Just did an amazing shoot of my baby girl at the beach...will post why I did it and many more images when I get "caught up". hahaaa
For now, this is my very, ery fave! If it does anything for you (of course it does for me, she IS mine after all) leave me a comment here or on my FB page and let me know what you think!

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Amy Montgomery says:

Totally lovin that shot Tina. I can see what it's your very, ery fave! She's BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL! ~Amy

(09.19.09 @ 08:47 AM)
Misty Sells Rehkugler says:

Breathless- Tina you are so amazing- she is just gorgeous like her mom. I am just speechless about the pic-its just beautiful.

(09.19.09 @ 10:37 AM)
Marjorie says:

LOVE it of course...love the sand, her sweet face, the skirt!! (i want this for my girls!! where?) Pic is amazing

(09.19.09 @ 12:59 PM)
Christie Swinney says:

What an angel!!

(09.19.09 @ 01:58 PM)
Chesney Crouch says:

To me this says "FREE in Chirst, and LOVED by Him!"

(09.19.09 @ 07:50 PM)
Tabitha FOrd says:

AMEN Chesney! Tina this is simply AMAZING! You truly have a gift...

(09.20.09 @ 07:34 PM)
Suzanne says:

Beautiful Image! Where was is created?

(09.21.09 @ 03:55 PM)
Tina Wilson says:

Thank you guys sooo much for all your sweet words.

Suzanne, this was at Hilton Head, SC.

(09.21.09 @ 07:47 PM)
Heather says:

she is beautiful!!!!!!! the joys of childhood are captured here...

(09.21.09 @ 09:33 PM)
Ginger Hensley says:

Tina she is absolutely beautiful! The pitcure is breathtaking.

(09.28.09 @ 12:48 AM)
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Tina Wilson Photography's First Family Event! 

Why an Ice Cream Social? Earlier this spring, I had a vision (granted, it was somewhat of a strange vision). Instead of driving along neighborhoods and seeing children play outside with their families, I saw garage doors open up and swallow vehicles. I couldn't stop thinking about the families inside being trapped in a box (their house......I warned you about the strange factor).  

It makes me sad. It makes me sad that we are so busy with life that we don't often take time with our kids to go out in the yard and play. We HAVE to get dinner ready, we HAVE to get laundry done, we HAVE to get things ready for tomorrow, we HAVE to have really, really busy lives while our children miss out on ordinary play time in the backyard with their parents. 

So, we decided to create a day of play where parents could come and play with their kids, share a little ice cream and be entertained. The overriding purpose of it all is simply to help families find a reason to spend time together.....and it went exactly as planned! :) 

The weather was a little sketchy and did actually keep a few people from coming, but we were absolutely thrilled with the turn out overall. We had lots of dirty little faces and happy mouths eating ice cream thanks to Jolly Wally. We had a professional storyteller from Jonesborough Storytelling Center captivating the imaginations of the children and parents alike. We had follow the leader and exercising by the greatest Tanya Montgomery. We had children belly dancers (they were so fun!) who performed from Misfit Gypsies in Bristol. We had an incredibly talented and super fun band, (Jonesborough Novelty Band) who led the crowd in kazoo playing and lots of dancing and giggling. 

Other amazing people who helped to make this all happen and we are extremely thankful for :
The staff of Tina Wilson Photography ... Jenny, Amanda and Andy
Reedy Creek Vineyards ... Mike, Kristen and Addison Reedy
Sound and Entertainment co-ordinators : Bob Christian and Julie Eldridge
Culligan Water
Krispy Kreme
Food City

Thank you everyone who came out to spend time with their family and us! We loved watching you guys love on each other!

Here are a "few" pictures from the event. There was no possible way to include everyone in the blog post, so if you don't see your pictures here, make sure to remember the dates we published on your reminder....you'll certainly find them there! Until next time....

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Chesney says:

amazing...absolutely amazing! I hope I make the next TWP event! :)

(09.04.09 @ 02:18 PM)
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Nope, just a little jealous.  click on this link to see what I mean!

Meet Andy. Andy has been working with us now since the end of May and he's freaking amazing. I haven't found anything for him to do that he doesn't know how to do or won't jump in and figure it out. He rocks. Not to mention he has way cool hair. ;) We'll eventually finish our "the team" section and have some more facts about him so you can get to know him a bit. But for now, this picture was just too good not to share. 

You're awesome, Andy. You make me laugh. 

Hope this image gives someone else a little giggle today, too!

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Chesney Crouch says:

Histarical...absolutely histarical...especially since I know Lauren and Andy! Thanks for the laugh! :)

(08.28.09 @ 11:05 AM)
Lauren says:

Often immitated never duplicated!!!!l...lol....

(09.14.09 @ 08:19 PM)
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I could write for hours about the life change, the joy, the sorrow, the emotion, the frustration, the joy, the happiness and/or the hope and love I witnessed on this trip. I just want to share this video, which I've prayed over for days and worked for countless hours on. This video is a little piece of what I brought back with me from this trip. 

I'm always amazed when I get to see how BIG God is. Boy is He ever BIG! 

My absolute, hands down, favorite part of this trip is being able to SEE the vision played out. Last year on our first visit, we interviewed orphans who would be living at the homes we are helping to support for the next 5-7 years. This year, by way of complete accident (or was it?) we were able to see children living in their homes with ELECTRICITY provided by the Tri-Cities community AAAAAND, we were able to see their beds where they sleep every night and we also.....my ultimate favorite, got to see those precious angels being served dinner at their very own table. Priceless. Absolutely, unequivocally priceless. 

I'm in awe of the people in our area who want to be a part of this amazing mission....The mission of our local organization HOPE 2.2.1. is to create opportunities here, so we can create opportunities there. HOPE 2.2.1. stands for the Hope we witnessed the first time we went there in 08, 2 continents, 2 histories, 1 future. The whole purpose of HOPE 2.2.1. is to be a local contact for world mission. Currently, we are called to Rwanda and working there. There are so many needs in our world, even in our local communities. 

If there is one lesson I've learned that I could share from this experience it's this..... Everything in life is bigger than me. I'll never be able to do it all. I've never met anyone in my life who thought their life was purposed to fix every issue in the world and I know it's not my place to try either. It's not possible. I can't do it all, but I can do something. I only have 1 chance to try. 

You have 1 life. Do Something.

We are partnered up with World Orphans http://www.worldorphans.com 
Their mission :

WORLD ORPHANS is committed to rescuing millions of ORPHANED AND ABANDONED CHILDREN, the strengthening of thousands of INDIGENOUS CHURCHES, and the impacting of hundreds of COMMUNITIES with the Gospel of Jesus Christ...through the COST-EFFECTIVE empowerment of CHURCH-BASED orphan prevention, rescue, care and transition programs in the LEAST REACHED AREAS of the world.

What an amazing journey! If you want to Do Something, you can Pray, Give or Go. Let me know or use the contact form on http://www.hope221.org . 

HOPE 2.2.1.Rwanda 2009 from tina wilson on Vimeo.

Documenting our trip to Rwanda, late summer 2009.
Hope 2.2.1.
2 Continents
2 Histories
1 Future

You have 1 life. Do Something.

in partnership with worldorphans.com

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Kim Barney Cloud says:

Simply amazing.

(08.24.09 @ 12:57 AM)
Wes Hope says:

Awesome. And awe-inspiring! Excellent work Tina and the whole Hope221 crew!!

(08.24.09 @ 02:31 PM)
Laura Griggs says:

The video was great... It is great that the world has people like you and Hope221!!

(08.24.09 @ 03:31 PM)
Kyle Baker says:

Beautiful! You did an incredible job on the video...and an even more amazing work with WO and the Hope221 project.

(08.24.09 @ 04:20 PM)
Keith Moore says:

Tina, Great job! Thank you for sharing this with us. God is good! All the time!

(08.24.09 @ 08:23 PM)
Leslie Gilbert says:

I love you!! What an amazing journey God has led you on!

(08.24.09 @ 08:56 PM)
Nathan Crumback says:

Thanks for the video! I am blessed to go on a trip with Tim Nelson and World Orphans to serve orphans in South Africa. To see the joy in all those kids eyes will be the best gift anyone can give! Thanks again!

(08.24.09 @ 09:51 PM)
Heather Griffin says:

This is an awesome video. Thank you for sharing it with us. Those big brown eyes of those children sure say a lot.

(08.25.09 @ 01:02 AM)
April Teilhet says:

WoW! This MOVED me!! Awesome!

(08.25.09 @ 09:44 PM)
Garrett and Joy Nudd says:

Absolutely amazing and inspiring. Thanks, Tina, for listening to your heart and for always wearing your emotions on your sleeve. Continued blessings to you and your beautiful family.

(08.26.09 @ 12:11 AM)
Dinah Mooney says:

I've watched your video several times.... I weep everytime. Beautiful, beautiful!
God bless you and the seed you've planted!

(08.28.09 @ 12:56 PM)
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Before : 
studio before

how we saw the "before"....a trio of "cousin IT's"!

after : 

Thank you soooo much Tim and Tracy Stone of Rustic Ridge! YOU ROCK!!!! I love the simplicity of our new look!
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