The cracks in your heart are reminders that you have always been brave enough to love even when others lacked the courage to love you back, and there is nothing wrong with that. Be with someone who understands how rare your love is. - r.h sin .
The first view of @archesnps since I was a little kid. Snow on the red rocks made for a spectacular sight. Me trying to walk on icy paths without my boots...less of a sight but exponentially more entertaining. As I’ve said before, get to this part of the country in winter.
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I looove taking photos of couples. I love capturing their natural movements that make their love unique and unlike anyone else’s love. Every couples story is so different! I love photographing that story. I overheard someone ragging on how silly couples are to hire a photographer, run around a field with said photographer and post nice photos on Instagram. Yeah, I guess it is pretty silly but I live for that (literally, that’s how I pay rent)!!! There’s nothing wrong with having really nice photos of you and your S/O. Life is precious and too short so take good photos, ya know? Maybe I’m sappy because I’m a newly wed but I just love LOVE. Cheers babes. P.s. the last 5 photos of this set are on film 🤩
"Anyone can sing. You just open your mouth,
and give shape to a sound. Anyone can sing.
What is harder, is to proclaim the soul,
to initiate a wild and necessary deepening:
to give the voice broad, sonorous wings
of solitude, grief, and celebration,
to fill the body with the echoes of voices
lost long ago to bravery, and silence,
to prise the reluctant heart wide open,
to witness defeat, to suffer contempt,
to shrink, lose face, go down in ignominy,
to retreat to the last dark hiding-place
where the tattered remnants of your pride
still gather themselves around your nakedness,
to know these rags as your only protection
and yet still open—to face the possibility
that your innermost core may hold nothing at all,
and to sing from that—to fill the void
with every hurt, every harm, every hard-won joy
that staves off death yet honours its coming,
to sing both full and utterly empty,
alone and conjoined, exiled and at home,
to sing what people feel most keenly
yet never acknowledge until you sing it.
Anyone can sing. Yes. Anyone can sing."
Another few steps on my photographic journey, of those badlands I spoke of, where the desert undulates with wind and water marks, and the plants contort themselves every which way to find water. I did some creative editing and found a mood I was looking for and needing, and it is the best grief work I have found...
For this shot, simply roll out of bed (The View Hotel) just after sunrise, open balcony door and “click.” Wow!
I will tell you that I was bummed to see the clouds rolling in and the forecast for snow on the day I was leaving. 😤Capturing these buttes covered in snow is so special.
Wouldn’t ya know, on my drive out it’s dumping snow (I’ll post a video in story). Oh well, can’t win ‘em all. 😄
For fun I like to enter the Nature Photography contest at BYU's Bean Museum. I haven't won yet, but I feel like there's good odds with it being local. And they display my art even if I don't win. A lot of other contests aren't even worth the trouble.
I was disappointed to learn they won't be doing their photography exhibition this year because I was going to enter this one. Thought it might finally be my year :( Guess I'll just have to sell prints instead. It might take me a while to put it on my site, but if you're interested, give me a shout.
It's called "Bald Mountain Rainbow".
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Here’s some Monday motivation to get us through the week.
At the beginning of every year, we spend hours meticulously updating our guide to the best restaurants in SLC. It’s the most viewed post on our entire site, seen by thousands of readers every day. Have a look at the 2020 update and let us know what you think! Link in bio or visit femalefoodie.com for the full guide. #femalefoodie#femalefoodieSLC@femalefoodie
15 49721 February, 2020
Fossilized giant carrots topped with pristine snow in Bryce Canyon winter wonderland.
Luckily, we met just a few people along the way on the most popular hike in the park - Navajo Loop & Queen’s Garden Trail.