Monday, November 28, 2011

Blessed (In Pictures)

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So I reread my Thanksgiving post and realized what a bummer it was to start the holiday season.

Because all things considered, I'm blessed. I'm blessed with a supportive family and fabulous friends. I'm blessed with a good job, a roof over my head, and food on the table.

And over the past few months, I realize how blessed I am to not only have a beautiful daughter, but to have one that amazes me with her poise and grace.

I'm so proud of how Amara has handled herself. She's had a lot of growing up to do in short period of time.

That's why I was so grateful we had an afternoon that was all about Amara and her cousins downtown with local photographer Sarah Sloboda.

Amara was free to be herself. And heaven knows that's what she did.

Photo courtesy of SarahSloboda.com

Sarah really captured Amara's true character.

Photo courtesy of SarahSloboda.com


And that smile. It's what warms my heart.

Photo courtesy of SarahSloboda.com

I'm in awe of Amara.

And I'm grateful to Sarah for capturing my daughter's true essence. This wasn't a "photo shoot." But Sarah really did help my family create wonderful memories. She allowed each child's personality to shine. And she gave each of them time to be in the limelight.

These past few months have been incredibly difficult, but I can now look to these photos and be reminded of all the hope the future holds and love by which I'm truly surrounded.

I am blessed.

8 comments :

  1. Holy crap she's gorgeous!! Great photos!!

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  2. Yes, you are so very blessed. We all need a reminder sometimes. She is growing up so fast.
    --Lana

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  3. Thank you for the kind words. I had a blast photographing Amara and her cousins. You really do have a lot to be grateful for - what a wonderful family. :)

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  4. What a touching post. It's wonderful that you are able to count your blessings and that you have such an incredible daughter. She's adorable and sounds like such an amazing kid. It looks like she had fun on her photo shoot, the pictures turned out beautifully and captured her well.

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  5. There were dozens more of fantastic photos. I'm so grateful to have a pretty daughter and to have met Sarah. I won a Facebook contest with her but honestly wanted to share her work because I was so super impressed.

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  6. All the kids are gorgeous!! Pictures are fantastic, she did such a great job! Great reminder to stop and count our blessings.

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  7. Wonderful photos and memories for the kids! I love the candid moments the photographer captured. I will be giving her a call to maybe do our family photos in the spring - will tell her you sent us! :)

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  8. MJ, while I think you and your brother are fab photographers, Sarah is pretty great herself!

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