Sunday, October 16, 2016

mini sessions part 2

This was seriously the cutest, sweetest family I have had the privilege to photograph in awhile. All of the kids were just off the charts photogenic and well behaved. Yes, the group shots took a bit of photoshop but it was so worth it.

DSC_7206DSC_1110 copyDSC_1042 2 copy

I will be doing min-shoots again on October 29 & November 19 at this location so please let me know if you'd like to reserve a spot!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

mini sessions

I am currently booking for the Augusta area. Send me an email for information and to reserve your spot!

Here are a few favorites from my last session:
There's nothing better than photographing my beautiful in-real-life friends!!
You might recognize this cutie from my post the other day.

I also got a few shots of this adorable girl on her 10th birthday.
a DSC_0956
She was just the sweetest girl. As you can see - also very shy. a DSC_0949a DSC_0943

I'll be shooting again on the 22nd at this location. So please let me know if you'd like for me to save a spot for you!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

a day at the park with friends

Today was a great morning. The weather could not have been more perfect. We met some friends at the park and while we were there I took some pictures. DSC_1315DSC_1290DSC_1288DSC_1257DSC_1255DSC_1246DSC_1218DSC_1222DSC_1224DSC_1221DSC_1246DSC_1247DSC_1261

Saturday, October 1, 2016

An invitation

This is an invitation.

An invitation to something that is maybe new. An invitation to be free, to walk lightly and to live openly in this broken, messy world. An invitation to choose brave. In the middle of the hard. In the middle of weakness. 

Can we sit here together for just a moment and try to imagine what it might look like to live a life that is not ruled by insecurity?  What if you and I learned to stand stronger in our faith and choose love over fear? Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Can you see it? What does it look like? 

It's okay if you can't even imagine it. I'm right here with you. If I'm honest, on a clear day, I can only vaguely make out the shape of it in the distance. It can be hard to see. 


It's not just David facing Goliath, or Moses at the Red Sea, it's not only Peter or Paul leading the way for the early church. It's not only Esther before the king, saving her nation from certain death. They were all amazing men and women and obviously brave characters in the unfolding story of God's redemption of His people. But during the next 31 days we're going to look at some of the more unexpected characters of the Bible who showed bravery in smaller, quieter ways. In Hannah, getting up out of her grief and surrendering her desires to God. It's Ruth in the fields choosing love in the mundane day after day after weary day. 

Brave - it's bold and beautiful, it's breathtaking, but it's not necessarily big, or up front or in a spotlight (though maybe it is,  it's just not about being the only one up there). Lately I have been learning that the best kind of brave is vulnerability, it's embracing the reality of needing others and being honest about my weakness. It's about surrendering every last one of my expectations and trusting God, no matter what I'm seeing or how I'm feeling. (By the way, I have learned this is  so much easier said than done.) 

Writing this series has felt nothing like what I thought it was supposed to feel like. It hasn't been written at a pretty desk in the rays of a rising golden sun, with a nice little stack of commentaries at my side, washed over by peace and joy. 

No way. 

These post feel like scribbled notes from the bomb shelter. These posts have been tapped out on my cell phone as I empty the clothes dryer and as I make dinner or wash dishes, while sitting in the parking lot of the Library or wrapped in a towel sitting on the edge of the tub. I'm a mess. Honestly, my life feels like two steps away from total, epic disaster, but maybe you can relate to that. 

Read the rest of this post on my new blog

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Emily is headed to the capital!!


My middle daughter Emily is headed to the State Capitol with a few friends from her class to participate in the YMCA Youth Assembly. When she first told me about this opportunity I felt like this was an important opportunity for her. I am pretty sure that all of my kids will make a positive impact on the world, but Emily is the most vocal about it. She is the one who worked with her student council to implement recycling systems in her school, and she is the one who I expect will do more to help people than she can even imagine right now.  I am thrilled for her to have this opportunity, but she can't get there without some help. Here is what she says about it:

I am an 8th grade student and I am looking for opportunities to further contribute to the growth of my education. The Georgia Youth Assembly is a three day seminar in which students my age can meet lawmakers and go to workshops where we would learn how laws affect citizens. To participate, I have to come up with my own bill to be viewed and possibly voted on by the House of Representatives of GA. I set out to draw lawmaker's attention to the problems within the education system we currently have now and, as I grow older, I hope to be able to use this experience to inform my passion for human rights and justice. I need to raise $200, so please donate


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pendalton King Park

We went to Pendelton King Park on the 7th to meet up with some friends and it was such a fun adventure!! There is a tank. Need I say more? The boys scrambled up onto it in a blink. 

Happy 1st Birthday Grayson!!< br />

It was such a fun day with the boys that I dragged the family there the following weekend.

When I find a pretty brick wall I take pictures. period.
when you have six kids the chances of all of them cooperating for a family picture are slim to none.