I graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelors in Business Management & 100% thought that I’d be running a solar company for the rest of my life… but everything changed when my dad became terminally ill with brain cancer.
I remember working long days/nights & I’d go sleep in a chair next to his hospital bed… wondering what working those long hours at a job that I hated was even worth when I’d rather just spend my dad’s last precious moments with him.
So I quit my job (with absolutely NO photoshoots or weddings booked lol!) and had a “Jesus-take-the-wheel” type of faith that everything would work out… and it did (thank God lol)!! :))) I can’t even verbally express to you how grateful I am every single day to have a job (that I love!!) that allows me to serve others by freezing moments in time for my clients to come back to & relive forever. I wish, more than anything, that I had more time on Earth with my dad… but I deeply cherish the few photos we took together that remind me of our memories… and I’m SO very passionate about gifting that feeling to others. :))))
Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom.
- TONI M.