how God moved in Vegas….

I’m not sure how many of you read both my photography blog & this blog (hello mom) so I just wanted to copy & paste some of the highlights that I said on there- or you can go read it all & see photos here….. http://wynneelderphotographyblog.com/?p=1028

But God did some amazing things in my life on that trip & I just wanted to put some of them here and then add a few words. The whole trip was really God ordained and I just had to share both places. I also wanted to say how amazing it was to get the opportunity to share our adoption story with different people. My good friend Sommer got me my precious necklace (see below) the night before my big WEP launch party – and I wear it pretty much every day. Because even though I haven’t been there yet, my heart is in Africa and the “C” that I have since gotten for “Camp” makes my heart so happy. So naturally I wore it in Vegas & it sparked some really great conversation about adoption. **on that note, I really really want a wrist tatoo but can’t decide what I would get! help! something that would be useful for sharing Jesus with people, ideas are welcome!! ** I can’t wait to see how God uses us to reach others & it’s been cool to see people reach out to me- already since I’ve been home a very well known photographer, Dawn Davis, has reached out to me on Twitter ( I can’t say enough about how that silly tool has built me some cool friendships) about adoption! It’s just cool to see people be so passionate about it & I am already that way and we aren’t even done with the paperwork process! Just thankful for open doors!!!
Ok from my other blog……

I know it sounds crazy to say that I had a very pivotal moment in my life & in my business in Vegas, but it’s true. The whole trip was totally God ordained. I don’t know how else to say it but I finally felt like I was where I am supposed to be. He gave me this sense of confidence that I haven’t felt in a really long time – not in my skills as a photographer, but in who I am in HIM. Who He made me to be is who I am & I finally got to a point again last week where I was more than ok with that. All the little quirks & things that people jokingly have given me a hard time about all my life – those are the things that make me, well me! and I felt like I was free to be me. It was an exhilarating feeling. I heard a few really amazing speakers that really hit home to me: Jamie Schultz is an amazing mom & wife & photographer & designer and throughout her talk I found myself really relating and it was like she was giving me permission to be ME and not who I should be in this business, but who I am. I ran into her later that evening and got a chance to tell her that & afterwards went to dinner with the girls and just cried tears of joy. I also heard the amazing Me Ra Koh who is the “expert photographer” on the Nate Berkus Show. I saw her on his show a while ago & when I saw her in the bathroom at WPPI, I stopped her and said something (please keep in mind this is NOT something I would usually do! But this week I’m telling you God just gave me the guts to not be afraid to talk to anyone, even if they are a famous photographer!, just to be ME and to confident in that). After we talked outside the bathroom, I met her husband and then I went to her platform class later that week & just loved what she said! She talked a lot about being confident as women and in photography & she talked about story telling through photographs. I left totally inspired and encouraged – Me Ra, you are amazing and I will never forget you! I also heard the fabulous Jasmine Star and she challenged me to better myself. To think about what my strengths are & to think about my weaknesses and start working on them. She encouraged me to have a balanced life – to live the life I want to live! I wrote down at the end of the talk she said “being me can allow me to live the life I want” and I LOVE that. It was just this ongoing message of “being me”.

I am just so thankful to work in an industry of such amazing people. I met the wonderful people of Thirst Relief and can’t wait to get involved in their efforts to bring clean water to people around the world. Some other awesome kingdom minded photographers that want to use the gifts God gave them for good. I am so encouraged, so inspired, so refreshed and so so thankful that I am working in the photography industry. You know, ti’s like we don’t really have too many “co-workers” so it’s so fun to go to a conference and get to meet other people from around the country that do the same thing you do. Thank you Jesus!

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I 100% believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I can’t wait to get to know you and your story, and I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here. A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my three kids.
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  1. Lindsey says:

    i love reading about your adoption story! thanks for sharing your journey, wynne.

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