Proposals, weddings, and ministry, oh my!

For the past few years, it's been difficult to determine what role photography should play in these rapidly changing seasons. While in college, I would turn down wedding requests frequently because I simply had NO IDEA where I would be or what I would be doing six, eight, or twelve months down the line.

But life is different now.

I've been fairly off the radar the past year, and many people have asked what I have been up to now that I have graduated. This is a brief snippet of what the past year has looked like.

(P.S. Please bear with the layout if you're on a mobile device - it puts all the photos out of order, but I promise it looks good on a desktop!)

   Spring 2016:   Finished my time at UNI and spent a month in Indonesia.

Spring 2016: Finished my time at UNI and spent a month in Indonesia.

   Winter 2017:   Got married and worked in the Waterloo Community School District.

Winter 2017: Got married and worked in the Waterloo Community School District.

   Summer 2016:   Photographed weddings, and got engaged upon coming back.

Summer 2016: Photographed weddings, and got engaged upon coming back.

   Spring 2017:   Accepted a job with  The Navigators  called EDGE Corps, doing full-time collegiate ministry and had our first job training out in CO.

Spring 2017: Accepted a job with The Navigators called EDGE Corps, doing full-time collegiate ministry and had our first job training out in CO.

   Fall 2016:   Planned a wedding, student taught in Waterloo, and graduated.

Fall 2016: Planned a wedding, student taught in Waterloo, and graduated.

   Summer 2017:   Photographed a few weddings and started my first year in full-time ministry with The Navigators at the University of Northern Iowa.

Summer 2017: Photographed a few weddings and started my first year in full-time ministry with The Navigators at the University of Northern Iowa.

So what does this mean for photography?

I photographed two weddings this summer, and a proposal! I have two weddings booked for this fall and a few senior sessions scheduled. Although college ministry is my primary focus right now, I am still pursuing photography. I may not post frequently (like this past year), but will do my best to make sure that beautiful weddings and other sessions are blogged!

As a preview, here are some gorgeous shots from a proposal and a few weddings that will be hitting the blog soon! Keep an eye out for things to come.

With love, 
Erin Rose

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