Went from all caught up on editing to facing Mt. Kilimanjaro in just one week. Here👏 for👏it👏 Thank you, my amazing clients, for the great honor. 🥰🥰
They're both named Kelsey, so I got to call them Mr and Mrs the whole day. 👏
It's amazing and beautiful how GRATITUDE changes perspective. I can focus on a wedding I didn't book, or I can focus on the many I did. I can lament when I was treated negatively by one person, or treasure the love I receive from so many others. I can sit and complain about the way things are in the world or sing praises to the One who created it. . I'm grateful for my husband who sharpens me. Who cleans the kitchen and makes me curry soup and fresh sourdough bread. And who gives the warmest, giantest hugs that make me feel safe and full of joy.
My face when I'm trying to decide on my coffee order, but I always get the same thing. White Choc Mocha. Now with coconut milk and no whip 'cause I'm old and milk hurts my tummy. What's your ☕order?
Setting fire to the rain as only they can.
This friend tunnel happened after dark, but that's okay because EDITING. That's where I spend a majority of my time with your wedding/session. Endless mugs of hot tea, endless @gregoryalanisakov songs, and lots of Enneagram 1 issues later, I deliver the goods.
Do you have a portrait of yourself that you love? A recent one? I can honestly say that I don't. I am great behind the camera, but in front of the camera, I'm a lost cause. I don't always like the way I look, so I clam up, act silly, ruin images of myself accidentally on purpose. If you know the feeling, I am here to say, that I'll be there for you. I'll get the flattering angles, coach you through, and get a beautiful portrait of you. Because your face is part of who you are. And you're awesome. How 🔥🔥🔥 is this bride, btw?!?! And that DRESS!!! 😍
I homeschool my children. I've read a lot about educational philosophies, having majored in education for a bit in college, then in getting my teaching certification, and also now as a homeschool. One of my favorite ideas I've come across in my readings is that everyone should cultivate a familiarity with drawing and art. Drawing is nothing to do with talent. Casting aside the idea that only those who excel in drawing should do it, and encouraging all people to partake in it's benefits. That the delights of expressing oneself in this way are not relegated to the gifted artists.
My spring wedding season is about to start. Has me reminiscing over all the beautiful images I never share during wedding season because I'm too dang busy. You'll want to see the last photo because this bride is 🔥🔥.
Planning out a couple summer adventures for my family on this rainy morning. It will be here before we know it.
I'm so stoked for some re-branding. I've grown. I've learned. I'm healthier. I'm outdoors-ier. I'm Lucy-er. 🧡 Thank you, Jesus. And thank you to all of you. So grateful to every soul that has supported my passion. I love, love, love this gig. @rach_sales thank you for being my friend and for knowing what I want my brand to look like even better than I do.
I was going to say a lot about life and how heart-tremory, lip-quivery, happy tears-y bittersweetie it can be. But it was too much feels before coffee. . So I'll leave it at this, Good morning, friends. However many things are on your plate right now, I hope that you might feel worthy and loved as you go about your day. And one way to feel that about yourself, is to help someone else feel that way as well. 🖤
Wise men say, Only fools rush in. But I can't help falling in love with you.
I was journaling yesterday and I wondered to myself how many other ppl still journal. There's so much I would forget if I didn't. This might sound crazy, but even if you don't journal, I recommend writing some things down after your wedding day. Print out some of your photos and jot some thoughts on the back. Old school style. 😊
Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship. Weekend plans include food with friends, listening to Bob Dylan, and laundry first because I have no pants to wear. . P.S. I love this cool weather and I never want it to go away.
I can't believe January is almost over. Looking ahead to all the goodness to come this year has me so excited. Always looking for ways to capture the feel of the day/moment whatever kind of wedding or session I'm working on... and the feel of this day was a smokin' bride and some juicy light in Perfect Plain's grainhouse.
Her story isn't mine to tell, but she's amazing. She hired me to photograph her wedding 6 years ago when I'd never photographed a wedding before. Tonight I met with her little family in the rain and captured a few photos. Then our kids threw pinecones at eachother for awhile (they were having fun, btw). Then we went out for pizza. Grateful for friends like them. Grateful people like her exist.
Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am young again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am fun again However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you