Acts of Kindnesses~

Forgivenessgives is  the capacity to make a new start…………..And forgivness is the grace by which you enable the other person to get up, and get up with dignity, to begin anew…. In the act of forgivenss we are decalring our faith in the future of a relationship and in the capacity of the wrongdoer to change.

Utter only words of which we wont be ashamed afterwards, which we wont regret saying. It is easy to discourage, it is far too easy, all too easy to criticize, to complain, to rebuke. Let us try instead to be more quick to see even a small amount of good in a person and concentrate on that. Let us be more quick to thank others than to complain- “thank you” and “please” are small words, but they are oh so powerful.

We should be GENEROUS in our judgments of others, for we can never really know all there is to know about another.

If you know me :-)  then you know I have to insert photos of my son in all my articles. blogs, etc.

these photos taken at Morring Farms- Levi was 7 – this is his fav horse Earl ~

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“If I diminish you, I diminish myself” desmond tutu

Desmond Tutu says in her culture the highest praise you could give someone is ” Ubuntu” this word addresses a central tenet of African philosophy: the essence of what it is to be human.

The definition of this concept has two parts. The first is that the person is friendly, hospitable, generous, gentle, caring and compassionate. In other words, someone who will use his or her strengths on behalf of others- the weak and the poor and the ill- and not take advantage of anyone. This person treats others as he or she would be treated. And because of this they express the second part of the concept, which concerns openness, large heartedness. They share their worth. In doing so my humanity is recognized and becomes inextricably bound to theirs.

People with “Ubuntu” are approachable and welcoming: their attitude is kindly and well-disposed; they are not threatened by the goodness in others because their own esteem and self-worth is generated by knowing they belong to a greater whole. This means a person is a person through other people. A concept perfectly captured by the phrase “me we.” No one comes into the world fully formed. We would know how to think or walk or speak or behave unless we learned it from our fellow human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. The solitary, isolated human being is contradiction in terms.

If we have loved well while we were alive, death here—our love will go on for generations.

Love and Happiness to you! and thank you for reading

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on my recent trip to New York City, what I loved the most was This- The Statue of Liberty” simply because of the history behind it- The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution.

Different is Beautiful

Well this is Levi my differnt 9 year old! He marches to beat of his own drum and Im so very thankful for that. He doesnt care to fit in or look like all the other little boys. He is a water baby! a river rat! He shines in everything his hand touches and Im so very blessed.

Levi is getting a haircut today so we took these photos in the studio yesterday before those golden locks are cut- I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as I do! :-)

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Victoria & Michael Fahey

Victoria Lynn Rafferty and Michael Patrick Fahey, Jr.  were united in marriage on June the 14th, 2014 in Bay St.,Louis, MS

thank you for allowing me to capture your love story! Love & Happiness to you! @Sonja Foshee

Please enjoying viewing a small sample from their beautiful day!

Imagine that Event created thier magical day- see http://www.imaginethatevent.com Alicia Cool 228-467-2693

Video: Take2Video http://www.take2videopro.com

2nd Professional Photographer shooter was Sonja Shamblin of Keepsake Photography Perkinston, MS

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Levi visits Shipman Farms

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Levi had to do an animal project in Mrs. Mears 3rd grade class and he picked “Chickens” of course! We would like thank Mrs. Darla Taylor her husband Bart and their son Cole for showing us around the farm! Mrs. Darla was so very patient with all of Levi’s questions and let Levi take a chicken home! Levi presented his project and was given a 101 A++ for his Project! The following photos were taken at Shipman Farms and in our yard on mainstreet :-)

Thank you so very much Ms. Darla!

and thank YOU! MRS. CAITIE MEARS for being such an inspiration to Levi.  We loved your project and we couldn’t thank you enough for allowing the children to explore a whole new world!

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” -unknown  ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Mallori & Kyle Engagement

This is Mallori and Kyle’s love story in Mallori’s words- enjoy~ 
 
 
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Kyle and I met around Valentine’s day in 2009.  I was out with my girlfriends and he was out with his friends. He came up to me while I was waiting to get a drink and handed me a rose.  I laughed and smiled at him, and I didn’t get his name.  We had mutual friends and met again a few weeks later but we were both seeing other people at the time.  We instantly became good friends, and about a month after that things fell perfectly in place.  Two months after we had been dating, I knew he was the one.  While we were in Destin with friends, he told me he loved me and was going to marry me one day.  Of course we were still young and I had just started nursing school and Kyle was waiting to start his new job at the Chevron Refinery.  Four years later he proposed in the same spot in Destin, on a 72 foot yacht, while we were watching the fireworks on the 4th of July.  
 
 
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Dancing on a Monday~

 “I want the viewers to be moved into the lives of the people that they are looking at, the visual experience is incredibly emotional.” Paul Fusco
 
. “I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. Ive never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden

 “I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work.” – Jim Goldberg

 “I’m very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to be better explain to people the ideas I’m exploring.” – Tim Hetherington

 “I am not an artist. I am an image creator.” – Sonja FosheeImageing 

Dailee & Trent’s Engagement

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This lovely couple will be united in Marriage on January 3rd,  2015

This is a small clip from their session. They met at George County High School where Dailee was a cheerleader and Trent played football…Dailee had a brilliant idea to do the photo session where they met! I absolutely  loved the scenes set up for me to do my job!

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