I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy. I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!
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Our Love Story
Jason and Kelsey got married at 19 in a small town on Vancouver Island. When they were 22/23 years old, they moved to Langley. I met them and we became fast friends. I took their “we’re 4ish years married and loving it” photos. Then, they wanted to start a family. A few months of waiting–God blessed them with a healthy pregnancy. We found out baby was a boy. We watched baby boy grow inside Kelsey… and then Jude was born on August 29, 2012. Kelsey and Jason like to get ‘er done, so I knew Baby #2 was coming whenever the Lord willed. ;) He willed prett-ee-fast.
Learning to rest has been my biggest struggle and consequently, the biggest lesson of my last few years. My brain used to live on overdrive. If I wasn’t working, I was thinking about working. If I was out with friends, I was refreshing my email. If I saw a client inquiry, it was the first thing I answered when I got home… because I care about my work and I like work. It is a blessing to enjoy your 40 hours a week, but work just cannot make your life. Most importantly, a relationship with Jesus fulfills. Secondly, relationships with people fulfill. Inspired by Penelope Trunk, I wrote this post called “We Have Been Given a Gift” in June 2012. It is one of my favourite pieces of writing to date.
I’ve felt a stirring in my heart lately to write on prayer. Writing about faith always feels like sketchy territory. I am fearful you will either a) assume I have it all together, or b) even worse, assume I think I have it all together. So let’s clear this up: I don’t have it all together. For the stats lovers out there, if I translated my “togetherness” into a percentage, it would be in the neighbourhood of 0.6%. So with my 0.6%, here you go: a personal, practical look into prayer.
I had awesome intentions on keeping up with my Recently Read series on the blog. But here’s the thing. I read a lot. I like words, I like books, I find reading relaxing AND I read faster than I write. In addition to the 6 books I’ve blogged about since the New Year, I’ve also read 5 more. Rather than waiting to type an extremely detailed review for two hours each, I thought I’d get these titles out there with my rating, a quick summary and a few of my thoughts.