That awkward scary first step

I am finally pushing myself to allow my creative passions to flow and be seen. I have always been crafty, giving and passionate about impacting those around me, but I could never bring myself to be completely in the spotlight. Personally, I thought the spotlight would take away from “the thought that counts.” This was only a sad excuse to not let myself shine. Now, I also want everyone to know “the why” behind these passions, creativity and this newfound hobby. I love to write, explore the outdoors, share my experiences and take photographs to capture the “wow” moments that are all around us in our everyday lives.

Today, I spent the day with an amazing, genuine woman named Molly Cox. Today was not just another day; today was Molly’s wedding day. In this day, I got to capture the sparkle in her ring, the smiles and laughs in still form, and the details. Although, the wise happily married couples told me today, that you do not remember being hot and sticky, or the small flowers the guys wore or even whether everything went according to plan…those are my favorite things to photograph. I know that it is the best way to remember all of those tireless hours on Pinterest or brainstorming with friends, and the behind the scenes work that goes into a day that flies by you. Throughout the day, this out of body experience…capturing the moments that were so precious seem to come effortless is my “why”. I cannot stop looking through the pictures of the phenomenal people, who made my job a piece of cake. Personally, I never thought I would want to dive into this passion, but today showed me that I could not ignore the happiness and satisfaction that each amazing photograph gave me. I hope that every single person reading this finds that hobby, activity, or passion that I found today.

Do not allow your fear every hold you back. Do not allow any kind of failure or setback to destroy the happiness that is just beyond the very next ridge. Every day you wait is just another day you can never get back. I hope to bring inspiration to many people as I continue to push my boundaries and face my own fears.

So here goes nothing!Marshall-5

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