leaf in the rain

// welcome the change //

I have tried writing this post several times & have tossed it every time – one of these days, I’ll actually be able to write a whole post.


In seasons of change, I find that I become even more unsure of myself, insecure in my abilities, and doubtful of the good that I know lies just around the corner. It is December of 2014. December, just one year ago, I was in pain – spending most of my days in bed with severe back problems. How did that seem so much easier than the future that lies ahead?
I have never claimed to love the unknown, yet I can be very impetuous — adventurous, at times. I didn’t mean to turn my whole life around, and here I sit, looking forward to 2015, where everything seems to be changing. Yet, as much as I complain, and admit to being a wimp, a large part of me is thrilled. I want the change, I worked for the change, and ultimately, I WELCOME THE CHANGE.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…

I’ve always loved this quotation from Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis — it resonates with my soul in these last few weeks. My changes haven’t come swiftly at all, but I’ve made lots of little decisions that add up to one big change. These last few months have been exhausting, stressful, and messy.
They’ve been difficult for me… and for the people around me (sorry, family!), but everything is about to change…

// As of January 1st, 2015, I will be the sole proprietor of a FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS //

I’m thrilled and terrified – I’m moving forward, but so conflicted. I’m burning bridges behind me, and I can’t ever retrace my steps. It’s a big jump, and there are so many different things to PAY FOR! :P

Pray for me & wish me luck! :)

Now, that I have one announcement out of the way, let’s get on with the rest of my (fantastic) news:

#1 A brand new photography website design is coming, (& has been in the works for awhile) and that means that this blog will be phasing out over the next few months. *tear* the posts will be transferred over to my blog on my photography website, and if you would like to keep up with my work, please follow the new blog – I’d love to stay in contact with my dear followers!

#2 Because I am going full time, my prices are going to have to be a bit more realistic, aka, I’m raising ALL my prices. Sooooo, if you or a friend or a family member want to book a shoot, NOW is the time. :) All my prices will be raised significantly in 2015!

#3 I will be leaving the country for quite a bit of January (!!!!!!!!!!) I won’t share publicly where I’m going, but feel free to shoot me an email or message me on my photography Facebook page for more info, and as always, expect photos (on the new website/blog) upon my return.

#4 If you want to connect with me, offer advice, critique, or book a session, send an email to me at marilla(at)mariphotographystudio.com :)

xoxo,

Mari

// breathe // then do it again

taking a moment to find beauty in the imperfections:

breathe © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

processed with VSCO Film 1 in Lightroom 5

// Changes Coming //

Blog Announcement

 

(hopefully) Wonderful changes coming to my blog, my business, and life in general… more information soon!

xoxo,

Mari

Portraits // Campos Family

Little ol’ me is going to play catch up, because I haven’t blogged any of my portrait sessions recently!
I shot a session with my dear coworker and her family in early October, and it was such a wonderful shoot. They chose to go casual and comfortable with fun superhero t-shirts and I loved it! I chose to echo their fun personalities with awesomely bright and saturated photos! Here are a few photos from the session at Donnelly Park in Turlock, CA:

family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

To secure your session, email me at info(at)mariphotographystudio.com!

family pricing family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california