Holdlifestill Photography - personal

By: Holdlifestill Photography  09-12-2011

Posted on February 15, 2011

I wanted to share with you a bit of an e-mail that I received from my father today. He finished the message by simply noting: “love and be loved.” How powerful is that? As I thought about it, it came to me that at the end of a hurried day, if you know that you love and are loved, what else matters?

I hope you have had a wonderful v-day, whatever it means to you and whomever you share it with. As for me, the plan is to weave the “love and be loved” message into my year, starting today. Coming home to these fragrant bits of spring also soothed my soul.


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Holdlifestill Photography - engagement photography

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Holdlifestill Photography - portrait photography

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Holdlifestill Photography - family photography

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