September 25, 2013


Photography takes my breath away. Edit: good photography takes my breath away. There's something about a stunning photo that leaves me speechless. Once I spot one (which is quite often), I'll usually go on a crazy pinning spree, pinning away at a photographer's blog, with hopes that those few clicks will somehow make me a better photographer in return. No such luck yet.

But I digress. There's something about photography that doesn't confuse me, but rather, bewilders me--but in a good way. It grabs my attention and a good photo won't let me turn away. To tell you the truth, I could spend hours looking at gorgeous photos. It doesn't matter if I know the people on either side of the lens. It doesn't matter if they're photos taken in my hometown or in a country countless miles away. If it's a good photo, it's got my attention (and my heart).

A good photo captures emotion, has warm rich lighting, is not forced but delicately captured. A good photo is accompanied by beautiful music, like this song or this song and a warm blanket. A good photo is just that, a photo; taken to savor and document one little moment in time.

A good photo is worth a million words. 

What do you like about photography? What constitutes a good photo to you? Who are your favorite photographers? Let's talk photography, okay?

Oh, and in case you're in the mood to find some stunning photos, here are a few of my favorite photographers:
Kenzie Kate
Dylan & Sara
The Schultzes
Ellie Be
Lucia Marie (shout out to Madison for recommending her blog!)
Hannah Nicole
Tyler Branch
Abi Porter
Jane Mabel


  1. Could not agree more! I have found myself speechless so many times after seeing a perfectly done photo. It's just one of the small joys in life! Can't wait to check out those photographers – I'm sure it'll be another great procrastination method for me ;)

    1. You are so right--it really is a joy in life to be left speechless after seeing an amazing photo.

      And you should check them out! It's definitely a great way to waste time and procrastinate. :)

  2. I constantly pin a billion pictures....Not that it makes them mine (I wish it did! haha) but at least it gives me something to work towards. I'm been lucky enough to be a model for the past 6 years and I've worked alongside some fantastic photographers, and seeing myself through their lens is pretty cool. I recently picked up film photography, and Its fun to have something to play around with.

    1. Pinterest is definitely a great way to be inspired! I've found it's been a great way for me to learn new things, try new things, and have goals to work towards. :)

      I've never really thought about being on the other side of the lens, so it's cool to hear about your experiences as a model. Seeing yourself on the other side of the lens would definitely be inspiration as well!

      And I love film photography. I still love digital, but film is where I first found my love for photography, so it'll always have a spot in my heart.

  3. This is why photo is my major. It speaks to you on so many levels. One of my favorite photogs right now is Julie Wolsztynski, you should see her work!

    1. I didn't know photography was your major--that's cool! You're right, too, photography definitely speaks to me on many levels. It's crazy how one photo could do that. :)

      I'll look up Julie later today, thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Downt the photo rabbit hole I go! I'm not sure I could put into words how I feel about photography, but you did an awesome job!

    Two of my all time favorite photographers:
    We are the Parsons:
    Wildflowers Photography:

    We are the Parsons take the cake every time. They tell stories with their images that have brought me to tears, no joke. I also love love love their "Don't Give Up Project."

    1. I can't believe I forgot about Wildflowers Photography! I am a huge fan of Joy's instagram feed and love her photography. Thanks for the reminder! :)

      And I've actually heard of the Parsons' photography before, but have never really looked at their website/blog before. I'm going to have to go check it out! Their Don't Give Up Project sounds awesome!

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  6. Can I just say how much I absolutely love your blog? I love the way you write, and how authentic you are. I've just been scrolling through your posts, loving each one I've come across. I can honestly say I am a new devout reader. I love your writing, and your photos.

    And also, I love photography too! I'm sort of young, but I really like wedding photography for some reason. Three of my favorites are:

    Jennefer Wilson:
    Brooke Courtney Photography:
    Benj Haisch:

    On Brooke Courtney Photography, Liz's most recent shoot (Sep. 23, 2013) is one of my FAVORITES.

    Thanks for writing such a lovely blog!


    1. Hi, Hannah!

      Wow, thank you so much! It was such a sweet surprise to read this comment. Seriously, sweet. :) I so want to thank you for finding my writing voice to be authentic, too. That is one of my biggest goals with my blog. I want to be real, I want to be honest, and I want to shine His light.

      Secondly, thank you for the compliments on my photography! I love meeting fellow photographers who share my love for cameras and taking way too many photos. I'm excited to visit your blog!

      Lastly, wow, you have such a great eye for finding great photographers! I'm sure I've seen some of their work on Pinterest before, but I am seriously loving each of their blogs and portfolios! I can't wait to spend more time on their blogs, too.

      Thanks again for the sweet comment! I'm excited to get to know you better. :)

  7. Wow girl...I am so with you right now! about everything you just said. Definitely going to check out all these photographers you mentioned!!

    Dude....I got a darn shout out from you?!?.....I am so happy right now :')

    1. I hope you like them! They're all super amazing in my opinion and I always love finding new photographers. Speaking of which, why wouldn't I give you the shout out? One of my pet peeves is when people don't give credit where credit is due so I try my hardest to give shoutouts to my blogging friends.

      But I digress, you, my friend, deserved that shout out! Without it, I never would have found that blog!


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