A little about why we started
Collection: New Zealand
Hi, I’m Hannah, a Youth Leader and Blogger from New Zealand. I started blogging in the beginning of 2016, after we’d been running a Tansquared Youth Ministry for just over a year. I wanted to be a voice of encouragement for ministry volunteers and share our journey to inspire others. I have a heart for volunteer leaders, especially those leading a small Youth Ministry. I truly believe you can have a rockin’ ministry no matter how small! I also think it’s important to have a creative outlet- we serve a creative God and he’s given us each a beautiful creative side! Personally, I love DIY, sewing, art, and I’ve been getting into photography this year, too. I’ve loved having the opportunity to work with Nissa on this New Zealand collection!
For more information on Hannah Tan and her ministry visit the TanSquared Youth Ministry Website
Born in Cuba and adopted by the United States of America when I was 19 years old I grew up mesmerized by the sea, sunsets and sunrises and the lush beauty of the tropics. I learned from an early age to appreciate nature and the incredible privilege that is feeling the wind in your face seating under the swaying palm trees. Both my parents loved nature and pointed out to me from an early age the beauty of every little leave and flower including the flowers blooming from the weeds. One of my earliest memories is looking down to a valley full of small fragrant white blossoms, the Aguinaldo blooms covering the fields during late December and early January, it was the snow of my island, that is how deep they were. With my mother I learned the name of the stars and to play at guessing what God was creating playing with the clouds. I began taking pictures very early, with my make belief camera...capturing these images I still carry with me. For many years it laid dormant, this desire to capture the beauty of our universe. Then my mother developed senile dementia, lost her speech, this woman who carried me into the world of beauty could not accompany me anymore to the seaside, the woods, the parks, picking shells by the beach....I began taking pictures in an attempt to capture what she could not see, showing them to her in my phone or the computer, hoping she knew what I was trying to do, but at the same time thinking that perhaps one day, I like her may lose my memories and my pictures, images captured for my best friend, would remind me of how lucky I am to have seen and noticed the gifts we are given on a daily basis.
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I am an avid adventurer, writer, musician, and photographer capturing my adventures in words and photos. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I have always appreciated the unique beauty of God’s creation through the camera lens. From an early age roaming the backyard with a polaroid, to backpacking Europe with my DSLR, I’ve lived my life with a camera in hand. I was homeschooled and am currently a Liberty University Online student. Most of my work is simply special moments preserved in the form of photographs and I love how it always seems to find its own way from my memories to the hearts of photography admirers around the world.
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Hello! I'm Kimber Greenwood, owner of Water Bear Photography. My love of photography was born along with my miracle son; I wanted to learn how to capture the small moments of his childhood. Never did I anticipate that my hobby would become a full time profession! Previously, I worked as both a Registered Nurse and field scientist but now I reside in Gainesville, FL, and operate my studio with my husband, son, and two giant dogs. Staying home with my son and running my business has lead me to unique ministry opportunities and helped foster community ties. I love helping other small businesses grow and cannot wait to see what the next few years bring our way! God bless.
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I’m Marielle, a small-town Minnesota writer, photographer, stay-at-home mama, and sugar-coffee junkie. I have small children, big dreams, and (thankfully) a God whose grace is abundant. Despite my degree in fashion, the only things I’m accessorizing with these days are spit-up stains and the occasional cheerio stuck to my butt. I usually spend nap time on my blog, MarielleMarie.com, writing about motherhood & marriage, editing photos, and desperately attempting to communicate with other humans who speak actual words. I sure hope you'll stop by and check it out. Or don't. I'm not the boss of you.
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