Journal

I will be

in the red dust and sun, in the mountains, in the ocean tide, I will be.


Foundation for his Ministry is a non-profit operating in Oaxaca, Baja California, and Sinaloa, Mexico. They provide homes for children without families and seek to love on and meet the needs of their Mexican neighbors.

love is magic

The day before this engagement shoot, I watched a friend say goodbye to her husband as he was laid to rest. I shot their wedding film two and half years ago and remember clearly the words read at their ceremony: "for love is as strong as death." It can seem rote to a photographer, these promises of 'til death do us part' when you're documenting weddings regularly. But bearing witness to the creation of covenants is never a privilege to be taken lightly, and I was reminded of that, again, when death came far too early and left my friend a widow far, far too young.

The way humans pledge themselves to one another is nothing short of divine. Despite the painful reality that every loving relationship that lasts will one day end in death, we choose love anyway.

I walked away from Becca and Matt's engagement shoot with a heaviness and gratefulness I'd not experienced as a photographer or filmmaker before.

Because love, of course, is magic.


whatever a moon has always meant

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

                                                      i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

 

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

 

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

 

e.e. cummings