Meet Sev, how fast they grow - my old neighbor - and now she is in her final year of high school - fun little morning up Grant Creek in the smokey trees.
With her sister xox
Wishing you all the best Sev xox
I was honored to be asked to photograph Grant Kier and his family in preparation for the announcement he made yesterday that he will be running for Montana's single congressional seat in 2018. I am super excited that someone so grounded, so open and honest and someone who really wants to make things work for Montanans not party lines or self gain is stepping up and into the political arena. Maybe the tide is turning? This family bring hope and good to the table. Grant has worked hard for our public lands, his focus now is health care and public education.
To learn more about Grant's candidacy click here.
Here is the candidate
With his lovely family.
Wishing you all the best Grant and hoping Montana hears and acts on your message.
Sassy Miss Ryan was a blast to do senior photos with. Here she is in all her cheeky self!
Number 2 dog snuck in for these pictures...
Somebody can rock that hat!
And here is our ode to Monet - Salmon lake was crazy with water lilies so we went and took advantage and had some fun - Ryan thank you for standing the muck!!
Day 3 - this was the image I was going to make before the world split open and turned life upside down. As I sat flying through the air not knowing what the outcome was going to be I stared out the window of the plane with so much going through my head. The great result that Charley was ok was a huge relief. It wasn't until we got back home that the reality of all we had been through and what could have been a nightmare and horrible conclusion hit me. This moment occured when I opened the fridge door and saw all the food I had bought 60 hours earlier - it felt a lifetime ago. I crumpled to the floor and had a good cry...
This image is not what I had originally planned before the phone call that began the crazy. It now symbolizes so much for me - it may be only in sketch form right now but it is definitely a start, and a whole different take on what I had had in mind as an ending.... Endings have always held potential and hope - it was a huge shift to contemplate an ending for my child that could of affected his whole future. I felt totally out of control, falling through space, unable to do anything - including being by his side to hug and console him. Life can change in an instant... hold those you love and believe in the good... Thank you dear friends and family who have rallied and supported us this past week.
So day two's challenge was to show emotion with no face visible. I did make this on day 2... however by the time I was going to post it the world for us had gone off kilter - see post below... So I am now about a week behind on the challenge. Have no fear I am going to finish!! Just a time delay... anticipation delay?!!
Before I knew what the rest of the day would bring in terms of emotion I was thinking of my kids, how fast they have grown and how fast they have spread their wings. I rejoice for them, I am so proud of them, I even envy them for being at the start of their great life adventures and brimming with self confidence to launch forth into the world.
This picture has nothing to do with them!! This picture is for me. To remind me just how bad it feels to let another control your emotion, your feelings. To never let someone else's words - careless remarks make such a wound on me. This picture is to remind me to hold strong, have faith in myself. To take control and make positive changes. To break the pattern, to remember why its always important to move forward to grow, stretch and push myself to be more. To not shut out the world and people from my heart - but to look within and be kind to myself and figure out why I hurt, what in me do I need to patch back together.