Hello everyone! Yes, I know it has been a while (well, a long while) since I have posted anything, but I'm here. Looking back, I didn't plan on taking this break, it just sort of happened. I just stopped posting photos, even when I had images to post. In all reality I quit taking pictures, I guess I felt like I really didn't have anything to say. Not with my words or with my photos. I had somehow lost the joy that I had found in photography. I started to doubt myself: Did I even know what I was doing? Did I even know how to work this camera, this software? Did I even know how to tell a story with my photos? Did I even have anything of importance to say? "From my heart to yours" this is the tag line I use at the top here. But my heart felt like I didn't have anything of value to give.
So what did I do? I just didn't do anything. Like a lot of us, I was stuck and I didn't know how to start again. But my God, my Father is so faithful! He knows my heart, He created it. He knows when I'm stuck and He knows how to fix it. He was waiting the whole, long time, waiting for me to get out of the way and to be in a place where I could hear Him. Hear that He loves me, that He has plans for me, that there are certain things that I need to do to fully get out of this stuck place. Am I out of the stuck place? Not fully, but I am getting there. This is the first time in a long while that I have been at peace. Peace with myself, my decisions, my husband, that inside place that always felt like I was constantly spinning. Peace.
The coolest thing about this is that my Father used photography, something that I love, that speaks to that creative part of me, to get me out of the stuck place. He used a weekend photography workshop so that I was in a place that I could hear Him. Kind of like He snuck up on me from behind to start whispering truths into my ear while I was focused on something else.
Well, here I am, back at it. Here is the first look at what my heart wants to share. A family portrait session from yesterday. Good Friends, wonderful scenery, and beautiful girls. From my heart to yours.