Thank You…

A year ago I went to visit my good friend and fantastic photographer Aris Wells in Greensboro, North Carolina. I was going through a very turbulent time in my life that necessitated a withdrawal from my surroundings. I called Aris and told her I needed to get away….without hesitation she extended me an invitation to spend Thanksgiving with her family. I got on a plane and headed her way. She picked me up at the airport and as soon as I saw her I started to cry. I learned many things that weekend, about myself, about relationships, about families, and about my passion. The weather was mostly cold and gloomy, almost a complete reflection of how I felt. Yet, on one day, the sun came out….and it shone like a beacon in the darkness. I took this image on that day…the sun shining through a leafless tree, which, to the naked eye, appears dry and lifeless, but whose heart was still beating just waiting for Spring in order to blossom again….and Spring always comes after a fall.

Thank you ~ friends and clients ~ for continuously supporting me, cheering me on, and showing me immense patience and love throughout this year…I’m eternally grateful and honored. Thank you “mi amiga”, for taking me in when I most needed it, you may never know how much that small gesture impacted my life. Thank you God, for never leaving me, for always guiding me even when I didn’t want to listen and for always teaching me…thank you.

Sending you much love this day and always…. ♥ Vanessa

Thank You

Jennifer Chaney - chills… such a beautiful post. :) I’m thankful for you, sweetie. You’re an inspiration and a great source of entertainment. :)November 25, 2009 – 5:35 pm

Natalie & Jade PIno - Vanessa, what a beautiful picture. I’m sure Jade’s pictures will be as beautiful or even more beautiful. You captured some very precious moments with Jade on the beach. Thank You and we can’t wait to see them.November 28, 2009 – 2:18 pm

aris - OMG! amiga, i just read this post and it touched my heart in such a special way. thank you very much for those wonderful words. i am also thankful to have you in my life, as a very good friend and as a colleague, you have taught me invaluable things on both fields.
i’m so glad to know that me and mines could give you the love and support you needed during that tough time in your life.
this will always be your home.

te quiero mucho

tu amigaNovember 28, 2009 – 9:51 pm

mick wells - v-i’m so glad you have entered a spring you are so deserving of it, you are a beautiful and talented person and our family owes you so much for your mentoring of aris and your friendship to all of us…you are always welcome in our house as you are in our heartsDecember 2, 2009 – 10:54 pm

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