Tuesday Treasure

Titus 3:4-5
But when the kindness and love of God our savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.


A Fashionable Cause: Fashion Show and Benefit

Having a safe warm bed at night, is something that I have often overlooked as a blessing. I do know that life doesn't always turn out as planned, and something such as the death of a spouse, or loss of a job and numerous other circumstances,  can leave one homeless and on the streets.
Prescott Area Women's Shelter provides a safe place to rest nightly for woman and children. PAWS currently accommodates 22 guests, seven days a week.
When Jenny Bacon, owner of Nyla'D Salon and Boutique contacted me about photographing a fashion show and silent auction benefit, to raise support for such a wonderful organization, I was eager to help. The benefit had an amazing turnout and raised much support for PAWS.
Other local businesses like Livy Lou's, Salon St. Martin, Buckle, Manzanita Outdoor, Jenny Longhorn and Heart and Soul, provided the models and hair and makeup. 
Below are a few pictures from this wonderful evening!


The Bravest Family I know

 "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

                              Martin Luther King Jr.Strength to Love, 1963
We will all face challenges over our lifetime. Whether we choose to face those challenges head on with a positive outlook, or allow them to negatively influence our perspectives, defines our character. This is why I think of Charlie and his parents' to be the bravest family I know. Charlie has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is not what defines his life. When I think of Charlie, I think of strength in integrity, love of laughter, and beauty in character. Charlie is only fifteen years old, yet I admire him so much.

Below are a few pictures from our family vacation this summer. Oh what a special time we had, and this in particular was an evening I will never forget.




Christmas in September

I can almost hear the Christmas carols now, the sweet smells of fragrant spices, and the shopping malls packed with feverish shoppers. Christmas will be here sooner than we think, just in time to schedule family Christmas portraits!
As a sweet September special, I am offering 20% of all prints orders, if you book this month.
Hey, if you are really sweet, I may just through in a little something extra!

                                      please contact me at: ristowgroup@yahoo.com