If you happen to follow my blog, or Instagram, or anything really that gives you a peek into my personal life you are more than likely aware that 2014 was one of the most difficult years of my life when on a Tuesday in late April the unexpected passing of my dad rocked my family to the core. And I sat across the table from a dear friend in the coming days and admitted that the world, this once bright and beautiful place, had lost a bit of its luster. If you have ever experienced the loss of a loved one… I am sure you know all too painfully well exactly what I mean. The place was dim. But I began to pick up my camera again and again and through the lens, light and luster slowly started to make its way back into my world again. I had to find the light again. And looking back I can't help to but to marvel at a God that in a time that felt a bit like a haze, processing the loss of my dad, He continued to not just bless but grow my business and my passion in extraordinary ways.
And although the way the Lord has grown Caroline Maxcy Photography this year is broader than it ever has been before with much more than just lifestyle photography (I'm talking editorial work, and the launch of a fine art collection, and educational endeavors and publishings and speaking engagements and unexpected honors and awards) at the heart of it all is people. And as I mentioned in my previous post with each new person I got to meet this year with my camera in hand, this girl on the brink of despair got to marvel at the "goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" once again. (Psalms 27: 13)
Thank you, for inviting me in to tell your stories this year and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tell a little bit of my own along the way.
This week I want to take a look back at 2014 and gush a bit at the way the Lord and the Lord only brought luster and light back into this dim world in 2014.
I start off today with one of the most extraordinary honors that I am given the opportunity to be a part of as a photographer, and that is the wedding day. Seriously y'all, I get to follow around this pair for a full day on one of the most important days of their life and capture nothing but love. How luster filled is that!? It was my biggest wedding year yet and I was blessed to capture love stories all the way from downtown Raleigh, NC on a sunny, chilly day to a glamorous old mansion on in the light of the gorgeous west coast sun, to an Alabama hay field filled with warm summer light, to beneath the giant oaks and the church steeples in this place I call home right here in Central Florida. Thank you again to my lovely 2014 brides and grooms and here is to many, many years of lovely wedded bliss!