Thursday, January 5, 2012

tumblr blog

Read about this photo here. 

I decided to set up a blog just for 2012 and my black and white images.  You can check it out here:

I am loving loving loving working in purely black and white. It's refreshing, mysterious and freeing.  It reminds me of where I started and how far I have come! I hope you will follow my little moments in black and white.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Unexpected Beauty

I came across this cool wall. Unexpected Beauty 2012 - A 52 week Project. Tuesday is the day I think I will post my images.  I love the idea of unexpected beauty in little moments.  I had actually taken this photo today before I even knew about the project.

a peek from my lens: Caleb, my son the super star.

I had already decided that this year I wanted to shoot in black and white and all the shades of grey.  I absolutely love color and I LOVE to shoot contrasty images in color.  This year I wanted to go back to where I started from, in black and white. Here is hoping that black and white and all the grays will prove to be a year of pure beauty!

Bring it to 2012!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Angry Birds

Caleb LOVES playing video games on his computer. He is really good at using the computer and he has recently done so well at school that we decided to let him play Angry Birds again. This past weekend him and JM played side by side for about 2 hours. Caleb was in video/dad land and loving it. All I kept hearing was "Caleb, how did you do that?"

What's wrong dad?

I think Angry Birds has gotten to him! hahahaha.
What a fun lazy Saturday afternoon!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Being 7 & 5

Yesterday was a no school day which meant to my kids, no showers, playing, riding bikes, watching TV, watching movies and being carefree.  At the end of the day they each went off to play by themselves and it was fun to hang out with each of them as they did what they enjoy most. 

I love her smile.  This is RRR perfectly at 7.

The boy on the other hand, well he was all about his race car today.  Sound effects and all. He had fun showing me all the cool stuff his car has.  He actually posed the car for these shots and told me to take them. Then he wanted to see them to make sure I did it right.  If he did not like what I took I had to do it again! Great job Caleb shoot with mom!

CMR doing what he loves at 5.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Today I captured this, water.

For me water means so much.  In moments my mind is flooded by images I have seen, taken or experienced were clean water made a difference in a persons life. It is just water.  It's just water to me.  It's life.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's a Little Scary

My Life.

I am going to try to explain it in photos.

This post is a moment where I need to take a deep breathe and then going back to believing that God has an amazing plan where I get to stroll with some amazing people.

Some people know me as Cristina the designer, others know me as Cristina their sister with crazy ideas, others know me as Cristina the dreamer, others know me as Cristina the friend that cries and others know me as Cristina mom & wife.  I know me as Cris the one that believes all is possible through God.

Aside: If you know me as Cris you can call me that, if not well then my name is Cristina with no "H" Ha!

I believe that God created me to believe in people.  
I believe that God created me to help people.
I believe that God created me to love people to the point where they know the depth of that love.
I believe that God created me for a purpose.
I believe that God has a bigger plan than just my little dream.
I believe that God created me to take photos.
I believe that God created me to encourage people.
I believe that God believes in me.

I wish I could remember that list all the time.  Most of the time I feel like I am saying just the opposite to myself.  I feel like I am alone, I feel like I not creative, I feel like I don't know how to love people.  That's life though.  It's real.  All of it.  The belief in that love prevails and in the knowledge that life sucks sometimes.

I'm smiling.

Because these little moments in time make up my entire life.  Where I suck at times and where I get to live in God's plan. It's a strange and beautiful thing.  

All these words are coming from me thinking about Give Prints.  I would have never taken this series of pictures had it not been for Give Prints.  I would have never known all that God had for me had it not been for Give Prints.  It's more than I can image and more than I know but it is becoming me.

Cristina the Photographer.
Cristina the wife who is an Entrepreneur.
Cristina the mom that has a rad job.
Cristina the sister that talks about art all the time.
Cristina who believes people are amazing, crazy and beautiful all at the same time.
Cristina who believes in me.

I hope and pray that Give Prints and our images inspire you to know that you are deeply loved.

Above all pray,

PS - it's good to LIKE Give Prints on Facebook :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Grateful Project

30 days - 30 pictures. 

My friend Jenn is amazing. When she emailed me and said she wanted to do The Grateful Project for Give Prints I was stoked.  Thirty days of gratitude.  It seemed easy enough..  What I found a long the way was that my perspective changed and it was not always easy to be grateful. There where days when I was really just tired or mad or acting crazy and I still had to look for something to be grateful for. There where lots of moments I did not capture with my camera and the ones I did I found amazing because I got to capture a little piece of time where for that moment it was amazing to me. Here are my thirty photos, most of which are images of my little family, my friends, Give Prints, and food! I am grateful for all these little moments I get to live that make up my life!

Be blessed!