sam asked me at dinner what i wanted out of my trip to japan.
i want to observe a culture and a way of life different than my own.
i want to push myself as a photographer. to see things, people, and beauty in a new way.
i want to come back with a greater appreciation of my boys.
i want to process some life experiences that i haven’t had time to process.
i want to read.
i want to write.
i want to watch friday night lights on the plane and drink endless amounts of cranberry juice.
i want to sleep.
i want to be still. be quiet.
i want to be opened.
i want to not be afraid of the unknown.
i want to come home changed. more alive. more awake. and more aware.
i want to pray.
(sadly, this is the only family picture from our trip up to Reno last week. this is manoah on the verge of a serious melt down)
i leave tomorrow at 7 am for Japan. i’ll be shooting a wedding, engagement session, and day after session.
i’ll do my best to post daily from the other side of the world. prayers are welcome. love and good day to you my friends.