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Posts tagged “photography

Standing on the Corner of Drive a Ford and Farmer Road . . .

Another reason why we love Julian . . . this is a real street corner!


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My First Engagement Shoot ~ Rachael and Marco

I usually photograph nature and landscapes but when my cousin asked me to take her engagement photos I couldn’t say no. When I was a little girl, my aunt (Rach’s mom) was one of my favorite people in the whole world. (You still are!) And I remember the exact day that Rachael had grown so big in her belly that I could no longer fit on my aunt’s lap. I wasn’t so sure that I liked this baby who had taken over  her body. However, once Rach was born she quickly became like a little sister to me, and I was so honored that she asked me to take her engagement photos!

Here’s a little sneak peek of their photos. They were all taken at Balbo Park.

Aren’t they a beautiful couple? Congrats on your engagement Rach and Marco! 🙂

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I Finally Did it!

I have been talking about and praying about this for a long time now . . . and I have finally put together a photography website! 

Thank you to those of you who prayed with me or encouraged me to do this.  Smile

If you’d like to check it out, my website is www.ToniRiggsPhotography.com.  And if you like my work, be sure to “like” me on Facebook and suggest me to your friends. I have more photos to upload so keep checking in!


Finding Beauty in the Fire

A few weeks ago, a couple wildfires started just east of LA and soon after we had some of the most incredible sunsets. Last Monday James and I were driving home and the sky was brightest blue I had ever seen, splashed with brilliant shades of orange and pink. We were sad that we didn’t have a camera with us and decided to go to the beach the next night to see if there might be a repeat. The colors weren’t quite as amazing, but it was still very pretty!  


It got me thinking. Although wildfires are scary and often out of control, they do create some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.  God does the very same thing during the “wildfires” of our own lives. Life has times of difficulty, that is for sure. But if you let Him, He can still create something beautiful even in the hardest of times.  You might not see it right away, and it may not take away the pain, but it can bring comfort and beauty (and sometimes even purpose) where there wasn’t any before.  I think that is pretty great. 🙂


Vote for Malakai!

Awwww, isn’t this just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? 


If you think it is, click HERE and vote Malakai as San Diego’s best pet!  The pet with the most votes wins and you can vote once every day until the contest is over. 

Here’s another one just for fun.  It was taken with a cell phone so its not quite as clear but he usually has his arms wrapped around it like this. 

Thanks for voting!