The Joyful Spada Family

I loved spending the afternoon with this joyful and peaceful family! Carissa is an amazing yoga teacher, massage therapist and life coach. I know, because I have been to many of her centering yoga classes and have had the pleasure of experiencing her life coaching as well! I met her lovely family in the backyard of their new home and really enjoyed our time together, they are all seriously as nice as they look in these images!

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Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.k. S Lyengar

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These two girls were so full of love and energy, they kept me on my toes, but filled me up with happiness!

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“Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.” ~ Timothy Freke

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I have been a photographer for a long time now. I have had images in galleries and a few museum shows, in magazines and books, cafes, bakeries and library’s... I have won a few awards even. And all that is so meaningful to me, but it doesn't compare to being accepted into a child's heart! Sage, the twirling QT-pie above, came over, as I was packing up to leave, and invited me to her birthday party and told me I could "come back anytime"! It just doesn't get better than that! I really do strive to connect with all of the people I photograph, but you know, five year old kiddos do not hold back. So when they smile and hug me and invite me back I just about melt. It makes my heart sing with joy! .
People think photo shoots are stressful but I get down and twirl and blow bubbles and bring puppets and silks, we have fun! These reviews may not make it to Google or Yelp, but they sure make it into my heart!

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“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

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“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” ~ Ammachi

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Everyone in this family had so much love to give. I enjoyed being engulfed in their happiness and obvious love for each other very much! I am so very thankful for the time we shared together and wish them all the happiness possible in their new home! Thank you to Carissa and Art for trusting me to capture these authentic images of their family connections and big love! You can fine Carissa teaching at West Hartford Yoga and through, Spada Wellness. She is amazing!

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