Thursday, July 3, 2014

Love the outtakes.

I'm so happy today. Not only do we get to wear jeans in the office (this NEVER happens), they are also closing the offices for a half day! So excited to get this holiday started, and take a ton of ridiculous pictures :)

Speaking of pictures...I can't tell you how many photos we snap at weddings that weren't planned. In my opinion? It makes for the best ones. Those silly photos that show the bride and grooms real personalities...ahh, its just about my favorite thing ever. This shot below wasn't one I had planned on giving to the bride and groom because its so blown out, but man, I love it.


I know I've talked about my photography a lot recently, but if I'm being honest? It's pretty much consumed me lately. It seems like I'm constantly editing pictures, meeting with future brides, or doing some other sort of photo shoot. It's been kind of a struggle not to feel overwhelmed as of late.

Then I remember...I'm lucky enough to do what I love. I'm working harder and harder every single day to make my dreams into a reality. One of my best friends told me (as I talked about how busy I had been) that "busy means a FULL life", full of blessings, full of happiness, even if sometimes that comes with a hint of overwhelming stress that I don't have much free time.

These moments make it ALL entirely worth it.

Happy 3rd of July ;)

17 comments:

  1. You need to give them that picture even if it is blown out! It's so cute. I love outtake like that too!

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  2. Ahh that's awesome you guys have half day! Have a great holiday weekend :) I love the outtake photo and it's awesome to be busy with something you are so passionate about and are SO good at :)

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  3. ahh outtakes are the best! That one is so fun!

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  4. love you! we should plan a trip so you can take pictures of Aaron and I for our anniversary! we could totally come to you :)

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  5. So cute! Do you guys have a website for your photography business also?

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  6. Outtakes are the absolute best!! If that was me, it'd be such a joy to see those :)

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  7. You really do a wonderful job Kayla. #talented

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  8. Her advice is so true ... all those things are wonderful 'problems' to have =)

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  9. Gorgeous pictures and I also love the silly one! Keep it up and have a great long weekend!

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  10. Chicka, those unplanned photos are the best kind! That's what drew me to my wedding photographer. He's known for doing that, not just the "sit, smile, click" ones like the big companies do. I think that's what was bothering me a bit about that last wedding I mentioned. I'm so use to people picking individual photographers, not big companies anymore and you can tell what you're going to get. They haven't posted the pics yet so I'm hoping I'm wrong!

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  11. your hard work is paying off!!!! love these pictures. :)

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  12. I love when you share your pictures friend. The top one has to be one of my very favorites. Those are by far my favorite ones to see and capture for sure. So proud of you and excited for you all in one. Happy 4th of July. Love you!

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  13. Your pictures make me smile. Happy 4th of July, Kayla. Hope your weekend is filled with love and laughter.

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  14. You are right those candid shots are really the ones that are so memorable and wow kudos to you to sticking with your passion! Hope you had a great 4th!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  15. Those photos are beautiful! I am starting to "dabble" in photography and I absolutely love it. As of righ now it's just pictures of my 6 month old son, but it's just so much fun! Definitely a rewarding job!

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  16. Those kind of pictures are my absolute favorite. You're right, they have so much personality in them.

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