I crawled into bed at 12:45am last night (this morning?) and snuggled next to Joel in complete darkness. We whispered our hellos as he was trying to get the last bits of shut eye in before he had to wake up at 2:00am for work. Our schedules have been complete opposite for about the past month...when I'm out of town, he's off, and when I'm at home, he's at work. Between both of our odd schedules, we have hardly gotten to see each other lately. But hey, we enjoy the little pockets of time we're given. Anyways, I was wide awake and wanting to just gush to him about my amazing trip in California, but to keep it short, all I could think to say was,
My heart is full.
And boy is it. My heart is so full right now. I couldn't be more thankful for the people in my life, the places my photography continues to take me, and the experiences I have along the way. I could have come home from this trip feeling overworked and exhausted with a crazy line-up or shooting, or even frustrated with the crazy-eyed flight attendant who caught me with 3 carry-on items instead of 2 (does a light stand really count? Come on, it's tiny.); but instead, I came home feeling refreshed and alive with a clear perspective. And I couldn't be more thankful.
I don't know what it was, I'm sure it was a combination of it all, but this trip really was such a blessing to me. I went, I did my job to the best of my abilities, and I had a blast doing it. I witnessed the most beautiful kind of love there is this weekend. It was pure, sincere, loyal, affectionate, comforting, and joyous. I've never seen families come together the way these families did this weekend. It just really touched my heart! I was thrilled to be there to capture so much beauty in life.
After a weekend like this is when I realize why I capital L-O-V-E LOOOOOVE my job. Love it.
I'm pretty sure at one point throughout the weekend I had to remind myself, "yes Korie, this is REEEAL LIFE."
Anyways, just thought I'd let you fine readers know what's going on in this neck of the woods lately. Just know loads of pretties that will make you swoon clear into next week are coming soon :)
Had to get a little selfie on the coast :)