December 25, 2009

O Night Divine

Christmas around our house

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!  

 This is my favorite Christmas carol, I sing it all month long. Wishing you Peace & Joy today. Merry Christmas.

December 20, 2009

Email troubles

No, not a fun holiday post! Just a note that my rayaphotography email has been down for an undetermined amount of time. It's all fixed now, but if you emailed me and have not received a response or your email bounced back, please send again!

That's all for now. Hopefully this week I will be blogging something far more interesting than that last paragraph.

xoxo,
Raya

December 16, 2009

Family Film





Recently a relative of Forest's dad sent us a link to a collection of slides he'd scanned from his Grandma Ruth's house. These ones charmed me - the beach, the camera, the cuff on that boy's jeans, the converse, the umbrella...so different than now, but also sort of the same : )

December 15, 2009

Kate Spade Bisbee 2006







How I re-found this ad campaign. Ready, Go:
1 - Meet Michelle Woo, get to shoot her wedding in August 2010
2 - Tell Faith about getting to shoot this cool girl's wedding, send a link to Michelle's site
3 - Faith browses, find this in her portfolio section
4 - My heart starts beating faster, I think YES this is why I have saved all my magazines since 2003. I must have these photos on my inspiration board NOW
5 - Immediately go to my mag shelf, only to find that somehow my March 2006 Vogue is missing. Of course it is...
6 - Ebay saves the day.

I just think this spread is perfection. Bisbee is a special little town in AZ that Faith loves and always tells me about, but has not taken me to - what's up with that? These photos make me want to take a road trip there like now. And maybe lose my suitcase off the top of the car and then take pictures of my clothes strewn about on the side of the road.

And socks with heels - something I will never pull of, but still so cute.

December 8, 2009

Christmas around the house


Finally getting my decorations up...I'm planning to make more trees for the mantle, finish my garland and make a few more things. Glad I started in November since it's taken me this long just to do the little bit I have : )