This past week has been a real whirlwind for me and some turmoil has arisen in my heart.
I am very lucky to have a beautiful family to keep me afloat and to bring the important joys in my life to the forefront of my mind.
I have just finished reading Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson from the Nienie Dialogues and it has really go me thinking. After a plane crash where 85% of her body was severely burnt, she was able to find her beauty again.
I started thinking the other day how we define ourselves as beautiful. How many times in our lives have we defined our worth and beauty by our outer beauty and forgotten all of the other talents and inner beauty that we possess. How quickly we forget the beauty in raising loved children, finding and honing new-found talents, and being a empathetic and loyal friend.
I am guilty of this almost everyday and yesterday as i sat deep in thought it came to me. I am slowly finding my own beauty through the lens of my camera. I am finding a new sense of self worth and beauty in capturing beautiful images.
The images I take are always taken with one aim in mind, emotion. Whether it is the joy in a belly laugh or an embrace or two souls who are in love, I aim to capture that emotion. Hearing words of gratitude from my clients as to how those images bring them great joy and allows them to see what what was right in front of them warms my heart and brings me a new self worth.
With that in mind, here are the last of the Adelaide photos in a few stills
2) My Dad making his 4 layer Orange cake, topped with mango and coulis, an artist in every sense of the word.
3) This little piano bunny has been on top of our piano since I can remember and brings back happy feelings.
5) He's into cutlery
6) Getting pensive
7) Lasagne face
8) Upon the coffee table