Friday, June 14, 2013

Oh weddings!

This weekend I'm making the trek up to my college hometown to shoot a wedding for friend of a friend, and I couldn't be more excited. Since I was planning my OWN wedding, it was kind of no option but to put my passion for photography on the back burner... so I'm thrilled that I get to put myself back out there this weekend.

Funny thing is, Caleb has shown a slight possible interest in photography as of late. So, he's borrowing a family members camera to be my "assistant". This makes me even more excited. I love that he loves supporting me, and this gesture means more to me than he'll ever know.

In saying all of that, I'm going to be working with a friend to launch a website to officially start my photography business on the side. This really is something I'd love to do full time in my future, so I figured I may as well start now. Looking back at my photography, I am proud. Although I've been doing it for years, I haven't put myself out there that much. Sure, a couple pictures of my work here and there on my blog, or Facebook...but a full blown WEBSITE? That intimidates me...but over and over again I keep seeing this quote, and its never hit me quite like it did this time.

I've put a lot of prayer into this lately, and I really feel like its what I'm supposed to do.

I'm nervous as crap, but excited as ever.

Whether its snapping a quick picture of scenery, an in-home maternity shoot...or a field full of grass a couple can relax in... I love it all. I'm definitely still learning, but its something I I will keep moving forward :)

Happy weekend, friends!


  1. You have so much talent and I'm SUPER happy for you chasing your big ol' dreams!!! You're gonna rock it, girl, I just know it :)

    Love you!

  2. Good Luck with building your new website! Seriously, follow your dreams, it makes all the difference with how happy you are.

  3. Girrrrrl you CLEARLY have an eye for photography! Chase after that dream, you're going to do great!

  4. OMG I had NO idea you did this as a side job until just now but wow your pictures are gorgeous mam! Good Luck this weekend so excited for you!!! Follow those dreams :)

  5. You know I'm always proud of you ma'am! Please take pictures of me and my family for the rest of our lives? Thanks!!

  6. Go get your dreams, girl! I shot film photography forever and I'm having a lot of trouble transitioning to digital... but I LOVE it so it's worth it! Love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life <3

  7. Such fun exciting news!! You'll do wonderful and I can't wait to see all the darling pictures you'll be taking! Wobderul pics! Stay inspired and your journey will work out perfectly!

  8. So so so excited for you. Yay. Can't wait to hear all about it. Loves you

  9. UMMMM this is incredibly exciting! yayyyy!

  10. You are going to be amazing!!!!!!!! Let me know what I can do to help you with anything!!!

  11. Can we just hang out now?
    Seriously, I guess I haven't been around long enough to know how much you love photography.
    I've considered myself an amateur since I was a teen! lol
    Photography and music are the two things that have my heart.
    I think you should definitely do it.
    I'm too scared to put myself out there & try taking photos for anyone.
    I have a fear of disappointing people.
    That and I just now, out of my many years of photography, took the plunge into the DSLR world, which means I have a lot more of "machine" to learn, but I love it!
    Anyway, I have a FB for my pictures even though it hasn't been updated in a while, so that may be an option you might wanna think about too. :)
    Just make sure you watermark. I hate thinking someone can just easily steal my stuff!
    I can't wait to see your site!
    Oh & by the way, I love your shots!

  12. How exciting Kayla. Let me know if you need some test subjects. :) Haha.

  13. You sure got talent friend! I'm excited that you're starting this new adventure - that quote is very true! I can't wait to watch to your skills grow. Have an amazing weekend with your hubby assistant :)

  14. Good luck, girl!!! I'm so excited for you! :-)

  15. Beautiful pictures, you are very talented! So cool that your husband (congratulations, so exiting!! I remember finding reasons to say husband when I first got married) is taking an interest in photography. Hope you have fun this weekend!!

  16. How exciting!!!! Dreams are the most scary when they are just starting to come true. Congrats! Also, you are going to enjoy that wedding so much since it's the first one since your own. Now that you know how those people feel, it makes a big difference.

  17. This is awesome girly! Looks like we are chasing the same dream and I love it! After my wedding is over, lets get together and snap some photos! :)

  18. Your photos are gorgeous! You are so so talented and I know you'll go so far! Congrats on this exciting new step!!


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