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*10 on 10 project.* Accidents can be beautiful…{mt. pleasant, tx engagement and portrait photographer}

May 10, 2012

…because they’re not accidents in the first place :). (we’ll get back to that at the very end πŸ˜‰ ).
Y’all are probably wondering “What is this 10 on 10 project?” Well, the wonderful Hannah NicoleΒ asked some of her photographer friends and I if we’d be interested in starting one. What it is is we’re going to document a day in 10 pictures and post them on the 10th of each month! A not-too-stressful picture project :). So, here we go! πŸ™‚
Mine for this month ended up just being a documentation of my morning yesterday.
The invigorating morning sunlight pouring into the kitchen :).
All of of our wedding invitations on display above the sink :). That first colorful invitation reminds me…MY BROTHER IS GETTING MARRIED THIS SATURDAY! πŸ˜€ :D.
When I woke up that morning and checked my phone, I had a text from Dad…
“When you get up will you bring me my glasses I left them I think on my dresser.”
So, I postponed breakfast to drive up to Dad’s office and bring him his glasses :).
Had to capture what the light was doing before I jumped into the car :).
While I was driving, this beautiful song came on. I was very thankful it was still playing when I was at the stop sign so I could take a picture of it on the radio :D.
When I got there, Dad was hard at work :). (He’s a dentist, by the way, in case y’all forgot πŸ˜‰ ).
I’m so thankful for Dad. He works so diligently to provide for us and rarely complains. He’s so steady and wise :). Praise the Lord for the grace He’s given him and for Him giving him to us :). I love you, Dad!
This is me in the parking lot. Haha. Just pretend I’m actually going 50 miles an hour on the road ;).
Our beautiful yard :). Mom keeps it up so well.
Ok, now the “accident” :). Did any of you photographers notice anything a little different about theseΒ pictures? While I was editing these pictures in Lightroom, I noticed something. It turns out I took ALL of these pictures with the ISO at 1,250!! So, THAT’S why I was having trouble with pictures being waaaay too bright! LOL! Because of that, I could not take a picture of the fire truck in the “Brookshire’s” parking lot πŸ™ (I made a quick grocery stop on the way home). BUT! The Lord was good and actually let these pictures turn out okay :D. And like I said, it wasn’t an accident in the first place; God planned that before the foundations of the world!!Β Wow.Β I am so thankful that He is in complete and righteous control. And…
“…we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”-Romans 8:28Β 
The good in this situation is this: God taught me that even though these pictures turned out okay, I need to pay more attention to what I’m doing. I won’t always be blessed in spite of my doing things mindlessly and assuming everything will be fine (something I do far too often). Now, I didn’t actually take these pictures mindlessly (I just assumed the ISO was at 200), but it reminded me of bigger situations where I am acting mindlessly. God works in mysterious ways :).
NOW for an exciting weekend of dear friends coming to town and MY BROTHER’S WEDDING!!
Here we go :D.
With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }
P.S. And hey! Check out Kiley’s 10 on 10 project!

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  1. Kiley says:

    I love these! My favorite is the second one. πŸ™‚ Wasn't this so fun?!



  2. Hannah says:

    These are so fun, Rach! πŸ™‚ I love all of them. And my goodness girl, if I shot at 1250 ISO, my photos would be nothing but grain! haha! Loved your post. And that last picture is prettayy! πŸ™‚

  3. Catrina says:

    love these Rachel! and goodness are you lovely!

  4. Sarah says:

    hah! I was just thinking about how I LOOOVE you new editing style πŸ˜‰ Lol! I think the slightly over-exposed looks great!

  5. Allix B. says:

    {Smiley face} to all of this!!

  6. Aww. Loved seeing these. πŸ˜€

  7. Love that first photo, and your thoughts on mind-full-ness.


  8. Emily says:

    I love these pictures, Rachel!!

  9. Allie says:

    Lovely! Just lovely! πŸ™‚

  10. mary ann says:

    I love these! the light in the first one is gorgeous πŸ™‚

  11. Becca says:

    Congrats to your brother!! Looking forward to more 10 on 10 projects!! πŸ™‚

  12. Bekah says:

    Oh goodness believe me, Rachel, you certainly aren't the only one who's done something like leaving your ISO at 1250!! One time, while shooting an airshow, I left my camera on the "up close/macro" setting instead of "sports"…yep, every. single. picture was slightly out of focus. πŸ™ And then there was the time I left my camera on manual focus- bottom center- and didn't realize it until I had taken a couple hundred more pictures. So yep! You're not alone!
    Happy accidents are fun though. πŸ™‚ And congratulations to your brother!!

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