Friday, June 03, 2011

{I See Myself Through Her Lens}

I finally got out from behind the camera and had my photos taken.

It was an awesome experience.

For one, it was fun to "be the model."

For another, we met at a location I've been dying to use in a photo session.
Making it the backdrop for my own pictures made me really glad no one
else had taken me up on the suggestion to use it before!

But much more than that, it was so incredible to work with Olivia. You see,
she and I have known each other for a few years now through our blogs. We
only just met in person the day we got together to do these photos. It was
totally surreal. Our first meeting certainly didn't feel like our first.

I thought she did an incredible job. She made me feel so comfortable and
beautiful, too. If you're interested in hiring her, click here. She's fabulous!

I'm so grateful to have these.

They were taken on April 30th, a day that started out as one of my personal
best days ever. I'm really glad to have documented this exact moment in time.

Even though it's only been just over a month since then, a lot has changed.

Life looks different.

I feel different.

Seeing these photos reminds me of who I am, what I want and that I can be truly
happy within myself. They also speak to me about acceptance. I'm not perfect, nor
is life. But if I smile, believe, work for what I want, and concede to only controlling
the things I can control, then I can find something special in my heart.

If I feel it in my heart ...

Then I'll feel it in my life ...

And that'll give me a drum to dance to.


Adri said...

Wow Sam!! you look amazing..and beautiful, and sexy! Olivia captured great pictures of you...I love them all.

TruJen Phtography said...

These are amazing! Just as you are. :o)
You're words are beautiful and so very true. And I know that when you smile, believe and work for what you want, you WILL achieve greatness and your heart will be filled with sunshine.

Now lets find that beat!

Unknown said...

You are such a beautiful person! I am so thankful we met.

christa said...

Fantastic photos! And I love your blog :) You and Sara are inspiring me to start my own! So happy to have met you, see you next week!

House of Foodies said...

I'm speechless Samara!! I'm so happy that you are happy!! You are beautiful, inside & out. The photos are great, but you my dear are FANTASTIC!! XOXO

Kristi said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos of you, Sam!! I love them all, Olivia did a wonderful job. Hope all is well :)