Baby Maddie has a big personality. She gets it from her mama. They are two beautiful ladies with smiles to light up a room. It’s been such a joy to get to know this family over the last year and it was a pleasure to have them all in front of my camera.
In adoption, there are lots of days that are painfully hard. And then there are days where you get a phone call that your son has been born. Suddenly, the agony of the wait is swallowed up by joy.
This family has a unique and beautiful story. It’s a story that is near and dear to my heart because it’s woven together with so many of the same threads as my own family’s story. God has sustained the Teals as they waited for their son and He has blessed them with the most beautiful baby boy. The scriptures contain many references to the banner of the Lord. In victory over enemies, Moses declared that the Lord is our banner. Isaiah prophesied about the banner that will be lifted up to bring the people to Christ. A banner makes a declaration. The life of this Banner is a declaration that the Lord is good.
“He brought me to the banquet room, and his banner over me is love.” ~Song of Solomon 2:4
Sweet baby May has arrived. I would tell you all about her precious parents and their clear adoration for their new daughter. But their smiles say more than my words ever could.
These two. This wedding.
It was a day that so many had hoped for. A day where our friend Mollie would stand beside the one to which she was entrusting her heart. She is a friend who eagerly celebrates the people in her life. She is thoughtful with her words and generous with her compassion. On this day, the church was filled with people who have been recipients of Mollie’s love and care. And we were all thankful for this chance to celebrate with her.
She has found a kind and devoted partner in Carlos. Their marriage is a living testimony that God heals, grows, and blesses his children.
Meet Hank. He weighs three pounds, he can just barely climb his way up the stairs, and he has the sweetest little puppy face you’ve ever seen. These siblings have had one week of getting to know their new pup, and they are all completely smitten.