Thursday

Thankful.

  Over the past week I've had three photo shoots with some really wonderful people. After driving home from last night's shoot, I became overwhelmed with thankfulness. Sometimes I really can't believe what I do for a living. To think that people send messages, email, call, asking me to take their photos, is so humbling. Knowing this makes me feel somewhat inadequate.  Not in a negative, self-doubting way, but more so inspired because despite flaws and failures, clients still continue come. I don't use these words lightly, but I am truly honored by each inquiry and booking I receive, knowing that folks trust me with their most precious memories and to tell their story accordingly. I am so very humbled.  


p.s. This lovely necklace is created by Noonday Collection, a company whose goal is to create a pathway out of poverty for families in Uganda, along with funding adoption and fighting against the abandonment of children. You can read more about this incredible company here. 

outfit details: necklace, c/o Noonday Collection // skirt, thrifted // sweater, XXI 

34 comments:

  1. I can imagine that often you must have to pinch yourself to check that everything is 'real' what an utterly fulfilling and creative job you have, like living a dream! I hope one day to do make a living with something that matters and that also makes other people happy :-)

    Your skirt is wonderful - it reminds me of Russian folk prints!

    Jem xXx

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  2. The skirt is thrifted?! That's amazing. You have such a gift for all things visual :) I mean, who would have thought a striped sweater and a printed skirt would look so effortless together? It's great!

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  3. Your Photography really is beautiful. I was so excited that you had traveling dates and then quickly bummed that you would not be in California...lol... one day, one day.

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  4. I love that skirt! So glad I found you on bloglovin! I'm a new follower & can't wait to see more!
    Teri
    http://www.ablittlelife.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome, you look amazing, I love your posts.

    Dress To Cook Blog

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  6. Oh Kinsey... once again another beautiful post!! Your sense of style is so earthy and casual yet so completely elegant!!

    ~Kat
    blog: www.aandfphotos.blogspot.com

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  7. Another wonderful post, such beautiful words and pictures. Love your skirt!
    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  8. It's nice to sit and reflect on things of which you are thankful. I try to be thankful everyday~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  9. Love the sweater, it's just so perfect! I can never find a perfect sweater, haha. I know that feeling - I'm not a professional photographer but being a hobbyist and still improving, I have people asking me to take photos of them which is overwhelming because they enjoy and believe your photos enough to ask you... especially for me since I'm still learning! Call it a blessing, I guess :)

    ♥Jessica
    http://thesushibox.blogspot.com

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  10. You have such a humble and loving soul. It shines through yours words and you sound like an amazing person :) I wish you could photograph my life away, you're very talented in what you do!
    Great necklace too. I have a similar one in silver.

    M.

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  11. we all have gifts to share despite how flawed we ourselves are.

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  12. I loved reading this post, Kinsey, and it makes me smile, truly, with my whole heart, and then I think, this world is a wonderful, wonderful place with people like you in it!
    Recognizing our flaws is what makes us strive for becoming better, but giving thanks for being able to accept them as we easily do with our qualities takes courage and integrity! :)

    Wishing you a blessed weekend!
    xx,
    Erika

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  13. If you guys ever decide to do a Canadian "tour", please stop by near Toronto :)

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  14. Love that skirt!!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. what a lovely outlook. i feel this too :)

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  16. Perhaps my favorite outfit of your I've seen. I love the bold stripes with the delicate print on the skirt. Beautiful!

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

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  17. Love this whole post...the sentiment, Noonday Collection plug, and music!

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love your skirt :)

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  19. you truly are an angel + bringer of hope & light

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  20. That is totally wonderful to feel that way, and it's great that you are completely thankful for it, you are def blessed :) But I couldn't imagine anyone not adoring your talent as a photographer! Ever since I found your blog I have been so amazed with you talent and the beauty you capture with your pics! I only wish I lived closer because I would totally have you take my family's photos!

    xoxo,
    Shio

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  21. so gorgeous (your skirt is beautiful)

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  22. I love those days when I just feel this blissful and humbling gratitude, too. Congrats to you :)

    xo
    Melyssa
    http://thenectarcollective.com/

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  23. This shoot is great! Love the colours and the skirt! Reminds me of a skirt that my mother used to wear.

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  24. How funny, I just featured the same necklace on my blog today! It's definitely one of my favorites. I purchased mine from a organization/website called The Story Company, but it was $25, not $40... Either way, I'm so glad to see missions organizations selling items that are trendy and fashionable finally!

    Joanna
    wearebeholden.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the combination of stripes and the print. What a lovely look. You are so lucky to love what you do!

    ~C
    http://ohshedabbles.com

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  26. These photos are so lovely! And congrats on all the success! :)

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  27. these are astonishing.

    i hope you know having you take photos of me & robbie someday is on my bucket list. way, way up there.

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  28. Mesmerizing and beautiful..
    Your pictures are always an inspiration.
    Do have a peek at my blog, please?
    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  29. Loving the bohemian vibe in such cool outfit!

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  30. That's how you know your life is going in an amazing direction , its very important to always remain grateful.

    xo Meg<3

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  31. beautiful photos, as always. :)

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  32. Beautiful ensemble... Love the mixture of the stripes and patterned skirt! Well done... photos are gorgeous and whimsical as always. xo www.ladylux.com

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