Archive for September, 2013

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Devon and Jonathan are such a sweet couple and they are expecting their first little babe coming soon. I am always shocked to hear when people are not finding out the gender because I can’t stand not knowing something that I could potentially know! But Devon and Jonathan are doing just that and I admire them so much for being able to hold out for such a fun surprise! One thing I do know is that whether this baby is a boy or girl, he/she will have amazing parents. D&J, I had such a great time with you two and I can’t wait for your little one to arrive!

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Sam is such a cutie and I can’t beleive how fast time has flown since I shot his newborn session. He just recently turned one year old and is a ball of energy and fun like any boy should be. Enjoy this sweet session!

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Joey and Lindsay Smith are friends of Matt and mine from collage, so I was excited when they reconnected with me to schedule a family shoot. This was not just going to be any shoot though. See, Lindsay and Joey have been dealing with the heartbreaking struggle of infertility for 7 years. They have a huge heart for the ministry of adoption and have gone on to adopt their precious Hannah and Hunter who you see pictured. True blessings from the Lord. Lindsay’s attitude about her infertility struggles have been such an encouragement to me. She has accepted this as what the Lord has for their family and is so excited to be an advocate for adoption. So you can imagine how shocked this family was when Lindsay finally took that positive pregnancy test. Yep, positive. What a blessing it was for me to be in on capturing this incredible time in their lives, to announce the beautiful news that Lindsay was pregnant.

I have thought so much about how to share the 2nd chapter of this story, but I think it is best coming from Lindsay herself. Everything is perfectly explained in this blog post. Please read it. What amazes me most about this story is Lindsay and Joey’s unwavering hope in God’s sovereign plan for their lives. Her perspective as she wrote about their heartbreak truly astounds me.

So this shoot is not just any shoot to me. It captures a family’s love for one another and the celebration of something so sacred, something they thought they might never experience. Again, what a joy it was for me to be apart of such a meaningful time. Thanks, Lindsay and Joey for allowing me to take part in your celebration of #3. I am praying for you and I know many of the people that look at these images are praying too.

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Not a single detail was left out of Hannah and Billy’s wedding. Ashley of The Graceful Host did a fabulous job and made my life so easy. Hannah and Billy were both beaming with love for one another and so excited about their big day. Our day started out with a beautiful ceremony at the lovely Dilworth United Methodist Church and then we headed to the oh-so-elegant Bonterra Dining and Wine Room for the reception. It is clear through these images how well loved Hannah and Billy are and I know they will not forget this incredible day for years to come. Congrats you two! It was such a blessing to be apart of your incredible wedding.

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Wedding Day Vendors

Florist- New Creations, Event Planning- The Graceful Host, Ceremony Venue- Dilworth United Methodist Church, Reception Venue- Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, Dress- Anjolique , Shoes- Badgley Mischka,  Hair- Emily Hopkins, Make-up- Josiah Reed, Ceremony Music- Jay Thompson, Reception Band- The Walrus, Cake- Expressions by Lisa , Invitations- Papaya Papers, Transportation- Sunway Charters & Tours, Menswear- Men’s Warehouse

How fitting is it that the day my sister goes back to work and I am watching my sweet niece Emerson, her newborn pics are also ready for posting? Which means she has been easy enough for me to actually get this post up! These images are coming a bit later than I had hoped but that’s how it goes with family. This sweet girl has already melted so many hearts in our family and I love her so much. I can’t wait for her to get a little older and start playing with the boys, or bossing them around. 🙂 Enjoy!

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