When you try and get a family photo at the fair...
You get one kid that doesn't want anything to do with it.
One kid who scowls and doesn't even bother looking.
And a mom who's mouth is slightly blue from eating her sons snocone! (Mom of the year right?!)
Life is a never ending movement of circumstances changing and sceneries evolving. While it may seem to stay permanent and stuck when we go through the negatives, the truth is, it doesn’t and it won’t. 🙌🏽 Today is David’s birthday and as we’ve looked back on his year and on ours together, we are grateful to see we are not in the same place today as we were last year physically, emotionally and spiritually speaking. 🙏🏽🙏🏽 It’s been a journey, one that we will speak and share of only to glorify God, His goodness so evident and mercy and love freely given. 😍😍 Here’s to our never ending journey with Him. May we always endure through to see the bigger picture and the good on the other side. 😭😭📸: This was taken on our way back to our campsite. The town of Jackson Hole, WY is about 30-45 minutes drive into our campsite in the Grand Teton National Park. I’ve honestly never heard of it until we were invited to photograph wedding portraits there. I could just casually add this place and check it off my imaginary bucket list. 😂😂 #grandtetonnationalpark#mondaymusings#imback#jacksonholewyoming#mountainsarecalling#roadtravel#landscape_capture#beautiful_world#jacksonholephotographer#wyomingphotography#blueskies#viewsformiles#roadtripusa
My mini vacation definitely brought me some clarity! •
The photographer in me has started to inch her way back out and it overwhelmed me. I love photography, but it caused some problems for me in the past (and I plan on posting a video all about it, so keep your eye out for that in the coming weeks!) So I put my camera down and started writing.
Lately, the itch for my camera had me second guessing all my choices. ▪Could I be a writer?
▪Am I even good at it?
▪Am I just wasting my time?
▪Should I quit and go back to photography?
Then that sent me into another spiral...
▪Could I be a photographer?
▪Am I even good at that? •
There was so much going through my head, and on top of that my kids were sending me over the edge. I was a basket case of anxiety!
I finally took a step back and got out of my element. I went on vacation and guess what...my love for writing came back, along with another novel idea! I knew that writing was something I needed to continue. •
But so was photography. I love being on both sides of the camera. But I hate the posed crap. I love the raw candid emotions of the everyday. So I will slowly dive back into offering sessions. But in my own way, at my own time!
But I want to capture moments like this. The moments that are fleeting. The moments that truly can't be recreated. The moments that you rush to capture before they're gone. • • •
I made my husband run to get my camera to capture this image of my daughter snuggling me while we took a shower. Yes it's an intimate moment, but it's a moment that won't last too much longer. She'll grow up and have her own babies and all I'll have are these memories preserved in photographs.
The Mormon Row Historic District, located on the southeast corner of Grand Teton National Park ( @grandtetonnps ) is sheltered in a gently sloping cove formed by Blacktail Butte and the Gros Ventre Mountains. Pictured is one of the famed Moulton barns.