7.08.2009

Isn't She Lovely?

Tonight, a local photographer donated her time to take pictures of Celia. When BDSRA asked if they could refer Celia to the American Child Photographers Charity Guild, we thought that sounded like a nice idea, but when Amy Parrish accepted the referral, we were thrilled. Her name was familiar to us, because she has photographed friends' children. And her work speaks for itself -- you know, the whole "a picture is worth a thousand words"... It's true. Amy's are certainly remarkable. And because Celia can't speak for herself any more, Amy's pictures are such a gift.
Amy is obviously talented. But she's kind and patient, too. She didn't seem to mind at all when Celia needed to rest, or take a pacifier time-out. She didn't seem to mind wiping drool from Cel's lips. She didn't seem to mind rolling in the mulch or crouching in wet grass in an effort to capture good images. And talent aside, Amy really is just a lovely person.
So was her little red-headed subject this evening:
To see more of Amy's portrait session with Celia, please visit Amy Parrish Photography and check out her recent blog entry. And we'd be remiss not to mention that Celia's precious purple gingham dress came from Aunt Vicky, who made it for Celia using an apron that had belonged to Andy's Grandma Barb.

JEB

13 comments:

The Wendels said...

Oh, Jenni, she's absolutely breathtaking. I don't think I've ever seen more beautiful pictures!

Smitty 1, 2 , 3 and 4 said...

Jenni, those pictures brought tears to me eyes. I don't know if beautiful really is a word strong enough. Precious.

MzLiz said...

Stunningly beautiful

Christy said...

how wonderful! Love the dress.

Friend Family said...

Absolutely beautiful! What an amazing story - both the pictures and the dress!

Poppy John said...

Thank you, Amy.
Thank you, Vicky.
BEAUTIFUL.

P.S. Jenni Baby, remind me to tell you sometime how I almost got in knife fight last night over a "corndog."

Beth Ann said...

Wow... she took someone perfect and made her even more so in print. Order poster size for every shot! They are simply beautiful.

Nichole said...

Stunning

Amy said...

She did an amazing job! I'm so glad that you're happy with the shoot. It sounds like Amy did a wonderful job!

buddhaowen said...

Hi Jenni-I've been following your blog for awhile now, but I have neglected to comment for some time. Forgive me-it's not that I don't care, I'm just a little over-tired and over-worked plus a bit of laziness might be mixed in there. (It's Catherine M-well, Catherine K now, BTW). I figured it was high time I commented on how beautiful Miss Celia is-especially these pictures of her. She truly is stunningly beautiful. I know that you and your family will treasure those for many, many years. Thank you so much for sharing them with the rest of us and for sharing Celia's story with us. Even though I've never met her, I feel as though I know her and I am truly blessed to share in her life-even though it is only through the internet. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Washington is thinking of you and praying for you always.

Tsquared417 said...

What a gift...the girl and the picture.

esmoore_4 said...

oh my!!!!! what a precious gift in those pictues!! Celia is absolutely the most beautiful child I've ever seen. Love to all

The Talbert Family said...

She is the most beautiful little girl. In any picture she's gorgeous, but these capture her so well!