{Be Loving} When We Stop Running

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 Written by 3 Comments
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Heading across the country on an airplane multiple times this fall has given me a new appreciation for reading. Prior to this fall, I’ve hardly ever been one to love to curl up and read for enjoyment (I know, I can hear the collective groaning now!) as I am much more engrossed in visual things – being a photographer and videographer I think has only heightened this. So the fact that I found myself on a plane gripped by David Lomas’ book “The Truest Thing About You” only amplifies the importance of his message.  The relationship I’ve had with being…


Delight’s Future. Share the Campaign. . .Join the Story!

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 Written by 2 Comments
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I sit here looking out at the window gazing at the Columbia River & am in awe of what God has already done since arriving here on Monday. This home, filled with seventeen women from across the nation, has been a place where God has already mightily moved. . .and we still have until Friday afternoon! Since the beginning of Delight, I have always dreamed of having a “team” where we could pray over, brainstorm about and set the foundation for the future of Delight. After a morning talking about spiritual gifts, an afternoon traveling to look at the Delight…


{Be Confident} Fearless

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 Written by 4 Comments
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I wanna challenge you to try something: do something that scares you. And no- I don’t mean rent the latest horror flick and then blame me for the nightmares you’ll have after — that’s just cray. No, instead I want to challenge you to think about what you’re afraid of. Eventually I want us to get to the point where the thing that scares us most- is something that excites us. I know, I know, I know- cray. But baby girl, maybe you just need to live a little- and I’ll do my best to be your excuse to. Ain’t…


I want to start Wedding Photography! Part 2 { Delight & Be Savvy }

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 Written by 2 Comments
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When I started second shooting it was a pretty selfish act. You may ask “why? You’re just doing your job?” Yes, I helped out, did my ‘job’ to the best of my ability, and learned a lot BUT I was truly missing out. I didn’t want to just do a ‘job‘ and the faster you can learn that second shooting isn’t about the “fast cash” it can bring, or those awesome portfolio shots you REALLY want to get or the amazing connections you can make with other vendors is truly where the magic happens and where the joy is. Its…


{Be Devoted} I’ll Sing In The Valley

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 Written by 1 Comment

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” Habakkuk 3:17-19    Habakkuk is one of my favorite books in the Bible and I am really quite thrilled to share with you a few things that have been on my heart recently. Whenever…


{Be Real} Seeing Them, Being You

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 Written by 4 Comments
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There are beautiful things about our world being built around constant connection. But there are hard things. I get it. The internet screams and some mornings I find myself refreshing my Instagram feed before feeding my soul with God’s word. Actually, more mornings than I’d like to admit. There is this need for all of us to know how our lives and our gifts we fit into a larger picture. Why are we here? What do we have to give? In the wake of these questions, comparison comes naturally to us. It’s come naturally to me too. When I first…


Taylor Swift and Pumpkin

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 Written by 7 Comments

Seems like everything these days is about Taylor Swift and Pumpkin. Of course, I am a fan. Of both. In Taylor’s recent Time magazine interview, I love that she addressed comparison and competition between women. If we continue to show young girls that they are being compared to other girls, we’re doing ourselves a huge disservice as a society. I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them….


{Be Featured} Natalie Franke Photography

Posted on: November 15th, 2014 Written by 2 Comments
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Oh man, this is a good one! I feel like I’m going to be saying that every week! I feel so honored to be able to feature amazing artists in the creative industry who are not only extremely gifted but who also love Jesus. Natalie Franke is one of these artists. Talented, wise, and always full of heart, Natalie’s joy shines so brightly through what she does as a wedding photographer. I absolutely love keeping up with her photography blog and the nautical wedding blog Bayside Bride! But enough of my rambling… meet Natalie! (Photo credit Annamarie Akins Photography for…