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Miles is ONE!

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Cassie + Matthew

I love all the different venues I get to visit for weddings but this wedding at the Bride’s parents house was so beautiful and her family did an amazing job creating the perfect spot for Cassie & Matthew. It literally rained up until the very moment the ceremony started and then not another drop came from the sky. Instead, love poured all around them as they said, “I Do” to a lifetime of serving God in their marriage.

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The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

-Genesis 2:18-24-

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Kaitlyn + Dylan

Congratulations Kaitlyn + Dylan! Yesterday called for tornadoes, hail, lots of rain, and big gusts of wind - but that most definitely didn’t stop us. The storms didn’t come (just a little rain and wind) and instead the area was filled with love, laughter, and dancing.

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And…I’m so excited to share with you Kaitlyn’s Bridal Session :)

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Spring

These last few weeks where the rainfall has DRAMATICALLY been reduced has been soooo good for my heart (and sanity). Mamas, you know how hard it is to keep kids entertained when having to stay indoors for days upon days. But, we’ve been able to play outside, run around, and just have some fun :)

And, look at these gorgeous peach trees blooming - if that doesn’t shout, “SPRING!” then I don’t know what does :)

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Such a Blessing

I’ve received so many messages and calls from my Mommy-To-Be’s that they welcomed their sweet babies this week. And it just reminds me how precious the gift of a baby is.

We were gifted the most precious of them all with the birth of Jesus. One day is not enough to celebrate that glorious gift. Each day is a blessing that we can use to give thanks, to be kind, and to show love - the same love that was shown to us all those many years ago.


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Santa Baby!

Whew…these past few weeks have been nothing short of CRAZY! But, I’m so enjoying the Christmas cards in the mail that are filled with the photos we took together.

Christmas Eve is just TEN days away…where did 2018 go?!

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Wedding Photography Giveaway!

Whitney and Samuel, this gift does not come from me. This gift comes from above and I am just the one behind the lens.

As we count down to your September 2019 wedding, I can’t wait to get to know you more and share in this gift He has given us all.

Congratulations on winning the 2019 Wedding Photography Giveaway!

(Photo provided by Whitney and Samuel - taken by family friend)

(Photo provided by Whitney and Samuel - taken by family friend)

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-16

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This Little Lamb

975 days…that is quite a long time. And that is exactly how long this precious family waited until they could officially make Emma a “Lamb.”

The courtroom today was filled with smiles, happy tears, children laughing, and the judge making the announcement that everyone waited for since the moment Emma was placed in their home, the only home she’s ever known.

I consider it an absolute privileged to work with MY foster families and this is the absolute best part of it. I can finally share with you the amazing photos that we’ve captured of sweet Emma over the last 975 days!

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Simple Mornings!

I was counting down the days for sweet Solomon to arrive. You see, he would have been my first birth session. But, he had his own plans - a plan that involved barely making it to the hospital parking lot in time to be born!

This morning was much more simple. All we needed was a quilt and a field. And oh my, these two boys just melted my heart! How I love simple mornings :)

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Waiting on Bane!

First, can we talk about how gorgeous this Mama-to-be is?!

And then you see her absolutely adorable family and this maternity session just has all the heart eyes!

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Oh Fall, There You Are!

We had an early morning session today and it finally feels like Fall!!! As I’m typing this I’m thinking about the sweaters, boots, and scarves I’m going to wear this week and how wonderful Fall Minis are going to be tomorrow :) But, first…let’s just look at this adorable family and how wonderful this morning was.

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Roses and Cake!

A fun, first birthday celebration in the studio :)

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Is it really work?

I get asked the same question all the time, "Are you a stay at home mom?"  And honestly, I don't know how to answer that.  Because yes, I stay at home quite a bit with my boys.  But, is it really "work" when the other part of my days are spent with precious faces like this? 

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Dream Small

It's a momma singing songs about the Lord
It's a daddy spending family time that the world said he cannot afford
These simple moments change the world
It's a pastor at a tiny little Church
Forty years of loving for the broken and the hurt
These simple moments change the world

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Dream small
Don't bother like you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
Dream small

It's visiting the widow down the street
Or dancing on a Friday with your friend with special needs
These simple moments change the world
Of course, there's nothing wrong with bigger dreams
Just don't miss the minutes on your way, your bigger things
'Cause these simple moments change the world

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But dream small
Don't bother like you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
So dream small

Keep loving, keep serving
Keep listening, keep learning
Keep praying, keep hoping
Keep seeking, keep searching
Out of these small things and watch them grow bigger
The God who does all things makes oceans... from river

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But dream small
Don't bother like you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall....
Yeah, five loaves and two fish's could feed them all
So dream small
Dream small

 

 

 

Song: Dream Small by Josh Wilson

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You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

 

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

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Everyday, I Do

I hear a song, sweet song, singing to my soul
I see a light house in a hurricane and it's leading me back home
When I think about the only things in life that pull me through
I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus and You
Oh, yes I do
Oh, everyday I do

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One is saving me for heaven
When I leave this world behind
And one gives me just a little taste
When she holds me late at night
The both gave grace and it's amazing
They both have healing in their hands
And it ain't easy but they're both making me a better man

And I hear a song, sweet song, singing to my soul
I see a light house in a hurricane and it's leading me back home
When I think about the only things in life that pull me through
I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus and You
Everyday I do (oh)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Everyday I do, yeah

 

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Why you've got a ring around your finger
Why he's got scars on his hand
Why you both promised me forever
God, I'll never understand
When I think about the only things in life that pull me through
I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus and You
I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus, Jesus and You
Everyday I do, everyday I do, yeah
So when I think about the only things in life that pull me through
I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus and You
Oh, I hit my knees and thank the Lord, for Jesus and You

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Song by Matthew West, Jesus & You

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Beautiful Rain
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We can't always have great weather but nobody said the rain couldn't be beautiful too.  So, even though we've had an entire week (or more) where rain has loomed, I've still enjoyed the company of families, couples, babies, and graduates for so many laughs and smiles.

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And, let me tell you - I honestly wouldn't have traded this day for perfect sun and bright blue skies.  BECAUSE, the puddles were fun, the ducks were so interactive, and this family just soaked up the time they spent together.

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Class of 2018

I adored meeting Taylor tonight and seeing how kind and free-spirited she is.  Her smile is not only gorgeous but it's contagious.  There were no forced-smiles and she was up for whatever - throwing glitter, climbing bridges, crossing creeks! 

Her parents just raved about her and how proud they were to have her as a daughter.  And her adorable little sister followed her every move.  Such a beautiful night!

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