I was on a bit of a high, a couple Saturdays ago.
I was drunk off of wedding vibes.
Good friends of mine were married after a very long and arduous journey of waiting. These two beautiful souls were experiencing the fruit of a promise fulfilled. And the tree of their love had deep, deep roots.
I felt inspired in all kinds of ways.
As you know, I find it hard to resist magic hour lighting (sunset) and I'm almost always compelled to do an impromptu photo shoot in the midst of such soft and elusive sunlight. Add the location of a lush vineyard full of my beautiful friends, and I was in seventh heaven.
As the afternoon turned into evening, I realized that I had taken a series of photos that spoke to the season of life that I'm currently in.
But it's taking the life out of me to remain hopeful.
And to remain restful.
Awakening to joy is often painful and yet beautiful nonetheless. The faces of my friends (who are much more like family to me) in these pictures, tells a unique story, unto their own journey, dreams, and promises. In capturing their uniqueness, I realized I had stumbled across capturing the weight of "expectancy" in all its different looks, faces and forms...
My subjects allowed me to gaze at them and to somehow see myself.
I hope you are able to do the same.
I know there is something beautiful and wonderful that you are waiting for.
It's this feeling of both flying and sinking at the same time.
In order to step into our Field of Dreams, one thing we must anchor ourselves in: The goodness of God.
He's better than you think. He's kinder than we've imagined. And yes, He is absolute and pure Love.
We must give ourselves wholly over to this--we must surrender...there's no way around this.
Because it's in that place that Love comes to cover us, to move us, to push us into...
Let the waves of nerves come...because they will come.
Choose to put one foot in front of the other.
Because when you do--
You'll find that each step is leading you that much closer to your Field of Dreams...
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
― T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
photography features: (top left, by rows) Lisa, Janice & Nilanga, Nick, Dianna, Kyle, Sarah, Ayanna, Kaylene, Rebecca, Keeley, Judit, & Patrice