Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lopez Family

I had the honor of shooting the Lopez family tonight. If you follow my blog, you may remember a few months back that they were the winners of the "One Deserving Family" Giveaway I did for Christmas. Since letting them know that they have won that award, I've been able to get to know them a little better, and I have to say, that I most definitely picked the perfect family. They have struggled through many rough patches of life and I am so impressed with the great attitudes they always have, the way they show compassion to those around them, including their nephew A., whom they have adopted as their own.  They make me want to be a better person.  Thanks for letting me spend time with your family tonight, Lopezes, I pray that you are blessed by these photos as I was taking them.

They were actually nominated by two different people, and this is what those who nominated them said about them:

"I just heard about your give-away and a very special family I know came to mind.  Even when they are battling physical pain and challenges the Lopezes give to others, open their home and encourage them. Prior to marrying Olivia, Emilio had a sledding accident that broke numerous bones in his body and still managed to have a positive attitude through a difficult recovery.  Olivia has overcome addictions and is constantly reaching out to hurting and struggling people.  She shares the joy that she has found in her relationship with God with everyone around her and never judges anyone.  She has an incredible empathy because of what she has gone through in her life.  They took in her nephew and made him part of a loving family.    Their children are very blessed to have Emilio and Olivia as their parents! They are an inspirational family and it would be so amazing to see them get this gift!" 

"I have known this family for the last few years. Although we do not spend a lot of time together in person, I see Olivia’s Face book posts daily. For as long as she has had a Facebook, she has always shared the daily struggles that she faces, and yet she never leaves a negative remark. I can remember when they were in a car accident, and they lost their car. Olivia was still thanking God for their safety and boldly stated that He would provide their family with what they needed. She is constantly thanking God for all that she has.
I know that Olivia has struggled with being sick in the past, and for health reasons she has not worked full time. Yet she never complains about finances, and has even taken family members into her home to care for them. I am always encouraged by the hope and the joy that is demonstrated in this family."

For one of their last pictures, Olivia wanted each member of the family to pick out their favorite t-shirt, throw a couple sports balls in there, and get a portrait that shows who they are as a family. They're all really involved in sports, relaxed and down to earth, and not really the dress-up type, so this is their every-day selves.  I normally don't recommend people wearing random t-shirts for portraits, but I happen to really love this picture. Because it's them. And I like that. :)





My other favorite picture. Their family has come together from many different places, and I feel like their family would welcome anyone who needed loved. This picture embodies how their family makes me feel:

These photos are copyright protected. Do not save, copy, or reproduce in any way. Stealing makes me sad.
~Ange Movius Photography Lewiston - Clarkston Photographer

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love them all! The pictures, the family and the photographer! What a treasure you are Ange!