Josh and Mekinnah’s Gorgeous Wedding

Posted on 18. Jun, 2014 by .

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I have been looking forward to photographing Josh and Mekinnah’s wedding for some time now. Their engagement shoot found here was one of my favorites of all time. They are so at ease with each other and such genuine people. I have known Mekinnah’s family for over 15 years. Her mom was the first person to make me feel welcome at our church. She has a smile that lights up a room. I will never forget her kindness to me then as she reached out her hand to me and introduced herself. The whole family is that way. Not a faker in the bunch. They are authentic followers of Christ and they love people. Josh and his family were just as special. Our day together was pure joy for me. I loved every minute of it, and as you can see there is no scarcity of beauty in this group. The best part is, their hearts shine even more beautifully than their outward appearances.

Josh and Mekinnah pledged their love and commitment to each other in the presence of God and their family and friends on May 17th at Silver City Farms. It was a perfect day.

Love you, Josh and Mekinnah. May you have a lifetime of blessings and deep joy.

Thank you  to my second shooter Sterling Graves who always does a stellar job. You can find more of his work at sterlinggraves.com.

And now, a million pictures. How could I choose?

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Storm over the Ocean

Posted on 06. Jun, 2014 by .

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Fierce Beauty

Last night a storm rolled in over the ocean. We were all in awe of the glory. We lined up like sardines on the back deck to photograph it from our individual perspectives. Johnny and Chris and I bravely headed down to the shore to get a few images before the lightning got too close.

I instantly felt my smallness in the face of this storm. Chris and Johnny stood faces to the wind as I took a few shots. The sky was breathtaking, almost literally.

I am grateful to find my smallness, to realize I have no control and that I can surrender to a God who does.  I must. He is a God who loves me and has every detail handled. I have been plagued with stomach issues for almost two weeks now and it strikes fear into my soul. Several years ago I battled a bacteria for over a year that could have taken my life. The pain of that season, the  memories of bleak hospital stays and the worry that was so thick at that time, all hang around my spirit like anchors endeavoring to pull me under. I have to remember my God is like that storm. He is enveloping, taking me wherever he pleases. He is to be both feared and trusted. He has the power to heal and the strength to carry me.

He is in control and I am not.

Best of all, this King of all kings loves small me.

And you. What are you carrying that you need to cast into the clouds today? It’s all his anyway.


Psalm 65:5-8

“You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
    God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
    and of the farthest seas,
who formed the mountains by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,
 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.”

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