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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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Andrea + Matt

We’ll build a household of faith
That together we can make
And when the strong winds blow it won’t fall down
As one in Him we’ll grow and the whole world will know
We are a household of faith

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Now to be a family we’ve got to love each other
At any cost unselfishly
And our home must be a place that fully abounds with grace
A reflection of His face

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Here we are at the start committing to each other
By His word and from our hearts
We will be a family in a house that will be a home
And with faith we’ll build it strong

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Song: Household of Faith by Steve Green

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Ashton + Colin

Ashton + Colin,

I pray the Lord blesses you with so many happily, married years.  Your vows brought tears to my eyes and your smiles were contagious to everyone who witnessed your wedding.  The day was light, heartfelt, loving, and showcased two beautiful people.  Thank you for allowing me to capture this very special day.

Love,

Nicole

 

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Hunter - Studio Session

This is the first session from the studio :)  Of course my own boys tested it out but to have a scheduled session take place for the FIRST time was honestly just awesome!  Sweet Hunter is just two weeks old and loves to be swaddled. 

The second I placed him down to start the session he immediately smiled.  Truly, that melted my heart. 

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Studio Part 1

I'm so excited to welcome you into the newest addition of Eva Higgins Photography - the STUDIO!!!  I know you are wondering - A studio for a "natural light photographer?"  Why do I need a studio and what about my outdoor sessions?!

No worries, outdoor sessions will continue to be my primary setting but I'm happy to have the demand for a studio.  All of those precious newborn babies I get the opportunity to photograph need a place with consistent lighting and room for props.  I'll also be able to offer a few mini-sessions and special Holiday sessions (look for Santa Sessions this Christmas)!

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I looked for spaces to rent for about a year before I finally decided to purchase a 12x24 building.  Yes, a storage building!  Some thought I was crazy but I had a vision and I knew it would work.  When it arrived it was literally just the shell - plywood floors, no electricity, studs...nothing!  With the help of some amazing people, we have beautiful floors, bright walls, full power, lighting, and a fully functional space for creativity to blossom.

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Here are a few photos of the process :)

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Waiting on Baby Brother

Today is this due date of a sweet little boy whose family is very excited to meet him.  He will be so blessed with such amazing parents and a darling big sister.

 

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Jack, Jack

Jack, the ladies man!

He dazzled the ladies who were out studying on the AU lawn - he brought flowers, leaves, and smiles all their way.  He definitely made me smile as we raced, climbed, and enjoyed a few cookies!

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E x 3

I know I've said it before but truly, you are more than just my clients.  You are my friends, my family - we laugh together, smile, run, play, and sometimes cry together.  So, when it is important to you, it is important to me.  Like, finding out that there will be a third E baby!  I am ecstatic to see this family grow and to help capture more moments like these.

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Football Fun

This session was SO.MUCH.FUN!  I love college football season so when this adorable family wanted to do gear up in their Georgia jerseys and bring along the pups, I was definitely game. 

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Miracles

"Like the fire in the night
Like the ocean parted wide
Like the grave, empty inside
You will see He still does
Miracles, miracles, miracles, miracles

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Even if you don't see it now
Without a doubt, He's already moving
There is not a pain that you hold
He doesn't know, and He isn't using

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With every option exhausted
You've tried everything you know
So reach for something beyond it
'Cause He is our hope

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Like the fire in the night
Like the ocean parted wide
Like the grave, empty inside
You will see He still does

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Miracles, miracles, miracles, miracles

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Miracles, miracles, miracles, miracles..."

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Song: He Still Does by Hawk Nelson

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A Different Direction

I have my "style" with photography - it's what my clients know me for, they like it, I like it.  It's clean, natural, and bright.  But, sometimes I get home and I see a session unfold on my screen and I decide to go in a different direction.

This was one of those times, I wanted to capture the bold personality that this sweet girl has.  She's fun and playful.  She likes to do her own thing.  She literally had us all chasing after her, smiling and laughing.

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My Babies

As we were driving to the peach trees this evening I explained to my 3 year old that we were going to take a few, quick photos with some pretty trees.  He then told me how much he likes trees - green trees to be exact.  So, when he found out that I was taking him to PINK trees, he exclaimed, "Trees are not pink, Mama.  Trees are greeeeeeeeennn!"

But, when we pulled up and he saw with his own eyes that these trees had pink blooms and not a trace of green, he politely told me, "You were right, Mama.  These trees are pink. But, I like green trees better."

#BoyMom

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Disney Magic

I think we all know that Disney holds some sort of magic that makes everything there a little extra special.  Our time in Orlando was no exception to this.  Our imaginations went wild and we smiled the entire week.

This adorable family was just icing on the cake!  Disney's Boardwalk was spectacular, lively, and made the perfect backdrop for sweet girl's one year old photos.

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Rainbow

My Tuesday started off a little bumpy...nothing quite flowed for me that morning.  I woke up later than I should, it was starting to rain, I had to fit a normal 45 minute morning routine into 15 minutes....you know THAT kind of morning.  So, when I finally left my house (5 minutes late) I prayed for a better outlook for the day.  I did not want my crazy morning to cloud my day - especially since I was headed to a wonderful session with four daughters and their mother.

And you know what happened - my own little rainbow appeared in the form of these five amazing women.  Literally, they were a burst of color on that rainy morning and I couldn't help but feel hopeful for the day. 

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They were filled with laughter and smiles and it was very contagious.

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Five strong, confident, and loving women graced my Tuesday morning and lifted my spirits for the day.

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Happy International Women's Day!

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Gracefully

"Take all I have in these hands
And multiply, God, all that I am
And find my heart on the altar again
Set me on fire, set me on fire
Oh, take all I have in these hands
And multiply, God, all that I am
And find my heart on the altar again
Set me on fire, set me on fire

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Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken

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My heart stands in awe of Your name
Your mighty love stands strong to the end
You will fulfill Your purpose for me
You won't forsake me, You will be with me

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Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken

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Pouring out my life again
Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken
Oh, gracefully"

Gracefully Broken by Matt Redman

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Love Has a Name
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"There's a space in every beating heart
There's a longing that reaches past the stars
There's an answer to every question mark
There's a name

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There's a hope flowing through these veins
There's a voice that echoes through the pain
There's an ember ready for the flame
There's a name

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We will fix our eyes on the One who overcame
We will stand in awe of the One who breaks the chains

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Love has a name
Love has a name
Jesus

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Love has a name
Love has a name
Jesus"

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"Love Has A Name" by Jesus Culture

 

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