My good friends Scott and Amelia celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary just before we left for Guatemala!  We decided it was the perfect opportunity for a photoshoot! Antigua, Guatemala is where they fell in love with this country  on their first visit years ago.  They adopted their 2 boys over the next few years.  Hopefully we can do a family session here one day! ; )

On another note.. I LOVE a good textured wall.. and this city is full of them!  I could shoot here all day!  So if anyone wants to take me there for a shoot.. or a wedding.. my bags are already packed… just sayin’ : )

For the past 10 days I have been in Guatemala City, Guatemala for the I am Art Workshop.  This was my second trip to Guatemala with Athentikos.  We had the amazing privilege of working with the kids of La Limonada, the largest slum in central america, on a mural just outside of their community. The mural was designed to tell the 10 basic rights of a child: name, nationality, protection, love, education, recreation, food, housing, medical attention and family. They are also learning  that God “has wonderfully made” each of us for a unique purpose! It is exciting to see how art can be used as a spiritual and therapy tool.

A year a half ago, we took 100 of the kids to Art Camp at the coast… you can read about that trip here:

We are hoping to do this again.. details coming soon on how you can help make that happen..

A view of La Limonada..

Prayer before starting to prepare the wall for the children to paint!
This little cutie showed up to help us the day before workshop!

The evening before the kids arrived.. outlined and ready for them to paint!
All of the kids and adults who worked on the mural added their handprint!
The finished product!!  Love it!  All of the children walk past it several times a day as they go to school.  So many families and adults stopped by as we were painting and said how much they loved it and hoped it brings change to their community!
My favorite part.. Made by the children of La Limonada!
We had a few other side workshops going on around the church and near by park.  Here they are painting a big plank sculpture that went in all of the schools with the rights on them.
A little water for a hot afternoon in Guatemala.
Sidewalk chalk..
Each day during an afternoon break, we visited a few families in La Limonada..
My friend Amelia visiting the boy her family sponsors through Limonade International.  To learn more about sponsorship.. visit their page.

A few shots from my iPhone..


Sweet Adelaide was super excited about her photo session!  She was all smiles!

Look at those little teeth shining through!

She loves her dog Martha and Martha loves her!

Waiting for Daddy!

My studio partner Jess Kamm had her sweet beautiful baby girl 2 weeks ago!

You can see her maternity session here!

Welcome to the world sweet girl!  I can’t wait to watch you grow up!

Nola loves to give her new baby sister kisses!!

This precious hat is from etsy!

I’ve been wanting to photograph Quinn on this chair since Jess told me she was pregnant!  I love it!!