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Four of my Favorite Things on the Fourth

The fourth of July hold some of my fondest family memories, and when I thought about it my top four favorite things about the forth lined up like poetry; Food, Friends, Family , and Fireworks pretty cool huh?! Now lets put this whole thing together, say this four times fast: My Favorite things about the fourth are Food, Friends, Family and Fireworks.

I believe that its days and times like this that create the pictures that I take. Its the time and connections made at these events that spawn the smiles, admiration and love that is so clear as my camera captures those same emotions when you are next to the ones you love. So soak this time up be yourself let go, really enjoy the ones you love.

Happy Fourth!


When a Man Loves a Woman

For their 10th. anniversary Jay decided to renew their vows, he planned the whole thing on his own right down to the dress, shoes, ceremony and diner, with the help of Jennifer the coordinator at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. No stone was left unturned while he pulled out all the stops for his bride. The event took place on a cliff over looking the ocean, the same cliffs where he proposed over ten years ago.

This also marked their daughters 5th. birthday, she was glad to share the spotlight with her mom. The amazing part about this whole thing was that Jay was able to pull it off without even a whisper to his wife, it was a complete surprise. All this to express his love while maintaining the highest levels of secrecy. HINT, H-I-N-T, guys.


Vegas Baby!!!

Well my bags are packed (prom dress included)  and I am getting ready to head out the door for the next few days.  Yup, I’m heading out to Vegas baby for the biggest photography convention of the year - WPPI. Can’t wait to be inspired, refreshed and stuffed with new ideas.

Needless to say, I will be out of the office until Friday the 12th.  I will still try to respond to emails, text and urgent messages via my trusty little iPhone as much as possible.  Feel free to follow me on Facebook to keep up with what’s going on in Vegas.  I’ll try to make sure that what happens in Vegas does not sat in Vegas this time around ; )


Aide For Haiti

I am not sure that many of you are aware of my Haitian heritage: My father was born and raised in Haiti and his mother loved her country so much that she never left. She passed away a few years ago.  I remember my summer visits to Haiti when I was younger and the wonderful times that I had in the beautiful counrtyside. Despite the overwhelming and devastating poverty that the people faced daily, they were kind, friendly, hard working, strong, spirited and amazing.

Due to the recent tragedies in Haiti, I have a group of friends who have been granted permission to go to Haiti to aide the suffering.  We are asking for donations of clothing, small toys and candies (a candy will put a smile on any child’s face), powder formula/milk. I would appreciate your donations by the end of the week.  If you are local and would like to contribute, please feel free to contact me. You may drop off items at my Redlands office: 1706 Plum Lane #129, Redlands or at my home: 13351 Nottingham Ave, Moreno Valley.  If you have any questions, please call me at (951) 367-7549.

For all those in the Medical field who would love to help first hand, American Airlines have generously stated that they will provide free fights to you. Thank you so much for your consideration and continued prayers.

And to my people, my long lost relatives and brothers and sister in Christ my heart goes out to you and I leave you this simple prayer…”Do Not Be Afraid”:

You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety,
though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands,
and all will understand,
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters
in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amidst the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell
and death is at your side,
know that I am with you, through it all

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

Blessed are your poor,
for the Kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked men insult and hate you, all because of Me,
blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.


Happy Birthday Tice

A few months ago…ok maybe 6 months and 5 days ago I did a little session for my sister and her BFFs  from High School.  I had been feeling so badly about not being able to process the photos at that time due to my busy schedule so I thought that now would be a fitting time.

Much love little sis…I hope that in these thirty-something years happiness will find you blessed beyond belief.

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