Monday, November 7, 2011

photo therapy.



My brother's wedding is in five days. I prepared myself for this heck of a week by spending the weekend with one of my favorite people in the world, Beka. I hadn't seen her in a month (obscene) and we had long-overdue laughing and movie-watching and the hashing-out of every piece of life in an endless, oreo-punctuated conversation.



We got emotional while watching Fox and the Hound, and then were deliciously freaked out while watching Sixth Sense in bed at night. We managed plenty of cake, oreos, hot chocolate, banana cookies, cranberry juice, donuts, and chocolate ice cream.


And then after church on Sunday, I dragged my amigas to a gutted-out pharmacy several blocks away from church for a much-needed, deliciously unofficial photo shoot.


Nothing like torn-up turquoise and red and yellow walls and sunspots and red leaves for some serious photo-taking therapy. 













Hadley commandeered my camera... I'm still not sure about my hair straightened. It's not technically naturally curly... more like "naturally undecided" but it's way different when I straighten it.


I'm wearing the dress that my sister bought me in Poland this summer. :)








I love these people. :)





Today was a good start to this week. Some things are tough, but other stuff is glorious. And the glorious stuff makes everything else that much easier. : )


deep breath. it's going to be a crazy week. My next post will probably be post-wedding, so prepare for rampant emotional wreckage.

31 comments:

  1. Ooh, I cannot wait to see the wedding photos! You take such awesome photos.

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  2. Great photographs - Fox and Hound, great movie :)

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  3. You are so absolutely gorgeous! :D

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  4. Beautiful! All of you girls are so pretty. I really love the backgrounds that you chose.
    ~Gloria www.discovercaptivating.blogspot.com

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  5. you are so pretty!!
    love the photos :)


    Marieanne

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  6. beautiful! i love your hair so much. :))
    -jocee <3

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  7. Amazing pictures!
    Sarah @ radiant-joy.blogspot.com

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  8. Amazing pictures! Your hair looks Great straightened! Hehe, I like that, "naturally undecided"

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  9. BEAUTIFUL photos! I always love your pictures. :)

    ~Kristen

    http://trueelegance92.blogspot.com/

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  10. Aww, congratulations to your brother! These pictures are wonderful -- isn't photography so great when you need to relax? At least, for me it is.
    Have a lovely week!

    ~Natalia

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  11. I can't wait to see your brothers wedding pictures.
    These photos are gorgeous!

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  12. SOSOSOSO gorgeous, as always!
    praying for you and your family as you prepare for the wedding. xxx

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  13. SOSOSOSO gorgeous, as always!
    praying for you and your family as you prepare for the wedding. xxx

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  14. Your pictures are sooo beautiful!! I can't wait to see wedding pictures!!

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  15. too much pretty for my computer screen! ya'll are just so GORGEOUS.

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  16. Aw those are so adorable! I cant wait for the wedding photos.
    And just for the record, your hair looks amazing straightened =)

    ~Mercy,12

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  17. Aw, Poor thing. Totally understandable how losing a favourtiest sibling can hurt very badly. Your not losing him, Per-say, but its never the same, is it?

    I loved all your pictures! Your backgrounds are mouthwatering-ly perfect! I love places like that. Its like canned inspiration!

    Aaand, last but NOT least, You are STUNNING. Such uniquely perfect features. Aaaand you remind me a bit of Audrey Hepburn. you do! (And if you love Audrey Hepburn half as much as I do, that will make you squeal! )

    Have fun, and eat an undetermined amount of donuts to keep strong at the wedding!
    <3!!!!!

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  18. The very first ones with the light pouring in on the picture are quite gorgeous. The last ones are amazing as well, but I also noticed the colors of the trees behind her. They make the pictures all-the-more shiny!

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  19. Straightened is pretty! And emotional wreckage-ness is okay...that's kind of part of weddings in general. I'm sure it will be wonderful!
    Elyse

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  20. you're all so pretty! I love the length of your hair

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  21. I love these photos! You are all so pretty!!
    Enjoy the wedding! :D

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  22. uno: LOVE your photos. Spontaneous shoots with friends are the best.

    dos: Your hair is absolutely amazing. Seriously. You're beautiful.

    dos: *GASP* Does this mean...the wedding is tomorrow?! Ahh so exciting. :) Praying and wishing and hoping that is all is absolutely wonderfully perfect. I'll want to hear all about it, of course! ♥

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  23. and yeah, that's me. Instead of a "tres," there's "dos" twice. fail. xP This is why I do not and should not speak Spanish.

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  24. Beautiful photos.... good luck at the family wedding! They can be so stressful, I went through two this Summer! lol. But in the end they are very happy events and I wish you a most happy occasion! ^_^

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  25. These pics are so gorgeous! All you girls have such pretty smiles! :)

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  26. I love these pictures--what gorgeous ladies. :) You are so striking, and your hair is lovely!!

    In Him,
    Lucia @ Umbrella Girl

    www.one-beloved.blogspot.com

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  27. beautiful pictures
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