I'm Back & Psyched

Let Me Tell You What I’m Up To

I’ve been on hiatus. It’s been almost a year since my last blog post #pandemics happen. Apparently, this one has lasted a long time! ARGH. Collectively, we have all been broken open to one degree or another. My sincere hope is we, as members of Our Collective Humanity, find our way back home, to a place of love, kindness, empathy, and service. These values are how I live. These #eulogy values are my anchors.

What has been abundantly clear to me this past year is that photographing Love On Life’s Terms is where my heart sings. I’ve missed it. I’m ready to go back to work.

So, I’m doing this new thing.

I want you (my friends) to know about it. In order for me to keep paying it forward, this Brand New Business is based on my Heartfelt Photography.

Spencer, who is the namesake of Spencer James Academy, is one of 25 portraits created during a Photo Fun Day.

You know that messy moments have been my specialty. Portraits of the differently-abled, senior citizens, and children with serious illnesses is where I’ve lived, creating memories, and legacies of love. This work has been almost entirely philanthropic. I’m now offering my photographic services to Private Select Clients. In addition, I am excited about my new Photo Fun Days. Who says portrait days are reserved only for school children? As an advocate for the differently-abled, senior citizens, special needs population, and children with both health and/or emotional challenges, they too deserve to be celebrated.

When I’m capturing LOVE On Life’s Terms, is when the soul transcends outward appearances.

I’m a pay-it-forward photographer who does private and group projects to fund my pay-it-forward business.

My intention is to create an experience that highlights Our Collective Humanity and make it a memorable experience. And I always do my best to make it fun!

Who says Aging can't be fabulous? Who says Different can’t be beautiful? Who says Special Needs individuals aren’t remarkably special?

Zoey is a remarkable cancer survivor. I’m not sure if it’s possible not to be charmed and amazed by this young person. She has endured more with faith and commitment than most adults could ever imagine. I’m grateful to have been there from almost the beginning, loving and photographing this astounding family. It IS a family disease.

I’m asking you to keep me in mind. I’m open for business. Gratefully, I’m triple vaccinated. I continue to wear a mask, happily. These days most of my work is outdoors, which is an actual blessing. Help me to help others. My goal is to not only continue my pay-it-forward philanthropy photography but to be able to fund more of it.

Here’s the link is to my New Mini Website where you can take a deeper dive into what I offer. Learning out to speak to the camera is totally new to me. Let me know what you think?

I shot this as part of my pay-it-forward philanthropy photography. Red Nose Day is on a mission to end child poverty. Rayfield Academy, where I took this image, is on a mission to help individuals with varying developmental delays, and autism, improve their lives.

Do you or a loved one need a pick-me-up, or maybe you’d like a legacy of love in a picture? If a child has lost their hair to chemo and is feeling less than, I’m there. Is someone you know in a facility and you think I’d be a good fit?  Fabulous. As I said, this is where I live, and this is where I love.

Another example of my philanthropy photography is of Ellen and her mom. Hopefully, on my next trip to NYC, I’ll be there to capture this love once again, although most likely it will present somewhat differently. Lenore recently turned 103. And I’d like to say, that’s okay. It’s life and love on life’s terms.

Here’s my gift to you. Learn to take pictures like me. Check out my e-book here.

10 Tips To Great Pics – Start With An Open Heart

Learn how to co-create photographic images with heart. I speak to showing up with empathy and compassion. It’s all about connection, which is as much about great portrait photography as it is about a life well-lived.

A blast from my past. This cutie was from a cover I shot for South Florida Family Life Magazine.

Thanks, you’ve hung in there till the end!

In gratitude, Lisa

Older Post

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published