November 26, 2017 ~ Oak Hill, FL ~ Family Session 2017: The Flake Family

I feel like all of my clients are full of sunshine. But this family….the kids spill out of the SUV, running over for hugs,
full of picture ideas, and stories about their latest adventures, chattering excitedly. I’ve known them since they were small,
and Ashley I’ve known since I was young. Sometimes I wonder how she saw this gift of photography in me and happily shoved
me into ALL this…into all these wonderful moments. We’ve talked a lot these past few years, sporadic messages here and there.

This session, y’all just don’t even know. It makes me cry grateful tears. It makes me sing over the bright sun.
It makes me know our Sovereign God hears our prayers (Asher!) and is faithful to give us good and never let us go.

It’s there in the laughter, the kisses when I had my back to you, that moment Charles was glad we took pictures,
Ethan’s faces that never fail to make me laugh, the way Addison is Little Mama to Asher, your laugh and
knowing looks when we show up a little muddy at the end and every time Asher is happy to see me.

I pray for you all, like I always pray for my clients, for my friends, for my people and their lives,
for their sessions, and for the moments we make together. It’s important! YOU are important to me!
But when the sun shows up with all its brilliant glory and it’s overtaken by the inward brilliance of my people?
Don’t tell me our God isn’t gloriously touching our lives and is always always always tangibly showing it to us.
I couldn’t love these pictures more, and I love your golden, spilling over, sunshine filled JOY and love. It’s tangible. 

So let’s continue doing life, friends, let’s press on toward our goal, our prize, our reward;
let’s look up to the radiant One: let’s see Jesus. Happy 2017 and into 2018, Flake family.
I love you all so much!! You really do make my year, every year. Thank you!!

With much love and gratitude,
-JM-