Thursday, January 08, 2015

Happy New Year!

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Taken on 12/31/14

Edward, Maria & Bridget were all running around on the last day of 2014 getting ready to go to their various get-together/parties for new Year's Eve. Suddenly, I realized this would be the last time they would all be together before they went their separate ways - one to the east coast, one to the west coast, and one back to college. I lived deeply with them in that moment and was able to keep a good reminder of it (see above). I'm so thankful they all remember how I love it when they look at me and smile.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Beauty of 2014

Here are some of the favorite photos I took during each month of 2014 for this last day of the year post. It's getting harder to pick a favorite photo for each month so I picked a few for each month. When you hear statistics such as 10% of all photos taken have been taken in the past year and every 2 minutes we take as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800's, it's easy to see why. (I have taken probably 12,000 alone this year). When I do take pictures at an event of friends or family or other beautiful things, it helps me to remember them and I am so thankful for all these moments. And I remember He is present even in the times when I am not hyper-aware with my camera. May God bless you and His face shine on you in 2015. Let it be so.

January

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John fishing in the snow on the Grand River.

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Snowy Owl in GR

February

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Bridget jumping in the Sem Pond at Calvin College.

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Orchids for Valentine's Day

March

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Tiffany's wedding in Florida

April

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Santa Monica Beach, California

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Bridget's Birthday

May

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Sacred Dimensionality (Maria's Senior Art Exhibit)

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Maria's Graduation

June

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My friend Faith's French Bulldog puppy

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Peonies

July

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The Dock Family

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The Dykhouse Family

August

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Hannah & Josh's Wedding

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A fun, colorful photo on a street corner in Baltimore, the city where Maria moved.

September

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Edward in front of his apartment in Seattle

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Ferris Wheel Reflections

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Pike Place Market

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Seattle Skyline

October

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Ruthie, Miriam & Simon

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The VanVliet's (that one time when their dogs were all looking at me)

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Bridget & Friends

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Japanese Maple in our front yard

November

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Maria & Bridget in Baltimore and the heart in the middle.

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Maria & Bridge overlooking Harper's Ferry

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Maria & Bridget amid the ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

December

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Heather & Vincent's wedding at West Point

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Bailey, the Queen Mother's Golden Doodle

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Edward's Golden Birthday

All good things to you in 2015!










Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Simon is Very Loved

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I did a photoshoot with this family on Saturday. This is one of my faves!

Monday, October 06, 2014

ArtPrize!

Soon after we got home from Seattle, it was time to install ArtPrize at our church. What a great day! Here are a couple that I loved:

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Murmuration by Gwen Terry

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Living Words by Paul Rio