I Speak For the Turkeys

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 Written by No Comments
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by: Stephanie Tait It was the day after Halloween and I found myself standing squarely in the middle of my living room letting out a silent scream. A Christmas commercial. Amidst the discarded hulk mask and superhero cape and the crinkled up wrappers from last nights snicker bar binge it was all I could do not to pull out my own hair and curse all things merry and bright. A Christmas commercial – heralding all that was snowy and shiny and on sale for only $19.99. Im one of THOSE people, you know the type – we are the grinches…

I want to start Wedding Photography! Part 3 { Delight & Be Savvy }

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 Written by No Comments

  I have been asked many times how to land assistant gigs, second shooting jobs, ect. The biggest thing I suggest you do is start networking, and putting yourself out there! Join Facebook groups geared towards second shooting and see if there are any for your area specifically! Try to reach out to local photographers and ask them if they or someone they know needs help on a regular basis! If that is outside of your comfort zone than maybe just pick 3 and send a simple message about yourself, why you are messaging and what you would love to potentially help…

{Be Confident} Fears, Fantasies, + Living Outside of the Boat

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 Written by No Comments

She stood, with sword in hand, staring at the very thing she had come to vanquish.  He smiled, but his smile didn’t touch his eyes, no.  His smiled stayed on his lips, and then suddenly he was charging towards her.  Bell lifted her sword to defend herself from the impact of his blow, and their long awaited sword fight began.  She had prepared for this moment for as long as she could remember, and she knew her blade well.  Bell was determined, and ready.  She knew that only one of them would walk away from this match alive, and she…

{Be Devoted} Out Of Hiding And Into Revealing

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 Written by 1 Comment

Have you ever had a hard time taking the next step? I think we all feel a bit uneasy at times, am I right? This entire year, God has been guiding me and bringing me from a place of “hiding” into a place of complete freedom of joy. At first, it feels awkward and out of sorts…but He’s been saying, “Just do it for me! Let me see that joy in your eyes again!” The only way I can describe it is by using an example of a girl putting on a beautiful dress and for the very first time, and…

{Vendor Spotlight} Goldberry Artisans + Giveaway

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 Written by No Comments

Happy Tuesday, Ladies!! I’d like you to meet the sweet Emily Boyd and her knitted goods shop, Goldberry Artisans. I have been creating for as long as I can remember, and I learned how to knit at age 10. A few years after that, many people told me that I should sell my knitting projects, and in January of this year, I finally took their advice and started my Etsy shop! The name, Goldberry Artisans, comes from a place in Scotland called Goldberry Hill where my ancestors fought to protect their homeland from invaders. I like the think that, in…

Giving Thanks When It’s Hard

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 Written by 2 Comments

The wind blows, and the leaves fall all around. Like a child, I laugh and I joy in their falling. I see them float beautifully to the ground, and oh, how I wish I could float gracefully to the ground. Surrendering, it’s hard. I fight it. I fight it with everything in me. When God asks us to surrender, we all try to hang on to something. For some, it’s control. I try to hang on to my own understanding.  I can handle change as long as I can see what it’s doing in me. Right – anyone with me…

{Be Nourished} Pumpkin Souffle & Traditions

Posted on: November 23rd, 2014 Written by 2 Comments

As we held our tea mugs and talked about the week past and the week to come, it came up… the tradition that has become unwanted. We shared our hearts about some of the dreaded family gatherings, and the anxiety towards those we are not too eager to see. Because that is what we do on a weekly basis, we get real with each other. We talked about the labels we stick on others and the judgments we can dangerously hold on to. And the irony that some of us would give anything to be able to gather with our families, and…

{Be Loving} When We Stop Running

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 Written by 4 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…