It’s been a little while coming…but here’s a peek at Isaac and Amanda’s lovely wedding day! I was trying to decide what to write for this post and words just didn’t come and won’t do justice to what I want to say. My sister, my best friend, is married and now lives far away. It’s been fun editing these pictures because I always get to see her beautiful face!
I was honoured to not only photograph but also be a bridesmaid for this wedding… I’m very thankful for the help of Jess from Jess and Andy Photography for making that possible! So, I’ll leave the words now and let the pictures do the talking!
Above: PC: Jessica Schlamp
With their wedding being in March, we knew from the start that weather would be unpredictable (at best!) We were so blessed to be able to use the upstairs of one of our favourite coffee shops for our formal pictures…! The staff were so accommodating! The atmosphere was awesome!
Below: PC of bridal party: Jessica Schlamp
Following are a few pictures from the ceremony, since I was a bridesmaid all ceremony photos are credited to Jessica Schlamp as well as the above picture.
Getting to photograph women on such an eventful day of their life is always an honour….but to be able to do that for my sister…the honour was that much more special!
A wedding blog post wouldn’t be complete without a few more icluding the bridesmaids and groomsmen…right? Photo credit of the bridal party: Jessica Schlamp
I’ve had these gorgeous pictures on my computer for awhile and I’m so excited to finally be sharing some of them on here…meet Kim; to say she’s awesome would be an understatement. She has a great sense of humour, and is always up for an adventure wether it be a road trip or just a coffee shop meet up.
Kim has grown into a strong young woman who works hard to achieve her dreams such as organizing a young people’s mission trip because she’s interested in missions in Ecuador.
Not only have I been inspired but her “get’r’done” attitude but also by her self discipline and determination to learn something new.
She’s also got the musical gift…on the day I snapped these pictures she “only” had two of the five (I think!) instruments she can play. We were missing the banjo, a piano, and a bass guitar. (I could probably add in mandolin …which would make six) and I could very well be missing a couple more.
I’m excited to see where God is going to lead her and how He’s going to use her for His kingdom!
When writing my last blog post, this picture came to mind. It represents some of the thoughts and feelings I was trying to convey. It’s a picture that’s a little different from my same old “usual”. But I love that it’s different. The light and the colours.
Besides…she’s just super duper adorable so I’d probably love almost any picture of her!
There’s more from that evening…this is just a tease! Come back soon to see more.
Along with taking a break from blogging, I haven’t been focusing on photography either. Sometimes taking a break (even an unplanned one) is good for you. It was for me, because in coming back, I come with a new perspective. Even though I haven’t been taking piles of pictures, I feel as if I’ve grown in my style, my perspective, and even how I approach taking pictures.
Photography is art. That idea might seem basic to many of you (even those who aren’t photographers!). However, I’ve realized this concept anew over the past year. Art is created. Sometimes I see it first and know it’s a masterpiece before I even take the picture…sometimes, I don’t see it till later (the picture in my last post is testament to that!) Sometimes, I see it within another picture and a new piece of art grows from there. I create the art. Since art is created and I’m the one designing and creating…than I don’t have to answer back to anyone. If I like it…if I love it than that’s good enough for me. Sometimes, I need to make it for me. Yes, that sounds extremely selfish…and it is. But, if I’m not exploring for me, then my style doesn’t grow, if I don’t continue learning, I’ll stay where I am, and I’ll get stuck.
So I begin again…or perhaps simply continue down the path of honing my specific photographic art, my style…I want to remember:
Look for the beauty, it’s everywhere waiting to be found
Push the boundaries of what I already know and do with a camera
Another peak at a piece of Germany, this time from higher perspective.
I love this picture the more I look at it (which doesn’t happen to me very often!) If I think about it and release my imagination… this picture becomes a story, the tiny village the setting. The story of a quaint village along the river and the unique people who live there. Or perhaps a quiet unsuspecting place for a hero to hide. Maybe the mansion is soaked in mystery, of hidden secrets and long forgotten passageways.
So take a moment and sit back; let your imagination go, allow the picture tell you a story of it’s own…the possibilities are endless!
Did the picture inspire you? I’d love to hear what your imagination came up with!
A few thoughts have been swirling in the back of my mind for awhile now…so I’m finally taking the time to see how they will emerge as I try to type them out.
I’m blogging partly because one of the items floating around in my mind is this blog itself. With so many significant changes happening in my life I never dreamed it would hard to blog about them (or that I would just be too busy to blog!) Then before I knew it so much of my life had changed…so muchof me had changed that I felt like a completely different person than the one who started writing back in 2012. It was hard to blog because I wasn’t “her” anymore. When I sat down to write or update it felt forced; that’s something I never wanted for this blog.
Another part of me missed blogging
But I felt stuck. How do you transition a blog through huge personal life changes? For awhile I thought I should start a new blog, and then I thought that I should maybe just revamp this one. I still haven’t decided what I will do as both options are appealing for different reasons. Most of all, I just want to start blogging again, get back in the habit and rediscover the joy. Today’s post is my attempt to restart because if I don’t start now, I never will.
I’ve been taking pictures. I’ve been traveling. More changes have been happening!
I’m excited to be back wether I stay on this blog or start another one. Please, join me in my journey!
I think this is where I’ll stop today… more thoughts to come soon! Stay tuned!
I’ve debated a little on this post… Mostly because it’s my fault. I’ve taken this wonderful family’s pictures before, but with my life being busy…
…in other words I was preoccupied first with a boyfriend, then a fiance, then with planning a wedding… and if you’ve followed my blog at all (or more likely you gave up on my blog and I lost you along the way haha!) you’ve noticed I haven’t been blogging lately.
So to tell the truth, I have some other photoshoots of this family I haven’t posted yet. Like her adorable baby pictures…(ah those eyes!!)
And another session of these boys before she was born…
But in the end I decided for now, to start current… and in the new year I’ll catch up on what I missed before. 🙂
But back to why I’m here…! We hit a lovely fall day, no rain, no wind…and not too cold for the little ones! I always enjoy the interactions with children, making them laugh and giggle… (and coaxing them to look at the camera! haha!)
Can’t end without a picture of their lovely parents!
Come back in the new year, I’ll be posting some more of this awesome family!