Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

This incredible tale is one of those stories that is so impossible that is is hard to believe, but in the season of miracles I thought our own "Black Beauty" Story would be appropriate. A little back story is necessary... Val and I spent a little under 2 years before we were married in Montana photographing Horses for sale for our dear friends The Mantles of MontanaHorses.com. At that time, we traveled back and forth from Montana to California monthly to Photograph our wonderful Orange County Clients. While in Montana, we were so blessed by the graciousness of a friend to stay in the most incredible Montana Home on a 10 acre gentleman's ranch. Gorgeous views of the valley, daily sounding of the train following the infamous Missouri river, all of our beloved animals and horses in the backyard, I was in complete heaven! The 2 day 24 plus hour commute to California once a month seemed like a small price to pay to live in our dream home.

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How Well Do Dads Know Their Own Kids?

How Well Do Dads Know Their Own Kids?

It has been stereotyped since the beginning of time that Moms know everything about their kids and I'm not here to challenge that, I'm just curious to know how well us Dads think we know our own kids. We spend a lot of time with them as they grow up reading them stories, playing with them, taking them to sporting events, watching movies, helping with homework, playing video games, sitting in at their little tea parties, just to name a few.

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Fathers Day Miracle - A Story of Hope, Survival and Love

Fathers Day Miracle - A Story of Hope, Survival and Love

Finley, our ten year old, Black & White Shetland Sheep dog and my Step-Daughter Shana have always had such a great relationship, so Stephanie and I decided that it was time that Finley should live with her in Ladera Ranch. So, as an Easter present, Finley was just as excited as Shana.
May 19th - It was a typical afternoon in Ladera Ranch, California.

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