It’s no secret to my friends and family that I’m dying to go to Europe. The South of France especially has my heart. I’m an old soul at heart, so all the history behind those locations draws me in like something fierce! Give me my camera, good shoes, a backpack and I’m set. I could explore for months on end. I dream of cobblestone streets and quaint chateaus. Of course, I blame most of this on reading lots of British literature growing up. The fanciful stories make me long for what I’ve read.
In the past year I have fallen head-over heels for film. I love the phenomenal quality and vivid colors of film. It simply cannot be replicated by today’s current digital instruments, at least in my opinion! It’s distinctively soft, dreamy look has me completely enthralled. It is a dying art, but I hope to promote appreciation for it’s beauty.
Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” I quite agree these days. I feel drawn to simplicity in every area of my life. I’m realizing that things don’t need to be complicated, busy or ornate to be beautiful. There is much to learn from living a simple life, from my scheduling to my home and wardrobe.
I suppose the artist in me is the reason for my hand-lettering obsession. Most of it started when my graphic designer, Kathryn, hand-painted this invitation for a shoot. I basically died. (Over exaggerating much? Nah!) I’ve even tried my own hand at hand-lettering. The elegance of it escapes me, but it’s still fun!
5. Good Reads
I’m starting to think Amazon is starting to get tired of shipping books to my house. I might have a slight addiction. Our pastor is an avid reader and encourages all of us to read deeply and broadly. I certainly see the value in it now. I’ve been browsing lots of genres, from business reads to the Bible. Of course, the stack of books on my bedside table is mostly unread, but I hope to dig in over the next few months. Have any recommendations? Email me! I’m always up for suggestions!
Jennifer is a fine art wedding photographer, calling the South US her home. When she’s not behind the lens, you can usually find her living life with her handsome hunk of a husband (snuggling, playing board games and strumming their guitars.) She loves reading a good book, painting with watercolors, sipping on some delicious French press coffee or perusing antique shops with her sister. She constantly inspired by simplistic beauty. Her goal is for her life’s song to swell, sweeping others up into it, that we may all be lost in something so much bigger than ourselves. You can find out more about her work and life on her blog. You can also connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.