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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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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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