Nov 7, 2009


Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 15:16-18

A year ago on the 15th of November I shot my very first solo wedding and with Thanksgiving just around the corner I can't help but feel nostalgic and reflect upon all the blessing this year has brought me and my photography. There is soo much I am thankful for, and so many people to thank as well.

To all my family, friends, my boyfriend, clients, readers and fellow photographers who have encouraged me, supported me, believed in me and invested in me along the way ... I could not have done any of this without you.

THANK YOU!!!! Now it's my turn to give back to you. THANKS + GIVING.

I've teamed up with a fellow artist and friend, Molly of Tank and Tink to put together a pretty sweet THANKS + GIVING GIVEAWAY right here on my little blog. The winner gets to pick one of two Tank and Tink custom made prints of my favorite verse {1 Thess. 15:16-18},

And they will also recieve one free Rini & Faith Happy Headband,
as seen here on "Tank and Tink" themselves.

To enter, simply tell me one thing you are thankful for and leave it as a comment below. Don't forget to leave an email address (at your own risk - spell it out to avoid any spam) if you aren't a registered user.

Double Bonus entries:
-If you're a fan on Facebook leave a separate comment below.
-If you blog about this giveaway leave a separate comment with a link back to your blog below.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, November 20th at 9pm EST. A winner will be chosen at random and announced in a new post during the week of Thanksgiving. Good luck!

Now here's a sweet tune for your time.

Happy thanks and giving to you!!!!

Make sure you check out:: Tank and Tink


  1. i am doing a "thankful thirty" on my blog {throughout nov. i will be blogging about the things im thankful for...i got this idea from another blog...} here was my thankful thirty for today.

    #7. my feet. dear God, i am so blessed...for the feet that you have given me...the feet that carry me through each day.....on every adventure i go....may the continue to be strengthened and used to strengthen those around me....

    {romans 10:15 "how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"}



  2. p.s. i put this giveaway on my blog :)

  3. i am thankful for SATURDAYS. :)

  4. I am thankful for the gifts that God has given me, specifically my passion for photography, and the opportunities to use them at school and with my family and friends!

    -Gwen Mahurin
    mahuringwen AT aol DOT com

  5. I'm thankful for being unemployed because it's given me the opportunity to travel and to rediscover my love for photography!

  6. I am thankful for LIFE!

    I love your work!! I'm a fan on facebook too!!!

  7. I am thankful that one of my best friends mom was diagnosed with cancer. That may sound crazy (or just rude) but it has brought us all SO much closer. I look at things very differently now -- every "I love you" is more powerful, I'm more thankful for the little things in life, & things that would've aggravated me before don't bother me. Just being together with people I love is special. Now she is cancer free and done with all her chemo. It is a real answer to prayer. God works in amazing ways. :)

  8. I'm thankful for being able to enjoy each and every day the Lord gives me...especially when they end in sunsets :)

  9. I'm thankful for seemingly difficult moments in life that are actually parts of God's plan. Being a typhoon survivor is not an easy task, rebuilding and moving on is something that requires great strength, physically, mentally, spiritually-and it is through this great need that we learn to trust God, and reaffirm that He is still in control. To be still and know that He is God is a command to take courage, and that courage should only come from the realization that we as humans are a helpless people without Him. Losing majority of material things allowed us to refocus on what really counts in this life; it makes us love people more and appreciate the little things that make us happy. It reminds us to believe His promises, and it keeps us hopeful.

  10. i'm thankful for the music. -ABBA (with kim in mind... Ü)

  11. I'm thankful for you. For your sister. For your mom. For taking care of me when I was out there last year. Showing me around. Being my ultimate tour guide!

    I'm thankful for the talent God has given you to take such beautiful pictures and capture such precious memories. You are amazing. And I am so proud of you!

  12. ....aaaand I blogged about this. Hehe.

  13. I am thankful to be able to cry, to show my emotions, and show the people that I love..just how much I do. A world without emotions is an empty and black and white world. I love living in color.

    m breeskin @ ut. edu

  14. I'm thankful for school! I know I'm crazy, but learning is such an amazing gift from God :)

  15. I am thankful for 3 healthy kids and a helpful, loving husband!

    jkblueeyez AT bak DOT rr DOT com

  16. I am thankful for every waking moment, sunrise and sunsets, family and friends . (:

  17. Hi....I am thankful for my family, my Heavenly Father, and love! I feel blessed beyond belief...and I owe it all to God.


  18. Thankful for the AMAZING love that is found in Christ...and no place else...

    The concept of God showing us Grace through giving us his one and only son Jesus... who has taken my place on the cross for my sins.... and allowing me to have salvation through Jesus....and to experience unconditional LOVE and SALVATION that God offers to EVERYONE :]

  19. I'am thankful for family, friends, and the amazing God I serve!!!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  20. I am thankful for having life! cuz without that I wouldn't be here in this beautiful world and have a wonderful family! Love you! and your pictures!!!

  21. I'm thankful for many things, including for my military brother who's in Afghanistan right now, and for film cameras.
    P.S. I'm just one of your many silent(up till now) blog followers;)

  22. I am so very thankful for a wonderful family and for being so healthy.

  23. Sooo...I'm late. but I thought i would leave a thankful comment anyways!

    I am thankful for SO MANY things right now that it is hard to narrow it down to just one, or two, or even three things :P

    i would have to say that I am thankful for a God who has taken my business far beyond what I could have ever asked or thought in this short period of time. There is no other way to describe how far I have gotten in just six months time.

    And I'm just going to say one more...I am thankful for L.I.F.E.
    My great-grandmother passed away a few weeks ago, and because of that I have spent alot of time thinking about life and how precious it is. I love the life God has given me, and I want to squeeze every drop of wonderfulness I can get out of it . . . its to amazing to sit back and miss!