before anyone else points out that this image is, shall we say, soft focus (or out of focus as Dave put it) let me explain why I love it so much. The focusing on the car door, rather than Becky is deliberate (thats right and no - the whole batch doesn't look like that! - and no I haven't gone crazy either). The thing is, for quite some time now, I have searched for the words to express why I love what I do. And then, finally, along came this image to explain it all so beautifully to me. Because, through the blur, you can see that smile as Becky, the bride, shuffles into the car and adjusts her dress. It is a private smile, a joyful smile as she faces the first few steps of the exciting adventure of the rest of her life. In the last 10 years or so I have met a few brides :) and been one once. It has become clear to me that for each the feeling of joy, happiness and anticipation is a very unique one. I am sure no two of us feel it in exactly the same way as we each have our own story, our own path that has led us to that point and our own adventure unfolding ahead of us. And so, through the frame of the car door, I believe I was privileged to glimpse just a tiny bit of the heaven in her heart. I am glad that the focus was soft because it wasn't my heaven to take in its entirety. instead I am grateful for that tiny part, just enough to remind me of the humbling opportunity I have when I am invited by others to look through my lens into their lives and see, for just a moment, their hearts.
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