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This family’s memories have ended in this home of theirs.

The children grew into their own adulthood. One will move to pursue big dreams.  A new precious daughter joined in.  Ahh, a baby girl came and affixed herself to everyone’s hearts.  The house with all it’s impressions was sold and a new one purchased waiting for new adventures.

And life keeps moving.

 Blessings over this sweet family as they create new memories (aka: more grandchildren please)!

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If I lived in New York, I would have to rent a loft studio.  Literally, HAVE TO.  I have dreamt of it.  Oh, many times.  Sigh.

There are no loft studios close by. However, a gem in the heart of Orange was stumbled upon.  It’s Nicole Caldwell’s Studio and it’s pretty darn perfect!  Why?  It’s a natural light studio with huge skylight overhead that lets in beautiful percolated light.  And…a lovely reception area where more luminance streams in.  It’s a studio with loads of character from a used brick wall to white washed stair planks to wrought iron windows.  It was perfect for my commercial shoot with Pam Powers Knits back in February.  I adore Pam and I highly respect her craft.  She is a master artisan and creates very chic knitwear patterns.  We came together to photograph her designs in studio and outdoor in the cityscape of Old Orange.  Loved these girls, their stylists, and the pizza lunch!

I know, this was not a documentary shoot, but every now and then…..it sure was a whole lotta’ of fun!  Thanks Pam for trusting me with your vision.  Again. xo

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This little one is blessed beyond measure.  Actually, I think her Mimi is.  Yes, you definitely win that one Mimi!

This precious one lives in the South with her military family serving our country.  Are you a military family?  Are you a grandparent?  Then you will feel what you see with greater understanding.  This Mimi lives here;  however, her influence is still great.  She is intentionally building a relationship with this sweet pea.  It may be by phone or Skype or long airplane rides, but she has a presence in her life even from afar.  While her granddaughter was visiting, she became the teacher of walking.  All baby girl wanted to do was walk up and down the same stairs at the park.  Over and over.  The mundane, right?  Wrong.  This is how you bond and though it may be redundant, your influence will reach longer and farther.  Even across the United States.

Do your grandchildren live close?  Or are they far?  Honestly, it doesn’t matter.  What counts is YOU being intentional with your relationship.  It’s not up to them, they don’t get anything beyond themselves yet, whether they are 2 or 22.  Haha.  It’s up to you if you want it.  I encourage you to go and be purposeful in the pursuit of your grandchildren.  You are far too valuable not to.



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  • Mimi - This little one has flooded my life with joy beyond description. God is good! Thank you, Misty, for your limitless talent to capture my heart and touch my soul with your lens.

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Planting.  Watering.  Pruning.  Harvesting.  Being in the garden is their thing because it’s their time.

With a family of seven, one on one special times are harder to get.  If you come from a large family, you will relate exclusively.  There was this sweetness between them.  They didn’t talk a lot.  They didn’t really need to.  Sometimes it’s the unspoken that says so much and connects you with another.  As long as you are side by side, there is emotional bonding taking place because you are choosing that person at that time.

What special activities do you share with the ones you love? Do you have designated time with each child? With your spouse? Do you need ideas?  Click on the link below for some new adventures!



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I WANT ONE.  I want my own Grandma Rosa.  You should want one too.

She has given her family such a gift:  the gift of herself in their lives.  She’s the keeper of all secrets.  She is all of 91 years old and adorable and SASSY.  And she loves telling stories!  I was blessed to spend an evening at Grandma’s house while the family wrote down who’s who from precious photo albums.  Her sweet house has every corner filled with importance.  To most it might look like everyday clutter.  It’s not.  It’s organized stories in every nook; every magnet and match book comes with a narrative.

What made me fall in love was observing how everyone treated each other;  with respect.  With kindness and patience.  Grandma may be telling a story everyone has heard 9 times before, but they laugh again anyway.  Her family chooses to absorb what she has left to give them.  They ask her questions of who’s in the pictures, but more importantly they listen.  Then comes the occasional chuckle as she tells of her many male admirers.  They love on her with the gift of their time;  they value Grandma. Demonstrating this love to each other is most important while we are still all together. This hidden gem is being given to the youngest in the room.  Little B has no idea yet, but one day she will be thanking Jesus for the family He placed her in.

Oh, thank you thank you for letting me glimpse into Grandma Rosa’s home.  I might have cried a bit driving home.  Happy tears, envious tears, hope in people tears.

Do you know your family’s history?  Do you know who came before you?  Some of us are basically paper orphans because no one kept records of who the people are in the pictures.  I challenge you to find out.  You may not think it’s urgent or necessary now, but one day you might.  And when that one day comes, you will be grateful that you took the time now.




  • Sherri Equitz - Misty, this is so beautiful, I can’t even express it! You captured such touching moments! What a treasure! Your words brought tears and they continued throughout viewing the amazing photos. The 4 generation one is particularly special to me. What a blessing that you use your God given talents in such a meaningful way!

    Thank you,

    Sherri

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