...except not any normal storm... a beautiful, love filled, fantastic 7 days are coming up. I know I mentioned at some point how INSANE most of this month was going to be for me, but Saturday morning begins quite the stretch of commitments. Caleb and I are shooting two weddings this weekend; one Saturday, and one Sunday. Then Sunday evening, after the wedding, begins our church's annual sports camp, which I'm the photographer for. That goes on from Sunday through the following Friday evenings. That is all on top of my full time job.
It's going to be a whirlwind, but a beautiful one at that. This past Sunday at church our pastor talked a little bit about how exhausting that particular week can be for us volunteers (over 100 of us!), but to remember that through it all, we're teaching these kids (a record number of nearly 300) what the love of Jesus looks like...and that's NOT with tired eyes, exhaustion, or complaints. This shot was taken at last years event...I couldn't resist the selfie opportunity.
No matter how tired I get that week, its so worth it to see these adorable faces!
& I'm able to spend time with people I love more than anything.
|my amazing uncle.|
& see my super hottie husband lead worship (which he sadly won't be doing this year, he opted to coach basketball instead!)
But seriously, this is one reason I love photography. It can capture so much joy in one single shot...and that's why my job is the best. I can't get enough of it, truly.
I find myself smiling, and crying right along all the happy moments with my clients. This picture is probably my favorite from the recent wedding I shot. So much emotion! From her Dad's look right before he gives her away, to the tears rolling down each cheek...I may have wiped away a tear or two of my own behind my camera.
In the midst of all the craziness...I have to remember how very lucky I am. I have two amazing jobs that I love, and CHOOSE to have... I have an incredible support system, and I serve an incredible God. So, I'm choosing to be thankful today!