I was at the Pursuit conference and Michael was at another conference when we realized that there was a slight chance that our builders had started building OUR HOUSE!! I didn’t think that the permits had come in and so I really didn’t expect anything but Michael asked our good friend Tyler to go take a look! I was standing in the back of the auditorium at the conference when Ashley (Ty’s wife) got a text with pictures of the DIRT!!! I don’t know what came over me but as soon as I saw the pictures of the excavators and piles of dirt, I turned into one big puddle!
I’m sure the girls who were surrounding me were worried. “She’s crying over DIRT and EXCAVATORS?” Yes. Yes I was… because those piles of dirt and those excavators represent the beginning of a dream that we have waited for for close to a year and a half! It was December of 2014 when we first found this land and then we had a year and a half of hoops to jump through in order to make this a reality. And it’s FINALLY HAPPENING!!!! It’s crazy!! I cried looking at our dirt because I also know that this property is all the Lords. It’s not really ours… we may be paying the mortgage on this house but we know that it’s being built with a bigger picture in mind. I wish I could see in advance all of the people, conversations, relationships and workshops that will take place on this little pile of dirt!!
The footers are being poured next week and we’ll start to really see the outline of the house!! It’s fun to stop by and see the progress but it’s even BETTER to see it from ABOVE!!! Thanks to Tyler Herrinton, we have DRONE footage of our DIRT!!! Somehow he can make our dirt feel like the beginning of pride and prejudice!! 😃 Enjoy!
Big thanks to Tyler for this!!!
It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.
This is Rhett’s third month blog post and I’m actually impressed that it’s only 9 days late!! I’m sure I’ll fall behind this year but as of right now, I’m doing ok and I’m actually thankful for the monthly-post commitment to keep me on top of editing our family pics each month!! While people say “the days are long but the years are short”…. I would say EVERYTHING feels short right now!
If you’re a photographer that despises Off-Camera-Flash (OCF), this blog post is for you! Ugh. I feel you. I used to hate it too… and it honestly still isn’t my favorite but it’s necessary in order to rise in your professionalism on wedding days after dark!! Off camera flash seems intimidating when you’re trying it for the first time.
This is such a fun post for me to share because it’s what I consider my “hobby”! Sure, it’s still photo-related so maybe it’s not a true hobby for me since my career is consumed in the photography world… but it is most definitely what I love to do for fun!
This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!