all about me! Who am I??

( photo above taken by Julie Story)

WHO AM I ??? I am a STRONG woman, a mother to 4 AWESOME kids, a sister, a daughter, friend, a hopeless dreamer, wisher & giver.  I laugh hard and loud…love deeply, cry often, and pray always. I am a lover of The One who gives me daily life and strength.. my Lord Jesus who is my constant friend and companion. My kids are my world…my family means everything to me.

Love lives in me.

That love includes …. Reece’s peanut butter cups… more than any one person should have ever eaten in a lifetime.. lol… movies.. reading..researching.. pinning (Pinterest <—- that is mine… addicted!!!! )

Social Media networking… see below… lol

 

.. blogging.. and ABOVE ALL MINISTRY!!!!! I am more than a photographer… I am an Image artist… and lifestyle photographer. I like to call it my passion for your purpose… photography that simply inspires…

My few of my favorite things include the following…

Fav movies everrrrrr:

  1. Braveheart ( best Mel Gibson movie everrrrrr…. LOVE LOVE LOVE William Wallace! )
  2. The Passion of the Christ ( oh my Jesus! )
  3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy ( I am on official LOTR geek! ask me anything… I can tell you all the symbolisms of EVERY character!)
  4. Forrest Gump ( oh how he loved his Jenny… Don’t we all want that kind of simple yet unconditional love!)
  5. Dances With Wolves!!!! ( this is literally my dad’s lineage.. Lakota Sioux Indians! I CRY MY EYES OUT EVERYTIME…. EVERYTIME… and I have seen it hundreds of times!!! when “Wind in His Hair” says… Do you see that I am your friend… Can you see I will always be your friend!!” OMG I can’t even write that part without crying! I am such a sensitive sap! 🙂
  6. Run Lola Run ( one of the best movies.. for those into movie editing! this is a MUST! )
  7. Radio ( why Cuba Gooding Jr. did not receive an oscar for this performance.. I will never know! )
  8. Shawshank Redemption ( greatest Morgan Freeman movie… ugh.. I love Driving Miss Daisy too though! )
  9. and as of today…June 19th 2011 I am adding the Disney movie Tangled to this list!!! LOOOOVED it.. more than the kids I think!!! laughed, cried… loved it!

Fav TV Shows:

  1. Jeopardy
  2. Oprah… OH HOW I WILL MISS HER!!!!!
  3. ANYTHING on HGTV
  4. The First 48
  5. Say yes to the Dress… LOVE WEDDING Themed shows!!!!
  6. Dateline
  7. ANTHING on Discovery, Nat Geo, or the History Channel

Fav Foods:

  1. Cuban
  2. good ole meat and potatoes! lol
  3. fruit.. fruit.. fruit
  4. anything containing sugar… ugh I know.. I am addicted

Fav junk food:

  1. Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Nutter Butter’s mini cookies
  3. pop tarts… yes I am old skool… my kids like toaster strudels.. I will stick to my old skool strawberry pop tarts thank you! 🙂

My Favorite Dinner I have ever had:

was at Marco Polo’s in Marco Island… CRAB STUFFED BLACK GROUPER IMPERIAL LUMP CRAB – ONIONS – PEPPERS & CHAMPAGNE SAUCE… OMG… my mouth waters!

what I could not live without on a daily basis

  1. lip liner
  2. my daily cup of tea!

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN MY LIFE:

  1. JESUS!
  2. MY MOMMY  AND MY NANNY
  3. My KIDS!!!!
  4. Oprah
  5. my 4th grade teacher.. Mrs. Daniels
  6. Joyce Meyer
  7. my Best Friend

and I am sure you have noticed my … ‘s ( Ellipses ) It’s a habit… my daughter hates it and says I need to use proper punctuation… but I just say… its like I am in conversation… it’s a run on sentence…you know… 🙂

I am sure I will think of a few other good things to add… but for now…. that is a lil about me!!!

and here is a lil gallery of personal family images.. 

Creating and capturing a single moment in time with my camera has always been my passion Let me create beautiful images that become your cherished memories. Please call to schedule your private consultation for your wedding, maternity session/birth of a child ( baby story), or family photo session.

 

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MelissaJune 20, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Beautiful Post Melissa~ Love how open and honest you are! Your family is Gorgeous!

Jillian TreeJune 22, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Melissa…i <3 your quirks & hope to meet the rest of your fam someday! 🙂