Life {Kansas Wedding and Portrait Photographer Kelsey Stremel}

March 31, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I stumbled upon this outstanding excerpt from Bill Watterson’s 1990 Kenyon College Commencement speech  Some Thoughts on the Real World by One Who Glimpsed It and Fled and wanted to share it with you. We all need a little motivation from time to time and this hit home for me. I hope you enjoy it too.

“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.

You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.

To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.” ~Bill Watterson, Author of Calvin & Hobbes

To me life is about spending time with my family, working hard to do something I love, and making a positive difference in the lives of my loved ones and my community. That’s enough for me.

Since every post needs a picture on this blog, here is one of Brooke. A beautiful senior from Ness City. I’m ready for green grass, sunshine and more senior pictures! It’s going to be time soon for the senior class of 2012 to book their senior pictures (if you haven’t already)!

Picture of a Ness City Kansas high school Senior

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Life {Kansas Wedding and Portrait Photographer Kelsey Stremel}


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