Saturday, January 16, 2010

Through My Lens


Sorry that it's been awhile since a post!!

I've been busy learning new things about photography.

I have had a passion for taking pictures for many, many years and have indulged myself into the scrapbook world since 1997. I have longed to learn more about the craft of picture taking, but haven't really taken the time to actually do it.

Now I have time.

After several different random and requested photo shoots I find GREAT satisfaction through my lens and the editing process of a photograph. I really do believe it is my Sweet Spot as Max Lucado defined that "thing" in life that truly brings you joy and you'd do it even it you weren't paid.

It makes your heart pump faster and your eyes to light up just thinking about it.

That's what photography does to me.

I. Am. Passionate. About. It.

I have never taken the time to pursue it "for real".

After some healing time of the heart-breaking event of last fall and losing out on the last adoption attempt (click on the picture of the panda to the right if you don't know), I can't help but believe that the Lord truly is making my heart new again.

(You might not even remember that over a year ago our attempt to adopt from Haiti went right down the tubes as well along with thousands of dollars, but now as the catastrophic devastation unfolds in Haiti from the earthquake I can't help but be so grateful that our dreams didn't remain in that country because they certainly would have been demolished along with that horrible event).

Bless Him.

I can't even believe I'm typing these words, but I am finding that there is a hopefulness in just being a family of three. Like we are SUPPOSED to be just us three. How can I possibly say that? Miraculous mercy. God's goodness. His plan.

I have no idea.

I do know that for now, He is allowing me to pursue this dream of photography. I have a business name, logo, an ever-increasing portfolio, clients that I'm working with and many scheduled for the next couple of months. Very excited about the possibilities that lie ahead with this venture. I have a HUGE learning curve. Lots of hands-on knowledge to gather, funds needed to pursue the equipment and software I'll require and practice, practice, practice.

My mouth waters at getting my website up & running!

I'm so thankful for God and His mysterious, yet extremely life-changing ways.

"As painful as the process may be, that which shatters our superficiality also shatters the fetters of our fragility and frees us to walk with dignity
and might to our destinies."
---Beth Moore from her study on the Book of Esther


  1. Check out my sis' website. She is a pastor's wife (like you) and a few years ago began to dabble in photography and now does a lot of digital scrapbooking...she also has opened a business and does picture taking for lots of venues. One of her layouts was published last year in Digital Scrapper magazine.

  2. I am sooo excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see what you do!!! Photography is such a fun thing and I know you will enjoy it greatly!

  3. Jia you! OK...I don't know how to translate that the best except to say..."you go girl/you can do it/I'm behind you!" Love the pic of Z and M....precious.

  4. What a gorgeous picture!! I love that you're getting to pursue photography. You really have a gift for it!! I love you bunches!!

  5. What an awesome post and great picture!! I look forward to seeing more of your talent here! Great quote as well! Have a great week!

  6. Prayers and Thanksgiving.... woven by a tapestry of His greatest blessings, guidance and Love....