I don’t talk much about my work life on this blog. This blog was created to document my passion for photography, but the more i think about it in a sense it is about my life and sometimes these two worlds collide… in a good way Although they are two separate worlds they are both a part of me and I live both every single day. Being a photographer is my life now, I guess in a way it has become a part of everything. So when I travel for work I do what any photographer would do, take my camera . I get to travel to these amazing cities for these awesome sports events. I’m extremely lucky and grateful for all of it, I work my butt off because I enjoy it so much. A little over 2 years ago photography came into my life as I already had this career going and I fell in love with it. I fell hard. I can’t imagine my life without photography anymore. I always wonder now what it was I did before to feel this connected with people and this alive when shooting. My husband may be jealous of it at this point, because I spend so much of my off time reading, learning and shooting now-a-days. No worries Ivan, you and Roxy are still my number ones :)! Anyway, because of my traveling I am behind on blogging. Finally I got a moment last night to go through a few of my pictures from my trip to San Francisco. I adore this city, wish I had more time to snap photos, but I got a few to share (I’m not even going to get in to how the 49ers broke my heart that Sunday)…
There are no words to describe how much love I have for this family, but I will try . They mean so much to me. They are warm, giving and their faith is amazing. They inspire anyone around them to be better. Adriana and Rick have created a beautiful family. As they added each sweet girl to their lives their blessings grew. The girls are so fun! Each one has such a distinct personality; I just love watching them grow-up. Adriana is one of those moms who do it all. She goes from here to there with all of them and makes it look easy. I always think, how does she do it? You can’t help but to love her, because as busy as she is, she will always have time to help others. I believe this is one of the reasons Rick is so in love with her, because she keeps this family on track. They are just a great example of a family that has it all simply by giving back and loving the life they live. Each member is like a puzzle piece that comes together so perfectly. I’m smitten with them, especially those girls.
The thing I LOVE most about photography is the time I get with these people as I capture their special moments. I really get to step into their world and learn about them as a couple or as a family. I say this often, I know, but I love people. I love to learn about their story, their world. I’ve known Connie for a while, I know she is a wife and I know how cute her and her hubby are, but I never really knew about her family. How close she is to her sisters and how cool they are to hang with . Connie and her sisters wanted to take a big family picture for their parents and document a bit of their lives. I soooo enjoyed watching them just hang out, my favorite was seeing how the husbands seem to have become like brothers themselves because of the bond the sisters have. The kids in the family are just adorable and fun. I am telling you I felt like I needed a password to get through the door and step into their world. They have like their own language . I hope their parents LOVED the picture just as much as I loved hanging with this party of 10!
2012 is here! We are five days in… off to a great start, right What do you want to DO this year? What is the one thing you would like to see happen? One DREAM you want to come true? It is clear to me what I want, to meet and connect with more people through photography. Growing this LilyRo world will continue in 2012! I’m excited! On Jan. 2nd, Ivan and I finally sat down to write out individual goals and then Lilivan goals. We don’t have anything too crazy on the list, well maybe a couple, but that is to discuss later . There is a lot of fun ahead, but also challenging stuff. I am looking forward to it, all of it. We wrote down our goals and then went to a fancy dinner to discuss all the things we need to work on to make these goals come true. Join us, write your goals down (if you haven’t already), type them on your computer or in your phone. Let’s take a risk, let’s finally do something we have ALWAYS wanted to try! I encourage you. The more we help each other the better off we all are. We can DREAM and DO together!
This iPhone picture was the dessert we ate as we discussed 2012 DREAMS. I had to share because it was so good and because blog post are better with pictures of course