August 30, 2009
My husband Peter Pakulis went to be with the Lord. Our hearts are broken… but he is free.
Arrangements have been made to celebrate Peter’s life.
Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00 am
Grace Chapel Foursquare Church
8524 E Thomas Road
Scottsdale AZ 85251
Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery
10940 E Chandler Heights Road
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone Number: (480) 895-9232
Reception – Immediately following the Cemetery Service
The Springs church (the sign on the building says Desert Springs).
6135 W. Detroit Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
August 26, 2009
Will you pray for the life of my husband Peter… for a miracle? We need one.
I do not know when I can post again… thank you for your prayers.
Gratefully Yours ~ Pati
August 21, 2009
A little over one year ago – all of this was just a dream for me. What an amazing process it has been. I’ve learned so much and I feel so blessed to do what I do!
First off, I must admit that creating this new blog was actually very therapeutic for me… the whole process. When life gets trying, one thing that helps me along the way is to create. I tend to write songs.. or in this case, design a new blog, a new logo– a new look. This process was like knocking on the door to my heart – and trying to discover who’s there! I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to understand who I am.. or at least who I hope to become as a photographer… why I am so moved to do this.
So… to begin with, I just wanted to take a few moments to share some things on my heart… regarding photography and regarding life. They are closely intertwined in my world right now.
As my family locks arms once again in the midst of trying circustances to face cancer for a 3rd time, I honestly believe that I understand the power and sacredness of a photograph more than ever now...
It gives me a clearer picture of the impact that photography really has in all of our lives. It is a connection to who we are in this world…
There is a family photo in our home that is absolutely priceless to me. I had it turned into a beautiful canvas. It is a reminder to me of life was like before cancer… right now, that has been tough to remember. It also brings me hope…I can’t tell you how beyond thankful I am that I have that image. Especially now! It is more valuable than the Mona Lisa itself, as far as I’m concerned.
So I’ve come to really understand that what I do is an absolute privilege… it is an honor to capture the life and spirit and soul of other human beings through the beauty of a image. I know that it is a gift that God brought into my life at just the right time- and I am so thank for that.
I recently read a quote that really stuck me. I sat with this thought for days. It said, “we are not bodies that have a soul… we are a soul that has a body” Then I had a chance to listen to a famous photographer named Joe Buissink… and well.. that’s a whole other story!
But this is why I believe I am so moved and passionate about being a photographer. Our life, and who we are – is a gift to be celebrated! It is sacred.
My greatest desire is to give the gift of good photography. To find, photograph and celebrate your soul – in my images… not just your smiles or faces. You’re soul is who you are… you just happen to have a body that goes iwth that. That is what makes photography so powerful– it can go past the outward image and display the inward reality of our lives!
My hope is that you too would have images that you consider more valuable than the Mona Lisa… and I hope to help you make that happen!
Continuing to beLIeVE…
August 18, 2009
Celebrating 1 year of doing what I love…
Here are a few favorites from my Seniors ~ Enjoy!
August 17, 2009
I wanted to take a moment to thank my wonderful friend Melissa Jill for the family photos she recently took. I cherish her friendship and her photography is a truly a gift the Lord has given her to share with the world!
To see the entire post go to: Pakulis Family Photos
Well… as you now know, life has been back into high gear a bit! It’s been a very sort of surreal time for us. I continue to try stay focused on my family, my photography and certainly my faith. It is truly what sustains me.
I will simply say this… that even with our new situation, I continue to believe. Through this entire journey, I’ve asked many times, has the plan changed Lord? The answer that I always seem to get is that I am to continue to beLIeVE. So unless I hear otherwise…that’s what I do.