I had the opportunity to create some portraits of this lovely family while I was in NY this past week. (NY pictures coming soon!) I loved watching them, the way they interacted with each other and laughed and just meshed perfectly for the pictures.. I could tell they just love being together.
Thank you, Jeremy and Janelle, for letting me capture your beautiful family!
“Do you see me?”
The question’s in her eyes
“Do you relate to the pain I can’t disguise?”
Oh, look beyond what you see
The outside is not all there is.
Won’t You tell me now when did I see
You in need of water?
Oh, and tell me now, when did I see You
Hungry on the street?
God, I hear You calling out to me
In the voices of the least of these
Calling me to reach beyond my world
To the beautiful stranger.
-Rebecca St. James
Our life group had an easter egg hunt and party last week. It was a lot of fun, and the kids loved it. The excitement as they dashed around picking up eggs was enough to make you laugh.. it was so cute.
And the hunt begins!
After all the eggs were picked up and deposited in their darling little baskets, they took turns holding the cutest little chicks.
The guys took a liking to the chicks too.
Then the discovering of treasures inside of the eggs; chocolate, candy, bracelets and other little delights.
And last but not least.. the Easter bunny!
I think Baby wanted to eat the bunny…
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
And then that darkest of nights, and the fiend we call DEATH were powerless.
And my Beloved…
the beach. the sound of the surf rushing in and out. pelicans swooping over the water, dipping down and coming up with fish. a dolphin in the distance gracefully swimming in and out of the waves. a perfect tiny little portuguese man of war. huge waves crashing over my head. sand beneath my feet. a nearly full moon reflecting on the water.
i took this photo after dark. in fact, let me show you just how dark. i took the next photo at the same time. a mere two or three minutes later.
thank God for tripods and shutter releases.
for a beautiful day at the beach, the warm breeze, the brisk walk along the ocean, the wind in my hair. for the funny little seagulls who act so terrified of me when i walk up but are too lazy to fly away.
thank God that this is only day one of my week.
We got to do a mini session of one of my best friends and her boyfriend. They’re very carefree, fun people and love books and coffee and hanging out. So naturally we had a lot fun in a coffee shop/book store.