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Kayla and Tom’s Wedding

I’m so excited for this post… I’ve had so much fun editing these pictures : ) It’s been a really nice stress alleviator in the midst of my reconstructing my website. It’s hard to be a perfectionist and even harder to do so, I think, while trying to coexist as a creative artist. The two seem so obviously contradictory in technical terms… one embodying liberation, subjectivity, and all things abstract and the other embodying something an exact outcome and definitive means of getting there. This creative outlet have never allowed me to strive for anything other than an exact outcome, which can be tiring. I want my website and pictures to represent who I am in the truest sense… as a photographer… and as a human being. And sometimes I think this aim is impossibly high as I am never satisfied. And the contradictory facets come into play again… is there really anything definitive about being creative? I feel like I am reliving my adolescence all over again… the never ending struggle to define who I am … an identity crisis of massive proportions. Is there ever any rest? Maybe not… but maybe that’s the point. Maybe the point is that I always be striving to define and redefine and create and better create. And maybe if there was rest and satisfaction, there would be no motivation to do more and improve. Right? I don’t know… just thinking out loud : )

Anyways, these people are so cute… Kayla is the epitome of the princess/Cinderella bride… the site for the wedding was lovely. Tom nearly broke my heart when he broke down in tears when he saw Kayla coming down the aisle… I love so much that I get to be the person that nobody else really sees but who gets to see everything. I just love it. Thank you guys for letting me be that person on this day in your lives.  How could I choose anyone but Ray to serenade these two for their slideshow? My cousin Amanda gets dibs on this next though if I ever do her wedding (thanks for the song cousin)    : )

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Tom has two different color eyes… can you tell?

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Reception…

One of these days I will learn to be more concise in my posting of pictures : )

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Thriller…

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Jim and Chaunisty

I am trapped in my house. And it feels brilliant . The world outside is white… and cold. And as much as I hate to admit it… lovely… and inspiring. Perhaps it’s because I don’t have anywhere to be… perhaps it’s because I am watching the Anne of Green Gables series while editing pictures… or because I’m wearing my husband’s sweatpants… or because there is a heater directly on my feet(because they are perpetually cold)… or because I plan on having a homemade cafe mocha later. For whatever reason, right now… today… this moment … I don’t mind the snow at all.

January has been a long hard month… we’ve been to Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota… this week will be South Dakota and Iowa. I was so mad that I didn’t bring my camera when we were in North Dakota because it was covered in snow and gorgeous at times. I will be bringing it this trip. Jason is so blessed to have this job, but sometimes it’s hard… being in and out of hotels, the rough breakfast foods, and getting used to negative temperatures being the norm. Let’s just say I am so looking forward to spring! The traveling is much more pleasant when it’s warm : )

Chaunisty is a friend I met through Savannah. She is one of the sweetest, most genuine people you will ever meet. I love the colors in these pictures of her and her husband Jim. It was SO cold that day…

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