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Whether you've stumbled upon my blog or you intentionally found your way here... Welcome! I'm Lindsey Pace, owner/signature photographer, of Lindsey Pace Photography and this is where you can view my latest work, and as a bonus you can learn a little bit about me and the happenings of my life... well, I don't know if you will consider that a bonus or not : ) Where life meets the lens is my tagline and that is what I try to portray in my images... Life... as it happens, pure, sweet, and perfectly imperfect. I am available for all types of portrait sessions and weddings as well. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with me if you have any questions!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Yesterday, my family said goodbye to an incredible man.  Vovo (Portuguese for grandfather), as the grandchildren lovingly, adoringly called him.  We are all sad and tearful, but we are also relieved and experiencing a sense of joy and excitement for him.  He was tired.  He was 94 and in the last year had experienced some significant physical changes that limited his independence.  He missed his wife, who he said goodbye to unexpectedly 10 years ago.

However, sad and miserable these things were to him, he never gave in to bitterness or resentment or "woe is me."  He carried on strong and steady in his faith, in his hobbies, and in his relationships with his family and friends.  He brought humor and lightheartedness to most every situation.  He remained a lifelong learner and pursuer of knowledge.  He loved crossword puzzles and intellectual conversation.  Every gift I have received from him in the past few years has been a book on some intriguing and mind-growing topic.  He cared about his family deeply and always obliged his granddaughter's (six of us) requests for pictures and dancing.  He lived his entire married life answering to the name "Cow" because in my grandmother's thick Portuguese accent she could not, for the life of her, pronounce the "r" in his name to say Carl.  He was devoted, kind, patient, enduring, steadfast, thoughtful, and in all things, practical.

A month ago, he chose to accept Hospice care.  He did this with full mental capacity and a readiness to "let nature take its course."  He humorously referred to his death and this final stage of his life as "his project" and would routinely ask the hospice staff, "how am I doing on my project?"  Well, his project is complete now and his family is left to continue on this journey of life without him.  As my dad said, "He set the bar very high for us to follow in our own lives and our gratitude for his presence in our lives is boundless.  We firmly believe that he will soon be with his wife and, more importantly, with God. We are firm in our conviction that death is not a finality but a stepping from one plane of existence to another, much better one."

Thank you Vovo.  I love you.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Christmas Mini Session- Suffolk, VA Children's Photographer

I can't believe I haven't shared these images on here yet.  I owe you a serious apology for hoarding them because they are to-die-for cute!  Perfect sunlight, adorably accessorized little outfits, and a sweet and loving sisterly bond...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Croly Family, Suffolk, VA Photographer

How much do I LOVE this family!?!  One of my favorite things about Suffolk is all of the wonderful friends we have made.  I remember one of the first times I met Antoinette... Emerson was just one and she was in that phase where I couldn't take my eyes off of her and new environments were overwhelmingly exciting for her curious little self.  So, I found myself at another friends house for a birthday party and I probably only got to speak a few words to some of the other moms because I was so busy keeping up with Emerson.  After the party, I was exhausted and felt like I would never be able to have friends again or a non-interrupted conversation at the least!  A day or so later I received the sweetest, encouraging email from Antoinette basically saying- "I see where you are.  I understand where you are.  It gets better."  It was just what I needed.

So, when she asked me to do a family session for her I was beyond flattered and excited.  The weather on the other hand, was less than cooperative.  We had to reschedule our first date and on our second date we had to make a quick call to shoot early.  I'm so glad we did because we literally caught the only  1 hour window of dry sky.  A sad sky did not deter us from having a good time though.  We played, we laughed, and we even enjoyed some time by the water.  Thanks Croly Family for being so loving, fun, and go with the flow! 


He brought "ducky" along for a few shots : )

In case you were wondering what "happiness" looks like...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Braelynn Turns One, Children's Photographer in Suffolk, VA

This little monkey turned one recently.  Isn't she adorable!?!  She is such a silly girl, with a fun and curious nature.  I'm so glad to have been able to do a little mini session with her and her mama in order to celebrate one year of Braelynn!

This girl has some serious personality!
Love this shot with her mama.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lindsey & Brian - Just for Fun, Suffolk Virginia Photographer

Seriously, these are some of my most favorite images.  We started session planning and in the middle of it I saw, for the first time, the music video "Somethin Bout a Truck" by Kip Moore.  The scene in that video made me think of Brian and Lindsey and when I mentioned it to Lindsey she was all up for it and knew Brian would be too if it meant that we would be including his truck in some of the shots.  Guys...

First stop though was a beautiful outdoor fireplace in the middle of a big wooded lakefront lot.  I want this fireplace in my yard one day.  It is gorgeous and the owners, parents of one of my close high school friends, graciously agreed to let us use it for the session.  The weather was alittle on the warm side, but that didn't keep Lindsey and Brian from workin' it in front of the camera.

Alittle back story on Lindsey and I... We have known each other since 6th grade although we didn't actually meet until 7th grade.  We were at different schools before 7th grade and as it turns out I unknowlingly "liked" was "boyfriend/girlfriend" (whatever you want to call it) with her ex-boyfriend.  Technically, I wasn't allowed to have a "real" boyfriend until I was 16- per mom and dad : ) We broke up right before I moved schools and met Lindsey.  I was a sheltered little private school girl transferring to a big, public school and all I knew was that there was a girl there named Lindsey and I was the "the other girl" who liked (had liked) her ex-boyfriend.  I was scared... very scared.  I arrived at my third period class, Chorus (how the heck do I remember this?) and discovered that she was in there too!!!  I did everything I could to act cool and like I had no idea who she was when I was actually sweating bullets and planning my incognito escape for when the bell rang.  The bell rang and I focused on the exit.  I was just about through the doors and she stopped me....

and was the nicest girl alive and my first public school friend!!!  Isn't that a great ending to my overly dramatic story!?!  Yep, we were two peas in a pod and have been friends ever since.  I'm so thankful for your friendship Lindsey and so happy for you and Brian!



My lovely assistant/sister was in charge of stomping down the tall weeds : )