Chris & Daido

It is only fitting that I post this quick and fun session I did weeks ago today. We're really thankful and blessed for this man's friendship. His love for photography and film-making is contagious and inspiring. And obviously, his love for Daido is just making me wish that we had a dog.

Happy birthday, Chris! Hope this year is the best one yet! 

Tam Family Welcomes Ezra | Family Lifestyle

So remember this family? Not so long ago, I photographed this family of 3 for their holiday photos while Vanessa was pregnant with Ezra. Well, hello Ezra! Welcome to the world! So happy to have met this little man. I also met Vanessa's mom. 

May I present to you, Ezra and this family of 4. 

You are Loved

You are loved. You are loved. I repeat You are loved. If you think no one cares for you, no one loves you or that you are unworthy, say this over and over again: You are loved. This really hits close to home for me. Oftentimes, I deal with a lot of insecurities. Isn't it common nowadays? Feeling of unworthiness creeps in. It's poisonous. It tears your soul apart. It cripples you. You lose your confidence. You question yourself. 

This statement could never be far from the Truth. This is a good daily reminder to not be too hard on yourself. It's okay to love yourself. I think, you must love yourself (not in that I'm-better than-anyone-else kind of way, you know what I mean). Your confidence should not come from the outside, from other people or what the world says but it should come from within. 

"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3 There is that Ultimate Someone who loves you more than you'll ever know. You just have to know that kind of Love. Love like no other. Because it's fierce, it penetrates you, it makes you whole.  The kind of Love that money or materials things can't give. The kind of Love that can never taken from you. The ONLY Love who satisfies. 

You were created. You are loved.

Model: Allyson Sandoval

Location: Ampersand