Dear Karla,
I had the opportunity to photograph your beautiful baby boy and oh my goodness…
he is magic.

He woke up from a short nap to find me, a complete stranger, staring at him.

And yet it was his eyes that pierced into my soul.

He knows he’s special and he should.
After all, he carries you in his heart.

Yes, I wish things were fair.
I wish things made sense.
But cancer isn’t fair and it doesn’t make sense.
I’ve said this before and it’ll always be true.

Some people don’t get the opportunity to leave behind a tiny piece of hopeful magic before they leave this Earth. Some people don’t get to see those tiny eyes pierce into their soul.

But you did.
You held on and you were strong.
You forever will be a heroine.

No, it’s not the way you planned and I wish it were different; as I’m absolutely sure those who love you do in ways that are deep and true.

But the gift of a legacy… your legacy… he beams with beauty and adventure. He will feel close to you all the days of his life and I hope to visit him again someday soon because it was my honor.

Humbly yours,
Cristina

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  • Mae

    That was beautiful. He is beautiful. You continue to be placed where God feels you are the most needed… I’m so glad this family has you….ReplyCancel

These images are imperfect and spontaneous and everything I love about imperfection and being spontaneous. I can always count on her to want to play. A mere suggesting at some water play and the next thing I know she is standing at the door wearing last year’s swimsuit and a mischievous grin.

These are the days. The days of leisure and fun. The days I long for all year.
The days when children play and discover. When they stay up late and tell stories and find new hobbies. When they see sunsets on porches and not from inside a room. When they laugh… and laugh some more. And I soak it all in. Yes, my clothes may remain dry but my heart… my heart is drenched in happiness.

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I’m so happy that Deanna never gave up on getting her graduation pictures taken. The first time we scheduled, she had to cancel in hopes to reschedule in the near future. But quite a bit of time passed before she contacted me and believe me, I get it.

Life happens.

I never expected her to contact me again, to be honest. So, when she did, I did the photographer happy dance inside and anxiously awaited our for the shoot day to arrive.

Photographing women of all shapes, sizes, personalities, ages is one of my favorite things to do… like. ever. I love it.

So I wonder…

I wonder about all the women out who have always wanted to get photographed (and you know who you are) but instead think things like:
1. It’s too late.
2. That moment has passed.
And
3. Why now?

And I answer you with:
1. It’s never too late.
2. What moment? Can we just throw out the idea that there has to be a reason already? How about another day of life and if it’s something you’ve always wanted to do…
3. Why not now? NOW is always the right time. Didn’t you know?

So cheers to making it happen even if by all accounts it might have been too late and Cheers to Deanna and all that she’s done and will do.
xxC

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The next one is some in-camera glam treatment and I love how it turned out.
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  • Sonia

    LOVE these so much! Wonderful work Cristina!ReplyCancel

This is my heart.

The soft. The low light. The lovely moments.

These two were brave enough to allow my into their home and to love on each other as though I wasn’t in the room.

And I loved every minute of it.

I yearn for a special pass into people’s lives and then, in same breath, I want to believe  I wasn’t there at all.  It’s my strange and beautiful contradiction and it’s what I live for.

Of course, the chemistry of these two is undeniable. Even outside amid distractions and lit by the most beautiful sunset I had seen in a while; they only had eyes for each other.

Yes…. Yummy. It was all so very yummy. And I hope to do more sessions like these very soon.

Cheers to more lovely moments.

xx, C

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  • Sara

    I love love LOVE the next to the last one!!! As always, gorgeous images.ReplyCancel

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