Is there anything better than being at the beach? Not to me!
Can I be honest? As I’ve been away from my computer, enjoying life with family for a bit, I started to feel this odd sense of dread. And I think it’s because when I’m not actively busy in my business (shooting, editing, learning, updating, back end stuff...etc etc etc) I don’t feel worthy of my business.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s crazy talk and I know it but there were a couple days over the weekend where I was like wow, I’m not working (on purpose, mind you) - maybe I’m not actually good at this job and maybe I should just give it up. Whattttt is that!? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I worked in the corporate world I tied a lot of my self worth into my productivity and the corporate world both rewarded me for it and then crushed me with more. So that was cool but it worked for this enneagram 3. Now I’m on my own and I measure my own productivity and own self-worth. Whew- no pressure 😅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess this whole caption is to say I’m still recovering my my workaholic ways but today, instead of feeling dread, I’m choosing to celebrate the fact that I took time off for something that matters to me AND I get to work at a passion I love. So cheers to that! 🍷
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Lastly on my week of wedding day favorites… The mother-son dance. I cry, every. single. time. Why am I the way that I am? I blame hormones as this started when I was pregnant with Ryan and it hasn't stopped (and now I can blame pregnancy hormones again).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I'm capturing these moments with blurry, tear-filled eyes, I am thinking about how proud that mama must feel and also how she's probably remembering the day he was born, how he used to grab her face and kiss her so hard, how he used to rub the back of her arm when he wanted comfort, how he finally said "mama", how she worked so hard to raise him to be a kind person and a good man and now how proud she is to see him as a full grown man with a beautiful future with the person he loves so much. And if it isn't obvious, I also ponder what it will feel like to be that mama someday and what song we should dance to, maybe it should be the one I sang to him at bedtime for 2.5 years until he told me stop…😭😭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I see a special kind of mama love on wedding days that I didn't see before and I just wish I could somehow explain to the grooms just how special this moment must be for their mom but he won't really know until he's a Dad himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So yeah, I like the mother-son dances. And no, I didn't make it through this caption without weeping. 😭
The moments when you see eachother walking down the aisle is another favorite of mine on your wedding day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First look or not, your heart is racing as you're walking straight for FOREVER with the love of your life. I just love these real emotions that are captured and my heart is racing along with yours!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By the way, I was recently asked by a couple if a first-look took away from the down-the-aisle experience and they wanted to know what the groom REALLY thought about it. So I asked a groom and here you go!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Having a first look was more intimate and more special than just seeing my wife walk down the aisle. Seeing my bride when I turned around and having it just be her and me was a moment of pure intimacy in a day that’s shared with everyone else. Getting to see how beautiful she was walking down the aisle I got to share the moment with everyone else, but it felt more special to me knowing that I’d already seen her. I got to actually enjoy her walking down the aisle more”