Work from rest and rest from work. We’re not perfect at it but we’re trying to get better at making time to have fun and get away from the laptop. This weekend we fly to Illinois to speak at the Reset Conference and then we headed to Big Spring Farm for a few days. It’s amazing what 2-3 days of minimal working can do for the soul. We all need that. Michael and I know that we need to work on our “resting” skills. It really doesn’t come natural for me….. but the past 3 days were proof that I’m getting better… little by little! :)
It’s so wonderful to have friends that both understand your need to get some stuff done as well as when to tell you to get off your laptop. :) We loved our time at the farm and what made it even better was that our sweet friends Troy and Aimee were visiting from California!! What a treat!! We love these two and we’re so thankful for some time together in Lexington!! We went on a little cruise around the spring, we visited Pippin Hill, we semi-hiked up to see the most amazing views, we ate great food and we laughed… A LOT.
Here are a few a peeks of our time away… and you know what my favorite part was?! Introducing Bokeh Boy to Troy and Aimee! We always tell people that they would love Bokeh 10x more if they got to snuggle with him in real life and I think the Grovers would agree. :) Huge thanks to Bud and Jill for, like always, being the most amazing hosts!!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
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.