I have to admit, I’ve been proceeding cautiously into this New Year, until I read the following passage a dear friend in Los Angeles shared with me from her local Japanese newspaper:
"Unlike the 2013 Year of the Snake, which gradually shed its old ways,
the Year of the Horse will charge forward with unbridled energy.
Seeds planted during the Snake year
will enable dreams and goals to finally come to fruition.
Everything is possible and anything can happen."
2013 was a tough year for my family, but the gratitude and strength that I now feel is astounding. To think that 2014 will “charge forward with unbridled energy” is exactly what I need to believe and I instantly wanted to spread these hopeful words to all of you.
Cheers to a new year, to new beginnings, and for our deepest desires to come true.
Here's a couple of moments from my recent California sessions that I found quite fitting for the "unbridled energy" ahead.
embrace the season..
It's just winter. Yea, it's brutally cold and the snow is deep for my Midwestern friends, but you can not deny it's peaceful beauty. The days are short, but I'm finding more time to breathe and appreciate the slower movement, the quieter energy. How are you embracing the season?
If you feel inclined to get outside and grasp hold of winter's sheer beauty, I am offering a limited number of "Mini Snow Sessions" for your little ones. As a former California girl, I have to say, there's nothing quite like a perfectly crisp and snow covered day. Let's embrace it!
If you would rather stay inside, cozy and warm, I'm with you there, too. The winter is also a great time for capturing "Day in the Life" moments. Think: imaginary play, hot cocoa, cooking pancakes, dress up. What are your children doing right now that you wish you could bottle right up?
Whether you hire a professional photographer or capture the "everyday" on your iPhone, I hope you'll slow down, look close, and take it all in. Spring will be here before we know it.