversations in a parking lot

calls about safety

surprise texts from a much loved cousin

a photograph sent to me that I love

messages of love

safety from the storm

friendships

support for each other

 

 

 

one step forward . . . three steps back

It’s already Saturday and I haven’t posted these photos yet.

Miceala 5

The week has been one of those one step forward – three steps backwards weeks.  

I hate those weeks. 

Micaela 5

But, I love these photos and I love this girl. 

Micaela in black and white.

She is my son’s girlfriend.  She was nice enough to pose for me the other night and help me along with this photography thing.  

Liz and Miceala

One of the many things I love about her is how much she truly loves that little girl of mine. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Sunday Snapshot |  Sunday in my City