Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Life Recently

Ugh, I feel utterly dreadful for not keeping up with my little ol' blog. So sorry about that! Since I haven't given you guys an update on life for awhile, I thought I'd let you all know what I've been up to.  So let's just hop right into it. :)
One of the major reasons I haven't been posting regularly is that I've been super busy with my photography business. It's so strange to think that only a month ago I was thinking that it wasn't the career for me. I was getting little or no business and was wondering if it was what God wanted me to do. So I asked him if he could give me sign of some sort that would help me make my decision. Only a few days after that, I started getting messages from people who wanted to book a session. I was flabbergasted (I do love that word by the way). So far this month, I've done two family sessions(it was so fun) and next month I'm doing a family session and a wedding. Ahhhhhhhh! I'm so excited, and well, extremely nervous too. So I think for now God wants me to continue on with my photography business (and I'm more than content with that). Every time I finish a shoot, I realize how much I sincerely love what I do.
On top of that, schoolwork has taken up a rather large chunk of my time. Last year, because my great grandmother was ill, our family had to take care of her a lot. We didn't get as much school done as we wanted to, so for this semester we really need to step it up. All my subjects are going pretty well except for math. I strongly detest math with a purple passion, though I'm slowly but surely learning the different concepts and such.;)

Oh and I wanted to ask you guys if there are any types of posts in particular you would like to see on my blog? I'd very much appreciate your feedback. <3
p.s. I'm working on a new fall blog design for my blog so keep your eyes peeled! 

Love ya, guys! Talk to you all later! :)

Friday, September 18, 2015

The W. Family

Hello, my friends! I did a portrait session with such a sweet family last weekend. Their baby was absolutely adorable and they were all so much fun to photograph! I loved photographing the emotion between the three.

You want to know the funny thing about this photo session? almost didn't happen. 

It started pouring down rain when my mom and I got in the car to drive to the location. At first when the rain started to pour I was like, "Really, God? Really?" I had been working so hard and preparing so much for this photo session because I wanted to do my very best at it (perfectionist alert;)). 

But then I came to the realization that God has it all figured out, so why should I worry? He has a plan and purpose for every situation, so I just gave all the nervousness, anxiousness bottled up inside to Him and trusted Him with it all. I accepted the fact that it might indeed keep on raining, and that I might have to cancel, but it would be okay. I could always reschedule. 

Once I accepted that, the rain began lessen and lessen as we drove to the location. When we arrived, the ground wasn't even wet and the lighting was perfect. I was just like,"Whoa, God. Whoa! Thank you!" I was so amazed and so very thankful. <3 Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Beauty's Prey//A Poem

There once was a girl who was colorless
except for the blue of her veins
who despaired over the looks
she could never seem to attain.
she tried to be kind
to the body that she owned
but it was all for nothing
she wanted only bone.
her only friends were mirrors
that told her she wasn't enough
that if she lost a couple pounds
she would then be loved.
and she trusted in their words
as any friend would do
even though their hearts were cold
and their words were untrue.
and as the years went by
she began to fade
striving for the body
that others had forbade.
for she was only a ghost
of who she was before
who struggled for the thinness
that models beautifully wore.
and when her body was hollow
and she felt the end was near
she tried one last time
to stare into the mirror.
but she saw only weight
 that needed to be gone
the never-ending pattern
that had been going on for so long.
and then her heart would not beat
as starving hearts seem to do
dying with the secret truth
that she never knew.
that beauty wasn't about her weight, her looks,
or the size clothes she wore
that beauty was more than just skin deep
that she didn't have to die for.
but she gave herself to beauty
the dangerous sort of kind
that fed her only insults
and seeped into her mind.
and in an act of desperation
she gave herself away
and became another helpless victim
of beauty's prey.