THANK GOD MY INTERNET IS WORKING AGAIN! Major delay in posts this week due to that setback.
It's time for another "Coffee with a World Changer" post (check out the first one here). I met my beautiful friend Diane at Starbucks on 3rd & E 15th for a little chat. She brought her amazing son Levi, who is literally the most incredible little person. He is a future professional drummer and takes after his father as a worship leader.
Diane is incredible. She came from humble beginings and is now living a full beautiful life. She's a World Changer because she is embracing each day she has, living life to the fullest, and tackling challenges as they come with grace and wisdom.
Diane is a photographer. Her company is called Spanglish Studios and specializes in wedding photography. Diane is an incredible photographer because she doesn't just take pictures. She gets to know her subjects and creates an environment for them to fully expereince their special moments.
3 words to describe your life right now.
Stretched. Hopeful. Full-Speed-Ahead.
A goal you have for yourself for the next 6 months to a year.
Personal goal, have another baby. Professional goal, expand business, shoot weddings in other states.
Best advice you've received.
Don't turn your world upside down because you have a baby. Just make them apart of your life. They are not your life, they are a beautiful addition to it. Don't let being a parent get in the way of what God has for you, they are apart of the bigger plan.
What is one word to describe what you do for a living?
Tell me more.
Everyone has such great stories. I really get a kick out of it. Stuff like, "3 years ago I was pumping gas and he came over and asked for my number. Who would have know he'd be the love of my life". Just crazy things. The ways people meet and fall in love are incredible, the stories are wild.
What are some things that you value in life.
Family. God. Friends.
How did you get into photography?
I grew up in foster homes and I did not have any pictures to document my life. So, I always wanted to get to know people through their pictures and their stories. Eventually, I realized that everyone has a story and I find people are sometimes more comfortable telling their story through a picture. It was a friend that pushed me into chasing my dream. I always had the fear of what if people wouldn't let me tell their story or want me to take their picture. God just opened the door for it.
What is your favorite place to shop in NYC?
What is your favorite restaurant in NYC?
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
Go to Dumbo and lay in the grass between the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges. I also like to Google abandoned sites and explore them.
What is your favorite place for Coffee or to edit photos?
Levi and I may or may not have decided to have a photoshoot. Thanks to his very talent Mommy, these shots turned out great.
Thank you Diane and Spanglish Studios for taking time to chat with Naturally Ginger. Love you and the work you that you do. Looking forward to memories and beautiful life-stories to come.