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In Santa Fe, NM: With Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty LLC NM Broker License 16161

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of faith and Mexican and Mexican American identity and heritage in Santa Fe today. Often her image outside of the Catholic faith is connected to motherhood, social justice and feminism and the poor. In Santa Fe, her image is everywhere and on everything and holds a special significance going back to 1531 when the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared to an indigenous Mexican, in the last of her several apparitions.

This framed image has been in my home her for several decades. I acquired her after I photographed a wedding (pre-real estate) when we arrived in Santa Fe  from Capitol Hill in DC. This past year, I decided to take her out into the community that respects and celebrates her presence...and to see what happens next. 

Here she is as about to be my company resting against my coyote fence ready to explore Santa Fe with me on a summer day. [Camera iphone - original not retouched]

Now we are together at the Historic Santa Fe Plaza resting against the adobe wall of the Santa Fe Museum of Art.  [Camera iphone - original not retouched]

Here she is resting this time within another image on a wall of the Santa Fe Museum of Art. [camera iphone - original not retouched].

When I first picked up the camera and then began a life behind the camera, it was all about helping people see differently. Photography has always been about sharing an experience, prompting imagination and telling a story. I hope I have encouraged you to expand how your use a camera in what ever form in your real estate business and life. Thank you for looking. Now it is time to hear your thoughts...

PS. Why today? I was looking for calm today in our world of real estate and Ian.

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Emily Medvec - I am very familiar with that photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Her photo is hung in the lady's room where there are rocking chairs for mothers nursing or feeding their babies at the Church where I attend. At the University of Dallas a Special Dedication was given to Our Lady of Guadalupe last May for her new statue outdoors. Once when I was on vacation and floundering in unfamiliar territory, I stumbled upon Our Lady of Guadalupe's painting on an old building. It didn't take me long to get my bearings and find the direction where I needed to be. In Chicago, where I was born and raised, I saw many paintings of Our Lady of Guadalupe and again in various cities in Texas. She is such a comfort.

I really like your post and like your idea of taking her along for companionship. May you be blessed.

Sep 27, 2022 03:50 PM
Emily Medvec

Patricia, your response touched my heart. I am hopeful Our Lady of Guadalupe is protecting many Florida homes now. What is ironic is I did not really learn of her influence here until we relocated to Santa Fe from DC in 1994. Keep changing lives!

Sep 27, 2022 03:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Although I have been to New Mexico a few times, I have not been to Santa Fe.  I remember way back in 1963, I made a trip through that state with my mother.  We were on our way to visit relatives in Kansas.  We came across an old mission that had stood the test of time.  It was near dawn, and Native American Indians were walking toward it, likely for a morning mass.  The scene out in the middle of almost nowhere, set the beautiful mood of the day.

Sep 27, 2022 05:06 PM
Emily Medvec

Myrl Jeffcoat I think I know which mission and will do some research for a blog. My first visit to Santa Fe happened in 1984. I have some work to do. 

Oct 03, 2022 06:37 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Emily, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Sep 27, 2022 05:11 PM
Emily Medvec

Wow! Myrl Jeffcoat My apology for the late reply. Thank you for this awesome news and encouragement!

Sep 29, 2022 12:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Emily- good to see you here!!!  My dad was an amateur photographer, and I too love taking photos. Your photos aren't just pictures that you took but are telling us a story . 

Sep 27, 2022 07:42 PM
Emily Medvec

Thank you Kathy Streib --- prior to my making images, I had wanted to make movies... so I decided to use a camera to tell a story as back then my life was in DC and not LA and all pre-internet. Kathy given your work and love of pictures... go out the box more! 

Sep 29, 2022 12:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Emily nice to see you back a bit more consistently, with such a lovely post now we look forward to your interaction with the community again, Endre

Sep 27, 2022 10:41 PM
Emily Medvec

Yes, I agree Endre Barath, Jr. There were medical issues at home that created my absence. Back now and good to see you here!

Sep 29, 2022 12:52 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love this and I love seeing Our Lady of Guadalupe, such beautiful photos you took to share with us!

Sep 28, 2022 08:36 AM
Brian England

I see them every day in Mass and even have a few in my home Emily Medvec 

Sep 29, 2022 01:06 PM
Emily Medvec

Hi Brian England, you must have come across some of Our Lady of Guadalupe images in AZ...send some pictures of what she looks like there. Thanks for your kind words, EM

Sep 29, 2022 12:54 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Emily, watching the news and all the destruction Ian will cause, great day for this post.  Great talking with you this morning and semi-catching up!

Sep 28, 2022 08:44 AM
Emily Medvec

Well Joan Cox thanks for your help with trick I had forgotten to highlight a name.  Our markets are what they are so let's continue to help each other as we are only a state away! 

Sep 29, 2022 12:55 PM
Joan Cox

Emily Medvec and not too far of a drive either!!!

Sep 29, 2022 02:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 01, 2022 07:54 PM
Emily Medvec

Oh my Kathy Streib thank you so much for helping me tell the story to more of us in the Rain! 

Oct 03, 2022 06:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Emily - I love your post your story of the religious history behind Our Lady of Guadalupe.  I am an amateur photographer but now mostly use the iPhone.

Oct 02, 2022 04:52 AM
Emily Medvec

Grant Schneider remember it is not the tool, it is the person behind the camera phone that creates and can tell the story. I look forward to seeing what you see!

Oct 03, 2022 06:40 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thanks so much for sharing. I had heard about the Lady of Guadalupe and your story adds to my limited knowledge.  Congratulations on the feature as well.

Oct 02, 2022 06:53 AM
Emily Medvec

Thank you for your support and call back when I needed some AR help the other day. 

Oct 03, 2022 06:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Emily:

Glad to see you back. Thank you for a wonderful story and some terrific photos around town. What a fun experience this must have been. 

Jeff

Oct 02, 2022 01:34 PM
Emily Medvec

Thanks for the welcome back Jeff Dowler, CRS ! You all have been missed. Serious family health issues kept me away from my online office here. Back now and know I have all the time and energy to include this RAIN in my day!

Oct 02, 2022 01:39 PM
Emily Medvec

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS  thank you for the welcome. When I can I still take Our Lady of Guadalupe out for an adventure...stay tuned.

Oct 03, 2022 06:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Bringing Our Lady of Guadalupe along for your photo shoot sounds like a great idea, and I love the photos and explanation!

Oct 03, 2022 04:57 AM
Emily Medvec

Hi Kat Palmiotti thank you for the encouragement. She opens the door for lots of conversations. 

Oct 03, 2022 06:44 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I loved your story this morning. It has an air of calm about it and I appreciated that very much this morning.

Oct 03, 2022 06:19 AM
Emily Medvec

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 thank  you. YES, we need to often search for calmness to stay calm in our world today. Stay in touch. 

Oct 03, 2022 06:46 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Thank you for sharing your tour with us and for us to appreciate the companion you took with you

Oct 03, 2022 10:22 AM