The moment she realized her life was about to change. I’m over here still soaking it all in myself and reflecting on how good God is to bring these two together at just the right time. They are SO perfect for each other! Mark and I prayed for each of our children and their future spouses since they were babies. As I watched this moment unfold I couldn’t help but feel so grateful and incredibly blessed to be given this moment — to watch what God can do...to witness His goodness, His plan and His amazing love that He lavishes on us. I absorbed it all (through tears and a very heavy lens!) and soaked it all in for both Mark and I. It was a combination of feeling very alone in my joy, but very together in unity and joy with Mark at the same time. Not gonna lie...these were intense emotions going on! I am so thankful for the life these two are beginning together, and the joys and challenges to come that will grow them closer as a couple and to their Savior. Here we go! I am so ready for this sweet season! #rljphotocouples
I had so much fun capturing this beauty. Nate designed it himself to be a reflection of everything that is Xenia...delicate, genuine, beautiful and rare. It’s perfect for her. I’m so thankful for this joyous season to celebrate moments like this that remind us of how much we have to be thankful for. Our family is growing again...we are blessed. #rljweddings
He couldn’t have chosen anyone more perfect for him! Nate & Xenia are engaged!!!! I’m thrilled to be gaining the most precious daughter-in-love! God is good!!
I’m so in love with the beautiful moments @leahgoetzel captures for me when she’s second shooting. If there are branches, a bush, even an artificial ficus tree from 1985, she’ll find a way to shoot through it and make any moment look magical! Thanks, Leah!!! You’re the best!! #rljweddings
How in the world can you possibly be 25 years old?!?!?! 😳 I blinked and you went from being the most adorable, tender-hearted little boy to this handsome, grown man who blesses me and all who know him in more ways than I can describe! Nate, you are a bright light in my life and I couldn’t be more thankful for YOU. You’ll always be my boy, but I’m so thankful to have you as one of my best friends who I look up to and respect for the man of strength and integrity that you are. You’ve comforted me in my darkest moments and have led our family well, and in that, have honored both Dad and the Lord. I love you with my life, Nate! Have the best birthday ever!
Such a beautiful wedding tonight at the stunning @belomansion ~ @richardwelday & @bonnieryan1 CONGRATULATIONS to you both! You are one VERY special couple! Love you both!
Sunshine, joy and all the love I can imagine. This girl has my whole heart. #LolliTime is the best time!
Submerged in editing this beautiful wedding and I couldn’t be more in love! I love love. #rljweddings
Celebrating with a very special tribe; aka...the wedding party. Surround yourself with those people who cheer for you, challenge you, and love you well. And then make sure you’re doing the same for them. #weddingpartywednesday