Amazing

..Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace..
..Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise...

Today was one of the most wonderful photo shoots ever. Not just because I had two beautiful, wonderful girls to photograph, but because I see so much of their mother and grandmother in them. I know Jeanie misses her mother awfully and I know that Alathea would have loved more time with her grandma.
Yet, God's ways are not our ways!(that bunny was a gift to Alathea from her grandma - let me tell you, she LOVES it)
Jeanie and Alathea are following in Mrs. Bowers footsteps - they are both beautiful, bold, strong and loving. I respect the Bowers family so much!!! (and, I know this song isn't particularly "accurate" or "doctrinally sound" but I still like it...)


In My Daughter's Eyes
Martina McBride
In my daughter's eyes I am a heroI am strong and wise And I know no fear
But the truth is plain to seeShe was sent to rescue meI see who I wanna beIn my daughter's eyesIn my daughter's eyes everyone is equalDarkness turns to light And the world is at peaceThis miracle God gave to meGives me strength when I am weakI find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes
And when she wraps her hand
Around my fingerOh, it puts a smile in my heartEverything becomes a little clearerI realize what life is all about
It's hangin' on When your heart has had enoughIt's giving more When you feel like giving upI've seen the lightIt's in my daughter's eyesIn my daughter's eyes I can see the futureA reflection of who I am And what will beThough she'll grow And someday leaveMaybe raise a familyWhen I'm gone I hope you see How happy she made meFor I'll be thereIn my daughter's eyes
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Comments

  1. Annie Zimbelman tazimbelman@msn.com30.5.07

    You are an amazing photograper, Kristen. What a gift you have. Thank you for sharing the brilliant pictures of Jeanie and Alathea. The first one of Kathy and little Jeanie brought out the waterworks. It was amazing how much love and joy Kathy and Kenny had for Jeanie from the moment she was born. Thank you for bringing me back to such an wonderful time.

    Is it possible to order a few of these?

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  2. I love, love, love your pictures!
    you are so talented!

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  3. Jenna30.5.07

    you did an amazing job kristen!! such cute girls, it must have been fun to take pictures of them.

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  4. Thanks so much Annie! You can definitely order some! E-mail me at:
    kristenleighphotography@hotmail.com
    and I let you know how to :D

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  5. Sophie30.5.07

    Awwww, she is SOOOOOO cute!

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  6. Uncle Bill30.5.07

    Great job, tears were welling in my eyes when i saw Kathy & Jeanie and then Jeanie & Alathea. The Bubble pics were outstanding.

    Alathea's been a little more than regular since Jean let her drink from the fountain :)

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  7. i knew i recognized that first picture... Jeanie looks so much like aunt Kathy.

    and Julie's right. Alathea really is the cutest.

    amazing post Kristen. very good job.

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  8. Julie :)30.5.07

    ok hands down i have the cutest neice ever... oh man i just love that lil girl. plus my sisters like the coolest person ever.. so pretty much this is my favorite post ever Kristen. Hey way to bring out the waterworks for all my fam with the first 2 pictures.. also gotta say kinda cool having my aunt and uncle post on your blog you should feel special they dont do that for any ole person.

    oh and I MISS YOU. the end.

    :)

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  9. VERY CUTE pics of Alathea! and great choice of song ;)guess you figured out how to get the music thing workin. I tried to tell you how to do it but it wasnt letting me leave you comments for some odd reason. anyways..beautiful pics :)

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  10. wow, julie, you def. wrote a book :D i miss you more!

    jessica - oh, thanks for trying! my friend actually figured it out. sometimes i am a little bit supid...

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  11. Anonymous30.5.07

    good job on the pics! i love how you had mrs. bowers pict. up there first and than the same of jeanie and her girly, brings tears! i love looking at your blog ;)

    ~Ni~

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  12. Kristen,
    You really are amazing!!! Thanks for blessing the whole family. You are so gifted!

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  13. you are sweet...i will definitely take you up on that offer!
    -Jessica

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  14. Ellie31.5.07

    Kristen,

    these are so good! I love them so much!!!!!

    Did you get my email?

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  15. i really, really, really love these. muuuchly

    :)

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  16. Okay I love her pig tails in the last 3 pictures! I have admit I cried too. You get better with every shoot.

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  17. Anonymous2.6.07

    Hi Kristin
    I'm having difficulty contacting you through my computer and I don't know your phone number...could you please email me brandyhounihan@aol.com about a potential photography job.-Brandy

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  18. uuuuuppppppdddddaaattttteeeee

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  19. sorry, Kristen, I never commented on this post. I did look at it and I did love it. The pictures are beautiful. They capture so much emotion. Thanks for blessing others with your gifts!

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  20. Anonymous29.7.07

    I just figured out how to leave a comment - perhaps I am a true blonde!

    The photo of Kathy and Jeanie took me by surprise and I bawled... the picture captures Kathy's love for her dear child. The ones of Jeanie and Alathea capture the same. This is why I wanted you to take photos of me and my kids... you have a way of capturing the deep love of a mother and her children in true living color!

    Aunt Jeanie

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