Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Update on Life & Top 3 Wedding Photos!

I do want to warn you… this may be a longer post. :) I often find that blogs that write SO many paragraphs… I  sometimesjust skip through and check out the photos... so I'm saying -> I don’t mind if you do. This blog is also a JOURNAL diary of my Life as a Wife and good for me to look back on.

WORK UPDATE: The outsourcing is taking place and honestly it is more of a blessing in disguise than anything for us. There was NO way I could bring myself to quitting my receptionist job intentionally. It is an amazing opportunity with lots of great benefits, resources and networking opportunities. However…

Photography is my passion. Hands Down.

I am making it my FULL-TIME passion SOON {the date hasn’t been made official yet, hopefully May 1st} I am so excited. I will be taking a “severance” package that is more than a blessing. God is good and I am so excited about this opportunity! With that being said… Here is my new office/workplace.


We converted the upstairs guest bedroom that was a office/library/storage/guest room to more of my own place to work for photography. I love, love, love it. This summer I plan to distress the dresser & desk to have more of a vintage feel but for now… it is perfect and a work in progress. More to come!

Now… Last Few Wedding EntriesLast-few-entriesPicnik collage

TOP THREE FOUR
{I couldn’t only pick 3}
ONE:
TOP3-2This image was such a fun one because… Katie & Isaiah didn’t kiss until their wedding day. She says: “The story behind our picture is that we did not kiss on the lips until our wedding day. After the wedding, during pictures, we could not kiss enough. All the bridesmaids and groomsmen got frustrated and kept teasing us.”

TWO:TOP3-1This is actually one of my dearest friends, Chana and her hubby Zach. I love EVERY one of her wedding photos… they got married in Jamaica! It is hard picking a friends image, but I am sure you all would have picked this one too… DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

THREE:TOP3-3Kristin & Tyler … okay, this image is so unique! I think it is the perfect silhouette which is a hard photograph to obtain {the photographer in me talking}. I am loving how crisp it is and also the shuttle beauty. Perfect! She also said her photographer was on the ground, on his stomach and she had no idea what he was doing... #1 thing with photographers: Trust them :)

FOUR:NEWNEW-KatieTOP4
This is Katie! She is a new blogger and you should all check out her lovely blog. She is a mama to two of the cutest little twin baby girls! Here is what she says about this photo: “Josh & I chose not to see each other until I walked down the aisle & this picture was taken BEFORE the ceremony... the trick is that we were on opposite sides of this pillar & never saw each other. We could not stop giggling the whole time... we were just giddy with excitement for our big day. It was cool cuz we could talk to each other, hold each others hand but never see each other! awww what a great memory :]” LOVE IT!

I NEED SOME HELP…. Leave a comment on your favorite. PRETTY PLEASE!! 1,2,3 or 4!

30 comments:

Beka said...

OHHH MAN! They are all SOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

My favorite one is the last one!!!
The story behind it makes my heart SORE with happiness!!!!!!!! You can CLEARLY see it on their faces!!! I LOVE THAT ONE!!!!!!!

Beka said...

ALSO! I got so excited about the wedding pics..... I FAILED TO SAY


YAYYY FOR FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!!!!!

SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) The office is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire said...

They are ALL beautiful and I love the stories that go with each :) But my absolute favorite is number 2... takes my breath away! Looks like it belongs in a magazine somewhere! LOVE LOVE it!

Brittney Galloway said...

Love the workspace! So Comfy and casual but organized!

I'm really loving the story on the last one- what a great idea!

Cindy P said...

I love the 4th one! That is so sweet and I wish I had of thought about that for my own wedding day! It would have been awesome!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Loving 4!

LC said...

I vote #2! So gorgeous!

Tara K said...

I like #2... :) I think it's stunning!

I love what you are getting to embark on, Ria - congrats on this fresh, new season!!

sarah joy said...

what beautiful photos... i think number four is such a precious photo, and an even more precious, perfect story. love it! :)

Ruth Ann said...

Your work space is so fun and cheerful!! As for the pictures... I say #4. makes me giggle just to look at it!!

Kristin said...

Haha no one loves our photo, but that's okay ;) Can't see the facial expressions, which are so great in the other pics! I won't vote, as I don't think it's right, but thanks for including us!!!! I wish you lived close because we are looking for a photographer for maternity and newborn stuff :) :) :)

Jamie Leigh said...

I have to say #4! I love the story and how happy and fun it is!

Letherton said...

#3

Kinsey said...

I chose number 4! What a cute story behind the photograph. I love it so much.

Amanda said...

oh man...it's so hard to pick! i am really loving #4! that story is so precious and i love their faces!

Kady said...

Its sad no one picked ours, but the others are beautiful. Wow

Mateya said...

I love Katie and Josh's but I may be a bit biased beings we had the same photographer :)

P.S. Ria I am soooo happy for you to be doing what you love! What a blessing!

Jeska said...

I want to pick number TWO! They are all perfect but that one really sticks out to me!

Alyssa said...

I love three and four :) the stories on all of them are so cute.

Brittany Nolan said...

First of all, congrats on your new journey become a photographer! I have a passion for photography (but am just beginning)... I look forward to seeing your progress. I have no doubt that you will do incredible! keep us updated! :)

I'm torn between photo #3 and #4. both are incredible!!
buttttt... i think i love #4! :)

A Southern Love said...

I'm picking #3 because it's absolutely beautiful. I know both of these people and they are just as beautiful inside as they are on the outside. Stunning photo!

I'm also liking #4 because it's always fun to see how photographers capture moments when the Bride and Groom choose not to see each other before the ceremony. This picture is so cute! I love their smiles :)

All of them are great!

J and A said...

TWO for sure!!!! Love it! :)

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

What an awesome opportunity. Love the home office! Were did you get the print with the trees and quote? That would be perfect for my office!

I loved #4!

Laura said...

cute! I love the new office space :)

Char said...

I vote #3!!! Love the silhouette! Bummer I forgot to enter in my photo. There are some GREAT photos over there that were entered!!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Great work space! That's awesome that you're going full time with photography! Yay! I vote for #4! Love the looks on their faces :)

Jenny said...

I'm so glad to hear the severence package is a blessing to you guys :) Your new office is fabulous! It looks perfect, so excited for you to focus more on your photogrpahy now. You are so talented!

Truly His said...

RI! I love all your post. I have been MIA for back to school, and had to catch up with your blog... Loveee it!! Pic # 3 is my choice!! :)

Anonymous said...

my vote is for katie and isaiah!!! Love them!

sis Tiffany

Jessica said...

I love your new office room! The bright colors will probably inspire lots of creativity :-) So glad you are able to see your situation as a hidden blessing. I'm sure God will bless you during this time, and it's so exciting to be able to follow your dream!