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Archive for August 2012

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

You know that feeling you get when you realize that there's less than a week left of summer? You know, when your stomach drops and you kind of panic because you feel like you've missed it all? Yeah. I'm definitely feeling that right now. I'm at work, so tired that I can barley drink my coffee, and it hits me. Next week at this time I'll be reading text books and writing papers. But really, what did I do this summer? More than I ever imaged I would. 

Starting in June I was an intern at J.Alviti Photography. I worked alongside Jena, the owner and photographer. I have always known that I love photography but I was so interested in learning what actually goes on when you have your own business. Honestly, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had. 

Jena, you have truly become a role model for me. I have seen your work get better and better with every picture and you have never hesitated to show me any of your tricks. Your patience and encouragement have made me want to work harder. Your dedication to your work and your family are truly inspiring. I cannot even believe how much I have learned and how much I now realize that I will never stop learning. It's kind of refreshing to think that there is no end point. It's not something that you can really graduate from. There will always be something to learn in life, and I think we have spent this summer learning from each other. I really cannot thank you enough for everything.

Whenever my head starts to spin and I start to think I'm doing something wrong or I'm not doing enough, I can breathe a sigh of relief and think about times like this summer. I can think about how everything happens for a reason and how more often than not the right people make their way into your life right when you need them the most. 

“I once heard a saying that when you're ready, the teacher you need appears before you.” 
― Emily Byrd Starr


Friday, August 24, 2012

It's weird how fast time really does pass. It seems like just yesterday Rachel and I were taking shopping trips in my 1992 Buick Century. Blue exterior with matching blue velvet interior & a big bench seat in the front that fit 3 people. So perfect for impromptu trips to the movies/dollar store after school with anyone and everyone who would tag along. It's so funny to look back at the things that we used to care about and the things that we really thought mattered. 

Sometimes I feel like I missed out on what high school is really supposed to be like because I went to a private school and graduated with only 18 kids. Yeah. 18 including me. What's funny is people still hate me because of the things I did in high school. You know, I was your typical cheating, backstabbing, spoiled brat 16-year-old. But if anyone can move on, it's this girl. I literally stole her boyfriend freshman year and have basically been with him ever since. Sorry Rach, you know I love you! The more time passes, the more I learn about life and friendship. The more I realize that I want to surround myself with people who love me as much as I love them. The people who can actually make time to meet up for lunch or even just to chat. The people who I can see once every few months and still have it be like those moments in high school. Like nothing ever changed-- when really, everything has. 

I can honestly say I'm SO proud of my girl Rachel for following her dreams and her heart. She has worked so hard to become an LPN and she isn't stopping there. She's starting up school in the Fall to become an RN and is working two jobs to pay for it. I love seeing her in her scrubs after work because it reminds that not too long ago we were all wearing our Faith Prep school uniforms. The world is ours now. 

Here's to growing up & never stopping.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

I love getting to work with people who have just as much of a creative mind as I do! I think its almost been a year since I took these photos of Joshua in front of a green screen at Faith Church, a place that's very near and dear to my heart. One of my good friends Russell worked his magic and edited these photos to go along with Joshua's music - which, by the way, you should totally listen to, just sayin'!

As you can see this is something way different than the norm for me. No bokeh & no sunlight. Who would have ever thought?!

the murdock family

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If I could describe exactly what style of photography best fits my personality, I would show you this session. I love the warm colors and yellow-y tones. And of course what could be better than the innocence and little smiles of a 2 year old? 

Hi Lindsey!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Say hello to my lovely cousin Lindsey, and also meet my new camera, the Nikon D700. Yep, FX! I'm so thrilled to finally have this camera. It has caused me to fall even more in love with photography.  In some cases, bigger really is better.


Friday, August 3, 2012

It's not even that I'm at a loss for words, it's just that sometimes, you have to let photos speak for themselves. 

baby seila | two weeks new