Vida Photography: Blog en-us (C) Vida Photography 2017 (Vida Photography) Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:47:00 GMT Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:47:00 GMT Vida Photography: Blog 120 120 Guatemala Hi Friend!

I went to Guatemala in 2012 for the first time and met some incredible people that impacted my life forever! My second trip was in 2014, and I’m very excited that God is calling me to go back this 2018!


A group of wonderful women and I will be traveling to Guatemala in January of 2018. The purpose of our trip is to build relationships with the women in a Rural Mayan Community, share culture, passions, struggles… and together gather ideas on how we can flourish to be who God intend us to be!

If you know me well, you know I have a few passions like: Sharing Jesus. Empowering People. Brainstorming Ideas. Encouraging Others. Helping People Explore Their Gifts and Abilities, etc. In Guatemala we will be doing just that, and more!


The total cost of the trip is $1,800 and covers transportation, lodging, administrative, and ministry expenses.

I usually don’t like asking friends and family for money, I just don’t.  Truth is, I need people to partner with me and help me cover at least half of the cost. In other words, I need your financial help!

Guatemala is a beautiful country with breathtaking views, and although we will enjoy the scenery this is not a site seeing vacation but a hands-on trip with a long-term purpose. 

To partner with me means you will be partnering with God in doing what He has called us to do:

GO! And if you can’t go, then SEND!

Your donation will contribute towards the purchase of sewing machines and sewing materials. We will help the Mayan women incorporate sewing into their already beautiful tapestry creations. The vision is for them to then sell their creations to support their own families.

What we have in mind is a long-term intentional relationship, in which we walk with these woman and identify ways we can help them use their creativity and abilities to support their own families. 

And of course this is a faith-based goal. To impact souls for eternity!

Are you in? Click >> YES, I WANT TO PARTER WITH YOU!

*Make sure to select my name "Mackey, Lu" prior clicking the button "Make Donation"

THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to read about this and considering making a donation! 

Much Love!


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Luna's First Birthday I LOVE first birthday sessions! Luna is a miracle baby, documenting her life has been special to my heart. She looked gorgeous in her ballerina outfit, then we moved indoors because daddy is #1 Chicago Cubs fan so pictures with her Cubs outfit were not even a question! Then time for cake, oh my! That cake was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s, yes I tried it! :) And the best part is that this cake had some special icing that didn't make a lot of mess, so it didn't give us a lot of work to clean afterwards. Luna was happy and so was mommy, and seeing them both happy made my day! :)

Me ENCANTAN las sesiones de primer añito! Lunita es una bebé milagro, documentar su vida ha sido algo muy especial en mi corazón. Se veía preciosa en su vestido de bailarina, luego nos fuimos al estudio porque como su papi es el fan #1 de los Chicago Cubs, no podían faltar sus fotos con su ropa de los Cubs, luego el pastel... Ay, ay, ay este pastel estaba de-li-cio-so! Claro que lo probé :) y lo mejor de todo es que este pastel tenía un tipo de betún que no se embarró mucho, así que no nos dio mucho trabajo a la hora de limpiar. Al final Lunita estaba feliz y su mami también, verlas a ambas felices alegro mi día! :)

Cake: Cakes of Serenity

Assistants: Mami & Aby Gaytan




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She's music and joy She's a joy to be with, easy going, super patient, super talented, and with a HUGE servant's heart. I've promised her pictures and I think I truly captured her heart. Everyone call her "Abi" I call her "mi flaca!" :) She's my sister, I love her... 

Ella es un gozo, tranquila, súper paciente, súper talentosa, y con un ENORME corazón de servicio. Le había prometido tomarle fotos, y creo que pude capturar la esencia de su corazón. Todos la llaman "Abi" yo la llamo "¡mi flaca!" Es mi hermana, la amo... 

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