Monthly Archives: July 2010

Even miracles take a little time

“Even miracles take a little time.” ~Cinderella Yes, this news seems like a miracle after all we’ve been through. We feel very blessed to inform you all that our family is once again expecting our third little one. We found out this past weekend that many months after our last miscarriage that finally I am […]

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July 21, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Christine - Congrats Amanda! My prayers are with you!

July 21, 2010 - 12:51 pm

ki.p - Congrats Amanda! Best of luck to you and your family. You can do it. I have a family friend who has 3 kids and 3 miscarriages. I remember being young and my mother assisting her thru the hard times. Joy will come to you I’m sure!! :D

July 21, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Nando - Congratulations, Amanda. God bless and I pray things will work out.

July 21, 2010 - 1:55 pm

yvette - Congratulations, Amanda! I am so happy for you and your family! I WILL be praying for all of you. I was at Pawmosa today and thought of our trip. To come home and see this news only made it more special.

July 21, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Aunt Deb - Congratulations Amanda – nausea is a good sign. I will be praying daily for the little one you carry!!!

July 21, 2010 - 11:31 pm

Ed Cross - Congratulations!

July 22, 2010 - 11:02 am

katie mascarello simari - congrats!! positive thoughts for you and your family! take care of yourself!!! :)

July 22, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Susie @newdaynewlesson - I am so happy for you. Miracles do happen and I am sending joy and light your way.

I am choking back tears at the poem and I want to share one I just wrote yesterday for my sister and her husband who will be burying their third child born at 36 weeks stillborn.

I hope it is okay to share it.

Unconditional love
so plain and pure

for a child born an angel
with a soul too good.

Too good for
the kind of heartbreak
his loss has brought

to the hearts of those
waiting and
wanting him most.

There is
no pain
that can possibly compare

to a parent consoling
a child
who thinks his loss is unfair.

A child who doesn’t understand
why his brother’s heart
won’t beat.

A child who wants to
fix things and make
his brother and mother complete.

All the dreams and hopes
dashed by
no beating heart.

The hearts broken
and aching
and falling apart.

To never have
witnessed you taking
a breath.

Instead we part with you
and try to cope
with your death.

So much love to give
so many feelings
and words

but reality and dreams
are now
a bit blurred.

We say goodbye
and although now
we part

we will carry
our love for you
forever in our hearts.

Thank you
for blessing us
with your angelic face

we release you now
with our love
as your embrace.

“Loving Embrace” © Susie@NewDayNewLesson 2010

July 22, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Susie @newdaynewlesson - just realized the poem got all squished-if you want it in better format, please email me.

July 22, 2010 - 2:40 pm

K. Crafton - My prayers for a healthy pregnancy go out to you. We’re actually due about the same time and I know well of the fear that comes with hope for a baby, a healthy baby. Congrats to you!

Abigail’s back!

You all may remember Abigail who I photographed late last August shortly after she was born. Yes, she was such a dreamy newborn for me to photography…full of beauty and just amazing all around. Some of the photos from her session are among some of the most memorable photos in my portfolio. I owe a […]

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A few more moments with Addison

This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet with Addison again for photos. It’s always rewarding to get to see the little ones I’ve photographed and see how much they’ve grown. I suppose with Addison this year has been equally rewarding knowing I’ve been able to capture a few priceless moments with Addison while […]

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My letterpress business cards

“Your identity and your success go hand in hand. Many people sacrifice their identities by not doing what they really want to do. And that’s why they’re not successful.” ~Lila Swell Many of you were here last fall when I began to establish my business and brand myself. I suppose I’m not the typical photographer. […]

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July 1, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Stacy - I love it, it’s beautiful! I’m so excited for you :)

July 1, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Lisa Macon - My mom, Brian and I were exclaiming over your business card Monday night because we’d never seen anything like it before. I really enjoyed reading about how it was made! I appreciate it even more now and I totally understand why you went with letterpress. Thanks for sharing/educating.

July 1, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Cecilia - I absolutely love your business cards Amanda. They are full with design and so much love. A true artist you are to follow your gut and making a statement. Thank you for sharing this adventure with us.

July 2, 2010 - 10:56 pm

Daissy Linares - They look Amazing A!!!
I still remember showing you the first round of concepts and sharing how exciting it would be if down the road they were letter-pressed…!

Once again, thank you for making me part of this process :]

PS, I can’t wait to touch them!!!!

July 5, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Catherine Lawrence - Thank you for sharing the process! Brooks was correct that I would enjoy seeing him at work..he has explained the process many times and I still couldn’t visualize what he was actually doing, (except for the part about getting his hands caught in the machines!) What beautiful cards! What an excellent way of expressing the passion of your vocation.
Catherine Lawrence (the Letterpress operator’s mama).

August 11, 2011 - 10:57 pm

stacey - love the cards :) how can i reach daisy? can’t find anything on her website. please email me her contact info if you can. thanks!

August 16, 2011 - 11:41 pm

Daissy - Stacy, for any design inquires, please contact me at
Thx in advance for your interest!

December 5, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Ana Lugo - Hi my name is Ana Lugo an i have worked for Soolip about 16 years but am planing to move to florida by june 2015 and Wanda Wen the owner she wants me to do a research on letterpress business to see if i move i can still working for her from florida am in charge of the production department i order paper send it to be letterpress and do assembly if the job needs it, so basically am looking for a printer that can just do the letterpress for us we can supply with paper and art is this something you do for other small business? or is just to whole sale? do you have a standard prices?, or Do you give a different quote for every job? i will appreciate any information.
Thank you

Ana Lugo
Director of Production
Tel. 310.360.1512
Fax 310.360.0548
8687 Melrose Ave Suit BM-06
West Hollywood Ca 90069

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