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Annie Velenovsky Photography  Wedding | Families | Seniors 🌩🌚🌿 Editor @ theFINDlab. Sonically inspired. Film only. INFJ. Mental health advocate. Let's adventure together! 🔻

"Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music." - Kahlil Gibran

It's scaaaaaaan day, my clients favorite day! 😌 And mine too, obviously. Kelsie and Cody were the absolute sweetest; their love and goofiness unfolded in front of my lens, and it makes my heart swell knowing the vulnerability that takes. 🌿

For a limited time, I'm booking black and white only sessions for 50% off. Yes, I'm so serious, and it's just because I want to pass on and give you the gift that is black and white film. It's where my film roots are and it truly is timeless. Click the link in my bio and let's go explore 🖤

"god must have kneaded you and i ⠀
from the same dough⠀
rolled us out onto one baking sheet⠀
must have suddenly realized ⠀
how unfair it was⠀
to put that much magic in one person⠀
and sadly split that dough into two⠀
how else is it that ⠀
when i look in the mirror⠀
i am looking at you ⠀
when you breathe⠀
my own lungs fill with air⠀
that we just met but we⠀
have known each other our whole lives⠀
if we were not made as one to begin with" - Rupi Kaur

My favorite humans are growing way too fast 💕

I can remember being 8 years old and being wired to my boombox with headphones to the sounds of Crocodile Rock and the Grease soundtrack. My imagination ran rampant as I sculpted my fantasies, fully immersed and out of touch; reality was not my preferred universe.⠀⠀
My Mom once told me that she would watch me play when I was no older than three as I created entire worlds, had elaborate babble dialogue, when I probably couldn't even use a spoon. ⠀⠀
I was 13 on the school bus to 7th grade, and I lost myself in music every early morning, and by lost I mean completely enraptured, a daydream beyond the haze, more like a movie where you're the director, the protagonist, you wrote the score, and the sequels never suck. ⠀⠀
The dark truth is that I was brought into the world as a story teller and when I became afraid of my own story, I just wrote another. And I lived in it, and sometimes on long walks, I still find myself somewhere far away. ⠀⠀
It isn't as innocent as off to Neverland or a safe space to go with myself; it is abuse of my gift of imagination. It is a choice that the me I am right here, and right now is not enough, has never been enough, so I must recreate her. And that couldn't be further from what I know to be the truth. ⠀⠀
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

So I'm doing something big in September. I feel as if everyone has that one fear that scares them right to the bone, and for me, that's driving. I'm signing up for driving school at 23, and facing a huge, panic inducing fear all comes down to one thing I've been talking about a lot: vulnerability. That one insurmountable fear you have? You can overcome it, I swear to you, and your biggest ally is asking for help. Here's to all of my future adventures behind the wheel 💕

I've started a gratitude journal, not anything too crazy or hard to commit to, but just one thing at the end of every day that I'm grateful for.
I have 2 today, despite it being a rough rough week or so!! 1.) I am thankful for my boy, always. 2.) I'm so grateful for nature and the super inexpensive camping weekend we're having (and desperately need 🙈) so soon!
Also I'm grateful for lost treasure shots; the ones you don't think anything of when you get back, but really speak to you months or years later. 💕

Monday hit me and my boy HARD today. Tell me something good that happened to you today. 💕

This might be a little cheesy (and I'm not gonna pretend I'm not a total cheeseball 🤓), but my absolute favorite part about my job is capturing the moments. I love gorgeous details and all that fine art jazz, but for me, my real fire comes from the humanness I get to see unfold and freeze in time. ⠀

That makes it sound like a superpower and I'm not upset about it. ⚡️

One of my dear friends and fellow editor @fabiolaisabelphotography said something along these lines when I showed her this installment in Heat: "If I didn't know you and I saw this photo, I'd have a glimpse into who you are and how you're feeling." It touched me so much, because ultimately, that's my goal. I have so much to express with this project and I'm going to get another roll in this week. ✌🏻

"Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength." -James E. Faust

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