Thursday, April 12, 2012

moving to a new site

If you haven’t already done so . . . please hop on over to Michelle Castro Photography . . . grace & joy photography has served me well, but I have found the need to change things a bit . . . so, Michelle Castro Photography it is!!!
I’m excited for what the Lord has in store, but I’m beyond thankful for how He brought each and every one of you in to my life and helped build grace & joy to what it is!!!

Thank you!!!!



Saturday, February 18, 2012

lynn + ken = engaged

I met Lynn about six years ago and have since had the immense privelege to call her my friend!!! She is one of the most loving, generous, godly, AMAZING woman that I know! I've had the opportunity to see the graciousness of God play out in her life in so many ways . . . and now He has bestowed this amazing blessing in the form of Ken!!! He is truly MORE than we could've ever asked or prayed for for her! He really is her perfect compliment!!! It has been a joy to watch their love grow and to see him light up when she enters the room AND to see his absolute, genuine LOVE for her two boys!!! Such a tremendous blessing!!!



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Saturday, February 4, 2012

hudson {one} | preview

One of the best (and worst) parts of what I do is seeing my little clients grow!  I met hudson nearly a year ago . . . sweet little newborn . . . and now . . . well, he’s almost ONE!!!  So fun to see these little ones grow year after year.  With his session coming up I was so excited to try something I had seen . . . well, where else, but PINTEREST!!  Sidenote: if you haven’t caught the pinterest wave . . . well, you don’t know what you are missing.  Ok, back to Hudson . . . he was, yet again, a GREAT model . . . although he wasn’t too happy when he had to share the lens with mom and dad . . . he was a camera hog . . . and that was perfectly fine with me!!!
Here are a few from our time this morning!
20120204_001_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEWI really love the negative space on this one . . . he’s just so cute!!!20120204_002_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_003_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_004_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_005_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_006_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_007_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW20120204_008_graceandjoyphotography2012_HUDSON_PREVIEW  I mean . . . those eyes!  And he was so good about keeping his hat on!  What a trooper!

Copyright © 2012 by Michelle Castro and grace & joy photography

Lifestyle Photographer, Michelle Castro is a children and family photographer who specializes in capturing moments in time.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

colleen & andrew . . . {she said YES!}

Today I had the privilege of meeting Colleen and Andrew for their engagement session.  We had a great time!  They were so much fun and I loved getting to know them and hearing a bit about their story.  They met online and come to find out . . .

Andrew lives on the same street as Colleen’s brother . . . makes me think of a song . . . “it’s a small, small world” . . . do you have it stuck in your head yet?  I will! Oh great!  Anyways . .. they were great and I can’t wait for their wedding in a couple of months!!!


Copyright © 2012 by Michelle Castro and grace & joy photography

Lifestyle Photographer, Michelle Castro is a children and family photographer who specializes in capturing  moments in time. 

grace & joy photography | santa clarita, california  |