It’s a BIRTH day!! I am in my car praying and waiting for the time to be right to head in and document new life emerging. Such a precious gift and one that I do not take lightly at all anymore. So thankful for this opportunity, but also hyper aware of the heart work that God is doing in me right now in this very moment. It IS possible for JOY and GRIEF to coexist. They truly can. I am living proof. As I got ready to leave the house this morning, I grabbed my diffuser bracelet and layered on my oil of Joy plus Trauma Life. Those two seemed most appropriate for this event. I am overjoyed for this new mama, yet I am still working through the trauma of loss. I also dropped some Valor on my wrist to be a conscious reminder of the bravery it takes to bear my 💗 to ALL the emotions today. #birthphotographer #scbirthphotography #ihadamiscarriage #ihadastillbirth #joyandgrief
D U E D A T E 💗 When you have lost a sweet baby before it’s time, their due date is a looming day on the calendar. It sits there ominously mocking you as you sit through your grief day after day. 💗 As the days led up to January 15th, I was moody and emotional. Expecting my cycle to start the very same day that I should have been welcoming my sweet baby. It felt cruel that those would coincide. 💗 Each time my heart wanted to be angry, I came back to, I am loved, Lily is alive, and He is good. Sometimes it came back to me from loving friends, sometimes through scripture, once through testifying of the words I spoke on that examining table when I found out our perfect baby’s 💗 had stopped beating. 💗 I have been inconsistent and quiet on here over the last month or two. A huge part has been just feeling like the words would not come...the other part has been a fear that if I crack open to share I may open a wound that is so desperate to heal. The thing is though...it’s the cracking open and pouring out that does bring the healing. I have to keep pressing into that! 💗 Today I go to photograph a new little girls emergence into the world. I took this birth right after losing Lily and I knew it would not be easy, but I am thankful God has the power to Hold me up, Guide my hands, Fuel my Creativity and Heal my 💗. 💗 On the table that day, the words that came out of my mouth were, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, but no matter what, He is good.” I still believe that wholeheartedly!
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We had so much exploring the farm this Fall...I can't wait until their 👰🏼🤵🏼 Wedding Day!!! Give Savannah & Jacob some ❤️!!! 💍 More on the blog!! Link in Profile!
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Be still my ♥️ It was a successful Nutcracker performance!! 🎄🎄🎄 #crownandivy #crownandivykids #belk #nutcrackerballet
One of my absolute favorite weddings ever!! Lots of tears in our eyes behind our cameras as we saw the love poured out onto this couple!! Click the link in bio for the full post!!! . @songhillreserve @ cottonrougeandco #scweddings # #scweddingphotographer #scbride #southernbride #photographybusiness #creativesontherise #upstatescweddingphotographer #ncweddings
Spent the day with my bestie doing what we love...serving our brides and grooms on the happiest day of their lives! . . We call these our date days because...well, we have a babysitter...and we are dressed nice...and typically we get to have a nice meal and cake...and we are going to a wedding! 😂 . . Sounds like a date to me!