I HAVE to make time for Jesus.
Friends, I have gone back in forth with myself on whether I should even post this or not as this is EXTREMELY personal for me. But I am trying my best to be okay with that. In order to grow and learn, I think it is important to be open to vulnerability. So that is what I am doing.
Have you been there? God is calling on my heart to make time in my life for Him. I have gotten so wrapped up in my life and schedule that I have forgotten to pray, and talk to God. I am so guilty of this. But I am grateful to have a God that is forgiving of my weaknesses. A God that is always there when I call on Him.
How do you make time for Jesus? On your drive to work? Before you fall asleep to rest? In your own thoughts throughout the day? Through helping others? By the work you do? I would love to hear ways you make time for Jesus. I am seeking his words in my life, and I need to retreat to him through not only my struggles, but also my celebrations. Is that something that you also struggle with?
God, forgive me if I asked you more than I thanked you. He has been oh so patient with me, and for that I am blessed.
Today I am going to be honest, open, and raw.
Life can be really tough. Finding a balance for your family, kids, work, and then maybe yourself is not easy. I am starting to realize that there is no shame in being honest. Theres is no shame in being vulnerable. It is the beauty of being human.
So much time and effort goes into this job. From the time you book your session to the time I deliver your gallery, I will have put countless hours into your pictures. I spend days location scouting, finding inspiration, observing light, checking the weather, studying my camera, uploading, culling, editing, styling, researching. Of course I do all this with spit up on my shirt, dog hair on my pants, messy hair, and endless amounts of caffeine, all while the laundry piles up.
Because I want to give you more than pictures. I want to give you an experience. When you look at your images, I want you to remember how special that time in your life was. Even if it was hard, I want you to look at pictures that allow you to remember the hard times and the struggles, but focus on the beauty of it all.
So please, don't wait until you have the perfect outfit, or enough money, or more time. Just make it happen. Because you will want to remember these times for exactly what they are.
Hello lovelies!! It has been awhile since I've blogged! I have been so busy with photography, my kiddo starting school, and keeping a 3 month old happy. But as they say, the beauty is in the chaos. And I wouldn't trade this life I live for anything. Before I took some time off this summer, I had shot this gorgeous wedding with Katie Whalen Photography in Mount Airy, NC. These pictures have been sitting in my computer hard drive just begging to be blogged, so I figured better late than never.
When I second shoot, I always get to go and capture the groom getting ready, and it is becoming a favorite time of mine. I definitely look forward to it before every wedding.
It has been 4 months and I am still swooning over Jake and Jessica's wedding. It could not have been more perfect. They had such a gorgeous venue, sweet first looks with Jessica's dad, their fur baby, heartfelt prayers, authentic moments and so much love. Along with sweet and simple decor, I just had warm fuzzy feelings all day long. The pictures just say it all. My words don't do it justice.
maddie saltz. wedding/ lifestyle/portrait photographer. mama of girls. wife. creative. dog mom. mount ulla, nc. horse lover. country living.