Last night I had the honor of capturing my sweet cousin and her fiancé’s engagement pictures. We had an amazing time. The sun was low in the sky, the location was truly stunning, and this young couple shone as brightly as the fiery yellow on the trees that surrounded us. It was one of those “magic” sessions…
They’re both big-time readers, so they had pulled out some old books to bring along to the session. My favorite of the books they brought was one called “The Simple Life”. It reminded me of that old Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts”. Do you know that one? It’s about being simple, being humble, and finding happiness in the small, sweet things of life.
Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free,
’tis a gift to come down where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn, will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning, we come ’round right.
Congrats to a couple who is well on their way to a very beautiful life… : )