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This was such an amazing shoot for a wedding blog. We had a photographer and a videographer capturing every moment of our affection. Totally takes me back to our wedding day and the magic of that time only 10 short months ago. I am so blessed to have this man in my life. Its been over 10 years that I’ve been crushing on him, I guess I deserve it (smile).

 

It has been a looooooong time since I’ve blogged. I mean a loooong time. Ok I’m done. haha. I will leave the catching up to another day, right now I just feel like venting… and being in the moment and calm.

You know when you have so much negativity around you that the only thing to do is to just walk away, be by yourself, and yes.. Breathe. I need to breathe. I’ve recently lost my breath due to so many knives being thrown at me and not having a chance to deflect any of them. I’ve been hit by outside forces and have felt the pain. I’m sure you know what they feels like? A mean comment from someone, being reprimanded at work, a bad grade at school, or even your own negative thoughts making you feel like your not good enough. In the past 24 hours I have cried, dried my tears, cried a little more, been hugged by my husband, complained, and then hugged again. I am a mess sometimes. I admit it. But one positive word of advice from a friend brought me back to the solid state that I choose to live today. I turned off my phone because nothing else can make me feel bad today. I am an amazing person. I have done amazing things. Ask anyone who knows me! Yes I am complimenting myself. Its therapeutic… I think.

So if your ever feeling how I am right now… Just turn off your phone and breathe…. and breathe… and breathe…

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TODAYS INSPIRATION | Love through the Camera | Bryce and I had a mini Engagement shoot last weekend! It was so much fun and absolutely FREE! One thing I’ve learned from planning this wedding is everyone is trying to get their foot in the door with their talent. I went to a Bridal Fair last month and after booking my photographer for $1300  I received an email weeks later from another photographer. I don’t even remember meeting her, but she told me she would love to do so engagement pictures for free. Of course I said YES! Any excuse I can get a shoot I am totally up for it! Here are a few of those! I was really impressed and extremely excited to see them! Let me know what you think!

 

TODAYS INSPIRATION | Frida’s legacy | Every since I watched the amazing yet ethnically exotic 2002 hollywood version of Frida featuring Selma Hayek, I have been somewhat obsessed with her persona. Not only was her artwork extremely fascinating, but her look and that bodacious eyebrow can not be missed. A beautiful woman with such a history of tragedy and success. Barely do I look through her art, but the iconic face has become a separate masterpiece. Whenever I see it it almost send shivers down my spine. Why? Maybe the curiosity of a lady that to me seems so figured out, so confident, so knowledgeable. In her eyes she has life at her fingertips. I wish to be like this one day. To accomplish what I set out to and love its reward, no matter how much tribulation it cost. I think we all should look up to people like that. Whether is a church leader, a family member, a historical figure, or the one perfect being Jesus Christ.

This last one is my favorite. Her outfit, her strong profile, and her limp hands over the riding  stick. UGH I love the photography! Images by atelier olschinsky found here. Beautiful.