Seems so weird to write a post introducing myself, but I figure maybe you'd like to know who you're hearing from in all these posts. I'll start doing short installments of introductions because that sounds like fun, right? So this will be the first of my "About Emily" posts, and I'll stick to the basics!
Here goes nothing.
#1 - I am a believer.
I had to start here because this is what drives every aspect of my life. My faith in God is my root system, so my hope and prayer is that everything that grows out of my life would reflect my love for Jesus. I grew up in a Christian home (actually I'm a preacher's kid), but my faith became my own the summer before my freshman year of high school. That was when I decided I wanted to really seek God on my own, and the moment I did, I found an intimate relationship with Him.
#2 - I'm married!
I've been married to Kenton Boone for almost 4 years now and I love him dearly. He is my greatest cheerleader, encourager, hero, and best friend. We're very different, but we're also super similar if that even makes sense? Our most common date scenario is getting Cane's, eating in the car while we watch one of our shows (right now it's Brooklyn 99 AND I LOVE IT) and then getting fro-yo. Maybe that's sad to admit, but that's a super restful, happy date for us.
Photo by friend and fellow photographer, Shelby.
#3 - I'm a portrait and wedding photographer.
I've been doing photography since 2016, but I went full out, full time, and started my business (Emily Boone Photography) in October last year. I absolutely love what I get to do and growing more skillful in this craft is one of my favorite things and driving forces. My favorite thing about shooting weddings is getting to invest in my couples by being an encourager and supporter in addition to a photographer they can rely on. I also love shooting portraits, couples and newborns, and getting to enjoy the more leisurely pace and atmosphere of portrait photography!
Photos from a styled shoot I did last year.
#4 - I still go to summer camp every summer.
That's right! My husband is a summer camp director at Camp Allen, and for the past three summers we've packed up our lives and moved out to a cabin in the piney woods of Navasota, Texas. Summer camp life is as fun and crazy as you'd expect, and a bit challenging too. While Kenton leads staff at camp all day, I work on my business from our cabin and spend a lot of happy time with my lovely coworkers, Bowie and Howie.
My fur babies in our little cabin.
#5 - Home is my favorite.
Like, my favorite. I love to decorate and fully live in a space. I love and need days where all I do is stay at home. This is something I've known about myself since I was in college at Baylor, but the past three summers of living at camp in a cabin in the woods have shown me how important my space is to me. Having a pretty, special area for me to write, work, and unlock the creative part of my heart is a huge part of maintaining balance in my life. Living in a cabin that isn't ours for three summers has taught me to find that creative space regardless of my circumstances. But it's also taught me that it's okay to do what I need to do to create an environment where I can work and write and dream!
A few moments from our home in Navasota last fall before we moved out this summer.
#6- Exercise and outdoors!
Two of my very favorite things that define who I am and where I came from. I've loved outside my entire life. I grew up water skiing at my Gdad's lake house on Lake Austin, playing horse in my back yard with my sister, and making mud slides at my cousin's home on the green belt in south Austin. I also love and crave activity, and in addition to being an avid hiker, stroller, and equestrian, I've been a member at Yoga Pod in College Station since January and it's been the best thing ever.
Photos from our recent staycation at Gdad's Lake House in Austin.
#7 - We're moving to College Station/Bryan in the fall.
We have been living in Navasota for the past almost three years, but after feeling some nudges from the Lord, we're moving to the BCS area when summer camp ends. We're super excited about the move and I'm thrilled for the doors it will open with my business and community!
Bonus Fact - I hit 26 and suddenly needed glasses.
This one is just for kicks and giggles, but I recently developed an astigmatism (getting older is so fun) and Kenton (in good humor and so lovingly) will sometimes poke fun at my "football eyes." Apparently astigmatism is caused by having eyes that are shaped more oblong and less spherical. Also, everyone says I look like my mom with my glasses on.
Photo from a Doobie Brothers concert with my dad and sister. This was one of my first outings with glasses last year, haha.
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