Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

It is the time of the year again in America where we are given chance to, especially today, sit down and give thanks for all the blessings we have received each and every day. I can literally list countless of small and big ways I have been blessed with - sometimes even things I don't deserve, things I've taken granted for or even trials along the way that make me a stronger person. So, again, I am reminded of overflowing God's grace and blessings on this very day - being reminded that life is precious and God is good. I am thankful because of that.

Joe and I have been prepping and cooking since last night and like everybody else in the United States - we're going to have plenty of food. Let me share with you our pies for today: chocolate pie and pecan praline pumpkin pie. They are not the best looking pies but..oh my, they are SO good! ;) and we made them from scratch, even the pie crusts! :)

Let's eat, drink and be merry!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Green Life Update - End of Gardening Season

Almost seven months passed from the first time Joe and I planted a bunch of seeds in our garden. And winter is coming around - the first snow fall here in Northern Colorado pretty much marked the end of our gardening season. We have sown and harvested great fruits and veggies this season and I'm officially hooked on gardening! :) I'll definitely do it again next season in a heartbeat. As for now now, here are some fruits and veggies we harvested at the end of the season...

Pumpkins - Joe made pecan praline pumpkin pie last week out of these and oh so good! the pumpkins are so sweet to begin with.
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Small yellow watermelons. Sweet too!
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Canteloupe
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Edamame (Japanese beans)... and lots of it. Yum!
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Green bell peppers and yellow chilis.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Annalesa + Jeremy | Engaged!

I first met Annalesa sometime last year when she started attending the church I went to in Sun Valley, Southern California. We rarely saw each other again after that but we exchanged our photo blogs since she's also a photographer. Then we got reconnected at some points and she told me that she had moved from California to Colorado as well to be with her boyfriend who's in the military.

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We exchanged mails after emails...led to the news that she had gotten engaged to Jeremy! I couldn't be happier for her and the cool thing about it, she asked me to photograph their engagement session. I was honored and excited for it. They picked the Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs as this was also the place where they ended getting married at on October 19th.

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Anna and Jeremy first met in Full Sail University, Florida a few years back. But nothing outside friendship happened. They finally reconnected again through Facebook and then their relationship blossomed.
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Aww, I love this one...
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We did some fun posings...
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How cute are these series? I asked Jeremy to jump... and he agreed so we did this quite a few times :)
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Anna wanted to show Jeremy her graceful jump as well.... ;)
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Oh I have to add that Garden of gods is such a gorgeous place! Add the wintery air to it, it's just amazing views all around.
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Congratulations again, Anna and Jeremy for your marriage! As you'll be moving and traveling to different places after this week, I hope for safe trips for the both of you. May love, joy and God's blessings and guidance be upon you guys as you live your life's together. Also - thank you Jeremy for your service and dedication to this country!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas/Holiday Cards

It is time of the year again when we walked in to Walmart or arts-and-crafts store and they already have their Christmas decorations out for sale. It seems like we skipped Thanksgiving day and went forward to prepping for Christmas seasons! ;) While I'm usually a last minute kinda shopper for Christmas, this time I'm planning to do my Christmas cards early from pictures of our wedding and honeymoon this year.

Well, for those of you who start early for Christmas, I'd like to announce that Lia Supatra Photography is currently offering customized Christmas Cards this year. There are 4 kinds of cards you can choose from:

4x8 Single Sided Photographic Cards (two card designs)
$28.50 per min. set of 30 - if you'd like to order more, comes in increment of 5 cards for $3.50

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5x7 Single Sided Photographic Cards (two card designs)
$32.50 per min. set of 25 - if you'd like to order more, comes in increment of 5 cards for $6.50

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5x7 2 sided, Flat Press Cards (paper cards and one card design)
$39.50 per set of 25 (only sold per set of 25)

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5x7 Folded Press Cards (paper cards and one design)
$50 per set of 25 (only sold per set of 25)

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*You can pick out your design template ahead of time at www.pickyourholidaycard.com
**Envelopes are included in the order, no extra charge.
***US addresses only. Shipping directly to your address is available for $6.95. If you're local in Northern Colorado, you're welcomed to pick it up.

Now, about the photos for the cards, there are 2 ways:
1. Send me most recent photos of you and your family to be included in the design template (depends which one you pick) in 300 dpi image file.
2. Email me at liaphotography@yahoo.com to schedule a small 30-45 mins photo session for this Christmas Card project for a low fee of $65. We will use some of the images for the cards and I will also give you a copy of eight (8) photos in a CD.

I try to process images as fast as I can, but it may take up to 2 weeks after the photo session for the cards to arrive without placing a rush order. If you are sending out in time for Christmas, the first week of December would be the absolute latest time to schedule your session.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christiana + Brad | Engaged!

I met up with Christiana and Brad in the Oval area at Colorado State University where we started off our session. It was definitely a right timing before the big snow hit Northern Colorado last week. These two lovebirds are completely comfortable with each other and they are the biggest goofball couples I've ever photographed. Lots and looots of laughters, I tell ya ;) but it is a good thing because they just kept on laughing and simply happy with each other - makes it easy for me to photograph them.

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They both look sizzlin' in this picture....
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....but most of the time they are just back to being goofy with each other :)
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Love the feel of this one :)
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Christiana and Brad - thanks for the photo session, I had a good time just watching you guys enjoying each other :) Congrats on your upcoming wedding next year and may God bless your life together! :)

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