From our family to yours, I hope you are having a blessed Easter season! Yesterday, we had a wonderful day spending time with my family and godparents. Family is so important to me. It's the main reason I love photographing weddings. My job allows me to set my schedule so that I can spend plenty of quality time with the ones I love most. My oldest, Memory, was the first person I ever took photos of. Back in the day, we were broker than broke and all I wanted were adorable pictures of my 6 month old. I couldn't afford a photographer. Looking back, seeing how far I've progressed, how my niche evolved, how fulfilled my heart is with shooting only weddings, I cannot tell you enough how much my inspiration came from these people in this photo. I wanted to be a stay at home mom more than anything. To be honest, I HATED working at the bank. I couldn't believe how rude customers could be. I felt that I busted my butt for $9 an hour, having to wear clothes I despised and spending more time talking to strangers than I did conversing with my family. So when I had our second, Trinity, I was on maternity leave telling my mom how much I did not want to go back to work but that financially, the whopping $200/month I was clearing after gas and babysitting was something we really needed. That's when my mom, now my amazing associate, encouraged me to take a risk and try out photography. Some women roll their eyes at me and think my dream of being a stay at home mom is stupid. They tell me my kids are going to hold me back, that I'm not going to get enough adult interaction or that I'm cutting myself short by not choosing my career first. But au contraire! Putting my kids first has allowed me to grow in my career more than ever. They drove me to push harder, stay up later, wake up earlier and to put myself out there. My kids will never hold me back--it's only my mindset that has that power.
Our yard on Easter is one of my faves. This year, the Easter Bunny left eggs all around our yard and made it more like a scavenger hunt after the front eggs are found. He even hid three giant eggs filled with fun! No matter how much fun the bunny has hiding eggs and watching the girls' faces when they're bright eyed and cotton tailed in the morning, having a reason for to celebrate is much more important. May we never forget the pain and suffering a kind and innocent man went through to save our souls. Today, I'm filled with gratitude and humbled to know that our Lord was willing to die for my sins. Happy Easter, everyone! Yours Truly, Sara
The way he pulls her in close as often as possible is enough to make anyone's heart melt. . . Stay tuned for Sam & Leighton's sneak peek blog, coming soon!
Pop the champagne because this gorgeous springtime wedding just hit the blog and you don’t want to miss these beautiful details, spring vibes and all the love AJ and Leah share. ❤️