Friday, March 8, 2019


This is so true for me today! Oh my gosh! Remember the photo I posted of the expectant couple in this post last week? Well, the baby was born last Thursday, which, ironically, was my daddy's 84th birthday and I still can't believe he's been gone from this earth for almost 19 years already! I asked him and God to keep me calm and use me to capture a moment in time that would never happen again. A calmness seemed to come over me while I drove to the birthing center and witnessed my very first ever child birth. It was raining, the room was dark and I was worried about the lighting and what kind of images I would be able to capture [or if any were even going to be usable]. Right when the baby was being born, the sun came out and the nurse opened the was beautiful and I would do it over again and again [not so sure about my sweet friend actually giving birth], but I would be there for her again!
She had the baby --- a little boy, named Isa, in a birthing tub. this photo is of her, her husband and their sweet doula, seeing the baby for the very first time! A true miracle, really! And then I went back over yesterday to snap a few newborn photos for them
When I was gathering my things to leave, they asked if they could pay me anything for my "services" and I told them that they already had. What I took away from this wonderful experience is worth way more than anything money could buy. Sometimes it's not about what you are "getting", it's more about what you are "receiving"...there is a huge difference!

Happy Friday!

love and peace always ~ Kathy
A beautiful little Crocus flower that popped up in my flower bed the same day Isa was born!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Body Image

This was the perfect card for me today! I'm so sore from helping my friend move stuff yesterday and load things in and out of my car. I woke up thinking "really --- I am so out of shape"! When I think about the word "body", that John Mayer song "Your body is a wonderland" pops into my head and I think hmmmm...maybe sometimes my body "IS" a wonderland, but most of the time I feel like it's just an abandoned amusement park! I have finally given up on body image and trying to look and be perfect, but, in doing that, I have also just let things go. I'm starting to feel the aches and pains of age, the wrinkled skin that is not as forgiving as it used to be and extra weight that really needs to come off! So what do I do? It's always a give and take! I'm going to have to think hard on this one today and come up with a plan to make my body better! And I'm starting with Yoga! A have a few class passes left for the awesome studio we have in town "Brevard Yoga" and I think I will use those up and then get some more! And the weather is finally getting nicer too, so I can start my daily forest bathing [Shinrin-Yoku] again this week! 
Okay, that was easy! Now to just hold my feet to the fire and do it! I can and I will! Now I'm off to do a newborn photo-shoot! So much fun! 

love and peace always ~ Kathy

Life is short --- enjoy it!