Dream list #35: personal. {dallas tx engagement and wedding photographer}

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Give me a Sunday morning that's full of grace
A simple life and I'll be okay
Here in small town USA
Oh yeah"
{small town usa - justin moore}

So I think we should just get one thing straight before we go any further.
I love the country.

I actually kind of adore the country, and everything that goes along with it. I love big trucks. I love Cowboys. I love hay bales. I love fields of crops. I love country music. I love barns. I love big country houses with wrap-around front porches.

That's not to say that I can't appreciate certain things about the city, or that I think it's all bad. I spend most of my life in big cities. I live in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, (unfortunately) and travel to several of the biggest most popular cities several times a year. And I do have to admit that both Chicago and San Fran have stolen little pieces of my heart with their fabulousness. But I like for them to be there for me to visit, not to live in. As usual Anne sums it up best:

"I think I would probably come to the conclusion that I'd like it for a while... but in the end,
I'd still prefer the sound of the wind in the firs across the brook more than the tinkling of crystal."

I love the fresh air that you can't find in big cities. I love the big starry skies at night, the wide open fields, and the thick forests full of tall trees. I love horses and big belt buckles and I loooove Cowboy boots.

I've been waiting and saving for a pair of my own for several years now. Dream list #35. I wanted a pair of legit, for real, Cowboy boots. And as of two days ago I'm now the proud owner of beautiful Ariat boots. I've hardly taken them off for the past 48 hours. And they definitely deserve a blog post of their own. ;)

I just had to include this first series of pictures for your enjoyment.
Oh the joys of being a photographer, and trying to explain to your little sister how to take pictures.
Please don't ask what I was doing, because really...this is how all the pro's look when they are teaching ;)

I just really like looking down at my feet and seeing them there ;)

I cleaned/oiled them this morning...and I felt so legit that I wanted to saddle up and go round up a few cows or something when I was done. ;)

And unlike Taylor Swift...my dream is not to someday "be livin in a big ol city" but hopefully someday I'll be living in the wide open country.
With my Cowboy and horses of course. ;)

Much Love.
Jessica Shae

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  1. ahhhhhh. I LOVE this. =) I bought me a pair of cowboy boots back in December. I hardly take them off, I love them so much! :D I don't know exactly what you mean by "legit" but I did buy mine from the western store, even if they aren't Ariats. One day I think I'm gonna buy me another pair. ;) I love these pictures, though. And I LOVE the country, hands down. :D

  2. Awesome!! Way to go, country girl!!! Whoohooo!! Come see me and I'll get you a nice cowboy sweetheart with a huge house and wrap-around porch, plenty of huge fields, wide skies, and big dreams!!

  3. How exciting! They are indeed, very legit. I love the pink in them too. :-)

  4. ahh, fun! They're perfect. I love my boots too and don't know what I could do without them! :)

  5. boots are cute AND they are warm! i blog stalk sometimes and i just had to comment - this one made me smile! i have ariats, justins and a pair of handmade ones and i wear them all! dont the ariats feel good?!

  6. Awww! Look at them! They're really you with the little bit of pink on 'em. Very cute. :D I love my boots, too!

  7. love the post, Jessica...and your boots are definitely 'legit' :)

    Now you can really shoot in style!

  8. Ahhh! I love them! So cute.

    I can't remember if I've commented here before, but just want to say I *LOVE* your blog. I'm almost 16 and starting a photography business, and you're such an inspiration! My little sisters love you too. (I'm the oldest of 5 kids.) My family owns 62 acres here in rural OH...but it's probably hilly-er than TX. Very country though, still. This morning we all realized there was a random cow on our pond. (??)

    Anyway, thanks for all your posts and keep up the fantastic photography work you do! It's good to have godly photographers to look up to.

    (btw, my website is www.rachelclarkephotography.com)

  9. Love it! I've been wanting a pair of cowboy boots myself, just haven't gotten around to it. I LOVE the pink accents on yours though... their too cute, Jessica! Congrats :)

  10. Um, I meant THEY'RE too cute, not "their". *slap hand on face*

  11. LOVE the boots!! I never realized how much I need a pair to be a true-blue Texan!! Note to self: GET SOME!! Btw...I know what you mean when showing someone how to take a picture ;D

  12. You must be excited! I love all things cowboy as well. :) I want to get some too.


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Jessica Shae