Martinez | Family Session

This time last year, I was working fulltime at Eric & I’s church, First Assembly of God in Normal as an administrative assistant. One of my roles as an admin was to to support the various ministries we had including our ever-growing Spanish Ministries. Pastor Jose & Melissa Martinez lead & maybe I should say RUN that ministry that is growing & changing lives. I truly admire this dynamic couple that I ADMIRE. I really don’t know HOW they get done all that they do. Seriously. It’s obviously the blessing & favor of the Lord’s on their lives.

But Jose, let’s just be real & honest & tell the truth, your wife is the amazingness behind your team isn’t she? πŸ˜‰ She (& Jesus) of course is why everything gets done & happens πŸ˜‰ I seriously want to be Melissa when I grow up.

I got a text one Friday night a couple weeks ago from Pastor Jose asking if by some chance I was available to come over to their home & have a family session the next day. He said that ALL of the kids were in town (& one daughter had traveled all the way from Florida!) & asked if it could possibly work out for me to come over. I said YES. Of course! Moments like this when family especially is spread all over, don’t just happen every day. The next day I headed to Jose & Melissa’s new home & entered in the door to be greeted by the loving & FUN Martinez Family!!!

Even though our session was primarily indoors, I grabbed each of the couples for some quick outdoor snow pictures on Jose & Melissa’s deck! It was cold but everyone was such good sports!!!!

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And the sisters got their pic as well πŸ˜‰

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Oh Josue πŸ™‚

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Then we went inside! One thing that was really cool about this session was Jose & Melissa have only lived in their new home about a month when this session happened. What a SPECIAL memory they have now of pictures in their OWN home!!! And so many memories more to be made in their beautiful new dwelling.

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Boys will be boys πŸ˜‰

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All the kids & one grandkid!!!

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Speaking of grandkids, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shot of Pastor Jose holding & singing to his grandson!

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He makes her laugh πŸ˜€

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Thank you Jose & Melissa for having me come over & spend time with your family. The Lord has blessed you with wonderful kids & a beautiful home filled with love & laughter. Can’t wait until next time! πŸ™‚

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