Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm Thankful....

God knows how thankful I am. To have these wonderful Children that Love me. To be able to live in a great neighborhood. To have a nice home in which to raise them. I Praise the Lord for these things and I give thanks.

I'm grateful for all the circumstances in my life because they make me strong, they make me who I am and they build my character. I am always going to be grateful to be able to live a life of praise for My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

13 For I can do everything through Christ,[c] who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NLT

We had a nice Thanskgiving Lunch before going off to visit family and friends. People celebrate differently. I like setting the table and putting the whole turkey on the table.  My family is Puerto Rican and although many do it this way, most are not accustomed to this. They make a lot of food, but it's more of a buffet and you don't get to set the table. Since sitting at the table and praying before our meal is really important to me, that's why I made our family meal at home.  So we could sit at the table and Give thanks to the Lord.

Here's a peek...

It was truly delicious and I made Flan for desert.  I couldn't eat anything else for the rest of the Day =)

Enjoy!!! Happy Thursday!

I hope everyone had a Blessed One...

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Makeovers

I am Super Excited to present some before and after images!! The Party was a great Success.  My Love for Glamour and Photography together?!? Someone Pinch me Please!! ;) Am I dreaming? NO!! It's a reality =)


I Think these Ladies Look Fabulous after their Makeovers!!! ;)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Skin Care Class...

Not as many guest as expected showed up, but those that did got truly educated on how to pamper our skin and apply makeup.

Here's a peek into the day....

My Favorite Guest that Never leaves :) was being the cutie she always is, sporting her lip mask from the Satin Lips Set.

Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Before & After

I remember when I attended my first Mary Kay before and after Party. I had so much fun. I've been a faithful Mary Kay Cosmetics user ever since. I would tell you how many years ago that was...but that would be revealing my age ;)  

I decided to combine my Love for Glamour with my Photography Skills and what surged was a Fabulous before and after Mary Kay Party!!!

I think it's obvious this is BEFORE


Ohh Lala...What Glamour!! ;) 

I am using my favorite model so you can see and know what to expect if you come to one of my events!!

Happy Monday!!! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Art of Emotion....

It's moments like these when I Love my job.  To capture such emotion that it can be turned into Art.

I've been told on many occasions that I really capture emotion. I believe that.  I am a bit of an emotional person, it's part of who I am.  I feel it's the best part of being a wedding Photographer.  Recognizing the emotion and capturing it.  I love looking at an image and feeling it, not just seeing it.

At this moment this couple is dancing in the dark and truly enjoying each other. How lovely and intimate. Something to be able to cherish so many years down the road.

This image was converted to black and white and then grain was added to give it the look it has. I still insist it's the emotion in the image that makes it a true work of Art ;)

I Love being an Artist....Happy Friday!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Boston Millenium Hotel Wedding....

I had the honor of Second Shooting with Ann Ruthmann Photography at the Millenium Hotel in Boston. I love Quincy Market and all of the surroundings.  Especially the horse drawn Carriage Rides they have there... You can see all of this from the window of this Ballroom. It's all so romantic.

Here are a few images from the day! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Self Serve....

Why is that sometimes we can go all out to serve other people but we don't do it for ourselves? Let me rephrase that and make it a little more personal. I always go all out for everyone else and rarely do anything special for myself.  I am learning through many personal experiences that people often treat you how you treat yourself.  So why NOT go all out..Right??

I've been Reading an awful lot of Joyce Meyer these days and I'll quote her...

"Most of us get up every day hoping somebody else will make us happy"
I think we can do this for ourselves and yet it is always the expectation that some one else meet our needs. When in reality we have the power to make ourselves happy.  I saw a post by a woman who commenting that she was cooking, while enjoying a glass of wine and her music...but she said she was accompanied by her friend Soledad (solidtude).  I had to share that it is so important to enjoy your own company.  I for one am learning that lesson. At breakfast time I am alone, most of the time.  I don't need anyone to join me to have a really good breakfast, but most times I won't bother to cook anything...just for me. If I have a guest, I serve up the works.  when it's just me I just tend to grab my coffee and something quick.

But, since I am learning that I shouldn't expect others to make me happy, I decided to make a Special Banana pancake type of breakfast. And let me tell you banana pancakes make me happy!!  =)

I cooked them, self served them and made them extra special.....YUP just for me ;)  

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Own....

They are the one's that should cooperate the most when it's time for a portrait shoot. RIGHT?? Well guess again. It's that time of year when you want to send a nice picture of the kids to family and friends in a Christmas card.  I guess they get theirs done so often that it's not as fun anymore.  For them it's more of a task.
After some pleading and begging and threats to cooperate, I did get a few good ones. I think I might have what I want for the Cards but here's a peek.  I'll save the best for the Christmas cards but this one is not so bad.

You can see a major growth spurt in both of them when you compare this image to the previous post Growing...

Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


I find it unbelievable how quickly change happens.  It's so true what they say,  enjoy your kids because you blink and they are all grown up.

These are my little ones last year around this time.  Crazy...is how much they've changed. This was a day at the park in autumn 2010.  You'll have to catch the next post to see how they've grown ;)
 Check out all those baby teeth =)

 They Light up My Life =)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This was My view from the Garage last night...I stopped to take one last image of the city before heading home after a Wedding at the Millenium.
Have a Blessed Sunday!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Summer's Beauty...

Summer's Beauty...it's sometimes short lived....

These beauties sprung up along my fence this year and I was only briefly able to enjoy them.  They just don't last that long and life gets busy, so there's not much time to just sit and admire them.  I'm glad I was able to take the time to photograph them.

It's funny how many images I have in my database that I hadn't blogged. I know why now.  This challenge has made me realize that the reason I don't blog an image sometimes is because I have convinced myself that I need to write.  Hmmm... but guess what?  I'm not a writer I'm a Photographer!!! SOOO... Excuse my grammar and enjoy my images :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

North Beach...

Every year I get the same invitation to North Beach. After a few years of no being able to make it for one reason or another, this year I finally did.  Miss Yadian and I packed the kids up and went to go see Edie at her yearly Vacation Spot.

I'm so glad we did, the kids had an amazing time and we were able to relax and enjoy the views.

Here are a few pics from the day.

What a great group hug...those guys will be friends for life :) 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Business Cards...

These are actually a little over due.  I had a lot of Business Cards and even after re-branding, I felt I needed to use the old ones all up.

I finally sat with my new design that was ready in May, yesterday in the morning.  I tweaked a few little things and send them off to print. I got them back amazingly fast...I Love Miller's Professional Lab.

I am truly pleased and feel like now I can say my business card really represent Me as a Brand.

I can not wait to hand these babies out =D

My Promise...

Good Morning.....

I Promised Myself that even if I didn't have words, I would post an image anyway as part of the November Randomness challenge.
So here it is folks just an image with not much to describe except for the Lovely colors :)   

I'll close with this Quote that has nothing to do with the image and more to do with how I feel today ;)

Adversity is like a Strong Wind it Tears from us all but the things that can not be Torn...So that We may see ourselves as we Really Are ~ Arthur Golden

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


As Part of November Randomness I decided to take a closer look at one of the bushes in my Yard. It's kinda hard to believe that it was green just the other day. When the snow came in it was almost completely on the ground. It bounced back rather quickly as soon as the snow melted, then it changed it's color.
(sigh) I love Autumn colors...here is the color Red.....

In the image above I let the fence come through so you can get an idea of how big it actually is.

Enjoy!!! Some might even call it PINK ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friends and Flowers....

I Love my friends :)

They motivate me, encourage me, and sometimes even yell at me ;)
I don't know what my life would have been like if I didn't have friends around.  I love to share my time with my friends. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, an extravagant dinner or just a cup of coffee (my favorite). These things are all better when shared with friends.

I have been feeling a little distant lately. I was in real need of some friend time so I called my friend Madeline and offered her breakfast. Everyone knows I make great eggs and fries and not to mention the best coffee in town.

We had a nice time and she really surprised me when she showed up with these at the door. with my favorite autumn colors =)

 My daughter couldn't have said it better when she said "sometimes it's the little things that count"

Thank You Madeline for the Mums I have really enjoyed them =)
& Thanks for being a Great Friend!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Autmn Tree....

Autumn is my favorite time of year...but Christmas isn't too far behind it. I love putting my tree up. If I may, I'd like to tell the Story of my Tree...

I like expensive things...but I'm not a snob....I'm the just the type that would rather save to buy something that is just a bit pricier but will last way longer.  That being said I will tell you that my tree is going on it's 10th year =)  At the time I didn't have any living room furniture. For reasons of moving from one place to the other and throwing out the old sofas before the new ones were purchased. Soooo.... since I had all that extra space I bought the biggest and best atificial tree I could find that year ~ 2001.  After having put up the tree in early November (I'm always Early) I had to unexpectedly move and so I had to take it all down and put it back up.  I didn't mind.  It was after all the only thing in my Living room ;)

One year I actually left it up all year and decorated it for all the different seasons That was fun. People thought I was a little weird different but I had fun with it.

In 2009 My tree was stuck in a storage in sunny Florida while I was back in New England...that year I REALLY missed my tree.  So last year ~ 2010 I decided to put it up in October. I was anxious to take the poor tree out of the box so I decided to decorate it as an Autmn Tree. It was beautiful and the change over to christmas decor was a breeze.  So Here it is 2011 my tree know lives in 2 seperate boxes as the original box could no longer handle the wear and tear. My TREE however stands strong and beautiful....you guessed it it's up. My lights were a problem this year, as my tree was up before christmas lights made an appearance on the store shelves. ;)  I just let it stand undecorated in the corner until lights were available. The debate was...do I just wait to put the christmas decorations on it? Or Can I get a couple of weeks with Autumn decor?

I managed to find just a few pumpkins and my autumn ribbon and I will enjoy it until it's really time for christmas decorations (Thanksgiving Day;)

I'm excited to add a lime green for christmas this year it's gonna be great...but for now I'll Enjoy the Autumn tree. It truly make me happy!

Jenitza's a Teenager.....

Watch out world!!! My baby girl is now officially a teenager...

I really can't believe all this time has passed. I remember a very sweet and chunky Baby Girl. Truly a Blessing in my life in oh so many ways that I just can't count. She is such a great daughter. I wish my beautiful princess an amazing Birthday!!

 In The Image below she is wishing Really hard for her wish, and I am wishing just as hard as she is that the Lord will Guide and Protect her in all the decisions that she makes. 


I love you more than Life itself Baby Girl.  I wish you an amazing birthday and that all of your wishes (and mine) come true.  =)

 Happy Monday!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

North Conway....

Towards the end of the summer I was able to head up to the White Mountains with a good friend of mine. The views were breathtaking and we had an amazing time.

I know I already Blogged My favorite image from the trip on The White Mountains post here..but I hope these are enjoyed just as much.

This is my second post today....as I'm making up for the 2 days I didn't post =)

Let's call it even and hope that I can keep up with my own personal Challenge.