joshnewton "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; .
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
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-Robert Frost
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Though I trust the journey, sometimes my steps don't make sense. Sometimes being faced with the rawest, most desperate moments for my heart produces something far greater than what would have happened had the pain and confusion never hit. Had I stayed on all the paths that my heart saw in the distance, I may not be feeling the pain I sometimes feel, yet there is joy in the wonder of the unknown. Sometimes I am given a choice of the path to choose, sometimes the choice is made for me. However to hope in redemption, restoration, and peace from above that goes beyond understanding is what I can choose every day. Perfection in those feelings is not the goal but it is my strongest desire. So... Today choose to let your heart feel all that it needs to, whether it be grief or joy, but don't let your emotions define who you are and all of your choices. Keep your eyes on the horizon and if you can enjoy where you are right now, it might be exactly where you're supposed to be
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Thanks to @virginiaburtis for an awesome shoot and an awesome couple days of adventure! If you haven't checked out any of her music, DO! You won't regret it.
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joshnewton Good friends help you soar 2d

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joshnewton That one time @bobbyearle took me on a really cool boat in Thailand 7d

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joshnewton Love is supplemented by more than the sweetness of attraction. Its roots run deep, and it grows after the hard work of tilled soil and planted seeds, the choice to sacrifice and serve when feelings may not agree 2w

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joshnewton "Jettisoned to the center of the storm, and I'm thinking I prefer not to be rescued..." - Andrew McMahon
This natural disaster made for some beautiful photos. It was a bummer to see this wedding run a different course than intended, but this couple was amazing and rolled through the situation with peace and gratitude. And crazy enough, my job as a wedding photographer was really bolstered because of this wedding. I've been blessed to meet so many people and see so many places; I can't wait to see what else the future holds...
2w

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joshnewton A fun one from the United conference last year 2w

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joshnewton Oh, when your heart is wanting more,
A kind of love worth fighting for;
And you're holding your heart in your hands.
Well, I will always love you more,
A kind of love worth dying for.
Oh, I'll wait; I'll wait for you.
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-Josh Auer
2w

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joshnewton The best thing about travel and home is perspective. I've had so many life transitions and changes this year... And this trip to Alaska brought me to this thought: Maybe right where I am is exactly where I'm meant to be - and I can just rest in that idea. By appearances (and from my view too sometimes), one might call me completely lost and confused. But by being lost, I know my spirit is found. It's found in deep joy and also immense loss - and not running from either because of fear or pain. I'm thankful for friends, old and new... And for family. They always remind me of who I am and what I'm fighting for :) Instagram and Facebook world, what do you do to gain perspective? What are you doing when you feel most grounded? 3w

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joshnewton "And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need"
Ed Sheeran
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joshnewton When it comes to love,
you need not fall but rather surrender,
surrender to the idea that you must love yourself
before you can love another.
You must absolutely trust yourself
before you can absolutely trust another
and most importantly you must accept your flaws
before you can accept the flaws of another.
4w

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joshnewton One of my favorite shots back from when I went to Vietnam... Such an amazing adventure! 4w

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joshnewton If you don't follow @juniperfoxx - you need to. Having a pet fox is literally one of my dreams. Following this account makes my day go from to Every. Single. Time. 4w

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joshnewton The wedding is fine art's best medium for love... 1mon

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joshnewton Keepin' it classic :) 1mon

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joshnewton Lasting relationships are built on more than just affections; they're built on sacrifice and service for one another. It's continuously putting the other person's needs above your own. It's layer upon layer, brick after brick. It's countless times of choosing the other over yourself :) 1mon

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joshnewton No man is an island
No man is a fool
When he finds himself a woman
And she helps him carry through
- Andrew McMahon
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joshnewton Thanks again Katie and Preston for an amazing shoot! I was honored to be a part of this amazing day!
I still have a few openings this spring and summer, book your engagement session or wedding soon!
1mon

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joshnewton "The Universe is not made of atoms. It’s made of stories." -Muriel Rukeyser // Stories change us, inspire us, and call us to a higher place. They motivate others and remind us of who we are and who we want to be. What's your story?? 1mon

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joshnewton Through all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you
For all the places I have been, I'm no place without you
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