Hello friends! I have completed my first wedding video as Gardner Studio! It was such a beautiful wedding of beautiful people. I have loved every minute of editing this film to recreate this magical day. I hope you all enjoy it! I can’t wait for the next wedding coming this summer!
Over spring break I had the honor in filming my first official wedding that will launch my company, Gardner Studio! It was such a blast! I love weddings, and everything about them. This is the beginning of a new chapter for the beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Riddle, and I got to capture all those memories they made. Needless to say, it was a great start and I’m excited for the many wedding to come, and to have the privilege of being the person that helps couples show their wedding to their friends and family. Here’s to the beginnings of Gardner Studio!
Today my roommate and I got to spend the morning on an adventure and catching up. This semester has been crazy with honesty policies and pain being revealed through not being honest to yourself. This was a day for us to just take a hike, talk things out, and just to heal the pain that was throughout our friendship all semester. To me, these pictures are more than just pretty places we found, but a reminder of the time my roommate and I mended our friendship. Pictures can be so much more than just a snapshot in time. They can help you remember those memories you forget and be reminders of the beauty and love God have given us.
On campus we have this tree that has these beautiful yellow leaves that fall this time of year. My friends and I took a moment to go embrace this beauty. It was so much fun to be with them. This year has been hard for all of us and there has been a great deal of growing and learning and heartbreak, but out of it, the friendship stuck through. These pictures remind me to be thankful everyday for their hearts and loving spirit. They have been such a great blessing to know and learn from. They have taught me a great deal and I know will continue to as our friendship continues.
Back to the Kountryside, also known as the “Happiest Place on Earth”. For many summers I have worked at this place where laughter and smiles continue to fill it’s atmosphere. I have worked here as their filmmaker for the past two year, but I never realized what God was doing in those years. God was preparing my heart, mind and soul to be a counselor to twelve little girls where I got the chance to pour into their sweet hearts what my mentors have poured into me. What an incredible experience these past weeks have been. I’ve officially been here for a month which is mind boggling to me. God has taught me so much about parenting, leadership, discipline, and loving the people God has created. Here goes for eight more weeks!
What a weekend! My friend Sarah and I set off on an adventure to Virginia that would grow our friendship immensely! We were headed to see my best friend!! To begin the journey we had about a six hour drive just getting to know each other more and lots of sleeping…well on my end at least. Man those car rides get me every time. 😛 While I was sleeping, Sarah taps me on my shoulder and begins to say, “Am I getting pulled over!?” I tried to wake myself up more to become a bit more conscious, and turn around to see lights flashing! Oh my goodness, we were getting pulled over! This is the moment I began to freak. For some reason, I just to not do well around the PoPos. They make me so nervous even if I’m not doing anything wrong. So the worst part is neither of us knew how long he had been following us! My air conditioner was out so we had the windows rolled down causing us to have the music louder than normal. Now to add to that, we both were wearing our hats on backwards to keep our hair out of our faces! We looked like straight up THUGS! That began this upcoming moment to not be at a good start. Turns out the PoPo was awesome and really funny so he let us off easy because it was Sarah’s first time being pulled over! What a relief! 🙂 This was only the beginning…the rest of the trip involved hiking through the forest, spraining an ankle, finding an awesome swing, watching movies, staying up late talking, and so much more! Such a sweet weekend and a reminder of how blessed I am to have such amazing friends by my side!
Running and I have never really got along. This past weekend my friends convinced me to run a 5K called Color Me Rad. I had never run a 5K and didn’t think I ever would. Well was I wrong, but it was so worth it! You wear all white and run through all these color stations while getting splattered with color. The best part was it really wasn’t about your timing, but rather the community and experience with your friends. We all had so much fun running through the color and throwing it on everyone in the gathering when everyone had finished the race. My friends and I had a victory dance at the finish line by throwing color on one another. I can say it was the most colorful experience I have ever had!
What an amazing break I had with my friends! My home is in Florida, so my friends decided to come home with me for Spring Break. We began our journey from Asbury University to the beautiful panhandle of Florida with a car, money, and nothing else planned. This was normal for my friends and I. We would decide on a destination, and the rest we would figure out along the way. This way of traveling is why our trips were such an adventure. Our first stop was hiking through the Cumberland Trails. The trail we explored is called Pockett in Dayton, TN. This is such a beautiful hike. If you ever drive through this area I would highly recommend it, especially during the spring and fall. After hiking our next journey was to a place called Mkay’s. This is a used book/movie/music store in Chattanooga, TN. We about lost ourselves in Mkay’s because it is so large and everything is cheap!! Once we got ourselves out of that store, we headed home to Florida! In Florida I got to show my friends my hometown and my favorite places to go! I got to show them around Seaside, Eden Gardens, Lincoln Park, and even take them swing dancing at my favorite swing place! There are moments we won’t forget like locking my keys in the car in the middle of Destin and sitting on the dock telling each other our life stories. It was another trip to add to my adventure collection.