Posts tagged ‘romance’

February 28, 2012

Emily + Matt

by Jillian Douglas

Three weeks ago I had the lovely opportunity to take engagement photos of my newly engaged friend Emily and her fiance, Matt.

Aren’t they cute?

This was my first time taking engagement photos. I found it really fun! I was a bit intimidated with how to pose the couple, since most of the photography I’ve done thus far was photo-journalistic. Better brush up and Pinterest some more…

Below is a gallery; just click on the photo to see it larger.

This is my personal favorite. I love those berries! They were a real find…

Actually, this one, too. I love the epic and adventurous feel it gives.

I don’t take photos professionally yet, but I am interested in helping someone else’s photography business endeavors. What do you think?

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February 1, 2012

Love, Lost and Found

by Jillian Douglas

Lovelies,
This Christmas my brother’s girlfriend gave me a delightful book titled Missed Connections: Love, Lost and Found by Sophie Blackall.
It’s a collection of little blurbs people put on Craigslist or in newspapers in hopes to reconnect with someone they happened to meet but lost, and whimsical illustrations to match these little but important events. It is the sweetest book ever, and just perfect for anyone who’s ever thought, what if?

Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

Missed Connections actually started as a blog… where people fell in love with Sophie’s illustrations. Now prints are available for sale at her Etsy shop, too.

Here’s one I love…

Girl Sleeping on Train
Sunday, May 9, 2010
-m4w -19 (2 or 5 train)
You were the gorgeous brunette sleeping on the train. I was the guy sitting next to you. I just wanted to apologize for my repeated lack of consciousness onto your shoulder, we both got off at flatbush. Hit me back up if you think this is you.

So if you need a good dream nowadays, please grab this book, or visit her blog. You will be delighted.
And who knows what could happen to you one day?

Photos acquired from the Sophie Blackall shop and blog.

January 27, 2012

a love for Love and a little honey, too

by Jillian Douglas

Oh, this is so perfect! I adore Valentine’s Day. I think love should be celebrated as much as possible, and even before love came to me, little feathers floated up my spine whenever I thought of this romantic holiday.

Maybe I’m this way because of many Disney movies swirling my chillun self into the abyss of romance and lovability and moments of beauty and kisses. But it runs so deeply within me, I think God just poured a heap of this unquenchable desire into my tiny heart when He made me.

I didn’t know until I perused my blog subscriptions and found this Etsy blog post last evening that not only is Saint Valentine responsible for giving us, inmyopinion, the best holiday ever, but he is also the Patron Saint of the Beekeepers. And if there’s anything else that makes my little heart giddy, it’s dreaming of keeping bees one day (which all started with this book right here). Somewhere in my future are fields of thick, golden honey, covering a lightly toasted slice of bread or hidden in countless, delicious concoctions. Beekeeping has the charm of farming, but skips the reek and (sad) butchering.

Anyways, this little piece of information, folks, made me smile and appreciate Mr. Valentine even more. I’m not a believer in saints and powers that people have given them, but I do like those odd little connections that sneak up on you sometimes.

Now I know for most of you, just thinking about another day so focused on the lack of love in your life will put you in the gloomiest of moods for prettymuchforever. But please, readers, open your heart a little more this year- before or even after the 14th. Be reminded of all the love your parents poured over you when the world was much smaller. Remember the little joys of a best friend passing you a note during class, or trading a bit of his lunch with you. Remember that with every sunbeam of happiness, with every spec of glee, God is still pouring that Love into your life, for you to experience and treasure.

I hope you do.

Here’s some more Valentine’s Day love:

Give your sweetie something handcrafted this year.

Send a letter to someone nifty; fancy it up with a wax seal!

Remember the good ol’ days of making handmade valentines and handing them out to your classmates and friends? Why not try that again? Etsy is collecting valentines so they can cheer up someone in need come V-day. Hurry- deadline is the 7th!

Put a little love in your hearts! Enjoy a free reading of romantic love poetry at Writers and Books in Rochester on February 7.

Photo by Jill Douglas.