Lesdy Sainz’s Art Process

For this photoshoot- the goal was to capture another’s art process. I want to work on a series of these over the summer- capturing different art forms in their creation.

Here is the first, by a multi-talented artist and lovely friend, Lesdy Sainz’s.

The original oil painting she created:

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1st step in reconstruction with acrylic.

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Ready for painting.

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First part completed (:

Touching up another painting:

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She added some finer details and more color (:

 

Wrapping up the Spring Term

A few favorites from my recent grad photoshoots.

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I’m excited for the summer days- I already have a series of photoshoots lined up (: 

 

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I feel like graduate photographs are a little more complicated- FUN, but complicated. In any other shoot you do one outfit then change into the next. For grad shoots- you rotate outfits during the entire session: with the gown, without the gown, with sashes, without sashes, with the cap, without the cap.

Ooooh and the tassel is moved from right to left when you graduate (that’s more of a note to self though).

Thanks for reading (:

Graduation Days!

Hello (:
We are now reaching the end of the academic school year and I am super, super, super happy that it’s almost over! Like a lot O_O
Here are some family and grad photos I did for Mrs. Ann Worely. We have suffered through classes together, but are now good friends [[:
Hope you enjoy! 

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We started off with the family photos first, in case her little boy got restless. 

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He was actually very enthusiastic about the shoot- wanted nonstop picture taking! 

 

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Love this couple photo [[: 

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Also liked this in black and white. 

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Funny faces anyone? 

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My absolute favorite <333

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Now a few grad photos!

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Proud of his momma! 

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Just a few weeks away!!

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Last few weeks! Here we go >:D

email me (photosbycathy@ymail.com) or check out my Facebook for a photoshoot! PhotosbyCathy

Baby Malachi – April: Spring and Little Moments

Some new photos of little Malachi here (:
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He was a lot of fun to photograph
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My favorite: 
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You can check out the rest of his photos on my Facebook page: photosbycathy 

March 31st

I’m not a fan of being busy.. and yet I always find myself in that state- busy.

So, to the beautiful Garima, I’m so sorry I was tired during our photoshoot; I still had a lot of fun and appreciated you coming out ❤ ImageImage

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You can check out the rest of her photoshoot here: photosbycathy

“Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary;they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31

When life gives you a good foundation…

It is my mother and my aunt’s strength and sensibility that I lean on and that drives my everyday life.

My mother has not lead an easy life, nor my aunt for that matter.  However, the beauty of their trial is not just their survival, it is in their ability to offer the world what they never received.

My mother is kind. My mother is soft. She has wounds and scares that have hardened, but her heart, never, ever has. For this I am thankful; for her strength to vehemently pursue life, despite the suffering it has thrown her way.

My mother- through her sacrifices and her love- has laid down the foundation for my future. Now, it is up to me to build on that, to learn from that, and to rise higher than that.  And so far.. I’m  building (:

We all have to build from what we’ve been given. For some of us it is more, for some a little less- but it is important that you use it. If you have the ability to start 2 steps off the ground, why pretend as though you have nothing at all to begin with? Why compare it to someone who is starting off at 5? Your concern should be your own foundation, your own building.. not anyone else’s.

For this post, I wanted to feature my beautiful aunt ❤
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Who, through her fire and intensity,
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has become a force to be reckoned with…
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though one would advise against such an action.
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I hope you all found a little way to celebrate International Women’s Day yesterday (:

Thanks for reading (:

Ukraine, basics

I wanted to write a piece about the Ukraine, but I am no dedicated news source; it would be far better for me to post a CNN reference instead: 20 Questions: What’s behind Ukraine’s political crises. 

Keeping them in my thoughts and prayers. A government should never bring violent force against its people.