Sunday, January 30, 2011

Children's Portraiture | by Leah Christine Imagery

The best way to capture children is in every day life — whether that be while they're jumping on a trampoline, swinging, goofing off, having a picnic with friends, or simply laughing. I love interacting with kids and getting to capture kiddos just the way they are!

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture

Children's Portraiture


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Leonora | Portrait Session

Mrs. Williams is so sweet! She's a passionate lover of Jesus, mother of 4 boys and a massage therapist. Today I did a mini portrait session of her for her to use on her new massage therapist brochures.

The window lighting coming through her house windows was nothing short of amazing! These were just some of my favorites from the session.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Usually I post my client's sneak peek on the blog within a day or so of the actual photo shoot. This time I procrastinated posting it. Oops!

Meet the Fender family! Memory is the secretary at my church. She called me and we scheduled their family portrait session during the time that her parents and brother were going to be in town from Virginia for Christmas & New Years. Memory's Grandma was also going to come to be in some of the portraits. Unfortunately, I ended up being "sicker than a dog" on the day we scheduled. The Fenders were gracious enough to reschedule the portrait session a couple days after Christmas. The day that I ended up photographing them was rather busy — I was house-sitting and dog-sitting for someone in the next town over, and had another portrait session booked right before the Fender's. I had just enough time inbetween the two sessions to stop at Chick-Fil-A for a sweet tea. ;)

Take a look at some of my favorites from the Fender family portrait session!

PS. Aren't their dogs so sweet? I want a Maltese/Yorkie dog someday—

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

I love this picture of Memory and her Grandma. Aren't they sweet?

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session
Oh my goodness, I l.o.v.e. the warm lighting in this picture of Memory and her brother!

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session

Fender Family + Dogs | Portrait Session


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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crossroad

Are you standing at a crossroad
Wondering which road you should take?
And you're dreading the decision
And a possible mistake.
But the will of God won't lead you
Where the grace of God can't keep you;
And you will never be out of His care.
Remember that the Lord's already there.

You are waiting to hear thunder
And see lightening in the sky;
Oh, but God can work His wonders
Through a still small voice inside.
So keep listening and learning
And continue on the journey,
Following the One who is the Way;
For He's the only road you need to take.

Wherever you are,
Wherever you're going,
God is right there beside you seeing and knowing.
Wherever you go He already knows
What lies ahead and what's behind;
You'll always find He's never too far
From wherever you are.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Give Me Jesus

Lately I just haven't known WHAT to say on the blog. Perhaps it's because it all relates to my personal life and I hardly know how to put it out there in words.

Everywhere around me I keep hearing, "Oh, her husband cheated on her and went after another woman, so now they're divorced." Or, "He thought he was making the right choice when he married his wife many years ago, but now he knows he made a mistake, and he's miserable because of it." I shudder when I hear those words. Inwardly, I shrink and clench my teeth at those terrible, terrible words. Why are such awful things happening in marriages and relationships these days? Have we become so selfish and selfish minded that all we care about is me, myself, and I?

I get weary of the gossip that gets spread around by Christian woman about other ladies in the church or families that are doing "this-and-this" wrong.

I get tired of hearing women counsel other women about what they need to do in order to obey God. They listen to other people's advice, without going to God about it. They listen to other men's advice and whatever they have to say, they do it. All they care about is people's approval of them.

I get weary of the discussions about what modest dress really is. Someone told me recently that they get bothered by a young lady who wears a skirt, blouse, and a jacket over it (rather than a dress or a jumper). Why? Because while they may be covered and modestly dressed, they're still immodest because it's conforming to the world -- simply because it's store bought. Hmm, well my groceries are store bought -- does this mean, I should grow a garden out back and raise a heard of cattle and go hunting for my meat so I can avoid corforming to the world in my eating? I've even heard the expression, "Oh, it's so fun wearing godly nightgowns!" I suppose since I'm wearing black plaid pajama bottoms and a black t-shirt to bed that I'm not wearing "godly" night clothing...?

Don't get me wrong. I am all for standards and principles. I think it's good to set up "safe guards." For instance, I personally don't like going to movie theatres for the sake of my Christian testimony. (However, I have gone to the theatre a couple times for a movie like "Fireproof" or something like that. But even then, I try to excerise caution.) Anther thing I personally don't like is Contemporary Christian Music. To me, by putting rock music with "Christian words" is like saying I drink "Christian beer" or I smoke "Christian Cigars". Of course, there's no such thing. It's hard for me to imagine people "rocking out" to songs around God's holy throne in heaven someday.

Buuut, back to what I was saying, I am very weary of so many people getting wrapped up and focused around stuff and issues, and walking around in judgementalism towards everyone else who doesn't do what they do. Where is God in ALL of this? Where is putting Him first above everything?

When we love Jesus with all of our hearts, we WILL do what is right - simply out of our love for Him. Not because we had to work it up ourselves or because someone else told us we had to do something.

When will we WAKE UP, get our eyes off of ourselves and our selfishness, and serve God, and God alone?

Just give me Jesus...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When Winter Settles Upon Us...

...and brings frigid, -1* degree temperatures, I like to take pictures of the winter wonderland I'm surrounded in [covered in 6+ inches of snow], and then come in for an evening of photo editing — and sip peppermint tea while I watch Little Dorrit — a movie I absolutely love, based on the book written by Charles Dickens.

When Winter Settles Upon Us


When Winter Settles Upon Us


When Winter Settles Upon Us


When Winter Settles Upon Us


When Winter Settles Upon Us


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Truth + Optimism

Truth be known, I am definitely more of a pessimistic: I always expect for the worst. I've always admired the optimistic people who always look on the bright side. I wish I could be one. One of those things the Lord is teaching me is to have HIS joy.. because I don't always have it. ;-) Joy is not based upon our circumstances!

So, that being said, I think I should try this sometime. Hehe. Totally adding the arm swing in there too. ;-D



...Except I don't think I'll climb on the counter.


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Two days after Christmas, I did a portrait session of these four brothers — at their home — and we even included their sweet Golden Retriever dog! We had some fun in their back yard, and ended on their awesome front porch.

Take a sneak peak!

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.

Colavito/Williams Bros.


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