Monday, March 21, 2016

small thing //

small thing:
you breathe; you sigh; you love
relentlessly, simply, unconditionally--
mewing and grasping
for her.
your hold is slight and firm.
you trust her.

small thing,
you trust it: life,
that is,
the thing which pulled you from
the safe,
the cozy,
the impenetrable warmth,
and out into
the big,
the dark,
the impenetrable chill.
yet you were born to live,
and live you shall.

small thing:
someday, this world will
hold more than she,
and you will learn to loose your grasp.
but not soon.
and she is thankful.

I am now a part-time professional photographer in the Portland, Oregon area. I attribute my growth in imagery completely to this blog, and I am thankful for the many words of encouragement and support which came to me for so many years as I began my photography endeavors. These images are from a recent newborn shoot. Photographing families + babies always leaves me with a sense of awe and delight. 

xx lucia 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Soul Breathing

Sometimes, your soul needs to breathe. Mine did, and has. And so I have returned. //

It's been nearly two years since I have been in this place, and typing once more on a familiar blank sheet is nostalgic. My soul has indeed done a lot of breathing. I am different. I have changed. I have grown. I have lived; I have adventured. I have photographed, traveled, learned, written, cried, laughed, had my heart bruised and beautified. I am twenty years young now; thirteen, the age at which I began this little blog of mine, seems like a galaxy away.

But here I am, returning. I missed this outlet; this space in which to share my thoughts + musings.  I intend to return wholeheartedly--sporadically, perhaps, but thoughtfully. I want to write again, merely to myself, if need be.

Be blessed.

xo // lucia

Friday, September 5, 2014

Elijah + Jessica | Portland, Oregon Wedding Photography

So. I lied. Accidentally. I truly thought I would be back sooner than this. But look! I have photo proof for you: I've been busy. Like, really busy. One of the changes in my life (spoken of in my last post) that has occurred is my photography career. What started as a for-fun hobby is now rapidly blossoming into a (not quite official) side business. In fact, I just launched a page, am working on organizing my portfolio and a website, and I have gazillions of folders of shoots to share with you all. 

I have had the chance to photograph several weddings this year, and now, I want to share this one with you.  


Elijah and Jessica, two sweet persons whom I am happy to also call my friends, were married in the backyard of a family friend (who also happens to be a mutual friend of mine. Gotta love small towns). It was to be an evening wedding, but morning already promised sky-rocketing temperatures--and Oregonians are easily wilted by heat. 

But it was okay (and I'm going to be cheesy here; bear with me), because love was also promising to be at an all-time high. And Oregonians (at least the ones I am happy to know) are pretty dang good at this whole love thing. I might be biased, but, still

The girls wore pink and the boys wore romeos, and there was a potluck + strawberry shortcake for dessert. Adjectives--homey, pretty, friendly, sweet--were monogrammed into the atmosphere. It was a joy to capture such a sweet love as Elijah + Jessica's.   

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