Often times we get so caught up in chasing after the extraordinary moments that we straight up leave the ordinary moments in the dust. But to me, it's those ordinary moments that allow us to manifest joy. The long lasting kind of joy.
My gift to you is so much more than just taking a picture. It's about creating a feeling, an experience that you want to bottle up and keep close to your heart forever. It's about slowing down and rediscovering the value in all the little intimate details of your love.
I want to take you back a step, dust off those ordinary moments that got left behind, and show you how full your life is through a different perspective.
Long plane rides, late night talks on the porch about life, and the warmth of embers burning into the silent of night always reminds me that my journey on earth is about pursuing passion down every unpaved path life takes me down. My passion is inspiring others, fostering connections, and guiding people to see the value in being shamelessly + unapologetically...you.
I want my time on earth to live on. My wish for you is the same.
I grew up in Louisiana where "hurricanes" was a season. I would've thought I'd grown to despise the beasts, but it turns out I yearn for thunder and rainfall on a tin roof. Rainstorms bring me back home, to a place of safety and comfort, no matter where I am in the world. As for Sundays...well, it's a time to curl up under a minimum of my three favorite blankets with a book in hand.
On any given weekend you can bet I'm ridin' roads with my hubby, shotgun in Jeepy, doors off, hanging halfway out the side, snapping pics...the kind of pics framed with a white line at the bottom and blurred out roadside weeds.
Before my journey as a photographer, I was an oncology nurse. It was one of the most impactful times of my life. It taught me to slow down and truly cherish each fleeting moment as it passes by. Because it will do just that...pass by before you even knew it was there. It taught me to be vulnerable. It taught me that it's ok to just sit in silence when words don't seem like enough. It taught me that people just want your honesty more than anything. They want to see you for who you really are. Transparent, awkward, vulnerable, and fearless.
My purpose was once to help people let go of the life they lived. But now, I believe my purpose is to help people hold on to the life they are living.
I'm convinced my forte is canceled plans and rain. It's a gracious reminder that there is freedom found in letting go of perfection. Think back on a day that holds a special place in your heart. Did everything happen exactly as it was planned? Most likely not. I'd be willing to bet it was a day you were forced to P-I-V-O-T! To roll with the punches and embracing the process.
One of my most memorable elopements was in Hawaii. A monsoon rolled through the week that L + G were on island. With flash flooding, mudslides + road closures, we ended up having to ditch our hiking plans, and instead we drove around chasing waterfalls and rain. None of the locations we went to were in our original plan. But I can promise you one thing...L + G will remember that day for the rest of their lives.
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