fantastic weekend :: work story

so this saturday i shot a gorgeous couple in downtown chicago. husband came with me, mostly to drive because we'd be stupid to let me drive alone in chicago. sheesh. 
he also came to look handsome, hold our camera stuff and plusalso to second shoot. 

it was so much fun! there were tons and tons of brides there with their grooms and bridal parties. it was so neat to see the photographers and to be one myself! every photog checks out the other photogs. how they're working, how they pose the couple/bridal party, how they shoot. what angle they're getting. what camera they use, what lens, etc. 

i was thinking all those things and then i overheard this crazy cute photog with blonde and pink hair say "every photographer is looking at the other photographers. the photographer in the boots is shooting that couple there. look how she's posing them. and that's a nice lens!" 
ha! the photographer in the boots was me! 

my dream of being a photographer is coming true and it's just the most fun journey. 

then today church service was excellent and afterwords we had a full day of fall mini sessions. 
i am now exhausted. and am not looking forward to my root canal part 2 tomorrow. ick.
also, i'm having a hard time paying attention to what i'm writing because i'm watching gilmore girls. you understand. 

i'm just feeling overwhelmingly blessed. the best kind of overwhelming. i need to remember how good God is no matter what my situation is. last week was rough. bedridden for 3 days and unable to do any work. now i'm back on my feet and i have tons of shoots coming up which means tons of fun, but tons of hard work and editing, too. God is with me in those hard times too and i just rarely embrace that. then when things are great and i'm feeling better i see clearly how blessed i am and how gracious He is. 
well, He's gracious to put up with my ridiculous swaying ways. 
i'm forgiven. i'm redeemed. thank you, Jesus! 


 it's weird looking at a photo of me working. i need to do something about my two-tone hair. yikes. please don't judge me. nice camera, though ;)
 i think he has to know how good looking he is. he makes me melt. pitter-pat goes my heart.
i.love.pretty.chicago.