today || the joy || winter time || wedding photographer || bethany burt || rose colored glasses photography

today is one of those just happy days. 

all the happy. 

well, i've had a few moods because i'm woman. 

but mostly just happy. 

work is crazy busy. 

it's completely insane to me that so many people think it's cool to work with us. 

so i have to reorganize and file and get my head in the game! 

we didn't get a break this year. 

usually wedding season ends and we have some months to regroup. 

but not last/this season. 

we had weddings all the way through the new year and start up again in march. 

so we break from shooting, but i'm still catching up on all the editing.

plus i'm doing boudoir and a few other sessions, too. 

so i'm finding it hard to balance the edit time and the meetings/more shooting times. 

plus, IF! getting everything ready with my stellar team to 

host the

IF : Gathering

event in danville next month. 

i'm really starting to get involved with a ton of really amazing things in the community. 

and starting new things with my core women. it's just, a lot of fun and God's goodness. 

and thankfully we have the best clients on the planet 

that are all just so patient and understanding. 

and the kindest souls. 

so today ethan culled a few weddings while i filed and 

took notes of what albums need designed. 

WEDDING ALBUMS ARE THE BEST. 

and i watched gilmore girls and wore my mustard hat. 

we both took turns getting laundry switched out. 

which reminds me, i'm next and the towels need folded. 

it's so fun. 

working together. 

kissing any time of the day. 

taking a break for dinner together and shopping for a new lamp. 

which we didn't find because lamps are stupid expensive and not well made. 

so we'll sit in darkness. 

romantic. 

business owning is the best. 

i definitely encourage it. 

today i just have all the thankfulness. 

it's rewarding to work hard. 

and to make people happy. 

and to love what i do. 

a lot of the time i get lost in the chaos or the stress of the never ending to-do list. 

but today i choose to see just the joy, the absolute joy of my job. and my life.

today i got a phone call from a client and friend who needs a 

photograph with her father who doesn't have much longer to live. 

there is something so important about photographs that you cannot put into words. 

i am beyond honored to capture memories for people. 

it's not about me being a great photographer. 

it's about God asking me to be available for people, to capture something for them that will mean so much to them. 

and i'm saying YES. 

it's just almost too much at times. 

it's heavy on my heart. 

there's so much pain and sadness and loss in this world. 

and then there's the photograph that makes you smile. 

maybe cry. 

and remember. 

and it's so, so beautiful.