I am CONVINCED that things happen for a reason and when you're looking to bless others you will be put in the path of opportunities…this is by far my BEST and most favorite "LOST GPS" story yet! It's rather simple, I went to the park I "thought" I was supposed to be at, texted my client and said "I'm here by the pond, see you when you get here."….
While I was waiting I glanced over and saw this sweet family trying to take pictures-you've all seen it and know this scene well...you set the camera on the grass, set the timer, run, pose, and go back and see what you got…NO-that was just not going to work and I immediately dropped my bag and offered my services. I introduced myself and gave them a business card and offered them the images. You can imagine how excited they were as this was their WEDDING day!!! We had an absolute blast and I felt so privileged to be there "at the right place at the right time" to give them what they needed…memories of their most precious day of their life thus far! The families were so embracing and easy to work with and I can tell you that it was not awkward or odd, just a beautiful moment that I know everyone involved cherished.
Then….my cell phone rang, it was my client-we talked for a few minutes to try and figure out how we could be missing each other…to then hear the words-"what park are you at…"…UGH, my heart sank, I was at the WRONG WRONG WRONG park and they were over 40 min across town.
I am not sure exactly where the miscommunication was, but I didn't care because I knew that I would take care of my client and I knew that God had intended for me to be at that park at that moment for that blessing.
These are the moments that make me a photographer…to truly bless others. I know that I will keep in touch with Emmanuel and Ashley and I can't wait to watch their family grow. I wish them the very best as they start their lives together and truly thank them for allowing me to capture what they so deeply desired.