Wednesday, July 29, 2009

San Clemente

One of the last "hoorah's" we had with Invisible Children was a day at the beach and an overnight camping trip in San Clemente. It was such a fun day and a great way to end the spring term. I can't imagine not having the internship with IC. I feel so lucky to have been chosen to work with such a wonderful group of people! I will cherish those sweet memories, & the time I lived in California, forever. Thank you to all of my amazing IC family for making it so special. Here are some photos from that day. Enjoy!

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**Please note: the people in these photos (minus the surfers) were my co-workers and they are incredibly awesome for posing for this shoot! We had a blast with the lifeguard ones!

peace,
Abby

Friday, July 24, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Inspiration

"...I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
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The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun...Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time...it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.
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You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
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My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances."
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-Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Sanders

I've now had the opportunity of shooting newborn photos and two family portrait sessions with the Sanders family. I get so excited each time Pascha contacts me for photos. I've said it before and I'll say it again-baby Gabriel is SO stinkin' cute! I can't get enough of him and his sweet smile. It is so neat to watch him grow. He is now a 1-year-old which blows my mind! Seems like yesterday I was snapping the newborn pics of him. I am grateful for clients such as the Sanders family. Not only are they friends of mine, but I am always encouraged when they hire me for another session; it reaffirms me in my photography and tells me I'm doing something right!:) Not to mention, it's not every day you have a client tell you they are praying for you and your endeavors overseas. This family is certainly blessed! Thank you guys for always being so awesome and FUN! I am honored to help capture moments of your sweet family.
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enjoy!
-Abby

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