Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Time

The Christmas rush has kept me busy up until this last week and I was able to get all my shopping done and have 2 get togethers with friends for present exchanges.

Rachel received an American Girl doll for her 6th birthday this summer and so for her Christmas Eve present we got her matching PJ's which she has been wanting. I shot a picture of her opening her gift and then played around with backgrounds and such. Here is Miley in her PJ's (:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2011 Be The "NEXT" Trend Model

Hi my name is Stephanie Fish

My nickname is Steph, Fish
I will be attending Chesterton High School
My favorite class is science
This summer I will be working and playing soccer and getting my tan on in between (:
My dream vacation is Australia
My dream job is make it to Hollywood!
All time favorite movie Ferris Bueller
I love to listen to Mayday Parade!
My all time favorite food is spaghetti
My favorite website is facebook
My favorite place to shop is America Eagle
My favorite TV show is That 70's Show
I never leave home without my cell phone
I chose to have my senior portraits taken at DGPhotoDesigns because she's amazing :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rising Above

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.
Genesis 50:20

Everyone faces adversity from time to time. A person is fired from his or her job. Bills are due, but there’s no money to pay them with. A beloved family member dies. How we handle these situations can say a lot about our faith in the Lord.

In the case of Joseph, his problems began the moment he fell for his brothers' "we've got a really neat pit to show you" trick. They sold him as a slave to Ishmaelites passing through the area in an attempt to rid themselves of "the dreamer" (see Genesis 37:19). Eventually, Joseph was able to gain a good standing with Potiphar and was placed in charge of his house. But later, Potiphar's wife attempted to seduce Joseph and falsely accused him of adultery. Joseph ended up in prison as a result.

Joseph had plenty of opportunities to cry out about the injustice he was facing. He had chances to complain about the treatment he had received from his brothers. He could have become bitter when the king's cupbearer was released from prison and forgot about him. These actions and attitudes would have reduced Joseph to hopelessness.

Instead, Joseph allowed himself to be used by God to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. Pharaoh removed him from prison and placed him in charge of Egypt, where he organized a plan to store grain before the famine occurred. Finally, Joseph was reunited with his brothers. What was intended for bad was used by God for good.

Obstacles have the ability to take us out of contention, but we also have the opportunity to rise above them. We can cry, complain, and live in misery because of our struggles. Or we can react like Joseph--allowing God, in his timing, to bring something good out of our circumstances. Are you allowing God to help you land on your feet?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

James and Angie's Wedding

James and Angie were a blast to work with and we had so much fun working with them and their bridal party.
They were up for anything and wanted fun shots...we went to the beach where
we did get rained on and she got her dress wet in the water but
that didn't bother her one bit...I love brides that are like this (:
They were married at St Patricks in Chesterton and the reception was
in the hall right behind the church.