What a gorgeous wedding. I can’t believe that I was there. I wish that I could say that the bride reminded me of how I looked on my wedding day. She was stunning. The groom…French. Need I say more? I thought I loved my husbands accent. Have to say I like a french one better. Made the day even a little romantic. Needless to say it made Katrina, Courtney and I a little giddy that as we rode in the limo he was on the phone speaking french and she was staring out the window in all her glory. Just a storybook wedding.
It was all the little things that made this wedding perfect. The flowers, the venue, the gown…the smiles, the laughter. Oh and one more time all around me people speaking French.
The love when you see it for real changes you. Not just between the bride and groom but everyone around them.
I wanted to take the time and look back over the last year. So much has happened. My kids seem to be growing up faster than I can breathe. My life keeps changing. I wanted to be grateful for what I have been given this past year. To embrace the good times and the terrible ones. So that I come out better. To not take anything for granted. To have more hope. I have learned what it means to pray. I have asked God so many times to take away the hurt or the pain and replace with peace and comfort. I know now what it really means to love….to fight for something so hard that you learn to surrender.
To believe in something so much that you are willing to risk everything…
Today I read a letter my daughter wrote in school. In it she wrote “My mom is one of the strongest women I know. My mom may not be perfect, but she is perfect for me.”
So I need to be humble and remember where the strength comes from and trust in it. Prayer…is powerful. I was reminded of that by my friend and leader Mike Barker who has made me believe again that I am one of God’s children and he hears me and that he works through others when I don’t listen back. He told me once to never ignore inspiration just because the process or outcome is scary…this is the essence of faith. I have learned to believe that. Thank you.
To notice the beauty around me…
To ponder and then let it go…
To experience joy….
and then to take pictures to remember all that you have and what you have been given.
So I took a couple of my favorite photos from each of my sessions and decided to put them up. To remember the wonderful people that have come into my life over the last year. I am so blessed. I love what I do. It can be frustrating and cause so much anxiety but all so worth it. I look over these images and realize I was there. I am alive….I matter…..
Thank you to each and every one of you who have entrusted your memories to me…I am truly honored.
This was absolutely the most perfect day even if it did rain a little.
The bride was beautiful. Her dress was to die for. This couple loves each other.
What more could a photographer ask for.
I absolutely love this family. They laugh together. I love that!
They love each other. I love that!
And they are all gorgeous!
I can’t believe how much fun I had the day I shot this. It always helps when the girls are so relaxed and are willing to try anything you ask them too. And Emily’s legs never ended! I wish I had those legs. Would make all the running I do worth it!
aren’t they the best!