These cool kids will be hitting the blog soon - but until then - here’s a little something for y’all. ✨😏❤️ Also, sunsets make my life. That’s all. 🙌🏻
CAN YOU EVEN?! 😍😍😍 Super grateful my couples are willing to hike up mini mountains and around “one more corner!” five times for shots like this. ;) Gosh, I’m obsessed with these two!!
In order for me to be your wedding photographer, you have to laugh at my dumb jokes...it’s just a requirement. 💁🏼😏 Okay but seriously - these two are the most precious and tonight with them was a blast!! More pretty stuff in the storyyyy! 😍
So I’m 100% the girl who made her mom take a picture of her with these awesome gold balloons the day after her birthday because...#goals. Also they are so much harder to keep straight than it looks! But anyways. Last night some of my dear friends and family threw a surprise party for me which was the SWEETEST. ❤️ But what was even more meaningful was that my Mom had friends/family - near and far - write letters to me. Y’all... I *lost* it. Because as these dear friends were speaking such words of life over me and my future - I was astounded by the blessing & gift these people are. The fact that I have such incredible souls in my life is astounding. I am so honored and blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people, and I was reminded last night of how often I forget to recognize them. So thank you to all of y’all who made yesterday so special. You know who you are 😉❤️ and my encouragement to you today is this - speak life over people. Be intentional with your words. One of the ladies in our bible study at the prison said that ONLY time someone has told her “I’m proud of you” was in the Beauty for Ashes program there. And my heart absolutely broke hearing that. Some people don’t have the gift of encouraging, truth-speakers in their life. So let’s BE that to other people. Our words hold life & death - and it’s our choice what we use them for. I’m infinitely grateful for people who have chosen to speak life over me, and in turn - I want to be more of that for other people. ❤️
Would ya just look at these cuties?! Today’s a good day because 1) these gorgeous people are on the blog and 2) I turned a whole 21 years old today...what the what?! 🎉 Happy Monday, friends!
This weekend I’m putting down my camera and picking up a microphone to speak in front of 150 women, and y’all - I’m equal parts excited and completely terrified (let’s be real). I knew this season was going to be extremely full between 8 weddings in September & October, traveling all over the place, multiple shoots a week, starting teaching at the prison again, and simply trying to be a good friend/sister/daughter...but what I didn’t anticipate was how the Lord would show up in this season and blow me away. I think oftentimes it’s the seasons when we have the least amount to give the Lord shows up in the greatest ways. Because then it’s so clearly HIM working and not ourselves. I’m ridiculously stoked about what the Lord will do this weekend, and I’m praying that 150 feels more like 30. ;) Also super grateful to @hartandwalldesign for these amazing art prints that she gave for every single woman attending this weekend. 😍🙌🏻 Happy weekend, friends!