Tuesday, October 16, 2012

words + pictures (lots of them)

Fall has come to town. The leaves are crimson, orange and gold, the breezes are cool, and I've even worn a few sweaters. For a while, I slipped into a slump where my creative spirit was completely void and I hadn't taken a picture in days, but I came around again. The color and life has begged me to. 

As of lately, I am starting to realize so many things about life. How fleeting time is... school takes up so much of it, and I'm no longer the sprite home schooled kid who got her school done at 1:00. How things change. Time can really change things and people... for better or for worse. How making simple decisions to love, to encourage, to go out of the way when I don't specifically care to, can have such an enormous impact on people. How much I love music. Listening to good old hymns and spending what little free time I have at the piano has just fed me. How many false gods I make for myself. I hate calling them that, but it's the truth. It makes my heart ache when I recount the number of worldly idols I put before my Savior. This verse really struck me when I was in a rut: "My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God!" (Psalm 84:2b) Here's the truth: He is living and our idols are not. It seems like an obvious choice, then, who we should devote our lives to. I must remember this. 

In the last 34 days I've had the opportunity to assist with a wedding and shoot an engagement and a family session. Although I am not in the business stage yet, I believe I'm inching closer. In fact, my friend Elizabeth and I are co-shooting a wedding (by ourselves!) in January! We are both pretty stoked.

Anywhoodle, here are a few of my favorites from my recent shoots:

And on the side...

adieu, my friends!