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I know, the typical season of reflection is right around the end/beginning of a year, but for some reason I have been reflecting on a lot of things lately. This has the potential of being a lengthy post, but I’ll keep it short.

I’m very blessed. 2012 is going to be a record-breaking year for rojo foto//design. Not only are all of my weddings local (something I have been working on for a long time, particularly because of my “work” travel schedule), but this year we are transitioning into a husband/wife photography team! How awesome is that!?! I am very excited to have my wife shooting with me this year (and beyond)! Great things are also in store for TEAMHorizons (the magazine that I have the awesome priviledge of working with), I have some great design clients that I am working with, and it is 80 degrees outside! PLUS…my wife just emailed me about a little dog that she found on the local animal shelter’s website!!

Vamp into another reflection.

This morning I was reading Genesis 50 and amid that whole story of Joseph getting betrayed by his brothers, then ultimately ruling over his whole family. After his father (Jacob) dies, Joseph’s brothers come to see him and throw themselves down at his feet, declaring they will be his slaves. They thought that because their father had dies, Joseph would now kill them as revenge for being sold into slavery. (You’ll have to read the rest of the story to find out how he went from slave to ruler…) This is what Joseph tells his brothers in verse 20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”

Just reflecting on that today was a real blessing. Reading an example where God worked through strange circumstances, hard times, and turning what seemed “bad” into “good” is really hope-bringing. Maybe you need to go read it, and reflect!?

So, for further reflection on how rojo foto//design has been blessed over the past year, maybe I will curate a post that looks back over 2011. But until then, we can play the “where’s my reflection” game with the photos above (good thing I didn’t get run over on that last image).


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