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How long has it been since I’ve done a “Good Things” post?! For-ever!! Wow! It’s been so long that I may need to re-explain what this series is all about. Basically, when I first started blogging, I would share a few things here and there about the things I loved!! It started out with things like lip gloss and magazines and then it grew to Diet Mountain Dews and Filet-o-Fish! Weird, I know. But somehow, people connect to this stuff. I LOVE reading about other photographer’s favorite things!! Well today I wasn’t to share three more “Good Things” that I am loving! Let’s get to it! :

 

1. VINE! Vine is a new app for iPhone users that allows you to take a bunch of mini clips and it automatically makes a little 6 second video! It’s like Instagram for videos! We’re loving it… especially for Bokeh videos:)

2. The Daniel bible study by Beth Moore! Two of my girlfriends from church and I are doing this study and it’s so nice to have a reality check every week! It’s an a amazing study!!

3. Sleep Machine! Michael and I use this EVERY night. It’s a lot easier than using a box fan! The white noise helps me not to hear him snore:) and it also keeps Bokeh from growling at every creak that the house makes!

So there you have it! Three little good things that make my life a little easier, a little more joyful and closer to God!! Happy Wednesday!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.

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