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“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

I am excited to be participating in a monthly blog circle with a group of talented photographers. As in most endeavors, our self criticism can run rampant. While in some instances competition can push us to better our skills and fuel us to keep going, it is not what I want to drive me to do my best. Having a group of like minded friends who just want to build each other up and see each other continue to grow as artists is refreshment to my soul. Each photographer will choose ONE image to share each month.

My family and I love to camp. We spent some time near Cumberland Falls State Park earlier this fall. On a short hiking trip, we ended up at this small creek. My Audrey is a fish. Around any and all water is where she wants to be. I love the way the light reflects off the water and through her hair. Makes my heart sing.

Don’t forget to keep going around the circle. Bonus points if you leave some comment love in support of each artist. Thanks!! Next up is Olga’s blog post.

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  • Tara - The light in this is amazing, Sarah! Your words are beautiful too <3ReplyCancel

“Every time you post a photo, and I get a notification, it’s like Christmas!!!” ~Kathryn Helton.

This makes me so incredibly happy to hear. I have had the privilege of having professional photos taken of my family, and that is exactly how I felt with each new post and finished gallery. That joy that I had, I wanted to give that to others. This is why I love what I do! Trust me, I know that family photos are an investment, BUT they are a worthy investment.

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I took the footage from this month’s film several weeks ago, but didn’t put it together until yesterday. I wanted to document these kitties because they have been so special to Audrey. They are not ours, so she can’t torment them endlessly, but they truly do love her. It makes my heart so happy every time I put one of these together. As far as the photos, they have nothing to do with cats. Ha! We spent a lot of the last month swimming and enjoying our summer. I am trying my best to keep perspective, though. As I post these moments of joy and privilege, my heart does ache for those who don’t have it. The world is plenty dark, but here is a bit of light.

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  • Marcie - Awsome. Those kitties love those kids!ReplyCancel

I am finally getting the chance to blog this precious lifestyle newborn session. This family has allowed me to enter into their journey. Not only did I get to capture Kathryn and her beautiful baby bump (see here), but I also documented little man’s birth (see here). Next week, I will get to visit them again for Noah’s three month session. THREE months!! Phew! He is so cute, and I can’t wait to squeeze him.

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How is it July 17th already?! It is time for my “15 on 15” again. It is funny to say that because neither is it the 15th of the month or am I only posting 15 images. Oh well! Ha! I missed last month’s blog post. I spent my video making time creating a birth film which you can see here. This summer, we have loved playing with our new toy, the GoPro Hero 5 Black. Since swimming has been such a huge part of our lives, it was only fitting to make a family film that highlights this fun. A huge shout out and thank you to my Mother in Love for sharing her pool with us! The film was created using both my DSLR and the GoPro. Unfortunately, I did not realize the GoPro had been changed to 720p instead of 1080p, so the quality in some clips could have been better. Doh! Hope you enjoy the film. All the images below were shot with the GoPro. Thanks for taking a look!

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  • Danièle - Waouh !!! Your picture are really amazing, i love your work and your kids are very lucky to have such a good photomother !!!ReplyCancel

    • sllewis21 - Thank you so so much for the sweet words!ReplyCancel