24 March 2010

6 to 9 Months

Oh my goodness. Seriously, where does time go? I've been photographing little Wyatt for the past nine months and was thinking about this post when I realized something... I never posted his six month pictures! Holy cow! But, the fun thing is that there will be gads of pictures on this post AND you'll be able to easily see how much he's grown in just a three month time span!
He was SO close to figuring this thing out...
These are the 9 month pictures. Still adorable...
Look at those baby blues!
This just seems to scream Baby GAP to me... any takers??
I seriously love this one.

Wyatt, I can't believe our next session will be for your FIRST birthday! You bring your adorable self, I'll bring the cake and we'll have a blast.

23 March 2010

Raffle Winners

Some good friends of mine tragically lost their dad a couple of years ago in a work accident. It was one of those things that you never imagine will happen but you're just numb when it does. You never know what to say, how to act, what to think or how to feel. I remember walking in the door of their house a day or so after the accident and just hugging each of them saying the only words I knew to say... "I know. I know."

My dad passed away when I was 14 and I've written that story on my other blog. While that part of my life was tragic, my prayer since then has been that God would use it for His glory and in the lives of others. So when I went to see David and Andrew that day and was able to hug them and give them those two short words, I gave all I knew to give. My prayer is that it gave them at least a little peace knowing that others had made it through and they would too.

A year later they held the first Wade Scharff Memorial Golf Tournament. Unfotunately I wasn't able to go and said I would definitely be there in 2009! Well, work things came up and I had to go out of town so instead of personally being there, I donated a certificate for a photo session to be used in the raffle they have the day of the tournament. I was thrilled when Robin, whose husband had won the photo session in the raffle, contacted me to set up a day and location for the shoot with their little boy who was about to turn 1 year old!

Robin, it was a pleasure to meet you guys. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
I love the colors in this last picture... and of course that adorable smile!!

20 March 2010

Fabulous Friday: Portland

As some of you know, I currently work at a children's sports ministry. I've been there for five and a half years and have loved it for so many reasons... I've grown so much there in terms of my faith, as a person, in learning about business, learning about other people and on and on. It's been incredible and it would take 77 posts to list all the reasons the past five and a half years there have been completely worth it.

But, a week from today will be my last day there. When God begins to lead you in another direction, the worst thing you can do is fight it. Trust me, I've tried. So, at the beginning of April I will be joining the staff at my church with a couple of different rolls and hopefully will even get to use my photography a little more! Plus, on a personal level, since the church isn't open on Fridays, I'll be able to use Fridays and Saturdays to work on Photographs by Sabrina! And I couldn't be more excited. Except that after spending five and a half years with such a wonderful ministry where I now have friends that are like family, it's going to be difficult to leave. I've already cried a few times. And I know I'm going to cry a few more. Because that's what I do. Whether I like it or not, the tears come! So, it's a very bittersweet transition.

Luckily for me though, I've been blessed to have gotten to spend this weekend on one last trip with our development and training departments. Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be teaching the what and how's behind our cheerleading ministry one last time. And it just so happens that it's in Portland, OR where we've been since Thursday.

Last night we went to the waterfront to wander through town, get some dinner and visit Voodoo Doughnut. Most of our walk from the parking garage into town was spent with me snapping some pictures then running to catch the group. Shoot some pictures then run and catch the group. Shoot and run, shoot and run, shoot and run. Hey, at least I got a workout in!

Unfortunately I don't get out to take these kinds of pictures often. I love being able to wander and watch and shoot. Sometimes the watching includes engaging the people I shoot, sometimes it means I'm just an observer. This first one I went and talked to a group of guys who were playing hackey sack and I LOVE this shot.

This second one is of a girl that was dancing like no one was watching as two guys played "drums" on buckets. They were awesome. And I love that she didn't care who was around and watching her.
My lesson from yesterday and from this girl is to let go more and get out and shoot more and to even dance a little more :)
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