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But I never set out to be a photographer. I was (and still am!) going to be a writer. And then as I worked toward that writing goal, someone put a camera in my hand and asked me to try telling stories with something besides words. So with an English nerd's love for character and tone, a romantic's love for poignant beauty, and a realist's love for imperfection, I dove in.

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That was back in 2010.

Since that time, photography has changed much of my life. It's brought me some of my dearest friends. It's reshaped the way my husband Danny and I view serving others. It has even literally taken me around the world. One thing that hasn't changed: my soul-stirring desire to tell stories that feel so real you're sure you knew them before you heard them. Or saw them. It's my privilege to tell those stories for my clients, and for the generations of their families still to come.

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Slowing Down When Summer (and Life) Start Feeling Overheated

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Friends, it has felt like such a hectic spring and summer around here. It probably hasn’t looked hectic from the outside. But inside it sure has felt that way.

We’ve been traveling, hosting friends and family, planning and helping run a week of summer camp, shooting sessions, making big business decisions, working on (also big) side projects and home improvement projects. Basically, it’s been back-to-back-to-back busyness for months without necessarily feeling as if we’re making measurable life progress. That can be draining. And when I say that this past Saturday — spent entirely on the couch — was the best day I’ve had in a long time, I’m not exaggerating.

That’s why we’re taking the month of August to just slow down and process. To not shoot so much — or maybe at all for a few weeks. To rest and recover energy both mental and physical, and figure out what comes next in business and in life. It’s easy to get so busy with the details of the everyday that we forget to step back, make time to take in the big picture, and plan something beyond what’s right in front of us, right now. Example: we keep talking about taking a much-needed vacation . . . and we keep putting off planning one, because there are so many other things we feel we need to do first.

(Thanks to Nate + Lori for this picture of the two of us in May!)
Laura Yang PhotographySo it may be kind of quiet on the blog for a few weeks. But a little bit of quiet is necessary every now and then. We’ll be planning what comes next, and recharging out mental and emotional and creative batteries so we’re ready for big things this fall!

(PS: weather-wise, we are soooooo ready for fall!)

~ Laura

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