Monday, November 29, 2010

Gratitude Journal

Wow...Where oh where would I start.  I am eternally grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for carrying me through those moments in life when I thought I couldn't go on.

Life has been a roller coaster with many times up and many times down, but through it all I have Praised HIS name.

If you didn't know I had alot of losses last year. A Major Tragedy caused the loss of two family members, and all the other losses that followed were minor compared to that, But let's just say the domino effect left us in a bit of a transition and it is taken a while to readjust.

I Started this year off in a nice little apartment. EMPTY....Since all of My Belongings were stuck in a storage in Sunny Florida.  God saw me through those difficult times and I feel like it had to do with the gratefulness that I felt in my heart. Every night when I filled that air mattress one more time I Praised the Lord for that wonderful King size fluffy bed that I owned!  I had faith that the day would come that I would have it with me again.  And I did, Thankfully...I mean there were a few losses, some things didn't come back, others broke, but My bed made it back to New England safely! Oh and the JOY I felt when I Gave HIM the Glory!!!! I am able to appreciate my bed that much more now whenever I get in it.

So even though the year is coming to an end and we are still in a little bit of transition trying to find a home where I can finally unpack the boxes I packed up last year.  I would Say that I have alot to be thankful for this year.

I am thankful for the Air we breathe
I am thankful for the Love of My children
I am thankful for the hard work of My Husband
I am thankful for the roof over our head
I am thankful for the food on the table
I am thankful for the clothes we are able to wear and the shoes on our feet
I am thankful for little old honda that I drive
I am thankful for My Camera that STILL makes great Photos
I am thankful that GOD made Nature Beautiful!
I am thankful that I am able to decorate and put up a christmas tree this year.
I am extremely thankful that I can walk. (life was really scary when I couldn't)
I am thankful for the great LOVE and Understanding of my friends.
I am thankful for the Word and Promises of God........
And the list could go on and on.

Many times when I have been a little on the fearful side, the Lord has brought me to Isaiah 41:10

Do Not fear, for I am with you 
Do Not be discouraged,  for I AM your GOD;
I will Strengthen you and Help you,
I will Hold you up with my righteous right hand. 

I was able to Make Thanksgving Dinner at my own table this year and for that too I am grateful.  So I leave you with some images of my turkey :)

The meal was Turkey with stuffing and Traditional Puerto Rican pasteles and Arroz con gandules.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


SO...some people don't like change. Other's a little and I have mixed feelings but....

Sometimes....things have to change.

I am in the process of working on Some changes...Both on the Home and Work front....I'm going to take some time to really enjoy the holidays this year...I can't believe that the year is almost at it's end. However I am expecting to have the changes completed by the time my birthday rolls around in Mid January.

I ask that you bear with me while I try some different things and find the right fit =)

Just so your comfortable with the changes I promise not to change things here as much as I change my Hair color!!!

The current color is RED VIOLET =) 

I assure you some things are worth waiting for ;) 

Thanking you in advance for your patience.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Autumn Days....

So the Autumn is my favorite time of year...I know some people think I'm crazy...Who likes the fall more than summer or spring? ME! YES I do!!!

I am especially mesmerized by all the lovely foliage This year, because I missed it soooo much last year....and I am a little more attentive this Year.

I have given it some thought...but yeah, well, MARY it's the cycle of life....Tomorrow is never Promised, not even for the trees......

So I had to carry these guys along with me to get all these images but it was a ton of fun.....besides they are an extension of ME =)

Have A Blessed DAY!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Anupama & Niraj

I had the pleasure of Photographing this lovely couple.  It's moments like these...folks that makes me LOVE what I do......

The Love radiates from them here....This is my favorite of the night!

Best Wishes Anupama and Niraj!!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Montage Please....

I'm finding that one of the best way a client can get the most out of their Photo Session is by ordering a uniquely customized Montage.

Montages are generally 16X20 which allows for the images to be large enough to really be enjoyed....  They can be for a specific occasion or simply just because. It's a great Senior Portrait option.

However, they can also be made in a 10X20 like the one below =) This was my niece's 18th Birthday Present...She is Ecstatic!!!

Schedule your Session Today, and you too can order your very own completely customizable Montage.

Happy Thursday!!! =) 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The iPhone is one the greatest tools that has ever come through my hands....

I LooOOOVE it!!!
It helps me to be productive while on the GO! It does all sorts of things...If you can think of it they will make an APP for that......However, being a photographer I have always been skeptical about the quality of a tiny phone camera, but the iPhone does a really good job Most of the time.......You know for the day to day images and moments that you have to pull your camera out of your pocket for YEAH those =)

I recently discovered an APP that allows me to share more of the images I take with my iPhone or any image I have saved on my iPhone.  You can find out about it at and OH MY LORD it's FREE!!! =)

Who doesn't like FREE? I know alot of people that like free....LOL!

So I thought I would share it. I love the way the filters make my ordinary images...EXTRODINARY!!!

Or in the words of one my Friends...."WOW" Thanks Evelyn for your encouragement!

I like wow =) it's very pleasing......

Early morning walk to take my son to the bus...It truly was a beautiful morning.....

Sometimes I am just driving along...and I see something like this and I just HAVE to stop and take a picture =)
Love the leaves......and yes I'm the girl that put up an autumn tree up and brought real leaves from outside to put on the tree =) but Really...I am NOT crazy I just Love Autumn!!

Enjoy the Wow I was able to share =) 

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ok, So I've been Real Busy lately......

I have been kinda busy lately and neglecting my blog.......Yes I will admit it :-/

But, I have been busy taking more pictures, editing, and working some other stuff out =)

I promise I'm on it this week....

Anne Ruthmann gave me a really good Idea...get a few done and then just schedule them to post when I am busy doing OTHER things ;)

Thanks ANNE!!! maybe I was getting my hair done and getting my picture taken tooo... I'm alllowed....Right!?

A special Thanks to Yadian Reyes who always keeps my Hair looking fabulous and always manages to capture a great Photo of ME.....

Have a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Dream Giver.....

I have recently started reading this book by Bruce Wilkinson. It's titled The Dream Giver. It's part of a book club of sorts.  The women's church group....Women of Wisdom are reading it and I have joined in.

I don't know yet what everyone else's response is to the book, only a few comments on Facebook here and there.  There will be a meeting to discuss the book, that should be fun.

I find it amazing that I feel like this book is speaking directly to ME... The book is about a person named Ordinary who lives in Familiar is given a dream and decides to pursue it.  Oh but to pursue our dreams we Must Step out of our Comfort Zone.

I got through the first half on the first day I couldn't seem to put it down. It has inspired me in all sorts of ways.  I mean I DO have Big DREAMS myself.  This book is a stepping stone to help me get there. I encourage you to go out and buy it as soon as you can. Because Everybody has a dream....even if you don't know what it is yet......

Be Blessed!!!!