Warriors
I truly believe their are certain people put on this earth to show others how to handle difficult situations in life.
People that are tested over and over again to see how much their heart can take.  People that are tested to turn something so very heart wrenching into an inspiring story of faith.
This beautiful and strong family. They are one of those people. They are true warriors.
In March of 2014 they lost their sweet baby Ezra so very close to delivering, and this year they gave birth to the most precious gift.
I remember following their story and fighting back sobbing tears as I saw the pain they had to endure.
Everyone grieves in their own way, and to see this family openly share their honest feelings about the reality of suffering was just so amazing.
This family has helped so many people cope during difficult times without even knowing it.  I will always look up to their beautiful testimony and incredible strength.

At newborn sessions I’m intrigued by the names families choose and if there is any significant meaning behind them.
When George and Amiee shared their strong and powerful names of their beautiful children, I was left feeling so inspired to share.
Judah, their first born, means praise and their is no doubt this little dude is passionate about praise and worship.
The Lion of Judah is also another name of Jesus. Judah is fierce, and strong, and brave. He is always telling his parents that he has a lion inside his heart. How awesome is that!?!
Ezra, their second baby, means help. This family experienced God as their refuge and their help in the season of loss.
Shiloh, their third blessing, means His gift, Peaceful one.  It was a significant battle site in the Civil War and a significant place in the Bible.
They shared with me that, “Shiloh is no doubt our redeeming gift from our good Father, our peace in the battlefield.
The promise that God is faithful and works for our good, redeeming what has been lost. We are experiencing that fully in our Shiloh.”

Just look at these beautiful faces. They are at peace, and it was the most amazing experience to capture it on camera.

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As we traveled to California last week for one of our Simply Fresh Newborn Workshops, I had the opportunity to teach an outdoor family mentor session.
Not only did I LOVE trying out a new sunny location (especially one with sweet cactus plants-wink wink), but I LOVE meeting other photographers.
Kari Lovequist at Kari Lovequist Photography is already extremely talented, so it was an honor she chose me for a mentor session.
We got to chat about styling, poses, angles, lighting, client interaction, post processing, business, and much more.
Take a peek at some of my favorite moments captured with this perfect family that I love so very much.
Such sweethearts.

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If you are interested in attending an outdoor family mentor session I have a few spots left for summer of 2016.  Check out more details on the mentor sessions, {HERE} and send over an email to robin@picsyphoto.com with any questions. Thank you!

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This beautiful family had originally booked their session for June.  JUNE!
Between all the rain and traveling for work we probably rescheduled their session at least 5 different times!
They waited….and waited…and waited some more to finally have their family session.
The stars aligned and November did not disappoint.
The sun was gorgeous, the temperature was an all time high, and the girls were beyond scrumptious.
Here is a little peek into our long awaited for perfect night.

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