Hello, I am Lisa..... Wife, Mother of 3, Career Woman, and a Part-time Photographer.
I juggle a lot of different hats but seem to balance it all. I have experienced quite a bit these past few years.....my life has seen many ups and downs, but even during some of the most difficult struggles, my strength and perserverance have always pulled me through.
I started this blog in 2008 to chronicle our adoption journey and have a place where our family members could come and "visit" us. It has quickly evolved into so much more.
Through this blog I love to talk about my family, friends, my passion for food, and photography. My husband bought me my first DSLR camera just around the time I opened "The Long Road To China" and I was so inspired by the photos I saw on other blogs, I felt the need to learn everything I could to better my knowledge of my camera's functionality and my overall photography skills.
After my first photogrpahy workshop in January of 2009, I found myself completely addicted. I love to take pictures of my children and as you can see, I do that pretty often. Through photography, I have also learned to find beauty in all the things that surround me and I try to capture them in a way that is unexpected or not ordinary. I now look at the world through a completely different set eyes.
I am a Canon Girl and shoot with a 5d Mark iii.
In my bag you will find a 35mm f1.4, a 50mm f1.2, an 85mm f1.2, a 100mm f2.8 Macro with IS, and a 70-200 f2.8 with IS. I am a natural light photographer and rarely use a flash, but if forced to, I will pop on my speedlite 580ex ii.
After returning from China with my youngest daughter, I began to offer online photography classes teaching other Moms the basics of shooting with a dslr camera. A large portion of the proceeds are donated to the Half The Sky foundation. They support and educate the staff in many of the orphanages in China, including the one where my daughter resided the first 10 months of her life. They make a huge difference in the lives of the children waiting in orphanages to be matched with forever families. To find out more information on classes and Half the Sky, click on the "Visions of Hope" tab on my homepage.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will come back soon and follow along to see how the rest of our journey unfolds.
I can be reached at email@example.com