Julyeth's mom was in Redding for the week and we decided to go on a photoshooting adventure. We started at Heritage Coffee. I was so excited to shoot in a cafe, to capture the light coming in through the window, etc. Then I took out my camera and I... felt awkward! I usually photograph people in nature, with nobody watching. Being in a cafe with people? I couldn't handle it, lol! Then we went to Bethel Church and walked the grounds. It was beautiful. And these two! What cuties. It was so much fun photographing this duo, full of love and sass. Thank you for the laughter, you two. And that delicious scone.
My friend Gushi. We didn't know each other until this month and I'm so glad we met. While her home-town is in South Africa, she stayed with us while she attended Bethel's Worship University. When she entered our house she brought a strong peace with her. She has an unbreakable devotion to Jesus and love for the Word of God. Here's a taste of her sense of humor, in the most dead-serious tone I can muster, "I'm a lawyer. If anyone ever gives you a hard time, you let me know." She also taught me how to use the word "drama" in every situation, "I can't deal with all that drama." Even though our time together was short, I'm so thankful for this beautiful one, full of life, burning brightly, singing freely. Love you, friend.
This summer, I've had the absolute joy of living with Alison, Barry, and Angel. And what a little family we make. This weekend, we ventured into the mountains together. Mount Shasta to be exact. On the drive there, Barry told us mystical stories about this mount. It is a spiritual desination for many people. And being there felt like living in a fairy tale.
Yep, this is pretty much how we all felt. :)
Alison and Barry, you sweethearts, you.
After the sun went down, we ate, shared stories and watched shooting stars occasionally pass overhead. A beautiful night indeed.
The week I moved to California was a very special one; I got to join my sister, Caitie, on the West Coast! When I got to Portland, she spoiled me, unbelievably! With presents, with food, with an overnight drive down the West Coast and through the mountains to Northern California, but above all, by just being my sister. I know she didn't have a choice and all, but she's really good at it. Here are some shots of our trip to Portland's International Rose Test Garden. To my talented and beautiful sister: I love you and I love that you're only a 150 hour walk away. :)
Look at these beautiful chickens. Aren't they egg-stra special? :) Last month, I got to spend a day with my friend and visit her wondrous garden. Walking with her through the chicken coup, forest mushroom garden, and her huge farm of a garden, I got to witness someone in their natural habitat, literally! It was lovely. Here are some shots of her bounty of poultry and produce. Just like my friend, bursting with life.
A pursuer of Love and tasty treats.