Hi guys! *insert Buddy the Elf wave* Thanks so much for being here with me this evening. Let me cut to the chase and just say that my day has been remarkable. I’m incredibly thankful for this day that has unapologetically, in the best way possible, shifted my universe into perspective. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR. I hope I never, ever lose sight of that. Those tiny and minute details we worry about on a day to day basis? Well, they just don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. As I’ve shared recently here on my blog, that all too familiar “life is short and precious” saying has really hit close to home. Today I find myself extremely (and then some) thankful for friends, my family, the health of all of my loved ones, my health, and this amazing job of mine to freeze a moment in time so that we can remember those who matter most to us and to each other. If you’re stressed today, I just want to take a second to reach out to you and say a) you’re loved b) you’re stronger than you could ever imagine and c) you have so much to be thankful for. Try channeling your anxiety into what you’re grateful for. Gratitude changes everything.
So happy to share another Bloomington engagement session here today. I am a proud IU alum and welcome any chance to go back to Bloomington. When I found out Lauren and Kevin wanted to take photos in Btown, you can imagine my excitement. As with most sessions booked toward the end of fall, I always worry a little about the color. Will it still be lush and colorful? Holy cow. Bloomington – I really love you and you almost never disappoint. Sample gates – you’re pretty beautiful with all of those mums! Lauren, Kevin and I couldn’t have asked for a better day to take these photos. As it turns out, we took these photos on a Sunday morning and for a college town that seems to be buzzing constantly, Bloomington felt like a ghost town that morning. There was hardly anyone out – a sure sign that not only do college students still love to sleep in but also there’s a good chance the better half of IU students took advantage of Halloween weekend : ) It worked well for us as we weren’t dodging people right and left. We started at the Sample gates, traveled west down Kirkwood and ended at the square downtown.
L&K – It was so fun meeting you two! Thanks so much for making the trek from Chicago to take these photos. I’m so glad we had the perfect day. Best wishes with your wedding in June! I have no doubt it will be stunning.
Given my affinity for red and blue together, you can imagine my delight when Lauren and Kevin showed up wearing these wearing these fashionable outfits… (Elf reference #2: Affinity always reminds me of Elf. It’s just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture.)
Oh, I love this so. Yes I do!
My job makes me really happy.
This may be a classic “IU” shot but I’m okay with that. Can’t get enough of this view!
Those mums?!? Jackpot. Love that pop of color! (Thanks, Btown! I luh you.)
Quick change of clothes and on to more photos…
Lauren – I will happily raid your closet whenever I’m given permission. : )
Love is extra sweet.
Have a fabulous evening!! I’m off to watch the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller with my family. I’m gonna be there to see that beauty IN PERSON – NEXT WEEKEND! WITH MY AMESOME SISTER! Ahhhhh! Can you sense my excitement?!?! ; ) Lots of love, C