A quick glimpse into my wedding yesterday at The Tides Inn in Irvington, Virginia. Congratulations, Sara and John! Your day couldn’t have been any more perfect!
Ever been in a period of your life where you’re just stuck and left feeling empty? Well, I can honestly say you’re not alone.
I’ve been crying out to God for some time in hopes of finding purpose in my life. Purpose beyond being a loving wife.. and even fulfilling my dreams of being a photographer. While both of these things bring a joyful purpose to my life, I long for something in my life that helps change the lives of those around me. I’m a passionate person and seek to do something with my life that has meaning… something that… (for a lack of better words) changes the world. Continue reading »
Sara and Scott are seriously such a fun, easy-going couple! It was insanely humid on Saturday, but that didn’t stop us from hitting up Shockoe Bottom and Carytown for their engagement session. I can’t wait to share with you a full preview of their session, but until then.. here is a quick sneak peek!
Apparently… I’m pretty inspiring… so much so that I was awarded with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. To be honest, this came at a complete surprise. I started this blog last year as a simple way to grow in my faith. I figured the more I blogged, the more I would dive in to God’s word.. it was really all for me and then I found out that other people were actually reading it. And not just my mother (even though she’s my number one fan). As I began more and more accustomed to blogging, I decided to incorporate my photography business into this same blog. Some would criticize that you shouldn’t mix your faith with your business… but I say.. I have nothing to hide.. or to be ashamed of. My faith is a HUGE part of who I am and I’ve never really understood the purpose or benefit of separating my faith from the rest of my life. It is who I am. So, I have this blog… a little photography, a little faith, a little family, a little bit of my life. And apparently it seems to be inspiring to some of you and that makes my heart overflow. Continue reading »
As I was preparing for Ashley and Brian’s wedding, knowing that theirs was only the beginning to this year’s wedding season, I thought about making something creative to be used as a prop. Sure, I thought about banners, chalkboard signs and the like, but I wanted something a little different. And so I came up with these:
I know a few of you on my facebook page were asking me how I made them.. and in case you’re looking to make something like this, here is how I did it. (And please ignore the low quality photos.. it was spur of the moment and used my iphone.) Continue reading »
Back when I took their engagement photos in March, I knew Ashley and Brian would be so fun to work with on their wedding day.. and boy was I right! Their fun personalities really came to life when we were out on the golf course at Stonehenge Country Club getting some bridal party photos. And their friends in their bridal party are just as fun as well! Ashley truly made a beautiful bride.. and of course, Brian was as handsome as ever. Their love is absolutely infectious and it was truly an honor to be able to capture their special day. Enjoy!
Our greatest fear (as individuals and as a church) should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. [Francis Chan]
What is it that you are trying to succeed in? Will that success ultimately matter?
If you analyzed your life and assessed where you were putting all of your efforts and the majority of your time, would it pleasing in God’s eyes? Are you spending 80 hours a week trying to climb the corporate ladder that leaves you sacrificing time with your family and with God? Are you finding time for parties, happy hour and other social events, but too tired to wake up early on Sundays or volunteer at a local shelter? Are you too quick to buy that designer handbag or the latest iPhone, but falling short on tithing? Are you judging the homeless without showing Christlike love?
I know I can admit to a few of those things.. if not all of those at times. Too often we place too much emphasis on worldly success and how others define us. What we might define as a success is actually a failure if we achieve it at the cost of what really matters. God wants our best, deserves our best and demands our best. He wants all or nothing.
So… I ask again.. What is it that you are trying to succeed in? Will that success ultimately matter? If not, maybe your focus needs to change.
I know mine does.