Esther: Capturing Joy
PHOTOGRAPHY // JUNE 1, 2019
A few weeks back, on a beautiful May morning, I had the privilege of photographing Esther, my adorable little sister! She was a little reluctant at first, but soon she settled right in, and her goofy, joyful, bubbly self made the perfect model, don’t you think?
Snapshots of Spring
PHOTOGRAPHY // MAY 24, 2019
I love spring. I love the damp, rich, smell after a spring storm and the cool refreshing breezes that whisper over the meadows. I love listening to the cheery cries of the songbirds flitting among the gentle glow of the rising sun. I love the sweet aroma of violets and apple blossoms, the vibrant green of fresh grass as I wander through dewy pastures. Everywhere I look is a beautiful promise of new life.
Lessons Among Tulips and Tourists
JOURNEY // MAY 15, 2019
It’s been a whirlwind of a month! Over the past few weeks, from May 4 - May 12 Holland Michigan’s Tulip Time Festival celebrated its 90th Anniversary!
Tulip Time, which has drawn millions of visitors since its foundation in 1929, spans nine fun-filled, bustling days. From parades to carnival rides, from traditional Klompen Dutch dancers to fireworks, from elephant ears to wooden shoes, from bus tours to Dutch markets, and obviously, tulips (over 5 million throughout the town!), Tulip Time offers excitement and entertainment for everyone.
Planning A Surprise Party - How I Did It and What I Learned
JOURNEY // APRIL 30, 2019
I won’t waste time apologizing for the delayed post. As you know…life happens.
As I’m sure you can guess by the title, this post is all about parties and planning and celebrating! With the help of my Dad and a few others, I planned my Mom’s surprise 50th birthday party. Let me just say. It was a blast. It was a ton of work. It was totally worth it. And I discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed planning and hosting a party — surprising for an introvert, huh?
First things first...some pictures! I didn’t get as many as I wanted, mainly because I was finalizing details to the very end and ran out of time to take some pre-party photos! However, here are a few of my favorite shots.
Welcome! I’m Noel. A 16-year old living in the beautiful West Michigan countryside. An aspiring writer, horse-crazy country girl, sister of five, amateur photographer, chocolate enthusiast, used-to-be-ballerina, recovering perfectionist, decided introvert, but mostly…a broken mess redeemed by Christ. Thanks for stopping by.
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