Lanikai, Hawaii Family Portrait Photographer | The Gillespie’s

The Gillespie’s are from Southern California.  Tim is our favorite pastor in the entire world.  He’s an incredibly brilliant, thought provoking speaker who shares Jesus with amazing clarity.  Sara, his gorgeous, smart, lovely wife, is a warm, friendly, design-savvy, high school art teacher.  They’re celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this year.  Yay, for love!  Hannah, Jacob, and Ike are their super fun, talented kids, capable of carrying on very interesting, funny conversations.  All in all, they’re a super rad fam.

I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite poets.

He said, “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – e.e. cummings

There’s the outside world and then there’s family. To me family is a safe haven.  A place to rest easy.  Let your guard down.  Be yourself.  Be accepted.  Be seen.  Be heard.  Be appreciated.  A place where you belong, fit in.  A place where you matter.

So here’s to family and being yourself.

You can view their full gallery by clicking here.

With warmest aloha,

Crystal Chanel


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