What an honor it was to be a part of Rachel and John’s wedding day. The venue, the colors, the music – it was all chosen with intention. Bicycles were even included in the festivities because these two met doing triathlons. I think their race training probably did a lot to prepare them to handle the heat on this gorgeous and sunny June day.
There was a big turnout from friends and family. And everyone was eager to celebrate! Congratulations Rachel and John! May your marriage bear the same testimony to the goodness of God that your wedding day did.
Toothy grins and hair bows are what first birthdays are about. It’s a celebration of the small moments and milestones of the last 365 days. And a reminder that life flies by in seconds. Happy Birthday to this precious one year old!
They are the kind of friends that feel like family. And I couldn’t love them more than I already do.
God is in the business of restoration. And the Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center is boldly and tirelessly working to bring restoration to communities in need. This block party was a celebration of two years of restoring hope to those who are hurting. Restoring trust between the police and the communities they serve. Restoring relations across race lines. And doing it all for the glory of God.
If you would like to know more about how to get involved with the Dream Center, visit their website at http://cltdc.org
There’s a longstanding annual tradition in my family of spending a week together at the beach. A whole week away from the routines and obligations of our every day lives where we get to enjoy slow mornings, big meals, and time in the sun. I’m always thankful to get so much time in one of my favorite places with my favorite people.
It’s sometimes hard for me to find a balance between picking up my camera on vacation and putting it down. I can feel torn between capturing the moments and being present for them. I don’t want everyone else’s memories of me to include a camera in front of my face. So I tried to make an effort this year to play more, to converse more, to enjoy more.
This is a short recap of our vacation. But let’s be honest… this is really just a summary of my nephew’s week at the beach with cameo appearances from the rest of the family.
It is an honor to be asked to photograph a family; to be welcomed in to the intimate space of hugs and kisses between parents and their littles. In one quick hour I learn their nicknames for one another and discover what bribes work best for eliciting smiles from the kiddos. What I hope to preserve for each family is a record of a season of their lives. A series of images they can revisit in the years to come that remind them of the good places they have been.
The Johnsons have given me the greatest compliment by asking me back a second time to capture their family. I hope these pictures always remind you of the joy found in the gift of your boys!
The excitement over this sweet girl is hard to contain. And I’m thrilled for these friends to now be a family of three. Welcome Maylin!