Saturday, January 10, 2009

Khristiaan Gage


I have been wanting to write about our kids, but with six kids that could be a long post. So, I decided that every Sunday for the next few weeks I will update about one of our kids and where they are and such. It's a new year after all.


Meet Khristiaan Gage, he's our 19 year old, pretty much the middle child. He just left our nest about 8 months ago. He kinda has hat hair in this photo but he reminded us a lot of a young Keanu Reeves. The girl with him is his girlfriend, Ashley and you'll be seeing more of her in a macro Monday soon.


Khris is doing good, he'll still always be my 'Gator'. But he's finding his way out on his own fairly well. He's still working for a temp agency and unfortunately this means his work is sporadic. It seems he works about three weeks a month and he'd really like to find something more permanent but it hasn't happened yet. So far he has worked at a recycling plant, potato processor, and making headlights.  Fingers crossed that he finds something more stable soon. Other than that, you may remember he got cut in July and had 18 stitches, that has healed very well and no more troubles there. He got a tattoo, it's rather large for my taste but he likes it and I guess that's what's important. It goes from his elbow to his wrist and is a version of the statue of liberty that he saw on some band's cover. Overall he's doing good.


While we were shooting the couple in the park we found a love letter. So I placed the note in the foreground for a couple of shots. You can actually read the last paragraph.


When I think of you, your sweet rosy lips and big beautiful smile flash in my mind's eye! I want to hold you in my arms & feel the tenderness of your sensuous lips on mine! I miss your kind voice & touch of your caring hand, Sweet Baby Love! ~ Yours Always ♥ ♥


When we got home from the park I discovered a ladybug on my mums.

This post shows you my four biological children in September 2007, you can see how much they have changed in this short time and Khris' hair was longer then. We took Khris and Ashley to a different area of the same park for the photos this day.


  1. How perfect the love letter was. Great shots, handsome son.

  2. A very nice tribute to your son. :)
    Beautiful photos and moments.
    Your photography is just wonderful! :)))

  3. Your son and his girlfriend are beautiful! These are gorgeous shots. I remember my adventures as a temp. I had fun but always lived with the anxiety of the phone's ringing-or not. I hope he finds that permanent job soon.

    Love the love letter. What a find!

  4. Love this. You are an amazing photographer of so many different subjects.

  5. He sure is handsome and the "hat hair" is appealing in the photos. Ashley is quite stunning herself. I think you captured them well.
    I must have not been around for the stitches, so I went back and read. OMG! Not only does it look and sound scary but to have no needles or pain meds? Wow! Do you have any photos of the Tat? Id love to see it.
    The lady bug is quite beautiful against the flower. Very pretty!
    Hope you are having a great weekend. I look forward to the next couple of weeks of reading and seeing your kids.
    BTW, less than a month until our bday!

  6. Lisa, great idea. The is a great post about Khris, and the photos are wonderful.

  7. Beautiful! And how sweet finding that letter. It is like looking inside a diary!

  8. The shots are absolutely great!
    How cool that they play along and let you shoot them :)
    And perfect with the love letter :D

    (And the ladybug is the cutest!)

    (What lens did you shoot the Portraits with?)

  9. The love letter found while on the shoot is a heart-squeezer! Khris and Ashley look so fine! The kids all look like fun to have/be around. See you again soon on the cyberE (Email) :)

  10. I love these photos. You sure know how to capture images. Your son is handsome and his girlfriend is beautiful.

  11. Great tribute to your son. Also love the ladybug at the end.

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  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I just love your pictures!!!! LOVE THEM!!!! I soooooooooooooooooooo wished I lived near you!!!! I want to do some engagement pictures....

  13. you have a lovely family... and your son khris and his girlfriend (ashley) look so in love with each other... i love their photo with the love letter on the foreground... and i hope that ladybug multiplies come summer:)

  14. What a fun post! I think taking time to introduce different family members is a lovely idea.
    Hugs and blessings,