The blessed day is in two weeks...
To celebrate the end of this engagement and the beginning of everything, I'll be sharing some engagement photos shot by the fantastic Michelle Frampton of Miesh Photography.
More to come.
I had a moment of clarity today.
I was assembling an invitation to our wedding celebration when I stopped to look at our picture. I've seen it 500+ times already, but this time, I just stopped. And really looked.
In preparing this invitation for a mentor of yours, I contemplated the pairing of the two of us. And I thought, "I am going to be Ian's wife. I am the person that is going to be with him forever. I am with him and he is with me." And when I give this invitation to our teacher, he will look at it, not knowing me very well, and fit the puzzle together.
He knew Ian would get married at some point. Now he is. She is found, and this girl, right here in this picture, is that person. Anna James is that person. Anna is that person.
I am that person.
And it just made sense. It made logical sense that my name was next to yours, that my head was on your shoulder, that I would be your companion. Forever. It's correct. It's true. It's right.
It's a small moment, sure, but it's those moments that add the weight and security of my anchor to reality. And to my life with you.
Photo by Miesh Photography
Children of the North
From this show a while back.
It's the great and glorious Caitlin Craig and her curly red-hair wonder. I really just think this girl is the epitome of beauty, and I'm glad she asked me to take her picture. Gladly, Miss Craig.
Caitlin's previous cameos on this here blog: here and here.
Military Genius @ WhySound
I played a show with these two hooligans last night up here in Logan. It must have been some sort of transition going from my dinky lil' set of jazzy songs to these two blasting your ears with body-jerking beats and tricky lyrics.
After these guys, Children of the North ended the night with some of the happiest and special music around. It was a show of my best friends, all playing together. That doesn't happen often. But it was pretty magical and I absolutely loved being a part of it.
A few more pictures to come soon!
This cute girl is Kelsey. My childhood BFF's little sister and neighbor. We got together one weekend to shoot some senior pictures. I can't believe she's graduating!
SUU is lucky to get this chica.
Contact me for pricing and availability if you're interested in a shoot!
It was my sweet's birthday two days ago. We ate burgers and treats with our friends while laughing and sharing some of our favorite memories of the guy.
To keep it short, I really love this guy. And I can't wait for all of the birthdays to come.
Funny enough, I posted on his birthday last year when I had such a crush, but nothing more. Now, wE'rE gEtTiNg MaRrIeD. Woot woot!
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Spring is here. It really is.
Shot with my Polaroid 320
Too many shadows in my room.
Too many hours in this midnight.
Too many corners in my mind.
I'm in repair. I'm not together, but I'm getting there.
Labels: Music Makers
Well, dear blog friends, the time has come for me to call upon you all and your wealth of knowledge (and time and accessibility to Internet materials, really).
So many things are great about my life right now--I've got a good man, good friends, good schoolings and good work-times. I'm definitely blessed. But I'm finding myself easily distracted by the bad and quick to forget the good. I'm stressed and moody and I just want to be better.
So please, any handy tips or good advice for a bride-to-be? How to make planning a wedding not so stressful and actually enjoy it? How to be better at managing my time? How to be more organized? Have any great talks from inspired men and women? How to be a better girlfriend/fiance/wife?
TELL ME PLZ so I can not feel like this all the ding-dong day.
This post is brought to you a broken down car, Cramps with a capital "C", not seeing Ian for a whopping 2 days (I'm pathetic) and only one box of Samoas available for purchase from the Girl Scouts.
I'm whining, I know. But I've been craving marriage tips and advice and all sorts of that good stuff (like Never Go To Bed Angry and Just Sleep Until You're Not Mad Anymore types of stuff). So, married peeps, single folk with awesome, snuggly, middle-aged parents, single folks who have watched a lot of Rom-coms, single folks who've taken really good care of their cactus plants, ENLIGHTEN ME.
Myself and a few friends went on a little cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada last week. Catalina is tourist-y, but cute. Ensenada is a bit trashy and dirty. But it was (kind of) warm, pretty relaxing and full of Kryptonite at karaoke, excessive toasts at dinner, authentic Mexican tacos, skipping stones on the ocean, creepy magicians, riding bikes on the coast, a steak at every meal, naps, laughing at every swear word and ICE CREAM 24 HOURS A DAY.
Vacations are good. So good.