A New York Minute

What does that even mean?

There’s been roughly 79,200 minutes since my last post.  (I’m super good at blogging.)

But I’ll tell you, life in New York City is never dull.  Let me recap the last 79,200 minutes, in brief summary form.

We launched our night services from our new venue, where we got to sing the first song I’ve written.  Was pretty surreal.

Celebrated two of my dear friends with a beautiful wedding weekend in Montauk.  Jessi is a fantastic blogger.

Followed by a birthday BBQ for my best friend.  Who doesn’t love birthdays, BBQs, and besties?

Got last minute tickets to a concert in Central Park to see John Mayer, Alecia Keys, and Stevie Wonder with 2 of my pretty cool friends.

(Hi Tyler, no more yelling about updates.)

Was deeply influenced and inspired at the Hillsong Conference in NYC.

Then I quickly flew to Hawaii and enjoyed mornings like this:

And sunsets like this:

I returned refreshed, and started writing a new song.

Then, our worship team had one of the most influential nights I think we’ve ever had.  Where God blew our expectations out of the water.

And now it is Fall in New York City, where you can’t help but to love every second of it.

It’s been good, and I apologize for my absence.  But I’m back, and I’ll do better.  😉

Joy Unspeakable

I love that my last post was about capturing laughter, because this one is about joy.

Last night, our church had our All Team Meeting, and Baptisms.

It was a beautiful night of rebirth, and Jesus, and JOY.  The photos in this post are truly a perfect representation of the joy we should find in Christ, and I’m so thankful that Liberty Church is full of it, every single day.

Take a minute to look at all the photos here.

Capturing laughter…

One of my favorite things to do in photoshoots is make people  ‘fake laugh’.  I always get a judgy look and hesitation at first, but when you do something so ridiculous, you tend to actually laugh at yourself, then I get the best, most natural, images ever.


 

So, laugh a little more.  It makes you look super good.

(more at Jennifer Kailey Photography)

Union Square + Photography

Have I mentioned I’m also a photographer?

My church is moving its nightly services to another location. (Video made by my awesome friend Jessi.)

I made a quick visit over to Union Square to snap a few photos yesterday to help spread the word.

I felt like I was in photography classes again, with 20 minutes to get something to work with.

Mini assignment: terrible weather + best city in the world, just get a couple useable images for our upcoming move.

Here are a few of my favorites:

More photography at Jennifer Kailey Photography.