Her days at Manteca High School are over. What may have felt like forever coming, will one day seem a distant memory. Victoria, you are now free to blaze your own trail. Congratulations on such a great achievement! And a HUGE thanks to Tracy’s Nursery & Gardens in Tracy, CA for allowing me to photograph this gorgeous girl on your property!!
High school graduation. MAN, what a pivotal moment in one’s life.Maybe you were popular, maybe you weren’t. Maybe you played sports, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you made good grades, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you dated, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you got a car when you turned 16, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you made plans for college, maybe you didn’t. No matter what your high school experience may have been like, the important thing is that you make it through and across that stage with that piece of paper in your hand. With that little piece of paper, you are free to do so much. Free to do whatever you dream or wish. Never in your life are you more free and prepared to take on the world and shape your future than at this time. Congratulations Daniela! You made it out! Go boldly in the direction of your dreams!
Time really just slips on by when you’re not paying attention doesn’t it?! We have been in Cali for a year and half now and still have so much we haven’t checked off our list. Having a little one doesn’t make travel very easy or enjoyable but Linc is almost a year old (CRAZINESS!) so we are trying to venture out at least once a month for a little family fun now that he’s older and doesn’t require as much naptime. Last month, we took a day and drove out to Monterey and Carmel on the coast. It was a perfect day! We hit Fisherman’s Wharf and 17 mile Drive before ending the day walking the beach and streets in Carmel. We really had a great time and started thinking about where we want to venture to next.
I find that no matter where you go, the world can be a small place. Victor’s sister works for my husband and his mother goes to our church. Funny how God can create paths for people to cross yours. Even though I’m not working as much as I have in past years, I am still blown away at how God takes care of me and gives me just what I need when I need it. Enough to keep me busy and enough to keep me fresh and clients that are an utter joy to work with. Praise be to a good, good Father!Anyway, getting back to what this post is really about.. Iriam & Victor. I only spent a few hours with them but I could tell right away how sweet and sincere their love for one another is and their love for the Lord. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they got married on the balcony at Chez Shari in Manteca. It was a lovely ceremony complete with communion. What better way to begin a marriage than acknowledging the Savior who paid it all so we can be made whole. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Melena! Thanks so much for the honor of capturing your wedding day!
This family is so precious! I still find it crazy how we all ended up in California. First, my husband and I moved here and had a baby boy. Then Tiffany, Chad and Chandler moved out here and now have a baby boy of their own. His name is Charlie and he’s the sweetest little thing. He seems like a chill little dude, which is the opposite of his sister who is full of energy. Isn’t it strange how siblings can be so different?! It made my heart smile to hear Chandler call Charlie her “bubba”. She is taking her new job of “big sis” very seriously. Thanks so much Turner family for welcoming me into your home and letting me capture this joyous time. I loved every minute!