Imagine taking your kids for pictures, and they can jump on the bed, jump on the couch, AND write on the walls!!! They can break all the rules, and it's okay!! Haha!! :) Well, that's pretty much what London's Studio is all about...not just breaking rules, but more about celebrating life! It's a place where there's lots of joy, laughter, and minimal rules! :)
About a month ago, I opened "London's Studio" for clients. It has been a project that has made my heart swell for so many reasons. In my excitement for making it a place to celebrate life & have fun, I had another crazy idea this week! Since I teach full time, and it was Spring Break this week, I had a bit of free time (which rarely happens). So...I decided to make a chalkboard wall!! I mean, who doesn't love to write on a chalkboard?! And what kid doesn't dream of writing on the walls...and not getting in trouble?!! Haha!!
I love the finished product. I love the moodiness of the black, the backdrop it will make for classic portraits, and the purpose it will serve as a place for children to write, draw, express themselves, and just have fun! Plus, I am a sucker for awesome quotes & Bible verses. I look forward to changing those out regularly, too!! Here's London's Studio with the new chalkboard wall... :)
The boys had to test it out after the paint dried! While Jagger drew a funny face, Jack thought he would do multiplication! What???!!! His teacher would be so proud!! He doesn't get that from me!! LOL!!
I joined in the fun by writing my first meaningful Bible verse on the wall. It's based on Daniel 3:18 when Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego were going to be thrown into the fire for worshiping God. They basically said that they know that their God is able to deliver them from it, 'but even if He doesn't, He is still God and they will still worship Him." I love this version because it speaks to me and my life so clearly.
"but if NOT, He is STILL GOOD!"
As I write about London's Studio and share my excitement with you regarding all the fun in decorating and sharing this space with others, it all goes back to a mindset that I had to accept..."but if NOT, He is STILL GOOD!" London's Studio is here because HE is STILL GOOD. I remember pleading with God before London was born to let her heart develop as it should those last few months while she was in my womb. I remember pleading with God as I held her in my arms to let her surgery be a success. I knew He was able.
But He had other plans...and He is STILL GOOD.
London's Bridge Photography wouldn't be here if my prayers were answered my way. London's Studio wouldn't be here if my prayers were answered my way. There are so many blessings that I have received all because the answer was NO.
Because He is STILL GOOD, I get to witness others celebrating life through my lens. I get to capture moments for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. That is a privilege that I will never take lightly.
The next time that things don't turn out the way that you hoped, try to see the blessings that come as a result. It doesn't mean it will be easy, and it doesn't mean that you won't wonder "what if"...but if you will just open your eyes, you will see the blessings. I see my blessings. London's Studio is one of them.
Are you interested in having a session in London's Studio?! Awesome, you can view information HERE! You can also view the very first session held in London's Studio by clicking HERE! I can't wait to hear from you!