sweet sightings

If you ever find me to be rather quiet {which is a rare find}, it just means that my mind is audibly racing at an ungodly pace!  The last 24 hours have been like this.  There are so many big things that are soon to take place and within the upcoming year that my mind is so overly excited about, yet my bursting heart is incredibly anxious over.  I am someone who dreams big. often.  Dose anyone else ever feel that their passionate dreams and goals become silenced by their insecurities due that little voice somewhere within telling you “you can’t” or that you might fail if you try because you’re not capable or qualified?  Last night while laying in bed, that is exactly how I felt.  I quickly was reminded and found my self soundly resting in these words…”be anxious for nothing…”

In the midst of feeling excited, driven, anxious, and at times slightly inadequate…these incredible and sweet sighting are, I think, life’s little blessings of encouragement!

Weddings Illustrated Magazine‘s latest issue is hot off the press!  For months, I’ve been exploding with excitement and anxiously waiting to see and hold Suzan and Christian’s Rosemary Beach wedding in PRINT!!!  Last week, that day finally arrived….and it was more beautiful than I imaged!  In a digital world, seeing your work in print is humbling, surreal and euphoric all at the same time….to have captured your own vision for other’s to see and enjoy… and then to become something tangible, is incredibly special!!!  Not only that, but then to also be tucked amongst the pages of such other amazingly talented photographers…well, that reaches an entirely new level of humility!!

Another meaningful find was seeing an image from Katie & Spencer’s first look on their wedding day win a Fearless Photographers award!!!  Having forgot I even submitted images, finding this little jewel gave quite the rush!!

In June, Katie and Kyle‘s adorable wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.  It just dawned on me that I had not done a “sweet sightings” post with it yet. This is where that little voice of inadequacy starts to chime in….  Their wedding was my very first SMP feature since launching Dear Wesleyann and was a HUGE honor!!  Especially since that couple was very dear to my heart!!

The ever so amazing and sweet Lauren Grove from Every Last Detail wrote an awesome post for the Huffington Post Weddings and used one of my images!

This Real Simple find was only stumbled upon after a morning of checking on my site’s analytics!!