I love shooting families. Especially the not so traditional kind. Because really what makes a family? A group of people who love each other are called a family. And when two can come together to make ONE new big ONE … I think it’s even more special. Shelley and Paul have something pretty special from where I see it. From behind my lens, I see ONE family. All sharing the same thing … LOVE :)
Shelley and Paul, thank you for allowing me to document this time in your lives. I LOVE sharing LOVE :)
We met at Long Point. A special place for Kristine. She has grown up there, camping with her family. So to have her engagement photos taken there, in this most special place, with the most special man in her life, just seemed right. And right it was. We traveled all through town. Down to the marina, the lighthouse, and the beach. Stopping along the way, so that I could catch Kristine AND Riley, just being them. Together.
Kristine AND Riley are a very sweet couple. They have a comfort level in each other, that you would see in couples that have been together for years and years. And I’m guessing the beach is in their blood :) In the spring, they will be celebrating their special day in Punta Cana. And remember guys … if you need a photographer :)~ wink wink! lol
A special thanks to Kristine’s mom Carolyne, who grew up on the same street as me. Thanks to the power of Facebook, us old friends ‘hooked’ up online. And look at us now! Shooting her daughter’s engagement. Oh how time flies :) Kristine, you’ve been in good hands. I think you’ve learned the power of love with parents like yours. High school sweethearts, still going strong :)
Kristine AND Riley … Thank you for choosing me to document your love. It’s an amazing gift to be able to show couples the love I see in my viewfinder.
Searching for employment is tough. And really bad for your ego. Being one of the many fish out there grabbing for the same job takes an endless toll on your self esteem. Networking is rough. Especially for those who find it extremely difficult to ask for help. This place isn’t pretty. Time is your enemy. So keeping positive and continuing to try to nail that great job will take great feats of faith. In any form. My spirtuality is pushed and questioned as always. My nature to worry is heightened. The ability to enjoy this time off, which is the first ever in my employment career, ever, is ambiguous. The frustration of not being able to create, share and make money is heavy.
But I continue on. I try to stay the path. Taking those rejection letters as fuel for my desire for the next great thing. Today with the help of Ganesha, I will try to destroy the obstacles in my way of my positive path. It will be difficult. But I will succeed.
So for today I think I will walk away from the computer. Step back from the follow ups. Stop the searching. And start to feel creative again and take my camera, and just get lost in my viewfinder.