I couldn’t think of a better way to start the weekend (because I start mine on Thursdays ) than with this sweet couple.
Jill and Austin are wonderful people, inside and out. I struggle because even as I type that it seems like the ultimate understatement. They’re kind, fun loving, joyous, thankful and humble people. They’ve got huge hearts! Jill was so excited to take these photos and I can’t say just how much I love that! It’s infectious. Taking photos is about having fun. That’s my top priority. We had no problems.
I can’t tell you how many people have already commented on Jill’s hair. Let me just say that I couldn’t stop talking about it during our session. It’s amazing and I have serious hair envy. Doesn’t hurt that Jill is gorgeous. She’ll make a stunning bride next month!
J&A – I feel really blessed to know you. So excited for you to marry next month and I’m honored and excited to capture it all! Thank you for being PURE SUNSHINE. Seriously.
And with that, everything comes full circle and lies in perspective before me.
When I speak of “that”, I speak of a sweet note from a perfect stranger. It found it’s way into my inbox this morning – wrapped in a sparkly gold bow and warm wishes for a great week ahead. I read it through sleepy eyes. It made my heart SO HAPPY.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thoughtfulness completely blows me away. It knocks me off my feet every time. If you have something nice to say to someone – please, say it. What’s to lose? And what are you waiting for? You’ve got the power to change the day and save the day. So do so.
Know that every single person is fighting his own battle. Be sensitive to that and remember that encouragement and thoughtfulness are some of the best ways to show you care.
As with all professions and walks of life, there is no guidebook. There is no right or wrong way. There is only your way and what you make of each moment. As an artist, I always want to be better. For myself and for my clients. Every morning I ask God to send signs that I’m doing the right thing with my life. Ways I can improve. Sometimes they’re hard to see and some days they’re as bright as the sun.
In this divine tapestry that is my life, I know I am right where I need to be. And I’m thankful for this moment.
Much love, friends. X
Happy Thursday! Whole lot of sweetness coming atcha today : )
Remember Adrianne & Michael? I took their maternity photos weeks ago. I loved getting to know them and seeing their excitement for their little guy to arrive. I just remember Adrianne saying more than a couple of times how excited she was to meet him. I always like to ask if the parents have decided on a name. Adrianne & Michael kept baby Allen’s name under wraps until he arrived.
Miles Hawk arrived a little over two weeks ago. He’s perfect. No, truly. Little button nose and squishy cheeks and lips. I was lucky enough to hold Miles and my heart melted as I squeaked near tiny Miles and introduced myself. Hi Miles! My name is Caitlin. You’re pretty perfect, ya know that?!
A, M & Baby M – You are the sweetest little family in town. I’m so happy for you all! Thank you for inviting me in at such a precious time in your lives. It really was an honor and I’m a better person because of you guys…
Lots of love,