A Celebration of Life and Love ~ Misty Lakes, North Augusta SC

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With today being our wedding anniversary, nothing makes me happier than being able to share a sweet image from Estelle & Kenneth’s party. In honor of Estelle’s 90th birthday and their 60th wedding anniversary, their family put together an amazing celebration for them at Misty Lakes in Aiken, SC.

As my time was winding down, I wanted to take a few moments to capture a couple of images of them together. As I was setting up this image, I really wanted to position them closer together. I had Mrs. Estelle stand so that I could move her chair closer and Mr. Kenneth, from his seat, reached out to her to hold her arm to help steady her. Still looking after her. Still taking care of her. I can only dream and hope that when I’m 90 that my husband will be still reaching out for me. To guide me and protect me.
This is absolutely one of my most favorite images of them. So much can be read in their hands… strength, tenderness and devotion. I could only be as lucky to celebrate 60 years of marriage. So here is to 15 years down & 45 to go!!!
Happy Anniversary to my love, Phillip.
Always,
Cherie

52 Week Photo Project ~ 1 of 52

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I am challenging myself to share my photography and stories via pictures here with you on our blog over the next year. I will be posting an image weekly based on a word from a photography project. I encourage you to think about what is important to YOU. For me, it’s simple… my husband, my daughter, our family and our business is everything. Sometimes we forget what are the most important things and our priorities fall all out of whack. I hope to regain focus and connect. Remember in life sometimes you have to put yourself first in order to do for others. Some may say that’s selfish. I say… How can you take care of someone else, when you can’t even take care of yourself?

This week’s word is: CHANGE

I immediately thought of the very personal journey I’m on right now to CHANGE for MY  health. So far since the beginning of the year I’ve lost 7 pounds. That’s not a lot as you can see. But it is a change… a CHANGE in me. My dedication to myself to become the person I know that’s inside of me trapped like R. Kelly. I’m waiting to bust out and I know that in this process the struggles will be at times overwhelming, heartbreaking and beyond challenging. This will be the hardest thing I will ever do. However I know that I will be healthy, happy and restored in the end.

What CHANGE to you hope to make or continue in the New Year?