For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. - Psalm 139:13-14
You are beautiful...and those aren't just empty words. It's a promise! Not one person on this earth should ever feel they are less than desirable. Because there is One who desires intimacy with us; WHO created us just as we are - down to every last mole, freckle, pudge roll, crooked toe, flyaway hair, sparkling eye, etc. Our creator knew just what he was doing when he made each of us; and of each, he thought "That's beautiful!"
Yet somehow we forget that promise so many times. No, scratch that - somehow we CHOOSE to not believe that promise. But that doesn't make it any less true!
So, you may be asking yourself right now...why in the world is she posting this on her photography blog? Isn't that something she should reserve for her personal blog? Maybe. But I think not. Because this reason alone makes up such a HUGE part of why I love photography and why it is such a passion of mine to take photos of other people.
Because YOU need to be reminded of this promise. It is my belief that every person should be made to feel as beautiful as God created them to be. And it would be my pleasure to help by photographing HIS awesome workmanship! For some reason, we have led ourselves to believe that the only time we need nice photos taken of us are during the BIG moments like graduation, the birth of a baby, your wedding, etc. But sometimes it is nice to just have some photos taken for no reason at all. To be reminded of the fact that you are beautiful...just the way God created you!
So, on the heels of my little soapbox, I wanted to share with you some recent photos of my dear friend Angela, who so graciously agreed to model for me and Jennie for a fabulous urban session in downtown Memphis. If you like what you see, she's already taken guys! But seriously, if you like these kinds of images, give me a shout and we'd be happy to book an urban FOCUS session with you! If for no other reason at all than having some cool new photos for your Facebook and MySpace profiles ;)
this next one is tied for my absolute fave from the shoot!
this next shot we HAD to grab because we found her husband's name etched into the sidewalk; do you see it?
this next shot is the other one tied for my absolute fave shot! love the sun flare and burst of teal :)
Enjoy your Thursday, and God bless! :)