During my little social media break I realized that the things in life worth remembering are filled with quality over quantity and that’s how I’m deciding to move forward with Instagram. One thing I have enjoyed this year is shooting with film, I want to showcase more of that and what could be a more perfect platform than Instagram?! I can’t wait to share with y’all what I’ve learned this year in my journey with film and I can’t wait to learn even more! Moving forward, all images shared on my account will be film! Let’s start this journey together as I explain more why I’m choosing to move this direction and why I’m pretty excited for the future of Verlee Bishop Weddings!
Hey Insta fam, I’m back after a much needed break and I’ll bet you didn’t even notice I was gone. Social media is funny that way. 😂 Back in August, we took a 3 day vacation to Disney World (my happy place) and then continued our vacation with a 3 day Disney cruise (my new found happy place). I’ve come to realize that during a vacation it is my much needed time to completely unplug and escape the worries of the world. Not only did I not check my phone for messages, or emails, or even take pictures, my phone was actually completely dead for the second half of our trip and it was absolutely wonderful! When we got back, I found myself dreading my next Insta post because it had become something I felt like I must keep up with. Instagram is so incredibly curated, after spending a week in such a non-curated world I didn’t know what to say. So I waited. I waited until I didn’t feel that dread when I opened up social media, I waited until I actually wanted to post something, I waited until I had something meaningful to say and that is this... I know it is super easy to get caught up in all of the numbers of followers and likes when it comes to social media but taking just a little bit of time each day to slow down and enjoy life’s little moments outside of the squares is such a wonderful feeling and sure does the soul some good. So, if you are feeling down, or frustrated with what to post next, try taking a step away instead. Post something when you are ready, post something that has meaning, because when used correctly, these platforms have the ability to serve a wonderful purpose. 💕
We said goodbye to both of our ducks this week and I have been a sad mess ever since. We raised these birds from one day old, they are our pets and losing one is never easy. Mama duck (aka Frankie) was put to sleep on Friday after a year long long battle with bumble foot (staph infection) and she is now resting forever peacefully next to Chicky Dee Ray. Mama didn’t like humans very much but she absolutely loved Mr Duck (aka Pippin) and to say he was obsessed with her is probably an understatement. He would happily follow her around the yard wherever she went and always made sure to keep an eye on the sky for anything bigger than he was. He protected her at all times. She loved to flirt with him by dipping her head and mr duck was always ready to flirt back. Knowing that ducks are social animals and they mourn deeply over the loss of a loved one, we thought it would be best to give Mr Duck the opportunity to live with other ducks and we found him a wonderful home on a farm full of ducks, geese and a big pond to swim in. I know he will be a happy duck and I am so lucky to have been his “other lady” second only to mama. I have tears in my eyes as I write this but find peace knowing mama is no longer suffering and Mr Duck now has so many new friends. As we lose more animals, the healing process never gets easier and I’m slowly realizing that old pictures are beginning to get harder and harder to go through. But, at the same time I am so thankful I have so many pictures to remember them by and realize this reason is my “why”. I will never forget you Mama and Mr Duck. As messy and high maintenance as you were, you brought so much joy to our lives watching you swim in your kiddie pool, waddle around the yard and listen to you talk quack to each other. Mama, may you rest pain free and peaceful over the rainbow bridge, swimming in ponds and finding all of good food you ever wanted. Until we meet again 💕
Engagement sessions are meant to be fun and are one of my favorite parts of the “getting to know you” process. Are you the more intimate type who love the “lovey” photos, or do you have the best laugh ever and giddy laughing photos are more your type? Either way, I can’t wait to help you find your go to pose and get to know you both before your big day!
This week has me sorts of anxious as we are packing for our upcoming vacation and praying that the “significant wave” developing off the coast of Africa right now doesn’t ruin all of our cruising plans. Fingers crossed for this nervous wreck please!
We are leaving for Disney in less than 2 weeks and I’m already in the beginning stages of planning Doug’s 40th Birthday trip. I *think* we have finally decided that we will be visiting COSTA RICA!! We are looking to go in January (even though his birthday is in November) and honesty, I’m at a loss as to how to plan this one. There is just so much to do in Costa Rica and we simply don’t have enough time! We are thinking about staying there for 6 days and there will be 4 of us going -my brother and sister in law will be joining us! We are definitely the adventurous type and Douglas loves the mountains but we still want some beach time. If you’ve been to Costa Rica or are familiar with it, what do you recommend doing while we are there?! Where should we stay? What is a cant miss and what do we absolutely need to try?! Personally, I want to meet a sloth, but that’s just me!
Just delivered this gorgeous wedding gallery today!! Kaylee and Curtis, get ready! There are are so many beautiful images in your inbox!!