07 October 2013

thirty-six squares // hi, i'm still alive


hey! i'm still alive. i know it was starting to look otherwise in this little slice of the internet. but i can assure you, these feet are still kickin' & this heart's still beatin'.

...and, actually, beatin' extra hard because i'm currently in seattle and this city does something unspeakable to my heart. i've been up here since tuesday for one of my oldest pal's weddings. let me say that as fun as photographing a wedding is…being in one is about a thousand times better. oh, and she's the one who encouraged me to give robbie a shot while we were in high school…so i basically owe my marriage to her. more or less.

& baby girl gonna gush now. this has been one of the best -- and i think, most important -- trips of my whole life. i needed perspective. i needed to recalibrate. i needed to be surrounded by girls, and cradled by god's love & this trip has been all about that. i'm feeling full and fresh and like me. for the first time in awhile. i left my camera at home this trip & brought just my iphone & instax -- and i'm so happy for that. as much as i love snapping away, it was lovely to be so unencumbered, to have one less thing to worry about, to keep track of. because sometimes it's enough to keep track of yourself, you know?

11 comments:

  1. i had a similar experience being in a wedding this may... it's amazing what being surrounded by a group of old friends does for the soul!

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  2. You have gorgeous photos. I love look at the personality behind all of them! Keep it up. :)
    xoxo - Natalie

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  3. All the sequin dresses! Where are they all from!?

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  4. I am so glad that your trip to Seattle provided all off that for you! a every girl needs time with her girls and Good to be renewed.

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  5. *God not good. .. although God is good! :)

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  6. Oh what a gorgeous post :) I think it is so important to sometimes just put that camera down and soak in whats around you. I too often am a culprit of not looking through my eyes but looking through my lens instead

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  7. I know what you mean how sometimes keeping track of ourselves is enough! As much as I love my camera too, sometimes for special occasions it's great to be fully engulfed.

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  8. what an exquisite occasion - looks like a time of happiness where hearts were full of joy! i am very eager to see seattle... one day soon! these pictures deepen my longing to go. i think sometimes it's really necessary to leave our cameras and all the technology behind, so we can really be totally present and able to savour moments as they come and go! your snaps here are gorgeous, but that's no surprise!
    xx

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  9. Ahhhh! So many pretty dresses. It's overwhelming! :)

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  10. Welcome home darling. please stay long.

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  11. I went to high school with Tessa. Small world!

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