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Taking Thoughts Captive

August 24, 2015


Richmond Wedding Photography, Taking Your Thoughts Captive

Today I want to get real and remind you to NOT believe the lies whispered in your ear every day & take your  thoughts captive. These are something I like to call “Little Liars” who lurk around and torment creative people in this industry on a day to day basis. These “liars” say things like, “You aren’t good enough. You should just quit. She’s better then you. Why haven’t you gotten further in your career?”  They don’t just target newbies but even go after the big dogs. How do I know this? Because they have said so. Some of the wedding industries most talented photographers say they STILL struggle with these lies. We tend to believe just one lie, and then it spirals into a downward path where we end up bathing in our tears. Within those tears we begin to believe that “these  lies” are our ulitmate identity & make up who we are. We let these lies ruin our day, our confidence, and put a dent in our soul. We need to start taking our thoughts captive. What does that mean to “Take Thoughts Captive”? I feel that once a thought comes into our mind we need to check it with the Lord. For instance, “You are going nowhere“. How acurrate is this thought? Ask yourself this question, “Is this what God believes for my life?” HECK NO.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

We need to bring the thought to the surface, confirm its inadequacy and dismiss it. You have the power to alter your thinking and focus on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

We ALL deal with these things, you aren’t alone. So believe truth, crush the lies, and grab a friend whos gonna give you some love’n and whip you back into shape. Your talented, awesome, and going places!!

Check out this book by Joyce Meyer about taking thoughts captive – – Battlefield of the Mind

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


FROM my journal


Taking Thoughts Captive

Taking Thoughts Captive

Taking Thoughts Captive

Taking Thoughts Captive

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