Daniel and Katelyn are quickly becoming good friends of ours. It has been a real pleasure getting to know them. When Katelyn asked me to photograph their September wedding at Country Manor Acres, I was both honored and delighted. Included in my wedding package is a complimentary engagement session. We chose to have this session on the beautiful venue property. This place is gorgeous! Just a few short weeks away, and we will be shooting on this location again! I am so excited for you both! I hope you love your photos.
I am over the top excited to share this blog with you all! My Pastor and his wife gave away their oldest of four daughters on July 1st and asked me to be the photographer to capture such a special event. I humbly accepted under the conditions that they understood that while I am a professional photographer, I had never shot a wedding before. Their confidence in me was very encouraging. This sweet couple is an example of a real life fairytale. The way they met and the discipline they had toward making sure they were meant to be together is a wonderful testimony of the power of prayer and faith. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity and know that these images will be a lasting treasure. I wish you both a lifetime of joys.
I would like to take a minute to share with you those that helped make this day beautiful for the family.
~Dress: Wedding Wonderland
~Coordinator: Rebekah Watson
~MUA: Lauren Watson
~Florals: Flowers by Miki
~Cake: Bread of Life
~2nd Shooter: Blush Creative Photography (This girl rocks! She was way more like a co-shooter than a 2nd shooter. I owe an unending amount of gratitude to her guidance and mentoring. Thanks so much Stephanie!)
I have seen these beautiful sunflower fields for years…in pictures. I had never been to see them in person until yesterday. After reading that the peak time for these flowers was going to be soon passing, I talked my husband into throwing on a nice shirt and piling into the car to go have a little photo shoot. I really appreciate that he did that for me. Let’s face it, if you are a guy and not a photographer, chances are, photo shoots are just not your cup of tea. He obliged me nonetheless. I think he might like me. 😉 He even got a wonderful shot of me and the kids! Any-who, below are a handful of the images I was able to capture while visiting TWRA’s sunflowers.
I am officially half way through this project. Wow! Time slow down! I have chosen a few of my favorites from this month to share with you. I had the opportunity to be creative in both editing and shooting. It was a lot of fun.
These photos were taken at Adair Park in Fountain City. Pretty beautiful, huh? Life can get so busy. Sometimes we just keep trucking on trying to get everything done on our to do lists. Other times we are bombarded with terrible news that creates such heartache that it is hard to think about much else. Now that this session is finished, I can really look at these images. Really look at them. At first, I thought about how pretty the trees are at the park. About how beautiful the sun is as it peaks through the limbs. I thought about this family and how silly we were at the session. About how even though there were some empty stomachs ready for dinner by the end of the session, we still had lots of laughs. I see genuine smiles on their faces, which makes me feel like I have succeeded at my job. All of these things that I thought about made me really take a step back and think how incredibly blessed we are. To have such a beautiful park just minutes from our homes for our families to thoroughly enjoy is enough to make me teary eyed. As a matter of fact, this is only one of a multitude of local parks to choose from. Why have I not stopped to appreciate and think on this before? Busy lives, heartaches, life in general, the blindness of having everything at my fingertips? All of the above? My goal is not to make us saddened for those who are less fortunate so much so that we become frozen in our empathy, but rather to be grateful for the little things. Little things that in all honesty are really big things to someone else. The more grateful we are, the more strength we have to share with others. The moral of the story…don’t take life for granted, think on good things, see the needs of others and act on it, and appreciate the “big” little things. Thank you so much, Webb Family, for letting me capture a little joy for your family and a little humility for myself.
Another month down. I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that we are getting really close to the halfway mark. By this time next month, we will be there! May had several favorites. My sweet girl had her 3rd birthday this month. I say that to explain why my top picks consist mostly of her beautiful self. It was a real treat having many of them featured on a variety of Instagram hubs. You can see the rest of my project pics over there, as well. I love sharing my life (the good and not so good) with you all. I have appreciated everyone’s kind words and encouragement throughout this project. It really means so much to me. Thank you!