I'll be the first to admit I'm not a consistent blogger. In between Lifestyle Family Sessions, Weddings, Editing and time for myself with my family, sometimes I'm so wiped that the last thing I want to do is blog. I'm also so torn about what to write about - I feel like I have so much to share but I haven't come around to articulating it in the way that I want. So. I continue to jot notes, make journal entries and gain the courage to put it out there one of these days (not all at once). I'm not trying to vent, I am just trying to figure out why it's important for me to talk about things and when. I feel like I hold out on actually blogging, not only because it takes 5 hours to put together a full-wedding but because I usually want to add more than pictures but then I remember that the pictures do the talking for me.
The story of Summer and Nkosi truly amazes me. I thought that I worked hard but it's nothing compared to planning a wedding in Delaware while you and your fiance are in residency in Baltimore and NYC! When Summer and I took the train up to New York to visit her love for their engagement session, I remember Nkosi having doubts about the session and mentioning how he never liked photos of himself. I have to share this note he wrote me when he saw the pictures because it truly makes me appreciate the work that I get to do and the stories I get to tell of couples and their love.
"Hello Maria! Sorry, it's taken some time for me to write you to say thanks so very much for creating what is simply an incredible album of engagement photos! The fact that I'm typing this at 1am with a full day in the OR beginning in just a few hours should attest to the fact that I'm more overjoyed about the excellent job you did. You made us (me really, because Summer just about always looks stunning, so I wasn't worried about her) look like stars. I really appreciate your workmanship and your overall disposition that made the entire day just a tremendous experience. I can't wait to have you do the same at our wedding. I pray God will continue to bless you and your family and prosper your business. Best wishes, Nkosi"
Their wedding day was full of a warmth that makes my heart smile and regardless of the goodluck drizzles during their ceremony they couldn't stop smiling and laughing. It was just beautiful.