So the big day came on Saturday for the wedding. It was difficult weather-wise because it was darkly over-cast & the wind was HOWLING. Bridesmaids were freezing & nobody wanted to do photos outside which made me have to deal with light challenges. But I had fun. My friend got to come along as my assistant so she took this photo of me half way down the (grass) aisle photographing the bridesmaids & brides as they walked down.
I spent most of Monday & Tuesday processing the photos & editing them for the bride & groom. A few good ones, a few ok ones and a few to be deleted. I think they turned out ok considering my inexperience, the light challenges & the fact that the bride hates her photo being taken so most of them have her looking away. Oh well, it was a great experience.
On Sunday, my same friend Janine & I took an all-day rock climbing lesson. What FUN we had!! We learned so much. And I think our instructor had fun teaching us. He quickly realized that we were not your typical women. Crazy, laughing, etc. It was a lot of hard work, some serious fears to conquer (like rappelling for the first time) but mostly it was fun! We can't wait to get out there & practice all the stuff we learned again! I got to take a break from belaying her to get some photos of her climbing. Hopefully next time I can get someone to snap a few of me too.
After a full day of rock climbing & sore muscles, I drove home & hubby & I went up to our pastor's acreage & farm for a bonfire evening with some of the church people. They have a huge beautiful property that I hope to go back & spend some time taking photos on. There is so much beauty & tranquility there that the photo opportunities are endless. After everyone else left, we stayed & visited with them & found the time just slip on past. I just love good conversation with good friends and like us, they love to visit around the table! It was a wonderful evening!
But my busy week carries on & although I'm tired, I find my mind is at such rest. Oh, there are a million things to think about now that I have the time and sneaking in a nap here & there to catch up is a bonus as well. But I am at peace. My time is suddenly my own & its amazing the things that I can fill it with this week!
Tomorrow I will visit with some people that are dear to me and that itself will be another form of rest as good visits are peace for the soul. I haven't seen my grandma in weeks & weeks. How I look forward to catching up with her.
I thank you all who visit my blog for all the encouragement & comments and I hope to be back into a blog rhythm soon.