Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Life is short, stay up late.

Caleb and I had such a fun evening last night. We got home from work, made PB&J's and popcorn for dinner, we cuddled on the couch and watched a few episodes of The Flash before plugging away on our recent wedding edits until we couldn't keep our eyes open anymore. We stayed up way too late talking, and at one point laughed so hard I cried. Caleb couldn't help but laugh at my laughter and the cycle just repeated itself for a while.

Life is really all about those small, simple moments. The little moments that you wish you could bottle up and remember forever. Like when your husband comes home with a bag of candy because he was "thinking of you" on his drive. Or when you get a text from a friend that says she'd proud to know you. Or silly things like last night where you laugh so hard you cry just thinking about a hilarious meme you saw earlier that day.

I get so caught up sometimes, that life doesn't look quite like I thought it would a few years ago, but I take so much comfort in the fact that we worship a God who DOES know what our future holds.

Last night as I was editing, I realized how far Caleb and I have come together on this photography adventure. We took a look back at the FIRST wedding we shot together and cringed at the awkward posing, slightly overexposed, angled images. It's crazy how caught up I'll get when editing now if the white balance is slightly off, focus isn't razor sharp, etc., then I remember that while those things are important details to pay attention to, what's more important are your subjects. The bride and groom in the photograph itself. Their emotion, their joy, their peace in knowing they are each others forever. Photographing has been an exhausting journey, but an insanely rewarding one none the less.

I'm slightly obsessed with the sunset session we did on Alyssa and Jon's wedding day last month (see above). It's great to have clients who TRUST you when you tell them leaving their reception for 7 whole minutes will be worth it. Brides and Grooms don't get much "quiet time" on their big days, so I love when they take time to just be together, slow down, and cuddle while the sun goes down.

This whole post was so random, but basically just to say its okay to eat PB&J for dinner, its okay to be proud of yourself and how far you've come, and its okay to stay up way too late cuddling your husband. Life is short y'all! Enjoy it!

12 comments:

  1. Those moments are the ABSOLUTE best! I love that ya'll have such a passion for life.

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  2. Love this post, it is all so true!! Pb&j for dinner is sometimes the best dinner! Love that you share these sweet moments with your husband on here, y'all will be able to come back here and read about the small moments in the future. Also, that picture is incredible! Y'all are so good at what you do, I love seeing y'all's work.

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  3. I absolutely love sunset shoots!! And OMG - isn't it so crazy to compare your current photographs to photographs when you first started??? I love seeing how far I've come and I can really see how much my photography has improved over the years. I'm definitely guilty of over-saturating photos and booking sessions at 1pm when the sun is directly overhead. Ugh! :)

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  4. Those are definitely the special moments. And holy cow, gorgeous picture!!!

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  5. I'm telling you guys, you should do the photo thing full time, including babies etc. You are good!

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  6. This is the best post! You have such a way of capturing those special moments with words and photos! What a gift!

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  7. Life (and marriage) is totally about those small, everyday moments that make you smile. The big stuff is nice, but you can't make up your life with big things. And I dont think the big things have nearly as much meaning as they do when they're backed up with all of the awesome small things :)

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  8. Life is SO MUCH about enjoying this little moments. I'm totally swooning over the makeup on the bride in that beautiful sunset shot!!

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  9. My husband will randomly bring home little things, like a candy bar that he knows I like. It means more to me than a bouquet of roses or some other generic gift. I agree with the saying "Cherish the little things, for one day you will realize that they were the big things."

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  10. How about a comment that says,"I'm proud to know you!" 😘

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