"You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever." Psalm 16:11
When I was growing up and people would ask me what I wanted to do with my life one day, I used to tell them that I wanted to be a pirate (insert awkward silence here). Not for any reason in particular, it just sounded like a good idea at the time. Looking back though, I realise that I really love the idea of life being a great adventure, and although I haven't been around all that long (somewhere 'round a quater century), it truly has been a pretty awesome adventure so far!
Well, this is me - Christine Joy :)
I never really decided to become a photographer, it was just something that kinda happened all by itself - in fact, if you told a 16-year-old me that in 10 years time I'd be shooting weddings for a living, I might have accused you of smoking something strange. But that's the beauty of life and the joy of the unknown adventures that God has for us. I always loved taking photos but more so of wildlife and landscapes. Then one day I did a little modelling shoot for a friend as a favour. Well, thanks to being in a all-girls school plus the word-of-mouth advantage of living in a small town, I soon started getting booked for shoots all over the town. Shoots soon turned into weddings and my gap year turned into a launching-my-photography-business year.
I get excited about watching the sunrise. Like literally - every. single. day. I love Mondays and have a tendancy to squeal with delight every time I see a horse (even though I ride everyday). I am very proudly South African, I'm pretty sure SA might just be the best place on Earth. I love to travel (if it involves exiting the front door it qualifies as an adventure). I've travelled to 22 countries so far. I'm a health and fitness fanatic. I am that annoying person that wakes up at 5am everyday to work out and will gladly tell you that you probably shouldn't eat that brownie 'coz it contains like 500 calories. In the same breath though, I am addicted to Christmas cake. Those calories don't count. Ever. My super powers include communicating with animals using my very smooth and refined falsetto voice. To sum it all up, I love God, love life, and love people. I hope you enjoy the unfiltered rambling of my blog:)