Wednesday, October 27, 2010

No one ever said life was easy.

If you know me, you know how I like to be upbeat, smile, laugh.  So I apologize for this blog.  This is just a look in to my life and how I'm personally going through it.

As most of you know, my husband is dealing with a set of bad kidneys and waiting on a transplant.  He's currently doing home treatments with peritoneal dialysis, and has been for the past 2.5 years.  We've learned to adjust to this lifestyle.  We've just learned now that this form of dialysis isn't working anymore, and he needs to switch to hemodialysis.  One surgery is this Friday, and two surgeries are Tuesday, and there's another one that we need to schedule after that.  Without going in to details, hemodialysis is going to dramatically change our lifestyles, once again. 

I can't speak for Bryan, so this is how I feel.
It breaks my heart to watch him going through this.  As his wife, I would love nothing more to be able to take it all away for him.  My mind goes and goes and goes, trying to think of some kind of solution to this newest problem.  It's a lot of stress on a person, and on a marriage.  Lately, in the past month, I've felt a boost and feel closer to my husband than in past months.  It must have been God preparing us for this bump in the road.  Bryan is incredibly strong, and such a great person with a tremendous heart.  He's the last person to deserve this.
Having to go through this at a young age, a fairly new marriage, is very hard.  Not having my family near makes things harder for me.  This is no offense to my friends and inlaws that are here.  Sometimes there's just nothing like a mom's hug.  There are times I want to break down because I feel so helpless.  I want to scream that life isn't fair.  I don't understand why this is happenening to him.. to us.  But I do trust that God knows what he's doing, and we are well secured in his arms.  One day Bryan will get the transplant he needs.

If you are a client of mine, I don't want you to think that I'm unhappy when I'm at your wedding or taking your pictures at another event.  Because, really, I'm truly happy to be there.  My smile and laughs aren't fake.  I love my job, and I love my clients.  I wouldn't rather be anywhere else than working with you.

With all that being said, I'm a little behind on my work.  I'll soon be sharing pictures from Lisa and Dan Rigg's wedding.  Thank you to all of my clients who have been so paitent with me.  I know waiting to see your wedding pictures is hard, and 2 weeks seems like an eternity.  I really have the best clients ever.

And thank you to all of my family and friends who have been praying and thinking about us.  You have no idea how much it means to me.
Thank you Ken for reminding me of this verse.

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Thank you so much to Amanda at Ruffled Blog, my favorite online wedding blog!  I'm sooo excited!  What a HUGE honor!!  Visit the blog entry here

She didn't include any of the pictures from the actual Airstream Ranch, just the field we shoot in behind it.  So for those who haven't seen it..  and for those who would like to see it again, I'll post a few from the airstreams.  :) 
Thank you so much for all the amazing support from everybody.  I love my family, friends and clients!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lauren and Tyler's Tampa Wedding

When I look at this couple, I automatically think "Princess and Prince Charming".  Because seriously, how can you not think that?  Tyler and Lauren are both in the military.  But their marriage is hard.. well, for most people anyway.  They actually eloped about a year ago, but Tyler has been living on his Marine base in Hawaii, and Lauren has been living on her Air force base in South Carolina.  What couple can actually make their marriage work like that!?  I think that means they share something so amazing. So they planned an actual wedding, since they didn't have one before.   Thank goodness too.  It would have been an injustice for this goooorgeous girl to never wear a wedding dress.  And quite a beautiful wedding dress too, may I add.

Lauren is currently packing up her things, and moving to Hawaii to be with her husband.  I can't tell you how happy I am for this couple.  They finally get to be with each other, like a husband and wife should.  And hello, HAWAII!  Lauren and Tyler, I send you nothing but love and best wishes.  You two deserve all the happiness in the world.

A dress made for a princess!

Lauren and Tyler opted to do a first look.  I LOVE FIRST LOOKS!!! 

Tell me you don't think of a princess and prince charming!  And the thing is, he was really charming!  Made the whole scenario in my head that much more valid.

I don't think they could be any more amazing together if they tried.

Thank you, Lauren and Tyler, for having me on your wedding day.  You two are the most fabulous, most gorgeous, most darling couple ever.  Yall are gonna have some freakin' cute kids one day!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brittany and Kraig's St. Pete Beach Wedding

Brittany and Kraig..  WOW what a couple!  I love love love them.  Just so real, so sweet.. and sooo much in love!  Kraig, I have to admit, I saw you tear up.. not once, but twice.  Which makes everything just so much sweeter!! 
The wedding venue was at the Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach.  Really, the coolest, most retro/surfer hotel ever.. I LOVE IT!  You have to check this place out if you want a cool, unique room. 

They had a deliiiiicious candy bar.  We seriously went home with a bag STUFFED with candy.  Don't worry there was plenty to go around! 

 So I already gave you a sneak peek at their first look.  Here are a few more pictures.  They were just so perfect, never took their eyes off each other.. and yes, this was the first time I saw Kraig cry.

Just look at how he looks at her.  Their love is just so amazing.  I love how they love each other.  One million percent.

Picture perfect sunset

I'm in love with this picture.  You just want to scream and cheer with them, don't you??
Brittany, you are GORGEOUS!!!

Let's go fishin'!!
 ... and the sprinkler!!
 and I think this may be... swimming??

SKITTLES!!  Hello delicious candy bar!!

Brittany & Kraig, I just want to thank you (again) for being so sweet and welcoming to Bryan and I.  We really felt like we were a part of your family, and not just your photographers.  You two have a special kind of love and I know it will continue to grow throughout your marriage.  I look forward to hanging out with yall in the future!!!
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