sweeterchord
Shameless black and white selfie because I'm happy and grateful for laughter in this crazy thing called adult life. And I don't want to forget that.

Also realizing I haven't said hi for a while. So hi :) my name is Katrina and I like warm hugs, blueberries, new friends, and shooting with my fabulous couples. If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to drop a question in the comments!
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sweeterchord • / The Static-Free Connection \ •
“he was wrong, you know.
“you were everything. and everything can never be too much, as long as you remember to be thankful”
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letters to myself; 22
|| Sometimes those moments right after sunset are my favorite, when you think we're done shooting but there's still something left :)
More on the blog! ||
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sweeterchord • / The Frames On My Mantelpiece \ •
And she asked what I saw in those smiles. And I said, the truth that the tear-filled, fearful, in-between moments could actually be the reasons why we still chose love.
And I said, everything.
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maroon and grey, 20
|| Matthew & Kathryn's engagement session is now on the blog! Link in profile :) ||
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sweeterchord • / The Petition’s Fine Print \ •
I hope he knows that your heart deserves nothing less.
I hope YOU know your heart deserves nothing less.
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letters to myself, 1
|| Getaways with momma and this one make my heart feel so very full. ||
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sweeterchord • / The Unwelcome Cold Front \ •
It's not a promise I want to make, but a day is coming - maybe soon - wherein you realize the lies left thorns when they were torn out long ago and there's still a part of you, deeper than you ever wished, that believes you're not allowed to dream.
Let it burn.
And let the spring rains use the ash to grow hope instead.
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letters to myself, 20
|| hello, Seattle. ||
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sweeterchord • / The Deep River \ •
There are people you will meet who defy the laws of friendship.
They will find their way through the cracks in your walls, stubborn ripples sanding away your edges until you are the sea glass of your own experience. They will refresh your soul with smiles, soothe your aching travelers’ spirit, and offer a place to rest. To be. With challenges, hours, teasing, late nights, and pints (of ice cream), they will tell you they love you.
And they will let you say it back.
(Hold on to these, dear one. However you must.)
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letters to myself, 21
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sweeterchord • / The Coins On Michelangelo’s Eyes \ •
The reason I understand each is for its other; digging their picks into my marble, but I am more than the ridges of my curves and your marks cannot shape me anymore.
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The Soul Made Of Fire; 90
|| : @jsrphotos ||
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sweeterchord • / The Things That Are Worth Their Cost \ •
blueberries
friendship
sunrises
love
healing
love
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letters to myself, 18
|| models: @wearethomasse
styling: @style_closet_vanessa_
h/mua: @shambleslovesunicorns ||
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sweeterchord • / The Desert Anthem \ •
let me live, let me breathe, let me be who I was made to be.
let me move, let me fly, I was born for more than just to die.
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The Soul Made Of Fire; 89
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sweeterchord • / The Chair's Missing Bolt \ •
There won't be a warning. Not this time.
There will just suddenly be nothing between you and the floor and no amount of reflexes are going to help you recover in time.
Or you can stand, now; raise your hands and ask to be held, knowing that your two feet can't hold you for long, either.
#sweeterpoetry
letters to myself; 19
|| @danielwellington was kind enough to send a couple more watches my way, and coupon code for you lovely people! "Sweeterchord" will get you 15% off your order. ||
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sweeterchord • / The Twenty-First Question \ •
I hoped so. But today, if I’m honest, I find it hard to care one way or the other.
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maroon and grey, 13
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sweeterchord • / The Act Of Falling Up \ •
One, two, twenty, three. I forget how to count when you're with me. Eight, seven, seven, five. You know how to remind me that I am alive. Twelve, nine, forget the rhyme. I just want to say thank you.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for so much more.
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To Be A Song; 206
|| Well, sister sessions need to happen more often. So much love for these two! See more on the blog (link in profile) ||
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sweeterchord • / The Opera’s Accidentals \ •
I'm not afraid of loving or letting go of love. I'm afraid of love letting go of me and not realizing it, until it's too late.
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maroon and grey, 36
|| Yesterday’s styled shoot was a success, to say the least..
Makeup: @rebecca_rouge
Styling: @style_closet_vanessa_ ||
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sweeterchord I'm sure at some point I'll write poems about this, but right now feels too contrived. This will have to suffice.
• \ Wednesday: finished my last exams
• \ Thursday: officially accepted my job offer. Was surprised by my brother who flew out from the east coast to join my family on their visit
• \ Friday: packed up to move out of the house I've lived in for 2 years, ministering to 50 freshman girls. Presented my poetry to an audience of 1000.
• \ Yesterday: graduated summa cum laude with a four year degree, alongside some of my dearest friends, to the sound of family cheering and waves singing.
• \ Today? Let's find out :)
Oh, what marvelous things the Lord has done.
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sweeterchord • / The Calendar Is A Circle \ •
You gave me a today better than all my favorite somedays. I just wish I knew how to say thank you.
"How about, instead of words, you let me love you for the rest of every tomorrow. And then yesterday can just be a beginning."
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maroon and grey, 43
|| My engagement session with these lovelies is now live on the blog! Link in profile. ||
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sweeterchord • [ The Plea ] •
Fidget.
Please.
Chisel away the wall between us that [apparently only I can feel] haunts me. Keep moving. Spin the vinyl of your fingertips across my fear and I know, I know, it’s backwards. I’m supposed to help you play your melody but I can’t, I can’t, I can’t right now. (I’ve spun too much already.)
“I’m here.”
But I can’t feel it.
“I’m staying.”
Please.
“Trust.”
I’m trying.
“Choose.”
Okay.
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Unwritten, Unsent; 171
|| : @jsrphotos ||
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sweeterchord • / The Vapor-Soaked Land \ •
Given enough time, this cloud will soak you through - completely.
Given enough time, the lightest dew can quench your fervor.
Given enough time, a waterfall’s forgotten mist is all you will see.
Given enough time, a drip can drive you insane.
Or grow you from nothing.
Who gets to choose?
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letters to myself; 17
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sweeterchord • / The Blood Type \ •
Yesterday’s sunset
Iced coffee-induced poetry
Determined, stubborn, hope
Melancholy saxophone melodies overlaid with cello harmonies
Unsent letters to well known strangers
O-positive
Fire.
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The Soul Made Of Fire; 88
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sweeterchord • / The Magnetic Smile \ •
He holds her hand, even still. Even after fifty two years. Not because he needs it, but because he loves. Because his presence still sees hers as a gift and this touch reminds them both that they have stayed, and will still.
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To Be A Song, 205
|| Can't wait to have this new engagement session live on the blog! I've been fangirling over it for days ||
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sweeterchord • / The Way A Year Sounds \ •
Paint covered defiance. Snow tipped pain. Wave tossed questions. Wind swept smiles. Deep shadowed concerts. Nose scrunched excitement. And accidental hummingbirds.
I am full of contradictions.
Maybe that’s what made this year beautiful.
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Hummingbird Pulse; 142
|| Graduation in T-10 days, my friends. Who would have thought we would be home in a place like this? ||
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