Loss

I did a session for some really close family friends last year on our visit.

She was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to get some good shots of her and her husband.

She died this week. I’m so sad.

I look at these pictures and I’m thankful we did the session. I’m thankful for these pictures. I’m thankful for the memories we got taking the pictures.

Don’t wait for a family session. Don’t feel like you have to lose weight first or something. People want to see you and not some version of you that you feel you need to be.

Moments fly by so quickly and then someone you love is gone.

Life and things

So Hurricane Harvey turned into a little jerk and flooded a lot of my friends out of their homes.

We evacuated.

We are happy we didn’t flood but we are crushed and feel helpless for our friends.

Fires are burning. Longview WA is so smoky kids aren’t getting recess. Thousands of acres gone because a kid wanted to throw a firecracker in the forest.

My mom is…… I don’t have adequate words but she’s stressing me out.

My uncle can’t find his kid. She’s in her twenties but I’m pretty sure she’s on drugs. I have no idea where her son is or how he is. I hoped better for her.

we went to the Dallas Botanical gardens one day while we were evacuated to get our minds relaxed. It was amazing there. the zoo had a free day for Houston evacuees. It was really neat! The plus was it’s super shaded at that zoo which was nice.

my sweet daughter had her birthday while we were evacuated so I’m thankful we were able to make it fun for her still!

Kids

They are stressful and amazing. Kids are joyous and energy sucking. They are a true and beautiful gift from God.

I'm trying to capture my moments more. Too often I forget to pull out my camera.

I was shooting with my broken lens. My favorite lens. I'm trying to save for a new one. This poor guys only focuses half of the time.

Funny story. I bought the lens new two years ago on amazon. I bring it to the camera repair shop and he said it's useless and from the 1990's. Not brand new. I paid a brand new price. Talk about bummed. So I get to start over again. People suck.
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