Hodge Wedding

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! 

Hall Wedding

Every memory I have the opportunity to help capture is an amazing honor. It brings me so much joy. Seriously, I cannot explain to you how much of a privilege it is to capture people's biggest life moments and freeze them in time for them. It is particularlly special when it is people I dearly love.

Maggie and Lawton are good friends of Will and I. In our house I refer to them as "my favorites". Their love is beautiful. It is soft, tender, and genuine. Their love challenges me to love better, more fully and sacrificially. Each of them gives so much into their relationships with friends and family; they cherish people and treat them as such. This spills into their relationship with one another and together they are able to love people around them that much more. 

Their day was absolutely beautiful. From the origami seat settings to the amazing flower arrangements, their artistic gifting was on full display. Her dress had an elegant vintage vibe with modern lines and both Maggie and Lawton had these awesome vintage coats. Their food was perfectly crafted, oh so delicious and was washed down by specially crafted blood orange Old Fashions. The best word I can find to describe their community is: texture. They were surrounded by absolutely beautiful people who have such amazing and varied personalities and hearts. 

It was truly a wonderful day and an honor to capture. My prayer for you, Maggie and Lawton, is that your love grows ten fold and drenches all those you come into contact with. It is a blessing to know you. Cheers to the beginning of a great adventure! 

The Birth Of Anneliese

This is the second part to my three part series this week on Mallory's journey into motherhood. Each birth I have had the honor of documenting has been so different and unique to each mother, baby, and couple. Each one has also been so incredibly beautiful and life changing. Every time a baby is born the world changes forever. I feel that reality each time I capture a birth: the gravity of new life. No matter who that baby becomes or what they do, their life will impact the world. The beginning of a life is crazy amazing and the birth of Anneliese was no different. 

Mallory's birth experience was right in line with who she is as a person. It was filled with laughter, peace and joy, so much joy! Mallory and Scott did not know if they were going to be having a boy or a girl. Mallory has two stepsons with Scott and she wanted a sweet girl now to add to the mix of boys. They spent the hours leading up to pushing looking up names and adding new possibilities to their list. The moment the baby was born and they announced it was a girl was an incredibly precious moment! The joy on Mallory and Scott's face was priceless. SO. MUCH. LOVE! Right after Anneliese was born she found warmth and peace on her mama's chest. Within the first hour she was nursing like a champ. 

What a beautiful day it was, the day you joined your parents in this world, Anneliese. You will bring change into this world; it has already begun and continues to be inevitable and unstoppable. My prayer for you is that the impact you create is fueled by a great and powerful love. Blessings to you on the beginning of a great adventure!