I have to take a minute to give my awesome wife Annie and the start of her company... Jane Hudson Designs. I took some time to shoot her doing work. Jane Hudson Designs specializes in wedding invitations and cake toppers... Hope you enjoy... but first, check out her website:
A month ago, I got a chance to go to a leadership conference. Phil Wickham, one of my favorite Christian artists was there and unfortunately had an "irregularity" in his vocal chords which left his doctor with the recommendation to avoid use of his voice and waiting for recovery.
All of this got me to thinking...what if our identity was limited only to our talents? Though our talents may draw popularity in the tens, hundreds, or even thousands - I was reminded that we as human beings are more than our talents, skills, and abilities.
Phil Wickham is a music artist who is more than his voice.
I am photographer whose identity is not formed by my ability to take pictures.
Your identity is more than "what you're good at"!
Hope your Tuesday goes well and hope that this post encourages you that your worth is far more valuable than the volatility of your job effectiveness!
P.S. Here's a link to Phil Wickham's Blog highlighting his vocal chord challenge
This past weekend I photographed a couple who are entering into 25 years of marital bliss. This was a unique opportunity for me seeing as how I spend a majority of my photographing with newlywed couples. As I shot Erwin and Jeanette's pre-wedding renewal portraits, there was a moment after looking at all the images where I thought to myself, "I hope and I pray that I will be as in love if not MORE in love when I hit 25 years with my beautiful Annie". Although this is 25 years in the making, you can tell that this couple is still very much in love with each other... lots of giggles turned to laughing, smiles, and firm embraces. Cheers to this week's beautiful couple!
Erwin & Jeanette
Toook my family out south a week ago for a fun filled day in San Diego which included going to the zoo, sightseeing, and sunset chasing. I can't say that California is the most beautiful place to live because I haven't even come close to visiting half of our states, but I can say that the sunsets and the coast are absolutely breathtaking.
Coffee. Lots of it.
Every once and a while I'll be asked by a friend or relative to do a photo shoot with them. I thoroughly enjoy shooting with friends, it makes for a very non formal, less pressured, and intimate shoot. This past week I got to shoot with my sister. This was pretty unique for me for several reasons: 1) I haven't really hung out 1-on-1 with my sister in a LONG time; and now 2) not only am I doing a photo shoot with her, it's her graduation shoot. I felt like I time traveled, but get this... into the future! I couldn't believe that my little sister was actually graduating out of college. All of that meant that, if she chose, she could choose to move on to bigger things! Where'd all the time go? Like I shared on our facebook page, it was an honor to shoot with her and capture this epic milestone in her life.