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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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Family + Graduation!

Mid-way through our session, the rain began.  But, it tells me a lot about a family when instead of disappointment, frustration, or anger they laugh, ride a skateboard, and celebrate.  It made the night so refreshing.

Davison's, it was truly a pleasure and so much fun.

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Surprise!

It's not a surprise that Dakota is graduating...because everyone knew that all along.  But, he thought a close family member was going to quickly snap a few graduation photos for him.  When he showed up, that wasn't the case.  That lovely family member actually hired me (surprise!).  And I'm so glad they did because this young man is such a wonderful person.  He has the love and support of so many that will all help him accomplish all of the big dreams he has.

Congratulations Dakota!

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"Oh, I can do a backflip!"

Talk about personality! This was one of the most fun graduation sessions I've ever done.  He was honestly down for whatever, "Oh, I can do a backflip!"  "Hey, can I hang from this bridge?!" And then in two seconds he can turn on that charming smile.  Honestly, Chay is one of those people that you like the instant you meet him because of that warm smile and funny personality.

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Sydney is a Senior!

If you've ever met Sydney, then you've met one of the absolute sweetest and kind-hearted people there have ever been.  I'm not just saying that because she's my little cousin, but because it's true!

Sydney, I know without a doubt that you will be successful at whatever you do.  But, most importantly I know that because of the way you love, the way you give, and the way that you help you will be far more successful than most.  I'm so proud that I get to be part of your life and witness all that you will do.

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Dream Big!

First my brother...now my sister?!  I'm not sure what is so appealing with the University of SC (JK...JK!)...But, even as a Clemson fan (alumni and former-cheerleader) I'm still just as proud as any big sis would be that Brooke will be heading to Columbia in the Fall. 

I started dating her big brother almost 15 years ago so I've been around Brooke for almost her entire life.  She's beautiful, smart, athletic, energetic, and fun.  She will graduate in 11 days and start this exciting new chapter of her life. 

Brooke, I wish you nothing but the best.  I pray you stay as determined as you are now and that your dreams become reality.

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AU Bound!

I know she's seen how much hard work and dedication it takes to step into any type of medical field.  So, when she decided to follow the lead of her mother and head in that direction, I know her Mom was incredible proud.  She'll be starting the nursing program this Fall...and that's just the tip of the iceberg for her plans!

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A Senior Already?!

I had the privilege to work with this sweet girl's mother for several years (before I transitioned from a steady 9-5 and decided to stay at home and start a photography business)!  When I got a message to schedule this graduation session, I was honestly speechless.  I still remember her as the little girl trying out for Color Guard her very first year.  And now...she's headed to USC and will be part of their Color Guard this Fall! 

I know...I feel old...

But, I'm so happy for her! I'm so happy to see her dreams coming true and to see her hard work pay off.

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Molly Catherine - Graduation!

I love meeting all of these fabulous seniors!  There is such an excitement about graduation - closing one chapter and starting a new one.  I get to hear about their plans, their ambitions, their goals.  It is all very refreshing to hear the victory in their voices as they explain what they have planned and how hard they have worked to get to this point.

Congratulations Molly Catherine!

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Congratulations Lauren & Chris!

Love is always such a beautiful thing to witness.  This April wedding honoring Lauren and Chris was full of love.  Their families and friends gathered together to celebrate in an amazing location full of smiles and a beautiful sunset.

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Graduation Is Here!

Some days it's hard.  As a single mom you juggle finding a balance between time with your daughter, work, and getting your Master's Degree.  Some nights you cry and most days you pray. 

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You judge yourself.

You worry.

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But, Dear Mama, you are making a big difference.  Not just in your own life but in the life of a little girl who adores you.  She sees how hard you work.  She knows how much you love her.  She sees you on your knees praying.  Your village is strong and ready to help you. 

So, keep your head held high.  Tonight, go to bed with a smile.  Graduation is here and you've accomplished so much in such a short amount of time.

Congratulations!

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Sunset on Sunday

It's there in a newborn cry
There in the light of every sunrise
There in the shadows of this life
Your great grace

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It's there on the mountain top
There in the everyday and the mundane
There in the sorrow and the dancing
Your great grace
Oh, such grace



From the creation to the cross
There from the cross into eternity
Your grace finds me
Yes, Your grace finds me

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It's there on the wedding day
There in the weeping by the gravesite
There in the very breath we breathe
Your great grace



It's the same for the rich and poor
The same for the saint and for the sinner
Enough for this whole wide world
Your great grace
Oh, such grace

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There in the darkest night of the soul
There in the sweetest songs of victory
Your grace finds me
Yes your grace finds me

Your great grace
Oh such grace
Your great grace
Oh such grace

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So I'm breathing in Your grace
And breathing out Your praise
I'm breathing in Your grace
Forever I'll be

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Your grace finds me
Yes Your grace finds me

 

Song: Your Grace Finds Me by Matt Redman

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Eli - 1 Year Old

Oh, those precious first birthday celebrations!  The first year brings so many new and exciting experiences for each little one.  First birthday sessions are no exception.  Will they enjoy the cake?  Can we get those precious baby steps on camera? How many teeth can we count? 

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