Bethany…A moment in time.

This 7lbs 1oz and 20 inches long baby girl is Bethany.  She’s such a beautiful little girl.  Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing her big sisters Destiny and Desiree.  At the time her mommy was “patiently” awaiting her arrival.  Now that she’s here her family can once again experience and enjoy the feeling of having a newborn life at home.  It’s a time to cherish because it goes by so fast.  Each milestone is met with high pitch squeals to bursts of laughter, sighs of relief (that first night of sleeping through the night), and even a simple smile and prayer thanking God for such a blessing.  As she breezes through each transition in her life, love it, remember it, cherish it, never forget it.  So from newborn to infant to toddler, from little kid to big kid, and tween to teen, and on to adulthood, never miss a moment. Thank you so much Baron and Lakesha for allowing me to capture these precious moments to be cherished for a lifetime.

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Destiny & Desirae

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing these beautiful girls.  The oldest is Destiny she’s 9 years old.  What a character?  I think she has being a song writer in her future.  She sings and dances to her own music.  I think she wants to be like her daddy.  He’s a musician.  The little one is Desirae.  She is such a sweet and kind little girl.  Her parents may have some inside information, but that day she was sweet and kind.  Thank you Baron and Lakesha for trusting me to document memories you and your family can enjoy for years to come.  By the way, baby number 3 is on the way. She is due for arrival next month.  I can’t wait for you all to meet her.  Oh, um Baron, I hope you got a shotgun… I gotta feeling you’re gonna need it.  🙂


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Meet the McLeans

This gorgeous bunch is the McLean family.  We were able to capture so many awesome images of them.  “Why?”, you may ask. Well, it’s simply because they are awesome.  🙂 Yup, a big ‘ol bunch of awesome.  Seriously though they are and I am happy to call them friends.  So without further ado…The McLeans.  🙂

Just look at them.  They are just too cute.

And the tween sensation…

And the littlest of the bunch…

Ok, check out the eyelashes on this little one.  She will appreciate them when she’s older.

Thank you McLean family for entrusting me with capturing memories you and your families can enjoy for years to come.  I pray that Christ be gloried through you all and that He shows you much grace as you raise your children in the Him.  Love yous guys.  Grace and Peace.

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1, 2, 3…

1, 2, 3.  That’s right count them, I have three babies now and what a blessing they are! Before I became a Christian I never knew how important being a mother is for the growth of your children in the Lord.  And I thank God that although I know He has given GREAT! responsiblilty to me as a mother that I am not fearful.  He has caused me to know Him and I am thankful that I can look to Christ’s righteousness when I fail to hit the mark.  As the song says “I greatly rejoice”!  Thank you Father for Leah, London, and Lathan.

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1 Year Already!

It’s been a long time since I left you, without a dope beat to step to, step to, step toooo…Uhhh, sorry I got stuck in music mode.  What I meant to say was It’s been a long time since I’ve updated you with a new blog post.  I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last post!  I’m sorry guys.  A lot of changes in the last year kept me busy.  Lets see…we bought a house, had a baby, had to get a swagger wagon (never thought I would be driving a minivan), homeschooling, wifing, mothering.  Yeah, nuff said.

So yup we were blessed with another little one on August 22, 2011,  Lathan Isaiah Carrillo.  We got us a little boy.  I will post pics later.  It is so different having a little boy.  Shopping for boys is a lot different.  Girls are so much easier to shop for.  Which makes it a lot more fun, a little too much fun.  Perhaps shopping for boys is easier on the pockets.  I have to remind myself I’m not in the store to look at little girl clothes when I’m shopping for him.  Oh well I guess it will get better with time.  🙂

On another note.  Here is an update on Maelynne if you remember she was my first blog post.  Well guess what!  She is 1-year-old now!  Man does time fly.  Here she is at 3, 6, and 12 months.

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Aariana 5 Days Old

I had the honor of meeting little Aariana when she was only a few days old. There’s just something about a newborn baby that warms your heart so. Maybe it’s the way they sleep so peacefully without a care in the world, unaware of the world. For a moment a newborn seems to look as if they are not of this world. As a mother all I wanted to do is protect that, although, I know it last for only a short while. Capturing a picture of peacefulness is a great pleasure because of that simple fact. But I rejoice in the Prince of Peace. A peace everlasting.

I hope these photos of Aariana reflect peace and warms your heart the way she warmed mine.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Grace and Peace

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It Runs in the Family

This is Trae. He’s one handsome kid and he happens to be my little brother. Well ok, he’s not a kid anymore, but he’s still my little brother. It’s hard to believe my pesky little brother that used to go through all my things without permission is all grown up. Before I left home for the Air Force this guy terrorized me. Trae is 10 years younger than me so my sisters and I were automatic babysitters. I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but it seems that if there’s a big age difference between kids parents somehow forget to discipline. Seriously! This guy got away with moida (murder)! LOL! He wants to join the Air Force just like me! I told him he has to finish college first (excellent big sister advice)! So he’s alright with me now. I love him and want the best for him.

He’s a natural. I think it runs in the family. 🙂

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