Raynna Myers: Writing & Photography

Capture the Fine Art of Real Life

Story Written Everywhere

I see story written everywhere, in the earth, in the sky, in our exquisite form and functions, at the market and at the theatre, in scraped knees and scrapped lives, in triumph and pride, broken hearts and bent over limbs.

When I came upon this place, pictured, just a little ways from my home, it was the story of beauty being closer than I thought and inviting me in. I needed that and even still ached to absorb it, to believe it—in a practical way….

Destroy Imagination: method 1

…our trail-mates are considering the path ahead as we had, all eight of us (although I hardly hold the 3 year old accountable on this one!), managed to leave our trail maps back in the car! It was a pivotal moment where we all decided to push on, discovering 5 miles later the full impact of our decision!! hahaha! … More of the story, images from summer to warm those of us experiencing winter up a bit, poetry and hopefully some inspiration to get outside and have an adventure – on the site today…

Ireland in their Eyes: Story Portraits

Happy New Year!! I’m a wee bit late in the greeting, but maybe like many of you, I’ve been busy making sure I had the right priorities in place at the beginning of this new fresh start or maybe like me, I’ve been having some serious leisure. As I homeschool and mother six children 13 and under, order is no small endeavor, but if I try to manufacture it everyone.. Read More

Rock N’ Photo Shoot

I really enjoyed being the photographer for Lexington Music Education’s Rock N’ Roll Christmas Charity concert two weekends ago benefitting LexArts. The location (Natasha’s Bistro & Bar) was a very cool venue to highlight this and lots of other talents – local and national headlining performers! I am so happy for all these kids to have such awesome opportunities. BIG thumbs up to all the parents, teachers and performers!! I.. Read More

The Rounders — An All Original Band

Alright— I loved doing this. “The Rounders (based in Lexington, Kentucky) are the result of ten years of musical collaboration between Josh Stitzer on bass and vocals and Chris Mattingly on acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.” “Their style is part ambient, part rock, part folk and Americana music, and all original with a few select covers thrown in. Their style stems from influences such as The Grateful Dead, Old.. Read More

The songs they brought…

Life is music and the songs come to us in so many ways. “…and I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children, and my soul is still there with them wrapped in the songs they brought.” ~Richard Wayne Mullins For years I’ve been working towards restoring the old custom of reading aloud to our children. Parents throughout history have blessed their children with this pastime, and although some.. Read More

Portrait of a Father

We fished and watched the sun go down out at Jacobson Park in Lexington,KY today. Autumn has peaked, and watching the sun set over the water was the crescendo of a beautiful day. “Oh world, I cannot hold thee close enough! Thy winds, thy wide grey skies! Thy mists that roll and rise! Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag And all but cry with colour!” ~Edna St… Read More

Family {Story} Portraits

“Hi. Want to blow some bubbles together?” This summer while we were out on a picnic, a storm (as I am prone to find myself in) gently began to blow, and as my troop and I sought nearby shelter, we bumped into another family doing the same. One of my children offered to share his bubbles and it was so fun, we haven’t quit sharing since! I recently had a.. Read More

Some Summer Favorites {& Instagram}

This summer has been much better documented on my Instagram feed than on my website but I do invite you to see my photography there. You can read the story of the paradise we found beneath this weeping willow where my girl is releasing the butterfly above, as well as what we were all yelling as we ran back up the hill…here. Or click on the images below for a.. Read More