Bon Voyage! Gilmore Family!

The Gilmore’s are dedicated missionaries to Pignon, Haiti.  The Gilmore’s have been selling upcycled beads on behalf of the Haitian ladies that they work with in Pignon.  Each sale goes directly to the artisan that made them and provides about a MONTH’s expenses for the artisan’s family!  Check out for more about this wonderful product and ministry.  Baby Zayla loves them!

The Gilmore’s are headed back to Haiti this month.  For more information on how you can pray for them and support this worthy cause go to their blog here.


You did an amazing job with the photos! I love the way you rallyed all three of my girls in this photo shoot. Thanks for your extra efforts to make Haiti stickers for the vintage suitcases. You are creative!
Blessings on your Russia trip!
The Gilmores


Save the date! – May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – Russian orphan trip fund raiser

Hola!  Or should I say “Zdravstvu?te”?  (I’m still working on the latter…)


“Mini” photo shoot fundraiser at Woodward Park, Fresno CA.  ALL PROCEEDS (May 5th only) will go towards my trip to Russia to stop the sex trafficking of orphans by teaching them life skills.

I am booking mini shoots May 5th between the hours of 2:30-7:00pm.  Each shoot will be approximately 20 minutes.  Great excuse to update your profile photo, family photo, couples photo or even get a gorgeous photo of your dogs! Get a family, pet or profile pic AND donate to a worthy charity.

For a pledge of 75.00 (100.00 value) you will receive a disk of minimum 10 edited photos.

For a pledge of 100.00 you will receive a disk of minimum 10 edited photos and an 11×14″ print (125.00 value)

I have 8 time slots left!  Contact me at kiki@sparkwingphoto and reserve your spot today!

If you can’t make it to the May 5th shoot, 15% of all my Sparkwingphoto photography and personal photo organizing services will go to the Russia trip as well.  Click the links for more information on the trip and the awesome organization we are working with,  Children’s Hope Chest.  THANK YOU!!!!!  Hope to see you May 5th!


The Owens (and extended families)

The sun peeked out for the lovely Owens (and extended families) family photo shoot.  My teammate Jennifer Owens will be going with me to RUSSIA in JUNE!  We had some fun practicing our “Russian” and tickling some adorable baby toes!!  Baby Olivia and Abigail are just ADORABLE!!

Special thanks to H and E Nursery in Fresno, CA, near Nees and Blackstone,  for allowing us to shoot in their beautiful location.  This was my first visit to their nursery. I must say they have very beautiful and unique plants and friendly customer service.  They even have blueberry bushes!  I don’t think I have ever seen any growing in California?


Baby Carlisle

Welcome to the world sweet Baby Carlisle! Congratulations to my good friends the Snyders! He is a precious gift! Mama Rhonda is a new knitter and made his cute little blue cap.  She was VERY brave to take on double point needles and did an excellent job!