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Beautiful memories make beautiful photos

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Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post, the words just don't come. But as I stare at the pictures, emotions well up and feelings push to become words...  

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Words that I want to say about that one night on the beach in Maine when we lit a Chinese lantern together.

 

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The moment: well, it was hurried. I was the photographer, you were the assistant, and we wanted photos of us actually enjoying being guests for 2 minutes.

 

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We were exhausted, but overwhelmed with the beautiful day, the beautiful ocean, the beautiful bride and groom, and the beautiful lanterns.

 

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But when I reminisce, I wish I would've been more in the moment. Less the photographer and more the guest. Less the planner and more along for the ride. Less the I-want-this-photo-to-be-perfect-so-I'll-smile-and-stand-like-this and more just being.

 

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Because as much as I really do want the beautiful photos of us... a beautiful photo means absolutely nothing without a beautiful memory.

 

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And beautiful memories are only made by being all there. Enjoying every moment. 

 

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So please... Enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend. :)