Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Through the lens of someone who loves...

I am a talented girl.  I know this because- I know this.  I know that sounds like an awfully haughty statement, but...it is true.  Now, I am not exactly sure how I got to be the way I am.  I was definitely not born a songbird, and even when I decided to start singing, I know for certain that every note was not music.  The first time I picked up a brush, it was not art; and cake, well...last night's mess in my oven is a testament to how human I am.  The Bible says very clearly that God has "put desires in our hearts" (Psalms 37:4), and I really believe that's how we as Christians develop our individual talents and skills.  It is up to us to take those desires, be diligent with them, and develop them into something beautiful, creative, and pleasing to God, and of course to others.

Now, among my many developed talents and skills, photography is lacking.  I would love to pick up a camera today and start learning to shoot.  I would love to be up at 2:00 am, in the kitchen, preparing a tutorial on how to make my fudgey, chocolate frosting, or trying to make my stand mixer look like art in print.  But the Bible is also very clear in stating that when we are married, the "two become one" (1 Corinthians 7, among others), and my husband has that talent more than covered.  Over the last 6 or 7 years, through the lens of my husbands camera, I have become so much more confident...



Oops.  Photo unavailable.  Can't post Bible verses and nudity together.  It's a rule.

A better cook...

And generally,



It is easy to be photogenic when the photos are captured by the lens of someone who loves you.

Love him.

Rachel Bee


  1. 4:07am... love it! :) great stuff. can i start calling you "queen bee?" puh-lease?!

  2. So sweet, so true, and absolutely wonderful Rachel! Congrats girl!

  3. Such amazing photos. You look beautiful in each and every one.