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One of the things I learned early on in my study of photography/art is how tension in a photograph or painting can make the image more beautiful or interesting. I found this definition online for those that may not know what I’m talking about: Dynamic tension is a way of using the energy and movement available in various features of the frame to draw the eye out of the picture in contrasting directions.

Anyway, during my morning bible reading (and I use this fantastic App by Nicky Gumbel called Bible in One year), I came across this commentary by Nicky in reference to Luke 22:1-38.

“As we look at the parts played by each of the people in this drama, we see, once again, that the Bible teaches both predestination (that God has planned everything in advance) and free will. This is a mystery that the Scriptures hold in tension and we are rightly suspicious when any human system attempts to explain it away one way or the other….”

Love this. The tension. Mystery. Beauty.

One of the struggles in my faith has been with the ugly parts of life in this world. How God can let bad things happen to innocent people and still be painting a beautiful overall picture? That’s another topic for another time. In the meantime, I’ll share a little slice of the beauty in my life.5958473725_671e244f53_o

 

 

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I was so excited to be asked back to photograph sweet baby J and his beautiful Mom during a visit to Beijing last May. Another international move, this time to Singapore, and a new full-time job homeschooling my youngest daughter has left me very little time to update this space. It’s hard to believe this session took place almost a year ago!

 

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I love the change of seasons. The leaves are just starting to turn here in Beijing and we’ve been having beautiful days with gorgeous blue skies. Really looking forward to the next few family and newborn sessions coming up. Hope to be able to take advantage of the fall colors outdoors. As a little throwback, here is an image of my youngest taken this past spring when all the beautiful cherry blossoms were in bloom. Hard to believe this is Beijing, China, isn’t it? I tried to give an other-worldly feel to this image with lots of pink-one of my favorite colors!

 

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Abbi is a big sister to one of my daughter’s friends. We were so sad to say goodbye to them this week! They were supposed to stay for another year at the International School of Beijing, but as is typical in this expat community, last minute plans changed that:( It was great getting to photograph Abbi for one last time in Beijing before she went on to complete her senior year back home. Good luck, Abbi! I still can’t believe you can pull off the ballet moves AND play a mean game of girls’ rugby. Wow!

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Lindy and her family said goodbye to Beijing this past June after calling this city home for 10 years. Even though she’s only starting her junior year back in the States, I loved it that she scheduled a senior type session with me before she left. It was so great getting to know them all and photographing them these past few years. Best of luck, Lindy! I know you’ll do so great in your new school. xx

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