Music Monday | Misty Miller

Music is a big influence for my photography. Music influences how I shoot my couples, present images in a slideshows, and always gives me a background pep sing during my working hours.

This week, Adam and I have been moving out of our apartment into our first stand alone house! We are very excited for the transition and…once again music has been the background to our packing and unpacking partay.

This music Monday I am sharing a sweet song, by an adorable girl named Misty Miller. Here she sings “Remember”


Love,Monika

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Music Monday | Jimmy Needham

Yesterday evening I photographed a styled shoot and I tend to get very excited after amazing sessions. The weather was PERFECT, and in Monterey that is not always promised. On my way home I belted out love songs to express my joy of capturing well, love. It didn’t stop there, as I put my head on my pillow to fall asleep I replayed snapshots of moments we captured while the melody of Jimmy Needham guided the images along in my brain. I cannot get away from it, I tend to have music in my head while shooting, and I also want to belt out corny love songs after shooting couples. It just happens!!

Today for Music Monday we have Jimmy Needham. His soulful voice gives me goosebumps, and this song is even more precious because he wrote the song as a proposal to his now wife. I posted a live video that someone took from, I am assuming their camera, so I have the lyrics below the video. Happy Monday!

You’re my unfathomable precious unimaginable joy
And you’re exceedingly excited and abundantly more than I could ask for
With your hand in mine we will pass through time and space
And every second, every minute, every hour of every day I’ll say

CHORUS
My unfailing love for you will not be moved
For you will not be moved
My unfailing love for you
And though the mountains be shaken
And the hills be removed
Yet my unfailing love for you

He tells a story of a King coming in glory and He is
And that same Man who devised that plan united ours with His
And so hand in hand we will walk with Him as our two become as one
And all the promises He promises to us He promises will never be undone

Be my wife

Love,Monika

The Girl With the Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring exhibit featuring Vermeer’s famous painting and artists from the Dutch Golden age in the 17th century is currently being shown at the De Young museum in San Francisco. I was most excited to see Rembrant’s work since there is a photography technique named after him, no big deal. I was curious to see, in person, how he painted light and I think it so fascinating when different art forms inspire the other.

While visiting my parents this last weekend we realized we had some free time. We purchased the tickets over the phone at 10p.m. Saturday night, talked to a LIVE person (what service!) and reserved our tickets for the following day.

The click clack of my sandals echoed in the open rooms lined with hard wood floor, I strolled through the grey painted rooms, art work covering the spaces in a strategic and simplistic way. I was in awe of the effort it takes to craft a skill, and stood in amazement at the people who became the best at what they did. I was stunned to be in the presence of genuine art work created by the masters you learn about it school. My Dad shared the same feelings. In fact, I think that is what we are talking about in the photo below. :)

De Young Museum San Francisco

Love,Monika

Music Monday | Melissa Harding

It’s music Monday! Today we have a special guest who is a dear friend of mine. She played her CD release show this last Friday in Los Angeles and unfortunately I was unable to be there. I am thankful for the videos that were taken! This is a favorite of mine-it’s fun and catchy and makes me want to jump up and down and bob my head :)

Go to 1:50 to get to the music unless you would like to hear her playful talking. Melissa Harding with “Waiting for a Sign”!