Monthly Archives: March 2013

“to live in this world you must be able to do three things to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” – mary oliver so many moments with you make me want […]

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  • Life with Kaishon - I love these photos.
    I love the life that Amy so perfectly captures. She is one of my favorite photographers ever : ).ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gray - As always, stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - Oh Amy, I want to swallow these words whole. They are the feelings I have about motherhood and the change it forced in me.. One that I am so grateful and privileged to have. <3ReplyCancel

(me, by my daughter. i have never felt so beautiful) “you do not have to be good. you do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. tell me about despair, yours, and […]

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  • Life with Kaishon - Amy, this was so beautiful. The images, as always, but the words- well they were magnificent. The lines on our faces do not lie. Some people get botox or surgery to take away the lines, but they are still there. Fine tuned, but ever present.

    Thank you for sharing your heart.

    Your images move me.ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - Thank you for writing these posts. I enjoy them so much, though they often make me confront things I’d rather avoid. Thanks, Amy.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Urban - Amy, just like your images your words are always so beautiful and radiant with truth and emotion. Thank you for this beautiful post <3ReplyCancel

  • Cherish - Amy – you have such soul and it shines through in your words and photos.ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Pavlik - I don’t even have any words. I’m really moved by what you’ve shared. Thank you for this.. give me so much to think about tonight. <3ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Wibowo - Love that drawing, Amy and just so adore the first pic. She is just so beautiful! Love you my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - I wish I had time to read all your posts… I will catch up and read them here and there. I really loved this one. I just turned 35 and it’s crazy to see those lines coming faster and faster..loved reading this..ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Beautiful! Your words, your images, your heart. Thank you for sharing so bravely for in your words others realize they are not alone.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Sheesley - I have a friend that referred me to you. I am interested in having you take some family pictures Will you contact me regarding some pictures prices, locations, etc..? My phone number is 540-352-2425 and I live in Rocky Mount, VA. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Childhood Unplugged Features Amy Grace | - […] Amy Grace, A Beautiful Life Photo, based in California | Blog | Facebook | […]ReplyCancel

  In the morning as the storm begins to blow away the clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to me that there has been something simpler than I could ever believe… it must have been here neither early nor late then by what name can I address it now holding out my […]

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  • Life with Kaishon - I love her work so much. It always takes my breath away. Magnificently beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Popster - The photos are elegant; the words are eloquent! PopsterReplyCancel

  • alana - such a great post. beautiful amazing images, Amy!ReplyCancel

  • sara - and oh so close to home………we could be sisters. beautiful, eloquent and brave, my friend. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Meghan - Your words and images are always beautiful. And I’m always drawn to them like a bright light. And now I know a bit more about why that is. We are so similar, Amy. You have helped inspire me too to open the blinds and face some of the messiness that is life. Thank you for being honest and brave and for sharing your beautiful soul. xxReplyCancel

  • Dawn Shiree - Sweet redemption indeed. Indeed. <3ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - That 3rd photo down is my favorite! They are all such touching and beautiful moments.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Wow Amy. Wow. I’m even more of a fan of you now than I was yesterday. Your story is amazing and I see it in your images and your poetic words.ReplyCancel

  • Cherish - Oh Amy and her eloquent, thoughtful words and her images from straight from the heart. Her work was always so emotional and full of life, now with these words, this unravelling, her work has even more depth. Thanks Amy. xoReplyCancel

  • Lara - You really do take pictures of souls Amy. It’s really nice to get to know you a little more.ReplyCancel

  • Cat Thrasher - Amy, you blow me away, yet again. The second-to-last paragraph hit me especially hard. Thank you for this revealing and heartfelt post. You are a wonder with words!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Reich - What a brave and honest post. How refreshing and bold. I love that you’re images speak of your wisdom, kindness, and love for life. I see it, as does everyone who is lucky enough to lay their eyes upon them.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Wibowo - I have a huge love for Amy, both for her work and for her soul.ReplyCancel

  • aimee - your courage, your fight, your wisdom, your light…stunning. <3ReplyCancel

  “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” – Mary Oliver taking pictures is all about listening. listening with our whole selves, our eyes, ears, heart, our own memories. it is about knowing when to pay attention, hearing the […]

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  • Sasha Holloway - Very beautiful work and love the post. So true and amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Tytia - A beautiful read Amy. And I can’t get enough of the photo of your daughter watching fireworks. Absolutely, positively LOVE it!! Isn’t it so nice to crank up the music sometimes??ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - Beautifully expressed. So true that the immense love that you are experiencing with your precious children is so powerful in the present moment that it sheds a cleansing light on the past and enlightens the future. Love the words and the photos you selected for today’s post.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Capozzola - Just beautiful my friend. That Mary Oliver quote is a stunner. The shadow photograph is so mesmerizing.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Warthan - As always you capture the perfection in everything.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Kiesel - These are just wonderful, Amy. Absolutely wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Your words are always like an arrow to the center of my being. Thank you for your bravery friend. I’m still trying to find mine.ReplyCancel