Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Here you will find a culmination of things including tons of photos of my children, random thoughts on life and my journey to build a Photography business, sneak peeks for clients, and who knows what else :) I.LOVE.PHOTOGRAPHY.

I am a mostly self-taught Wedding and Portrait Photographer and I am always looking for new clients. I prefer on-location, natural light Photography and I am always looking to challenge myself! I recently relocated to Central Oregon and am available for photoshoots in any of the nearby areas. Please feel free to contact me if you like my work and are interested in scheduling a session with me! I would love to hear from you!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


First off, I would like to thank Desiree of D. Roa Photography for the title of this new series I am hoping to keep up with on a weekly basis! She came up with this title and I love it :)

I have been sitting here pondering what I wanted to write about today and it's actually been tough choosing a subject. I kept throwing around ideas in my head and I just kept coming back to one thing: my husband. It is going to be extremely hard for me to create a short little "tidbit" about Joe, but I just wanted to touch on a few special reasons I love my husband more than I can sometimes comprehend.

Caring. Inspiring. Hilarious. Gentle. Artistic. Thoughtful. Supportive. Amazing. These are just mere examples of what words pop into my head when I think about my husband. Joe cares for every single person around him in every way imaginable and he always goes out of his way to put everyone else first. He serves in the United States Navy and is a follower of Jesus Christ, which both embody what inspiring means to me. Hilarious doesn't even begin to describe how ridiculously funny my husband is! He always has me laughing (most of the time on the brink of tears) and he can always liven up a room with an off-the-wall joke (I absolutely love this about him). Joe is so gentle, especially with the kids....he has this loving quality and I just love to watch him interact with both kids. He is an amazing artist, both musically and technically. He draws, plays guitar, and creates graphic designs and logos that I am in awe of each and every day! He is the most thoughtful person I have ever met and he will go out of his way to tell me how beautiful I am or write me a little note or just sit with me and talk about whatever is on my mind. Throughout this Photography journey that I am on, Joe has been so supportive and encouraging with each step of the process. He is always telling me how much he loves my work and that he will always support my dreams. The word amazing just sums it all up really. I don't want to ever take my husband for granted because he is the most amazing person I could have ever found to spend my life with....Joe, I know I probably don't tell you enough how much I love and appreciate you! You are literally my other half...I love you!

Two weeks ago Joe was in the hospital with Rhabdomyolisis. When he first started having symptoms and pain I was beyond worried (I tend to do that alot) and he was finally convinced to go to the ER. Luckily he did because Rhabdo can sometimes lead to kidney failure if not treated early enough! He is doing just fine now and recovering from this, but during those few days that he was in hospital I was just praying that it was not something worse becaue I know that I would be lost without him. You can't wait for those moments of despair to tell your loved ones how much you love and care for them...we should do it every single day!

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."

—Romans 12:9-10

Maybe next week I will delve into something more controversial or interesting for some of you, but today I just felt a need to write about my first love :)

And, just because a post is no fun without a photo...here is a favorite photo of Joe.


gammayaya March 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

great Job As, I'm so proud....