It’s only appropriate on the Fourth of July we recognize how lucky we are to live in America with the freedoms we have. Day to day it’s very easy to take for granted the luxuries living here brings. For us here at Pure7, we couldn’t agree more with Mr. Emerson.

“America is another name for opportunity”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here in America we were able to find something we love doing and make a career out of it. On any given day we’re shooting

Without our freedoms we wouldn’t have met the Sweeney family and had the opportunity to take their family beach photos below. They were an incredible family to work with and I know we’ll cherish the chance to photograph them as much as they enjoy having new family photos.

Our freedom doesn’t come free so today’s let us remember all of those unable to celebrate our great country with their loved ones. Whether they are oversees protecting us right now or fallen from fighting the great fight with those before us. Let’s remember them and enjoy the BBQs, Fireworks, Parades and anything else you do to celebrate on the fourth of July in their honor.

We try to do this all year and when we’re prepping to go shoot we try and take a minute and appreciate the fact that we live in a county where it’s possible to follow your dreams doing something you love and have it turn into a reality.  ON this the Fourth of July, take a minute to think about all of the little luxuries you have living in the land of the free. It might help you enjoy and celebrate today and everyday just a little bit more.

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