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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi!!! Thanks for making your way to my little piece of the Internet world!

    My name is Melissa.. I am a mother to 4 amazing kids, and 4 awesome fur babies. My kids are my world, my family means everything to me. I am a hopeless dreamer, and hopeless romantic! I laugh hard and loudly, love deeply, cry often, I give ALOT and pray ALWAYS!

    I love hearing your stories of falling in love and your engagements! I am honored to be a part of your engagements.. your weddings.. your births.. your family sessions.. and I am proud to capture images that you will love and cherish for life! I love the still photograph image, a captured moment in time, and would be honored to capture special moments for you!

    I am trying to live life to the fullest, and learn a little more every day of what God is trying to show me and teach me! and hopefully spread a lil love and encouragement on to others!
    c'mon on join me in this photographic documentary of life!

Sometimes.. it wont always be perfect

Life..

it’s not perfect.. Its not predictable.. its not a pinterest picture perfect life.. that ‘s for sure.

Things happen that can detour our plans.. things happen that can send our lives into completely different trajectories than what we thought we would take.

and you know what.. that ‘s ok..

That is when we are being displaced from our comfort zone and our “PLANS”.. and shifted into this “REAL THING” called REAL LIFE.

I had an ideal version of what life would be.. and it hasn’t exactly fallen into my plan of action..

but what I do have.. is so much better.. its been so much more stressful.. but its so much better.

4 kids.. 1 in college now questioning her own path..

1 in high school worried about getting into college as a collegiate athlete..

1 very spirited 7 year old who should be a performer for sure.. and 1 princess baby that is working hard on her gymnastics dreams..

I had dreams too once.. I wanted to be a doctor.. I could have certainly been a lawyer.. but right now.. I am mommy to 4 amazing kids.. with all their quirks and mishaps and real life issues..

they are my focus in life.. Their lives and their dreams are the utter most important thing to me.. am I doing it all right???  nope .. probably not.. probably not at all…

but I have been doing it since I was 18.. and doing it well and responsibly since then.. but perfect.. no..

 

Ladies .. sisters.. friends..

Don’t beat yourselves up if you are in a different life path than you thought.. Enjoy this VERY MOMENT that you are in..

there is soooo much more to be grasped in this very moment, the one that you actually have than thinking about the ones you never had.

..meanwhile these little moments that should be treasured and cherished are flittering on by..

 

My prayer today is that I can learn to love EACH MOMENT I AM IN.. If I am washing the dishes.. LOVE THAT MOMENT.. think of all that things that you can be thankful for in that moment..

Lord Thank you that I have hot water right now.. Lord thank you that my family has food to eat to create all these dishes.. Lord thank you that my children ate breakfast this morning..

Find the Thankfulness in EACH MOMENT… write em down if you have to .. speak words of love rather than words of frustration or bitterness.. Start that grattitude journal.. start a time each day to just be thankful.. join me. I am preaching to myself too now! I just want to be thankful for all I do have and not covet the “when we get to ” or “when we have ” moments..

I am thankful for this moment..   Thank you Lord for this moment.. now help me to be thankful for all I have to clean today! <3

 

 

 

 

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Tonya’s Family Florida Vacation

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Alana the beautiful

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Alyssa.. Her mommy and the miracle of life.

My friend Abby works for Spirit FM. So when She asked me to be a part of their 12 days of Christmas Give-a-way.. I was thrilled to offer a photo package.  And It’s always so surprising to see how God orchestrates it all.

I got a call from a sweet gentle voiced young lady one day saying she was a winner of the family photo package and if we could actually make it a maternity session. I was thrilled to be able to do that for her.. and so much more so when we actually met.

Alyssa will be doing this on her own for the most part.. she will have her mom and family to help her..  But I know all to well what it is like to be pregnant .. and go through alone.. and to have a baby .. and go through that alone.. It’s so scary .. especially for a young lady.  There are so many fears.. so many worries.. the angst of a young mothers heart to do it right.. and how can she while doing it alone..

Alyssa.. I want to ease your mind by saying when I was 18, pregnant and alone.. I had all those same fears… I was so worried about how I would provide.. How I would finish school.. where would we live.. how could I raise a baby .. when I myself was a baby.. But now 18 years later .. I am so proud of the young lady that I raised.. She is the joy of my life and the most joyful and funny young lady I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and mothering.. She is my best friend and my greatest gift in life. I know that your little Valerie will bless your life in the same way.. she is going to be your greatest blessing in life, and every step of the way God our father is going to guide you and lead you and He will provide for you and your little blessing of this gift of life!!!!

I am so blessed to have met you and to have been able to bless you with these images! I do hope you enjoy them!

Can’t wait to see Valerie soon! <3

 

 

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Jesus Culture – completely on fire and consumed with Christ!

If you are one of the last people on Earth to have heard about the band.. the group of young individuals.. a movement if you will , of radical grace empowering Christian artists known as Jesus Culture… allow me to introduce you!

They are clearly talented .. they are clearly gifted .. and they are clearly PASSIONATE about worship and ushering others into the atmosphere of complete and unashamed worship!

Their rock infused music has swept across the denominations of Christianity and has engulfed a nation of young believers. They have captured the hearts of passion worshipers and have created  a sense of urgency for the youth who are lost and hurting.. sometimes direction-less. And in a day an age where your peers can determine your path in life..  we all too often see the path less taken in the generation X,and (wh)Y.

Jesus Culture and Bethel Church have started a movement .. and a challenge really to all of us who call ourselves Christians… to live for God.. Passionately and Compassionately  seek to minister to ALL of those around us.. especially those who challenge YOU to get out of your comfort zone to witness.. to live your life as a witness.. to extend that love to others and to Passionately, unashamedly offer up your praise and worship in adoration.

 

Here are some MUST SEE’s if you want to experience Jesus Culture!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2U3PU-E32Ea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ncg2pLYks

 

full concert:

 

And Here are my images from a recent concert… they are incredible Live!

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