“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t think many of us are doing exactly what we thought we would and sometimes I think we get tripped up wondering if what is right is front of us is right for us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t get me wrong, some of the best advice I’ve ever received was, “It’s just a job, if you hate it, quit.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what’s right in front of you, what’s been given to you, do with all your might today 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. The single tear on Chelsea’s cheek as she held her new daughter for the first time is the best reminder that the hard things are often the greatest.
Due to holidays this blog got delayed long after the pictures were sent but I loved them too much to skip them all together. A few more snuggly portraits just before the sun went down resulted in some of my favorite photos from the day and an amazing end to last years wedding season! So they are on the blog now :)
Five years and no kids in, we can now say we 10/10 recommend couples experience Disney World without kids at least once 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You don’t have share your Mickey pretzel, count the people around you, or say, “Don’t touch that!” one million times a day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All we carried in was what we are holding in this picture (is everyone aware that you can survive WDW without a fruit snacks stash because we weren’t) 🙏🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That being said. There was lots of, “Oh remember when *insert nephew or niece name*...” at every attraction so you still miss the magic they bring. Moral of this post, definitely don’t feel like you have to put off the Disney trips till you have kids!
I have session prep emails with photos where with this guy is the shortest person in his family. Considering the fact that I have to back way up or stand on a stool to not shoot up his nostrils, I realize I should update some of my content 😅 it’s so cool to see some his stomping grounds and appreciate some sights I hadn’t seen that were only about ten minutes from where I grew up!
Year five. This year I realized I now can gather just as much insight to his thoughts from his tone as his words and that feels good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My father-in-law told us we make a good team and since he has watched countless of Texan’s practices and games, I love that he sees a synergy in our relationship. Also because he is a “professional witness” in court so he doesn’t say anything he can’t back up with research and evidence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The day to day doesn’t have to be sappy and romantic. I’ve got my reactions to “bridge drama,” down, he listens to me talk about space, and sometimes we disagree on how simple tasks should be accomplished but we are a team!
Funny but not funny story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Almost exactly two years ago I was driving to photograph Chelsea’s first daughter being born. My car made a weird noise the whole drive but I had bigger problems so I ignored it. I parked at the wrong section of the hospital and had to drive my car to the correct one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ultimately, I made it and the birth went flawlessly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the way home the noise got louder. So I turned Ed Sheeran up louder because I’m nothing if not a problem solver. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then my car died. On the side of the road. Not two miles from home. But I had gotten my job done 💁🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nothing that stressful happened this go around. Oakleigh is perfect, childbirth is the coolest thing ever and I love my job.