The START and END of 2011

Facebook is always so inspiring to me.  I often find that great Friends offer up or
inspire such great ideas.  In a discussion about “Do we wish we took more pictures this year” I said yes, and
especially of my little ones.

This all sparked an idea to put together side-by-side
pictures in a diptych of them in January and December of this year.

  • I see a baby turning into a toddler
  • I see a toddler turning into a confident little girl
  • I see a little girl turning into a little woman

I hope for you to have the time to reflect on this past year
and to enjoy the changes that have taken place in the past 12 months.

I also wish for you to have a great 2012 and to follow your
dreams.

Happy New Year.

 

I am thankful this Christmas that I am not an Invisible

Our house has a tradition very holiday season.  Dad, yes that’s me, takes his girls to San
Francisco for a day of Cable car riding, good food and to see all the lights
and beautifully decorated store fronts.
This year, my middle daughter turned 5 so it was her first trip.  She was so excited.

Chris Orwig states in his book “Visual Poetry” that to take
good photographs; one has to be aware in a deeper way of their subject.  So I went this year to San Francisco with the
intention of capturing how invisible the homeless are in such a huge crowd of
people.  With this intention, I noticed
the homeless in a different way.  I
noticed their struggle, loneliness, hunger, fear and despair.  And what stood out was that they were going
though this in a CROWD.

I thank God that my family is not invisible and while I
understand that I cannot change the whole world, I have been moved to serve
those who are down and out.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of
these brother and sisters of mine, you did for me – Matthew 25:40

May you be blessed this Christmas season and in the New Year
to come and may your blessing be spilling over to the world around you.

Merry Christmas – Todd

Holiday Collections – Tell us about yours

The Holidays seem to be full of collections.  I have plenty of them.

Memories – Of holidays past and stories of family members that are no longer with me but so much apart of me

Lights – Oh did I say lights?  I meant LIGHTS  Too many to count.  Just wish they all worked :)

House decorations

And of course, tree decorations.  Our tree has collections of the old (think my first appartment), collections of hand made items by our kids, collections of expensive Radco oraments and collections of of items pasted down.

Here are a few of colection for you to enjoy.

If you are so inclned, we would enjoy hearing about the collections you hold dear to you in the holiday season.

Merry Christmas.

Taking Pictures Through Tears is a bit tricky

I found out the other evening that taking pictures with tears in my eyes is a bit tricky.

I had the honor of photographing the Women’s Christmas Celebration at my church, Lakeside Church.  Oh, I was alright until I started taking pictures of the groups of ladies.  That is when I lost it as I saw all the amazing women, on fire for God, through my lens.

If you have a chance, stop by the Lakeside gallery at http://lakesidechurch.smugmug.com/

May all of your holiday time be blessed with your family and friends.

 

Cross Holiday Shoot

Fall is FULL of color and such a great time to capture photos for Holiday cards

We had a great time with the Cross Family at one of the local Foot Hill Winery and Vineyards.

Give us a ring to schedule your holiday card shoot.  There is still time.

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