Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sisters at Heart

A couple weekends ago my little sister came to visit me. She may not be my sister by blood, but she’s pretty darn close! Morgan and I have been friends practically as long as I remember. She is 6 years younger than me, but I have known her since she was 3. We met through our brothers, and quickly became friends. Although 6 years is a big difference at ages 3 and 9, we were always close. Perhaps it’s because neither one of us actually have a sister, so we basically adopted each other.

We soon discovered how many things we have in common. It’s actually kind of crazy… not only do we look remarkably similar, we also have the exact same birthday! We have enjoyed celebrating birthdays together for a long time, and it’s funny because I remember, for instance, when she turned 12 and I turned 18. Well this year she turned 18, me 24. Its crazy how fast time flies!

Anyway, last weekend Morgan came down to hang out with me for the weekend. She is headed to college in a few short weeks, and we wanted some time just to chill and reconnect before she is a college girl! We spent countless hours visiting, noticing more and more odd similarities that we share. One evening while the sunset was especially spectacular we went out to get some new pictures together. I had to start with just some photos of Morgan, because I’m sure you’ll agree that she is absolutely gorgeous! Talk about making my job easy :) Then Dwyatt took some photos of the two of us together. Sisters need photos together… we have decided to try and keep this tradition going and take new photos together at least every 5 years. Here are a few of my favorites… enjoy!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Krista & Jason – *Nebraska Wedding Photography*

It was time for their First Look. Everything was set. Jason was standing at the end of the hallway beaming from ear to ear. I ran back down the hall just to make sure Krista was ready to see her husband for the first time that day. As I round the corner expecting to see a bride full of nervous excitement, I am surprised. Krista is the epitome of poise and grace. Calmly standing in her gown, holding her bouquet, she is perfectly still. I ask if she’s ready and with a confident smile she simply says “yes”. That's when it really hit me. In the midst of the excitement and commotion of the day Jason and Krista were completely at peace. Their love is secure. They are meant to be together. This is God’s divine plan, and nothing could be more beautiful than that.

Jason & Krista – thank you for allowing me to share your special day with you. I wish you all the happiness and joy that life has to offer.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My reason why...

A few days ago, I sent Krista & Jason an email to let them know that their wedding photos were ready for viewing! It was late, I was tired, and I had been hunched over my computer for hours putting the finishing touches on my photos making sure they were all just so. Dwyatt had long since given up on me and gone to bed.

Some might ask why I push myself this hard and why I keep trying to keep this business going while I am currently working my “other job” full time as well. It’s a lot. I’m always busy, and often tired. So, why do I keep pushing ahead with this dream of mine? Because I get text messages like this:

“Oh my gosh Cait… I just checked my email. The pictures are AMAZING!! You did an incredible job!! Thank you so much! We absolutely love them!”
I smile, completely content, and full of confidence that I am on the right path.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back on the Wagon…

Well, I did it again. I completely fell off the blogging wagon. I was doing so well too! For several weeks I consistently blogged every other day. That is a major accomplishment for me…then I basically disappeared. Sorry everyone :)

The good news is that I have been super busy and done lots of fun stuff since I blogged last! Over the next few days look for some updates on all I’ve been up to… Let’s start with 4th of July weekend!

Over the 4th of July Dwyatt and I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Birmingham Alabama with some of my family. I seem to have a lot of family, spread all over the map, but each and every time I get to see them it is time that is cherished. This time we spent the weekend on Lake Logan Martin with my Aunts and Uncles. Some people may think this sounds odd to thoroughly enjoy a weekend with Aunts and Uncles, but believe me the fun and excitement never ends with this family! One night we took a boat ride across the lake just to drink Long Island’s and sing karaoke. (Note to family: we CAN’T sing!!!) Then there was a midnight swim in the lake, homemade meals, a fireworks show, cliff jumping, and games of ladder golf (ahem… sagnuts) in the dark.

Another memory I cherish about this weekend was sitting in the living room surrounded by people I love and listening to my Uncle’s song. He recently completed composing his first song, one full of heart and soul that has taken a lifetime to complete. In fact it is so moving that the term “song” just doesn’t seem to do it justice. Perhaps masterpiece is the word I’m looking for :)  As we all experienced such a special moment together, and I saw every eye filling with joyful tears, I knew that there was nowhere else I would rather be. I am so blessed to have such love in my family, and I promise never to take it for granted.