Friday, September 30, 2011

True Love?

when it's right - 
you just know.


 I love all the dorky little things we do in between
the shoots, the editing, the classes. 

I love all the magic we find in between 
the ordinary. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

without Foundation

Some detail shots from a recent shoot....

Lately I've been noticing, 
you know a thought is a lie,
when you speak  out loud
and you finally see it hovering there,
without foundation. 

It takes a lot of speaking,
and a lot of looking,
but I'm weeding out the lies. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dark hues

I tried to find the words,
to tell you,
the shades and hues of
my life right now.

But every color I picked up
was dark and
worn frayed.

And I hate writing in bitterness.
I'll be back when I find my happy colors :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

inspired :: john&katie

one of the purest loves i've ever had the privilege to encounter,
john and katie inspire me 
to marry my best friend. 

you give me hope, friends. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Oh Hey Texas

16 months later, and I walk in the Brandon's house, and it still feels like home. I don't feel guilty opening up their fridge and I know where to find the glasses. 

Sloanie still sits on my bed and talks while I get ready. The same radio plays during my morning routine.

I can get in the car with Ashley and there's no awkward silence, only a beat of breath before we remember our groove. Sit with George Palmer, and find our jokes. Hug John and Katie and it's perfectly natural. 

It's funny how some places, they hold on to you. And when you come back, it's like finding your shadow, left behind. All you have to do is slip back in. 

It's a blessing when God gives you multiple places to belong. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Homework :)

I love getting done with a shoot, 
and as you walk away,
finding that little sigh 
of success. 

{ i love that i get the chance to follow this dream. }

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bryan, Guess What?

I would be a lesser person if you had never been a part of my life.

Right now I feel the urge to cry,

that pressure that settles in the breast bone.

But I won't,

because I would rather remember

all the joy you brought me.

You taught me so much about how to live -

with a smile

with determination

with hopes.

I have a feeling I will spend the rest of my life,

trying to accomplish what you did in only 11.

You are so precious little brother.
Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ky, it could be worse

these photographs are not what i want.
they should be better.
i should be better.

and it's tempting to bend under the whisper of,
"see? you suck."

instead i think of the twins this morning,
sitting across the table, arms intwined
faces pressed against each other -
his eyes green, and his brown.

"No, daddy doesn't live at home,"
they say, and i think divorce.
"Daddy lives in heaven."

wow. you're six.

Kylee, your life...could be worse.
photographs can be improved, can be changed.

Some things can't.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wonderful Moments

There's moments where you stop, and look around, and think,
"I'm filing this away, because I love it just so much,"

Like the moment Korin looked back at me with a smile,
mid head bang in the Children 18:3 crowd,
covered in other people's sweat and the
bass shaking in our chests

The time I stood with friends,
arms held high,
and sang along to Tenth Avenue North
as praise spiraled above our heads

And especially the moment
Jeremy Camp said "Dance!"
and the whole crowd went crazy,
including my parents =)

So many wonderful memories, all in one weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pick up Where you Left off

One of those friendships you just pick up
where you left off,
like pieces of a never ending braid.

Have fun on your adventure you two! =)