A Reason to Smile

Some weeks I straight up SLACK on blogging. Some weeks, I am SO freaking busy I just can’t find the time. And some weeks I get hit with hard decisions in business, tragedy around the world brings me down, or something eats me up in my personal life, and I just don’t know what the hell to blog about… and I feel like “it’s not a good day.”

I don’t want to say that this was “the week from hell” because things could ALWAYS be worse…but I kept putting off blogging this week because I felt like the timing wasn’t right, and I didn’t have anything fun or silly to talk about. It was a hard week in business, it was a hard week in my heart with yet another mass shooting way too close to home, and hearing of the passing of someone I loved dearly. This morning I decided to blog anyway. My heart is heavy this week and as much as I’d like to blame it on the crazy hormones running through my body, I think the tears roll today for completely legitimate reasons.

I am a person who’s emotions run very deep. I don’t cry over everything, but I feel people’s pain very deeply and events that most will find sad and tilt their head at … I can sometimes obsess over for way too long. I find it to be a both a blessing and a curse. So on days like today, or weeks like this week – to prevent myself from going too far down the rabbit hole… I have learned to give myself some grace. I allow myself to step away from work if I feel I need to… maybe spend time with my niece and nephew who ALWAYS make me smile… and focus on things that make me happy.

I know it’s been a while now, but one thing that makes me incredibly happy is the legalization of same sex marriage. As a wedding photographer, capturing same-sex weddings still makes me feel like my heart could burst. I remember what a fight it has been and how proud I am to be in the presence of such love and joy. I love photographing weddings in general, but every time I get to photograph a same-sex wedding it still feels like a victory.

So in an effort to keep today’s blog short and sweet because I just don’t have much else to say… I will jump right into this beautiful wedding I photographed for Arica & Christian. I hope that everyone can find some peace today, and when you’re feeling low… remember to give yourself some grace, let yourself feel sad, and count the reasons you still have to smile.

 

 

For more information about same sex wedding photography, or wedding photography in general, please visit http://www.briannacaster.com and send me a message.

Wishing you all peacefulness and love.

 

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