We sang those lyrics last night in church and my eyes brimmed tears. Heading into my second season shooting sessions for others, I’m fully booked May through November. In my elation at this kind of response, it’s so easy to misplace my focus on the gift rather than the Giver. What’s been a tender journey of discovery and gratitude, if I let it, can quickly become all about me. It’s not about me. It’s happened before and on the heels of my conceit arrive crippling self-doubt and fear. God’s gracious reminder my focus is soft.
My prayer for this season is that my photography will reflect His heart not my ego. That friends and clients will be blessed and God will be glorified in my humble offerings back to Him. If “every good and perfect gift is from above”, my photography is really just an instrument in His hands.