Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall Family mini-sessions

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Every session is different. Some kids are more or less easy to work with. These kids and this sweet sweet mama were a photographer's dream. These cuties were silly and giggly and chatty and made my job easy-peasy. Then they gave me my favorite group shot of the season so far. I love this job! There are a lot of beautiful places to do a family session around Augusta. One of my favorites is the Savannah Rapids where I shot this session. It's a very popular spot for photographers!

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I'm shooting mini-sessions this Saturday (the 29th) 
and I still have a couple of spots open for the 19th of November. 

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.

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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:
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There's nothing better than photographing my beautiful in-real-life friends!!
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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.
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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. 

Brave.

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 faithraider.blogspot.com

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