Fiona

“A child can teach an adult three things. To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, and to fight tirelessly for something.”

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Hope for Hayden

Photographing this little guy was the highlight of the month of February for me. It was a very rough month for me personally, so being around Erika and Hayden and watching the love between them was really just inspiring and it lifted my mood more than I could ever explain. Hayden is the strongest fella you will ever meet. He has been through more hospital rooms, medications, procedures, treatments, etc. than any other (almost) 2 year old ever should have to go through. He has a rare epileptic disorder called Dravet syndrome. There is no cure at this point for this terrible disease, so monitoring it minute by minute with diet and medication is imperative right now for Hayden. As for Erika, she is one of the most genuine, beautiful souls I have ever met in my life. I am so fortunate to have her as one of my best friends, because her heart is so big and the love she gives is so pure. I feel blessed to have been able to capture the beautiful relationship between her and Hayden.

If you would like to know more about Hayden and his journey, feel free to follow along on his Facebook page at “Hope for Hayden” (hope4hayden).

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Modern Calligraphy 101

I had the amazing opportunity to teach my very own modern calligraphy class at my mom’s scrapbook store, Pages in Time, last month! My calligraphy journey all started last Spring. I knew I wanted to use calligraphy to¬†address our wedding invitations and I had been eager to learn for years, but I had tried over and over again with kits from Michael’s and AC Moore and was never able to get the flow of it! I even tried watching YouTube videos to learn, but I still was just not able to write how I wanted to. After taking a¬†calligraphy class in person, I was able to learn how to hold the pen the proper way and how to correctly apply pressure to get the thicker downstroke that makes calligraphy so pretty compared to other writing. Since writing our invitations, I have had fun continuing this little “hobby” of mine in other crafty areas! There is just something to be said about dipping your pen in ink and writing the “old-fashioned” way…

 

*All pictures taken by Lea Picard

More classes are going to be offered Tuesday, March 29th! 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Each class will include all your nibs and supplies to take home with you. $35 reserves your spot!

“You can make anything by writing.” -C.S. Lewis

Valentine’s Day Photoshoot

I had the sweetest request from Ashlee at http://www.tusksandtails.com to take some pictures of her boyfriend, Josh, and her for a Valentine’s Day themed shoot! We set out into Lancaster City and had a great time finding beautiful backdrops and places to shoot in front of. These two are adorable together and made photographing them super easy!

Take one.

Ever since I was a bored freshman in college and avoiding doing homework, I was caught up in the blog and pinterest world. It fascinated me that some women would devote their every day life to sharing it with the little people (like me). Fast forward 8 years, I finally am taking the plunge and doing this for myself. Where do I want it to go? I’m not really sure. But for once in my life, I’m content with not knowing. Let the fun begin!