I’m moderating over at @shamoftheperfect for the week. Tag your documentary family photos with #shamoftheperfect for your chance to have them shared with over very big (so proud!) community! .
Also @travelingfish are so so close to releasing some more details about @thedocumentarydepartment retreat over in Seattle next year, so please follow us there &/or over on FB so that you’ll be the first in the know! I’m so fucking excited about this retreat! #natashakellyphotography#shamoftheperfect#documentaryphotography
Here’s new work. I haven’t been shooting photos as much as I’d like to due to school. I don’t have much new work to share but I’m working on a lot and I have a lot planned when I move back up to Flagstaff.
"A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul"
I share these words from Lisa Terkeurst because I recognize that ache of sadness and I'm most certain many of you do too.
Every year as we say goodbye to the long slow days of summer and shift in to fall, there's a bit of anxiousness I feel. I love the holiday season but I do not enjoy an overextended schedule. Truthfully, I do not enjoy busy.
My husband and I are very intentional with our "yeses". We say no to many good things in an attempt to preserve something special within our homelife.
Recently, I've come to understand that there will be busy seasons of life with four children.
During these seasons, I am realizing how important it is to create space. An intentional space to stop. To slow the rhythm. To meet God. If I don't make this time to connect, to have communion with Him, I will ache, I will feel depleted. Ultimately, I will miss the joy and beauty of the everyday.
Last week, I realized how much this had been missing from my days. I knew I needed change. It's amazing how different I feel after making some changes. More patient. More joyful. More loving. I don't want to go through any season feeling that ache. My prayer for all of us as busy mamas is to create this space and to be able to live through each of life's seasons fully alive and awake. Overflowing with Him.