Thursday

Roller Coaster.

I'm on the home stretch of my summer wedding season. I have one last wedding this weekend, and then I'm off the wedding market until September. The past two months have been a roller coaster. An amazing, fun, adventure filled, let's-do-that-again, type roller coaster. Over the course of seven weeks, I'll have photographed nine weddings. This is the most in that length of time that I've ever shot, so I went into this season blindly. Let me tell you, it's been incredible. I'd be lying if I had said that I wasn't a little nervous initially, but now having experienced it, I can't wait to do it again next year. Bring it on, 2014. I ain't scared of you.  

For the next few weeks, I'm going to be editing, editing, editing, editing. And then some more editing. It's seasons like this that make me appreciate my home and those little things that make life a little sweeter. Like good music, lots of coffee, clean sheets, phone calls from home, hammock naps, and walks by the lake. I've found, at least for me, in busy seasons you HAVE to take care of yourself mentally. That sometimes taking the night off, sleeping in, crafting for pure enjoyment, etc. might at first feel like it's putting you more behind schedule, when really those things help keep your spirit up, keeping work fresh and passion filled. 

Speaking of good music, I'm in need of some new tunes. I tend to lean more towards folk music, but I'm no music snob. I like it all. So if you have any good suggests, please send them my way!

52 comments:

  1. Im in love with kasade - midnight light. Nice post
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  2. wedding season is over! now we can see you again!!!

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  3. It's awesome you had such a busy season! Being successful at something you love to do is all too rare in this world. Glad you're taking care of you, though. As for music, I recently discovered a band called Biffy Clyro and I'm obsessed with their song "Biblical". Give it a listen!

    PEONY

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  4. Red Hands by Walk Off the Earth

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  5. Oh my goodness, that ghetto accent thing made me laugh out loud! I cannot wait to see the result of those 9 (NINE oh my goodness) weddings! Have your heard first aid kit? If not you have to. Same with BOY.

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  6. Lately I've been into Dr Dog and Alt-J musically. They're not folk, they're not rock, they're just awesome. Check out "Breezeblocks" on YouTube. Love the blog!
    Xoxo
    Sharla

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  7. Hey Kinsey... I guess my song is a little folk? I'd love you to check it out and let me know what you think!

    Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_gIt2V_1EQ

    love,
    Valentina Duracinsky

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  8. The Civil Wars really put me in the mood . . .

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  9. Sounds amazing, Kinsey! I would love to be a photographer!!! What a cool life!
    Cx
    http://mixedmediumstheatre.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Haha, that's exactly how I read those lines! & yes! I totally agree with you. Taking mental space is necessary for productivity. Looking forward to seeing more of the photos from this wedding season & next year's when it's that time again!

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  11. I've recently discovered Mads Björn, not very folky, but really airy and beautiful. Calls for relaxing summer days...
    https://soundcloud.com/mads-bj-rn

    Or maybe the Norwegian artist Jonas Alaska can be interesting? Definitely a bit of folk there.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihcz-Ila8DM (Filmed in my neighborhood by the way!)

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  12. Sounds like a dream, would love to have your job :)Long time favorite band of mine is Appleseed Cast...if you haven't heard of them they have so many albums... maybe start with Two Conversations. Also, their side project Old Canes is super Folky and so so good. inspiring music these guys.

    -Krista

    Notjustinnovels.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm obsessed with Fanfarlo right now. :)

    2ndhand Knowledge

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  14. Lorde! Royals and love club are my favs

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  15. Wild Belle (their album is called Isles). I'm completely obsessed!

    xx S.
    The Laughing Medusa

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  16. For whatever reason I never recommend music to people, but I fell in love with this one piece yesterday, so it just feels like the timing is perfect to pass it along! It's called Partita by Caroline Shaw (for 8 singers). It won her the Pulitzer and just makes my heart ache with happiness. Here's a link >>> http://carolineshaw.com/o/hear/partita/ Hope you like it!!!

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  17. Bombadil- they've got some free songs on Noisetrade.com right now << (this website is the BEST)

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  18. It's not folk but country, however, Kacey Musgraves whole album is really good if you haven't heard of her. My favorites are Silver Lining, Follow Your Arrow, and It Is What It Is

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  19. Have you listened to Josh Garrels? I think you would like him. Take a listen. Or Sleeping at Last. I like him too.

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  20. I hope you're still in business for photographing weddings when my boyfriend & I get married! We're thinking...3/4 years! Hahaha :) Love your work and your blog! Thank you, for being YOU!

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  21. Here are currently my favorite bands. I think you would really like them.

    January May
    Good Old War
    My Name Is You
    Josh Mhire :D
    The 1975

    Check them all out if you have the time!

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  22. All Sons and Daughters...yes and amen:) I LOVE them!

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  23. growing up by run river north

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  24. Maybe you'll fall in love with polish music?:)
    I recommend you Fismoll - Let's Play Birds, Kari Amirian - Stronghold, Brodka - Dancing Shoes (KAMP! remix), Rebeka - Stars

    Greetings from Poland! :)

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  25. Matt Corby's Resolution. My favourite song at the moment and I just happen to know him ;) definitely worth listening to!

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  26. Sleeping at Last is one of my personal favorites, and I think you might like a band called Matthew And The Atlas :)

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  27. You should check out Griffin House. He's a singer/songwriter from the Midwest. He's got a folksy vibe. He's playing near Kansas City (Lawrence) in a few weeks at the Bottleneck. I saw him a few years ago live, and he did not disappoint. Congrats on getting through wedding season! You deserve some relaxation time:)

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  28. I love the photo and I bet you can't wait for the break, even though you are editing. I bet all couples will be so happy with their photos.

    Have a great weekend.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  29. I would highly suggest Zach Fleury's... Be Still, Neverland album! So good! I honestly don't know who wouldn't adore it! Your photography rocks too lady! I am a photographer as well and love your editing! Are you using VSCO....? Keep up your amazing work!

    Kristin
    http://kristinhallak.com/

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  30. Alexander Ebert, Alabama Shakes, Lorde
    Those keep me going these days
    <3

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  31. Have you tried Carolina Chocolate Drops?

    Lovely, blessed days of editing and editing good coffee and!

    Päivi
    http://howsheloves.blogspot.fi/

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  32. I'm a totally dogging Parov Stelar - Catgroove right now. You have to watch the video on YouTube. The guy has the BEST fancy footwork!

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  33. I made an indie/folk playlist on 8tracks that has been the soundtrack of my summer! I hope you enjoy :)

    http://8tracks.com/future-world-music/where-the-wild-things-are/edit

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    1. The above link is incorrect, here's the link to the playlist: http://8tracks.com/future-world-music/where-the-wild-things-are

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  34. Im in love with your blog !!!!<3

    http://spotonmagdalena.blogspot.fi/

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  35. OneRepublic's Counting Stars is on replay for me :)

    http://asplashoftan.blogspot.ca/

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  36. The Paper Kites! Currently obessessed.

    Kimberly
    lifeinbarrenplaces.blogspot.com
    kimberlyannmccarty.blogspot.com

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  37. love that photo! & nine weddings in 7 weeks! Wow, Don't you wish we could pace it, and stretch it out over the course of 12 months! I hear you!! Do you know Mason Jennings?? Love his music, especially when I am editing!

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  38. oh, andI know what you mean about taking care of yourself, as soon as things slowed down for me this week I got sick!

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  39. Royals by Lorde, YOU WILL LOVE ITTTTT!!!!

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  40. Love this shot, and congrats on photographing nine weddings during that time course :) It's a good feat for anyone, to be sure!

    ladyindo.blogspot.com

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  41. Have you heard of Young Oceans? I've had them on constantly lately. It's the perfect chill music and it doesn't distract me to have it in the background.

    Katelyn

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  42. you are just, so lovely. may light bless your days

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  43. Old Crow Medicine Show is a favorite of mine. This is a lovely, evocative photo.
    http://rorschachcoffee.typepad.com

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  44. Alela Diane is really great! She has a pretty folky sound. Oh, and Jesca Hoop! She's wonderful.

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  45. I'm sure it's too late to have any real input, but I'm obsessed with Passenger's acoustic album, especially "Let Her Go" and "The Last Unicorn". They're really sad songs, but they don't make me sad, because his voice is so beautiful.

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  46. Valerie June, and Han album Radio Flyers!

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