July 25, 2017 ~ Titusville, Florida ~ Newborn Session: Elias 

It’s rare and profound and moving to me when I’m the one coming away from a session feeling blessed.
The stories I often get to hear as a photographer (especially with birth or newborn sessions!) are tender and deeply special.
God writes the best stories! Such was this session, honestly one of THE most peaceful and beautiful newborn sessions ever.

There came a moment during editing when I just sat and stared at a picture for 10 minutes, not editing, just looking.
“I love solo pictures…”, I had explained to Elias’ big brother M, “but pictures together! They hold a deep connection that I LOVE.”
He nodded his head and looked down at his little brother with a whole world of adoration and pride in his eyes,
and my heart just went right out the window.

Welcome to the world, baby Elias. Your family adores you. 

July 22, 2017 ~ Valdosta, Georgia 

It takes a very special out of state (or country!) bride to make me say “yes” to shooting a wedding! Amanda was one!
I don’t think I’ve ever been so served, lavished on, welcomed or encouraged during shooting. Georgia people just LOVE well.
Shannon & I had such a wonderful time road tripping (accidentally getting locked out of our host house TWICE), and doing
what we love best – capturing memories of people who dearly love each other. I don’t think I’ve ever seen two people more tenderly,
gently, sweetly, peacefully in love. Or a wedding dress so stunning: Amanda was pure royalty in it. All the heart eyes!

From the wedding party of 42 people, to their first kiss (followed by SO many more kisses!), to the tears spilling down
so many faces in joy for their beloved people, to the way Amanda joyfully proclaimed to her Daddy: “I’m getting married today!!”
to the way Amanda rested peacefully in Luke’s arms, I was reminded of the Gospel. May it always be so in your marriage.
Congratulations, Luke & Amanda!! It was an honor.