Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kelsey- Senior 2013

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Thanks for asking me to take your pictures, friend!

xo,
Katy 

Monday, June 25, 2012

giving up the dream

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These photos are a glimpse into how I've been feeling lately. My life is busy and rushed. I've been caught up in things and appearances. Happiness and greed. From the outside, everything looks perfect. I'm living as much of the American Dream anyone at the age of twenty could want to live. I'm taking summer classes so I can earn my college degree sooner. I go out to concerts with my friends, drink coffee every morning, and read conservative political magazines to keep up with what's going on in the world.

And I'm over it.
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I was not called to live a comfortable life. I'm wrapped up in a bubble of American middle-class security. God has called me to something else entirely.

We often look at the story of the "rich young ruler" (Mark 10:17-27) as a metaphor for how we need to be willing to give up the things we hold dear. But what good is being willing if you aren't doing? Jesus said  

“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” (Mark 10:29-31)


Is that not a command to give up the things that makes us comfortable? I'm not trying to guilt trip anyone. That isn't the purpose of this. I'm thankful, so thankful, for the things with which God has blessed me. But I've been obsessed with temporal things. We don't just live this life for what it is. We live it in the light of eternity. What matters in this life is people. They won't see Jesus in our nice houses, cars, or jobs. They will see Him in our sacrifices. The steps we take to share the Gospel with a broken and dying world. 

I realize everyone isn't called to full-time ministry. Many may be offended by this. But this is what has been on my heart. How can I sit comfortably when people die of hunger every day? When girls are trafficked less than five miles from my house? I realize bad things happen because we live in a depraved and sinful world. 

I want to simplify my life. Stop obsessing over material things. Not just talk about helping others, but DO. Obey the command God has given. This is a dangerous post because it is a reminder to myself. Something to make me accountable. I know this isn't everyone's calling, but lately, I've been feeling it on my heart.

xo,
Katy






Sunday, June 17, 2012

magical dragons

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 Two of my sweet friends and I had a much needed girls day today. You know what stinks about growing up? You have to get this thing called a "job," and "jobs" really get in the way of your social life. And sometimes, you have to take these things called "summer classes," where they make you sit in a hot, sticky building and listen to someone talk about things like Oedipus Rex for three hours straight. And the kid next to you coughs on your s'mores pop tarts, which just happened to be your supper because your family was out of town and you forgot to eat real food. That kind of stuff gets in the way of your social life, too. You basically turn into a robot that sleeps, eats, works, and writes papers or whatever. SO, when your lovely friends say "LET'S GET TOGETHER" you respond with a hearty "DUH I'LL BE THERE." And you eat at Cracker Barrel and go downtown and take pictures and go to Hot 'n Cold and get coconut creme iced teas and go to the dragon park and take more pictures. (Sneak in alleys and climb giant mosaic dragons at your 
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Today I'm thankful for: friends. family. my wonderful dad (happy father's day!)
Toady I'm drinking: coconut creme iced tea. YUM.
Today I'm listening to: Fleet Foxes
Today I'm: GOING TO BED EARLY. 

xo,
Katy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

that time I saw...| the new hawk nelson

Do you have a band you love no matter what? Regardless of style changes, member changers, whatever? Mine is Hawk Nelson. They're kind of my guilty pleasure when it comes to music. My friends and I started listening to them when were about thirteen or so. (Has it really been seven years? Goodness.) If there was a concert anywhere near us, we'd be there. We quoted their songs, watched their music videos, and sang their songs as loud as we could. It's pretty safe to say we were obsessed. I even have this gem of a video:


 (yes. that really happened. yes, I was that awkward. i was fifteen. you can't hold it against me!)

My musical tastes are much different than they were seven years ago. I'm not a screaming fangirl anymore. But when I found out about the show debuting the New Hawk Nelson, I had to be there.



Photobucket The show took place at 12th and Porter, a small bar near downtown Nashville. The guys hung out with the dedicated fans and friends who showed up early. I'm shy, so I didn't talk to them. Ya know. They finally took the stage around 5:30. My friend John Palmer and I were skeptical. Could they really be as good as they used to be, with their old lead singer gone? In a word...YES. They're much more...poppy...than they used to be. It was all I could do not to DANCE. (But this is Nashville, and you have to act aloof at shows. Since I'm not a native, I figured I was allowed to move my feet.)


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I scared off some kid to get the really close up photos. I gave him the "my-canon-is-bigger-than-your-canon" look. It worked.

Thanks for letting me be a total embarrassing fangirl for a few minutes. ;) 
xo,
Katy

p.s. I'm looking in to doing event photography. If you live in the Nashville area, email me at katy.fry@fwbbc.edu to book.

Monday, June 11, 2012

greg + brooke | engaged

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I had the privilege of taking Greg and Brooke's engagement photos a while back. It was absolutely adorable!


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Congratulations and good luck, guys! :)

xo,
Katy

P.S. If you'd like to book me, I have summer openings. Email me at katy.fry@fwbbc.edu.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

short hair don't care?

I really can't believe I went six months without a haircut. That's probably nothing to you long-haired gals, but those with short hair will understand. Short hair loses its shape so quickly. It's less maintenance on a day-to-day basis, though.


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I was stuck between growing my hair out and chopping it into a pixie again. I finally went with my old standby--the bob. My mom had my long, thick, tomboy hair cut into a bob when I was around eight or so. I've had short hair ever since, usually some variation of the bob. I really like this cut. A sweet girl from my church cut it, and did a fantastic job! My head feels so much lighter. Now I just have to wait for the sunburn on my head to heal and I can dye my hair. ;)


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This is an awkward picture, but I wanted to share it. Though my eyes usually appear brown or black, they're actually amber colored. Fun stuff.

I hope your weekends are lovely! I'm headed to the mall to procrastinate. I have a paper due at midnight. ;)

xo,
Katy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

gulf shores part two


And now, time for more beach photos. Friday night we ate some great seafood (if you're ever in Gulf Shores, eat at Sea n' Suds. It's great!) and played putt-putt.  We got up fairly early Saturday morning and met some of Mikaela's friends from Alabama. We laid on the beach, swam in the cool water, and rode a banana boat.


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Sunday, we walked out on the pier and took some photos before heading back to Nashville. It was a lovely trip full of good friends, food, and books. We're hoping to take a trip out west to the Grand Canyon and the cliff dwellings next year :)

xo,
Katy

P.S. I have some film photos, too, but I have to wait for them to develop. ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

gulf shores part one

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This was my first real road trip without any adult supervision. Two of my friends from Missouri, Mikaela and Teagan, came to Nashville Thursday night. We packed the car up and attempted to get a few hours of sleep before we left at 4 am to drive to Gulf Shores, AL. An eight hour drive seems much longer when you're dying to feel the cool ocean water on your toes. Once we made it to the coast we grabbed some lunch at Waffle House and hit the beach. :)


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I'll be back tomorrow with more ;)

xo,
Katy 
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