Journey To You

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Hello everyone! The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy for me.

I’ve kept this image for quite some time now, unsure whether I wanted to share it or not, but ultimately, I decided to.

It really fits where I am in life right now. There’s a still and a quiet as I’m surrounded by the deadness around me, yet there’s a light and a hope, that this isn’t all there is.

The end of one journey, the beginning of another.

Sometimes I forget to step back, slow down, and take a moment to just breathe, though that is the only way to restore and replenish my energy.

I’m reaching a new chapter in my life. One I’m hoping will bring far less pain than the last one, though what it will be is still uncertain. I realize now that my only answer is to reach out to God, and in the stillness, He will surround me with His love and mercy.

P.S. I’d love to connect with you on Facebook! I have a lot of new things coming up that I’ll be sharing there first.

Lately

I’ve spent the past three days watching Brooke Shaden‘s Creative Live class. Picking life back up today, as well as working on a new photo that I’m super excited about! I seriously cannot wait to be able to finish this and share it with you. Brooke is such an amazing inspiration and I’m so thankful to have gotten the chance to watch and learn from her, even if it was on the other side of a computer screen.

I’m hoping to do a lot more shooting in the upcoming week, although it will be a busy one with Thanksgiving prep and everything else that comes along with it. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of family and fellowship, I’m so happy to be able to share it with the ones I love. (I’m happy about the photography locations as well!)

Please like my Facebook page for more photos and updates, whereas I’ll be sharing them there first.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Offering

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Sometimes an image is so much stronger than words. This image is deeply personal to me. It was taken quite some time ago when I was at a point in life where I felt completely drained and devoid of life. The self-sacrifice went to an extreme that left me feeling like everything that I was had been poured out and emptied and there was nothing left of me but a hollow, bleeding shell. And yet, still I knew that somehow I was being held, safe in the hands of something far greater than myself.

Forest Inspiration

Forest_TreesLast night I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot in a forest. It was getting dark as the sun sank beneath the trees then dipped below the skyline. There we were, fallen brown and yellow leaves carpeted the ground, pink leaved bushes stood out against the dark rising trees, the sky was a deep pink and orange that rose into a lighter blue.

I’m not sure whether or not I will use any of the pictures I took, but the experience was so inspiring that I’m thankful to have it either way. I hope to return someday. It was like a world of a Dr. Seuss fairytale. Beautiful, perfect, and surreal.

 

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Before And After: A Moment After Midnight

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Hello, everyone!

Lately I’ve been trying to make some changes in life, this includes playing around with ideas that I would normally just push aside. This photo and post being a result of that. It’s my first before/after post, and I hope to be doing more. This time it’s a simple photo with a simple concept while normally I’d be exploring something a bit deeper.

Motivation: I felt like I hadn’t done much in the way of photography lately. I wanted to do something simple without a ton of editing. This turned out to be perfect for that. I had been given a few pumpkins awhile back and I’ve been wanting to use them as a prop, I just wasn’t sure what the image would be. Then I tried to think of a fairytale concept involving pumpkins, which, of course just made me think Cinderella, so I went with it.

Set up: The set up was easy. I hung a brown blanket over the stairs in my living room, scattered sticks over the floor, and placed the pumpkins where I wanted them. Here’s what it looked like.

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The picture was perfect for what I wanted, and I got to try something new. It didn’t take long to shoot or edit, and turned out more like a painting than a  photo. Here’s the final image before and after editing:

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Have a great day! And I hope you’ll like my Facebook page for more updates.

Something New

Hello, everyone.

Up until now I’ve primarily used this blog to post images, not much more. I’ve decided that instead of only sharing the image, I’m going to be sharing a little bit of the thoughts or the process behind it. That will mean that I’m going to be posting a few days after the initial image upload to Flickr or DeviantArt, which will be announced on my Facebook page. From Facebook, I will also link to the blog when I give a bit of the background information, behind the scenes, inspiration, or whatever else seems fitting on a given day. I have to admit, I’m a little scared, but I’m also excited. I want this blog to be a way to share and connect with you in a meaningful way, instead of just sharing a photo now and then. This is a journey for me, and I hope you’ll be a part of that journey.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! And I’m looking forward to sharing more with you in the future.

 

Exciting News

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Good morning, everyone! And happy November!

I’m so excited to say that this month I was featured in Caprice magazine! I’m so thankful for this opportunity and I’m excited to see what’s next.

I also just made a Facebook page for my photography. It’ll be a place to bring my sites together, and just share and discuss. I’d be honored for you to check it out if you so desire!

Have a good one!