staying afloat and finding balance. that’s what this past week has been about. so while i had my doubts about how well i was doing, i had the reassurance of my boss that i was doing perfectly well. i took some deep breaths, perhaps sung a few phrases from sound of music’s “i have confidence”, and tackled work head on this week. thankful for the long weekend where i did absolutely nothing and didn’t think one bit. i also took a step back from making too many efforts to hang out with too many people. i am a social butterfly, but after stressful days at work, i’d rather very much be a homebody. i’ve also added walking to and fro work now. i guiltily admit that i live about a 10 to 15 minute walk from work and i’ve been driving there for awhile now. i think these walks have helped me clear my mind for the morning and clear my mind after work is done. plus, don’t mind the fact that i can listen to more music that way too.
so i am staying afloat. no meltdowns this week. miraculously. well maybe some cuss words here and there, but all in good fun and around great coworkers at my day-time job. i’ve got this totally. and balance…well, i’m not sure if we ever find that. that’s a trial and error- work in progress- sort of job for me. but for now, walks to work, music in my ears, text messages, google hangouts, and mayhaps a meetup once a week is all i can bear right now. i need to remember to feel like me and take time to do that.
anyways, didn’t mean to ramble. here’s this week’s confetti throw fridays! sidenote, there are six images instead of the usual five. this is what happens when you’re subscribed to 130 wedding photographer blogs. so deal with it. #sorryimnotsorry
it’s becoming harder and harder to pick these. i suppose it’s the best kind of problem to have though, right?
have a great weekend! see you all next week!
“These two wanted to keep it simple by eloping and opted to get married at the courthouse in Downtown Nashville. They had a few family members and friends around them, to witness and celebrate the day. It ended up being so intimate and completely perfect for these two. They exchanged vows, married and we took photos. It was beautiful.”
love couples who end up eloping. love how simple and yet still so beautiful it is. the focus is just on them and they can focus on each other. so intimate and so special.
major thanks to
for sharing this one.
Ariel’s just amazing at what she does. she knows how to get it done and HER BLOG shows evidence of how gorgeous all her work is. so head on over there.
it’s been rather overwhelming at work to say the least. even though i was in palm springs in the beginning of the week celebrating the homecoming of mary, i walked back into work the next day relaxed and all tan in the morning, and by the afternoon, i was struggling to keep afloat. i am so fortunate though to have amazing coworkers and a great team at my day time job (who don’t mind that i throw confetti randomly). and this is no brown nosing, but i sincerely do enjoy working there, to the point that i’m ok being there from 9 am til 8pm everyday. i believe there will always be stressful moments at any job. it’s how we handle that situation and how we come out of it and how we apply it to the next round that will really show who we are as people. so even though i am beyond stressed and feeling so stretched out thin, i’m finding a bit of a thrill in it just because i know i am learning so much from it.
then i get to come home to this blog. while i am sometimes frustrated with where i am going with this baby of mine and possibly just going through growing pains, what it comes down to is just how much i love what wedding photographers manage to capture. they capture things that you will want to remember forever. sometimes they just know. it’s some weird magic jujube that they have or something. it’s probably why i love wedding photographers so very much. cause they capture moments.
confetti throw fridays are here just for that.
for those moments.
alright, guys. hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks’ posts. have a great long Memorial Day weekend! be safe and see you back on here on Tuesday!
love this snowy wedding at Leavenworth’s The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort.
many thanks to
for sharing these gorgeous images. more from this wedding here. been a fan of One Love Photo since I started this blog three years ago. so head on over HERE to see more of their gorgeous work. go ahead and get lost in the amazing talent.
and of course, thanks to Alex of Alexandra Knight Photography for initially sending her wedding this way to share.
this is the first part of this gem of a wedding.
i can always count on
to send me a two parter blog feature. especially with his destination weddings like this one from willemstad, curacao.
“They’re a super sweet couple. Colin, the taller one, is an actor/dancer on broadway, currently on tour with the hit “The Book Of Mormon” and Brian is a stage director also working with broadway shows. They both live in NYC and decided to tie the knot on the insanely gorgeous island of Curacao. We spent 2 days before hand adventuring around the island, standing in awe of the beauty and odd diverse landscapes of it. “
hold your horses for part two coming right up!
of course i love that last frame. anything resembling the movement of confetti is always a favorite. but let’s just concentrate on how stunning that bride is…
well, and obviously the gorgeous photography work from
love this girl to pieces. especially since i just spent the day with her yesterday in Palm Springs. she’s such a romantic herself that it always shines through her work. absolutely ethereal and dreamy always.
other wedding vendors included:
Cinematography: Luke McCain Videography Flowers: Kimberly’s Flowers in Los Angeles / Food/lighting/decor/event design: Seven Degrees / Event Planning: Bride / Ceremony and reception Location: Seven Degrees / Invitations: Exclusively Weddings / Shoes: Valentino / Dress: Watters / Cake: Rooney Girl’s Bakeshop / Cookies: Bride’s Mother / Chiavari chair rentals: Fusion Linens / Table Linens: Seven Degrees & La Tavola