Wednesday, May 1, 2013

'Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.' Camille Pissarro

Do you want to be inspired?

Melissa Lazuka Photography (on her blog) and on facebook
Is this picture pure magic, or what?

Julie Rivera of Julie Rivera Photography is one amazing mother/photographer.
She started a photography project this year 
shooting just one picture every morning.
It is a lot of fun. 
Drew is one of the best photojournalists I know.
Her candid story telling shots are my absolute favorite. 
Her baby is turning 5 years old tomorrow. 

lost her Daddy this week. 
This is what she shared about the experience:
Last Saturday my daughter and I took my dad outside for a walk in the warm sun. The walk was short from his room to the patio, but I wanted him to feel the sun on his face, to get some fresh air, and to see the beautiful flowers growing just outside the door. We only stayed outside for a half an hour or so before he asked to return to his room. I didn't know it at the time, but this would be our last walk together. My dad completed his suffering yesterday morning, and he peacefully slipped away from us. My heart is heavy at this time knowing that it will be some time before I see him again, but I also share in the happiness I know he is experiencing because he is finally free. I have great respect for those of you who have lived through this kind of grief, and I am grateful for so many strong examples. I know the coming days will be rough, but I'm thankful to have had this man in my life and to have loved him so much. I am especially grateful for the last year and all of the extra time we spent together. My little family has wonderful memories to hold onto until we see him again.

Donna Boucher (at her blog) and on facebook
Every single day she gives me something to think about.
She helps me find beauty in unexpected places. 

My friend Arden (of Arden Prucha Photography) had a baby last week. 
Baby Lake had open heart surgery during her first hours of life.
Will you keep her in your prayers?

There is great sadness in the world.
Great, great sadness.
But there is also joy.
Always there is joy. 


Tamar SB said...

WHat amazing images by amazing women! I will hold those in need in my thoughts and prayers!

Anita Johnson said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Brian Miller said...

the pic of the little boy and the old man...straight to the heart...made me tear up...smiles...reminded me straight of my grandfather...he was bedridden and used to read to me...

Carrie said...

I love your beautiful photos and story-telling!

Lisa Advent said...

WOW! Becky! You out did yourself again. I love your posts. I did the Heart Walk last week in our area. My team raised 1,200.00 there were only two of us. My husband has stage 4 heart failure. Looking at little Luke I have to say. . . I'm so glad I did it. I'm off to Marvett's blog - to tell her how sorry I am for the loss of her father. She nailed it! Hug your daddy today for me. Love, me

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Wow. Those photos are chilling and beautiful and full of emotion. Thanks for sharing them.

Jennifer Hoppins said...

Dear Becky, wow these are so wonderful!
These photographs call me to pay closer attention to everything. It can be a form of activism in itself.

Lauryn said...

What an amazing story photos can tell. Awesome Becky, simply awesome!

*Jess* said...

I think you are attracted to beautiful images and those that make them because you are so beautiful, too, Becky :)

Marvett Smith said...

Oh Becky. You are so kind. Thank you so much for your love and support and most of all for your friendship. I love you my friend.

Maddy said...

Thanks you sharing! So many new photographers to inspire :)

Musings from Me said...

Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photographers and their work.

ginabad said...

Amazing images! Such great inspiration for the week, thank you :)

Nicole @ One Punky Mama said...

I'm to the point where I really look forward to your post every day. Simply amazing.

Kelly {Centsible Life} said...

Wow! I could ogle these photos all day!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I was drawn in because that is one of my favorite quotes - beauty in humble places..
My thoughts for love & strength to Baby Lake and her family. She is beautiful.
Your final words really hit closest to home. I've gone from tears to joy this week, back & forth. Goodbyes, hellos. Each beautiful in their own way.

Sarah Hughes said...

WOW!! Such gorgeous and emotion provoking photos!!

Tracy P. said...

I love that quote, so much. Simple and poignant. I also love to see what other photographers capture that I would never have seen--but no one does it better than you, Becky!

My friend had a baby boy last week. They named him River. He might have even been born on the same day as Lake. I think it would be awesome of they met someday and fell in love. Praying for baby Lake.

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Dina Lettre said...

Now, I have tears...but tears of joy. :)

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Goodness. So many emotions reading through this. Praying for Baby Lake.

Melissa Lazuka said...

Becky,I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for sharing my photo on this beautiful post. I just saw it here the other day when I went to comment on your IHF image, and was so touched. You truly are such a kind heart and I look forward to reading more of your blog! I will keep Baby Lake in my prayers too! ♥♥