I recently had the honor of capturing the Bertram/Lazebnik as they begun living as a family of four. One of my favorite parts about photographing second babies is recording older siblings as they learn to navigate their relationship with their newest brother or sister. David is such a good older brother. During this session, David taught me all about his favorite animals, he is really into sea creatures. At one point I asked him if he had taught his new baby brother, Theo, all about his favorite animals and his reaction was priceless. David realized that he was going to get to teach Theo all about the best tings in life, like sea creatures! It was so sweet capturing them laying on the floor staring at plastic toys as David explained all the differences between each water animal. This is the beginning of brotherhood- a bond that cannot be matched or broken. Thank you Bertram/Lazebnik family for inviting me in to capture the great love you have in your home, it was an honor!
Laura and Jared are in love... like, I'm talkin' madly in love. Laura has been a friend of Will and I for a long time now. She spends her days working in college ministry and pouring herself out for others. She has an amazingly kind and welcoming heart and we have always known that if she were to decide to get married one day it would be to a very special man. Jared is that special guy. He looks at Laura with such great affection and pours himself out to serve and love her well. I feel so mushy writing this, but it is true! Jared loves Laura so well and the first time we had dinner with these two we just knew that they would spend the rest of their lives together. Jared is an architect and Laura is an artist of many trades including photography and graphic design. Together they create some beautiful things and complement one another so well.
Jared, you love Laura tenderly and humbly walk beside her supporting her to be a generous and loving woman. Laura, you build Jared up and speak beautiful words that beckon him into being more like Jesus. The way you guys love is real and inspiring. My prayer for you is that you remember this love you have begun with. That you continue to look at one another with great love and affection and speak words of truth and strength to one another. I pray you grow in this and learn to do it even more fully so it brings about an even greater love between the two of you and the community that surrounds you. Cheers to you and the many years ahead as you learn and grow in love for one another!
It was so much fun listening to Erin and Justin's friends and family talk about how deeply they love one another. Their day was filled with such joy to join together these two lives together. There was an anticipation and excitement to see what their great love can do; how it will impact the world and bring about greater love. Erin and Justin have spent months in a long distance relationship and have only had limited opportunity to spend time with each other in person. In this time, it is clear that the way they care for one another has already caused greater love and life in those they come into contact with on a daily basis. Now married, I believe that you, Justin and Erin will impact the kingdom of God in even greater ways. You will bring affection, healing, grace, and peace to your community. Congratulations on the new adventure and blessings to you!