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Now that spring is upon us, I’m receiving more calls and emails. It’s the light at the end of the looong winter tunnel! Soon wedding and portrait season will be in full swing! Hooray!

I’ve been reflecting a lot on my photography during the cold winter months. I’ve really been able hone the direction I’d like it to go. If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog then you might have noticed I’ve recently changed the “About Me” section a bit.:

“The significance of a photograph is greater than any of us imagine. It can be breath taking, emotional, and precious. It can capture a moment that may never happen again. We need to cherish these moments and that’s why it’s so important to me to capture them.

In this digital age it’s so easy to find a friend with a camera or throw all of your images on a disk and forget about them. What’s not easy, and never has been, is capturing the true essence and beauty of a person and the moments they share with others. That is what I strive to do. To not only take pictures, but to capture moments that will become an heirloom and a legacy.

Every day I thank God that He’s blessed me with a unique eye. An eye that expresses how beautiful and important God’s children are to Him. He is my Savior, my joy, and my life. ”

This concept of how precious our images truly are really hit me hard the past couple months. I mean, do we really have all of the pictures that we want with our loved ones? Can we honestly say that we have too many pictures? Too many memories? This idea tugs at my heart strings every time I think about it. It has prompted me to revamp some things as well as create some special projects in the future.

For now, I hope it compels you to break out your point and shoot or your DSLR and snap a shot with someone you love. Print it out and frame it. Make it hard proof that they exist and you feel deeply for them. Time is too short and too precious. I pray you make the most of it!

Love,

Mabyn

My Parents and I when I was born

My parents and I last spring

My brothers and I (typical Nate, not a fan of pictures ;oP)

Ben and Melissa

Nate and Lindsey

Babyn Mabyn (Insert cute noise here)

Ethan, my nephew, the new love of my life!

Marvelous Monday : The Family Edition

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I absolutely adore my Real Life Moment sessions. They’re so much fun! I get to spend time getting to know some amazing families. One such amazing family is the Reyes Family. When I shot this session their new little boy, Leland, was only 6 days old!  He still had that little old man face that make me want to squish and smother in kisses! They booked my First Year session so i’ll be going back later this week to shoot Leland and family at 3 months old! This time we’re hoping there will be snow and maybe some animals involved! But for now, enjoy the intimacy of their home as you get to know Jens, Dylana, Anouk, and Leland!

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