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Sometimes you just gotta wait

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Whoa boy, have I been working with some of the most beautiful and awesome clients lately! I have so much to share, but alas, I am realizing that there are only so many hours in one day. Just last week I photographed the intimate wedding of Eunice & Dan and came away with some incredible images of the two of them. But this post is about something I neeeeed to learn. That evil word called “patience”. I say that with a little laugh, but it’s true. It seems we are all in a race, and we can’t slow it down sometimes. Yes, I will give you this – we are in the middle of wedding season. But even still, there has to be a balance. I’ve known so many people that get in a rush and can’t even enjoy the few minutes to enjoy their cup of coffee. Or, the brides who are so busy in their planning of the big day that they forget to soak it up and enjoy the whole process. With being a bit of a perfectionist, I find myself sometimes being that person. I want to accomplish so much in so little time and conquer the world. Yet, really, all I need to do sometimes is just chill. Such was the moments after Dan & Eunice’s wedding. It was a smaller, more intimate and beautiful wedding, and it finished before the sun set. I’m so glad that I chose to wait for 30-45 minutes, knowing that in the end, the sun might decide to come out from behind the marine layer. In quiet reflection, I wasn’t so concerned with creating a perfect image, but rather capturing a moment that was special to me. One that represented nothing but a chillaxing moment of thankfulness to God and the ironic quietness that’s found in the sounds of the ocean. What would it take for you to get out of a routine and take but a few moments to… be still?

©2011 MIKE STEELMAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS. CARMEL CA

©2011 MIKE STEELMAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS. CARMEL CA
©2011 MIKE STEELMAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS. CARMEL CA

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