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!



  1. I love this, Lindsey! so many happy fallish things in this post :)

  2. You always take the loveliest photos <3

  3. these are lovely, Lindsey! those wedding pictures are stunning, as are the rest. :) Congrats about the opportunity to shoot a wedding {BY YOURSELVES!}! That is so exciting! :) And yes, how time flies... it is so important that we use every minute carefully--not taking it for granted, but appreciating and loving every moment that God gives us.


  4. oh, these are so lovely!! you're an awesome photographer! and your words too -they just spoke to my heart! I've really been thinking about putting "things" (IDOLS, REALLY!) in front of God, so this was exactly what I needed to read! thanks for sharing! :)

    a photography question: (if you don't mind me asking) what do you use to post process your photos? especially your last "on the side" photos, they have these awesome film-ish/hazy look. I love it!

    1. Thanks so much, Grace! I use Lightroom 4 to edit my pictures; the hazy ones are done with a preset. You can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/Michellebondyphotography/app_220150904689418
      To get it in color, you just have to turn the saturation up (it will be in b+w when you first apply it)

      Thanks for reading!

    2. Hehe, you finally caved and got LR. :D The other day I was just thinking that I don't even use Photoshop anymore for color correction! :) It TOTALLY changes the way you edit, doesn't it? :) Lovely pictures as always. :)

  5. Wow this was such a beautiful post! And I know, time really gets the most of us. I barely have time to check other blogs! :( But I am so glad that I have had the chance to read yours. It was a wonderful reminder to alway put God on our minds. And that was and is my only goal, to live solely to the God who created me and loves me and calls me his. <3 and beautiful pictures! Love them!


  7. These are beautiful photos, Lindsey! Love them. :) I agree that time can change a lot of things....it reminds me of this quote that Big Mama once said in "The Fox and The Hound."

    "Honey, forever is long, long time, and time has a way of changing things."

    Take care m'dear!

  8. That second ballet shot. Holy cow.

  9. oh my goodness gracious, Lindsey. I'm at a loss for words... This post, your words, your photos that are swelling with emotion... Everything. It's just SO beautiful.

    love you, soul sister! Xx acacia

    ps has my letter arrived in your corner of the world yet?

  10. that last one? sheesh. beautiful my dear. love the one of the bride& groom's danglin' feet. and are those the bride's shoes? glittery-perfectness. :) ( okay, i just asked& answered a lot of questions for myself.. )
    lovely lindsey. :)

  11. l.o.v.e! these are just plain amazing, girl!

  12. your photography is so beautiful i cannot even describe how lovely it is x :) -Jianine

  13. Awwh those little kids are so sweet! And I especially love those ''on the side'' pictures. you are so talented! I'm a proud new follower! drop by my blog sometime?

  14. What a lot of wonderful photos!


  15. I'm soo late to this -- BUT, ALL your shots are really gorgeous!! xoxo


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