was a big weekend for us and our church family. Every year we have our annual Jazz Nativity and it’s honestly the highlight of our Christmas season! Our families get together, our friends come in for the show and it feels like the Christmas season has officially begun! This year was probably my favorite. This was my 3rd year performing and I had a blast. Right before I go on stage I always get nervous and think to myself “Why do I do this to myself?!! Why?!!” I do the same thing before I speak at conferences too! Right before I do something stressful that involves a “performance” of any kind, I wonder why I put myself in these situations.
Life would be a lot easier if I never had to worry about doing a good job with my singing and speaking. However, these are the things that are the most rewarding once they are accomplished! Every time I walked off of the stage, I was thankful that I had the opportunity to sing! I love to sing and I am so thankful that I had a VOICE all weekend!! If you remember from this post, I have nodules on my vocal chords and so there are seasons throughout the year when it’s hard for me to sing. Thankfully, my voice was GREAT shape for Jazz Nativity!! That’s quite a big WIN for me!!!! I don’t have a full video but if you really want to hear a little bit, there was a little video posted on Youtube… don’t judge. It was live…which means it’s not perfect… but it’s fun to watch! :)
So enjoy some of these images!! I hope you can see just how much FUN we have with this!! We’re so blessed to be a part of such an amazing church family!! If you haven’t been before and you’re close by, you HAVE to join us next year!!! Over 2,000 people joined us at our 5 shows this year and we’re anticipating more shows in the future!! A HUGE thanks to EVERYONE involved both on and off stage!!!!
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!