Wednesday, April 14, 2010

3 Little Birds Named Shelby, Bryant, & Lilly

Hey BOAW blog readers! Today is a day of excitement for me. A day of accomplishment. A day of reckoning! A day of smiles! A day in which I can’t prevent my brain from jumping from idea to idea! Let’s just say that I’ve figured out a few things this week that I once thought impossible. I know that’s somewhat evasive and unexpected from me. But, I’m learning that some things are meant to be kept to myself. It’s hard to embrace that because I’m such an open book. But, the Lord has placed desires and talents in my heart that the right people will see…I don’t have to divulge much more than that. Right?! Okay, if you really want to know, message me….JK!
Anyhoo! On to bigger and brighter news that our 1st paid photoshoot was completed this past weekend. The three munchkins we photographed were so much fun, so alive with personality and curiosity. Personally, I’m amazed at how calm, cool, and collected their mom was with them all. I have much to learn in the child department, but seeing Mama Hen react the way she did was just phenomenal.
Speaking of phenomenal-these 3 little birds’ eyes were just that. Eyes so stinkin’ blue and sparkly…it was as if they had walked into some photo editing software themselves. BEAUTIFUL! The picture below doesn’t show those amazing blues, but we loved it and wanted to share. You’ll have to stay tuned for more :)

Mama Hen, your babies are beautiful.

Friday, April 9, 2010

On top of the WORLD....

So, tomorrow is a big day for Birds on a Wire. We will have our first paid session and we are SUPER pumped!!! We will be photographing 3, count em THREE ADORABLE children with mounds of personality and we couldn't be happier. It seems like God is opening up doors left and right for this little venture we call ours and we can't wait to see where He takes us!!!

Our website it under construction, but keep checking, (, because it will be available VERY SOON!! In the meantime, if you'd like to contact us, you can email us at or contact one of us on Facebook. We have TONS of ideas and we're just waiting to have the opportunity to use them!!!

This has been such a sweet experience, because it's something we have both wanted to do for so long. It feels like in God's perfect timing, He put a fire under us and in us to move forward with something we are both very passionate about. We don't expect it to be easy, but we do expect it to be tons of fun and we hope you'll let us freeze a few special moments in time for you!!!

The possibilities seem endless and WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Loving Spring

Sure the pollen's here in full force. But, the beauty of spring penetrates the pollen to reveal unique colors...colors that I love like light purple and yellows of every shade.

Nothing says spring like playing outside with one of my favorite little girls. Let me introduce you to Mary Michael. She is, to say the least, a very independent child, full of spunk, and loveliness. Her personality is one in a million and for that, I love her like she's my own.

At first...okay who am I kidding? Even now, she has to warm up to me. When I walked into her abode on Easter, you would have thought I made a scary face at her. But where we meet eye to eye is when I get on her level. So, as soon as I asked her questions about her Easter basket, she warmed up. :) I love sharing all of my lipglosses with her and watching her apply more and more and more and more...til she looks just like her Crys Crys.

I'm pretty sure when she grows up, she will sing. Her voice...the world should hear. I know one person that would have loved to hear her sing was Granddaddy. She's definitely going to be a world changer.

I love you Mary Michael :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Name in Stone

I would like to believe I inherit my ability to see the beauty where least expected from my Grandfather. I love when flowers spring from the ugly concrete cracks on the sidewalks. The same goes for cemeteries for me.

I've been to my grandfather's grave several times since he passed away. The beauty that settles upon this fact is that I know he's not there. When visiting this weekend, I shed not one single tear...for the first time, mind you. But, something is very beautiful about his name in stone, there for the world to remember him by. I wonder who will see his name in 100 or more years and wonder who he was, what he did, where he was born, what his dreams were...

I've become somewhat of an advocate too over the last few months for well maintained cemeteries. Nothing is worse than an unkempt one...

Next time you find yourself in a cemetery (hey, you never know...they inspire me for some reason), pick up the debris and say a prayer for the family that misses that person.

And, when I see these names in stone today, I ask the same questions from earlier. More than a name, that person was once living...on earth. I wonder what their story would tell.