Sabrina & Joseph

October 27th, 2017

Starr, SC was my first home that taught me that family that isn’t blood.

These were my first babies.

My first daughters.

They taught me who I was and who I wanted to be when I had biological children.

You see, before I was a mama, before I was a wife, right after I became a teacher, I became a cheerleading coach.

And Sabrina.

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She believed in me. On days I had no idea what I was doing.

She’s everything I want my own little girl to grow up to be.

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Humble.

Patient.

Kind.

Strong.

She was my Rock.

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And together, she and Joseph will move mountains.

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They are a force.

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Because they know who their Father is.

And recognized where He has brought them.

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High school sweethearts.

Forever best friends.

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Absolutely in love.

Sabrina and Joseph, thank you.

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May 19 cannot come soon enough.

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Ethan Meets Elliot

October 4th, 2017

There is not a session in which I leave the hospital that I am not emotionally overwhelmed by the goodness of God’s grace and the way He chose to make this path wind and turn and continue to take me places I never thought possible.

When I met Ethan at my very first session three years ago, his eyes took my breath away. I was literally immediately taken swept into his heart because of the story his eyes told. And today, those eyes continue to see into my soul and bring out the best in each person in his family.

Ethan’s new love is his little brother. And the moment he met him, gave him presents and kisses brought smiles, laughter and an intense new love that Erica and Ryan never knew possible.

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The joy that erupted in this room as their entire family celebrated together was special.

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Anointing.

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Breath-taking.

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Beautiful.

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Thank you, Lord, for this family.

For Ethan.

For Erica and Ryan.

And for sweet, sweet Elliot.

Welcome to the family!

Sarah Beth | Senior

October 2nd, 2017

Loyal.

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Kind.

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Quiet in the most beautiful way.

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Full of joy.

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Absolutely stunning.

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Sarah Beth made time stand still as she laughed and smiled and posed as we roamed the streets of downtown Anderson.

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A future Clemson student (hopefully) with an eye for fashion and dream for design.

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There is no doubt she will run after her dreams as fast she can.

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No doubt, in fact, that her genuine heart and spirit will take her far.


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Congratulations, Sarah Beth! May all your dreams come true.

Aden Meets Ryder | Sibling Meeting

September 26th, 2017

He who moves the waves and the sea. He who knit us together and knows every hair on our head.

“God saw us when we could not be seen…” ~Charles Spurgeon

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And now that Ryder is here, the evidence of His heavenly Father was felt throughout the room the entire morning.

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For we serve such a perfect Father.

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We are “hand-hidden.

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Known.

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Witnessed.

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Concealed. 

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Within the hiddenness of the womb, God gives us a glimpse of a forever truth, the truth that quickens and multiplies in secret.” ~Sara Hagerty, Unseen

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He is here (and Mama did a good job!).

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He is loved.

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And created without a doubt by a good, good Father.

Bowen is ONE!

September 22nd, 2017

Ruth Simons said, “It’s what you do behind closed doors and where people are never going to share about you that matters most.”

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And this describes Daren and Brandy Vaughn to a T.

Thoughtful. Intentional. Kind.

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But we will never do all that these sweet parents do for so many. Any one of their friends can attest to this fact. They can go above and beyond in all situations.

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These babies, though, are more than blessed to have them as their parents.

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Celebrating one year with this sweet little man and with the example of their parents, because they worship our Heavenly Father, is their immeasurably more.

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He IS immeasurably more.

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Vaughns, I am so thankful for your presence in our lives. YOU are blessings to so many that you will never even know.

Jensen Thomas | Newborn

September 22nd, 2017

Jensen means “God is gracious.”

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And after seven years of prayer, Lacie and Nathan are more than grateful for this perfect blessing.

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A miracle, they said.

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He’s our little miracle.

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From his head to his toes, beautiful as can be.

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God is, indeed, gracious, and our most perfect Father.

Jensen Thomas | Arrival

September 16th, 2017

“…but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles…they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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And wait they did. Seven years of praying for this sweet, sweet boy and Jensen Thomas is here.

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And perfect in every single way.

2017-09-16_0006Congratulations, Lacie and Nathan (and Bailee and Sully!)!! You are so truly blessed.

Hampton McColl | Newborn

September 7th, 2017

“We need to make a shift from that word calling…to my calling is filled in salvation.” -Kat Armstrong

I love when I have the opportunity to share how Chasity gave me this job and how she GAVE me this business.

To have the opportunity to share is the reminder of God’s assignment for my life.

And this assignment can change. It can change daily. It changed three years ago from when I was a teacher and now I am a photographer. It changed as I became a wife and a mother. But it is not my calling. My calling is my salvation in Him and when I have the blessing to go to a session and share that, I am ALWAYS blown away.

Sharing with Crystal and Collin and hearing their story of His faith, His grace and His assignments He has given them testify again to the goodness of the Father we serve. Their assignments changed. Their homes changed. But God has been faithful every step of the way.

And leaving the session having the chance to hear how they have learned His grace from parenting (and how I can sooo relate!!) forms a bond in friendship for which I will forever be thankful.

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Hampton McColl Bryant, you are so loved. Fearfully and wonderfully made. And the sweetest blessing to Maggie who is one of the best big sisters around.

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Cullen Warner | Newborn

September 6th, 2017

Grace. Matchless grace. Offered to us that deserve none.

And that grace comes in so, so many forms.

Laughter.

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Joy.

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Love.

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Happiness.

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Because he is fearfully and wonderfully made by His father above.2017-09-06_0009

And sweet Cullen Warner brings laughter. And joy. And love.

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And among the sleepless night…so much happiness to his mommy and daddy

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And will for so many days and years to come.

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The Walsh Twins | Arrival

September 5th, 2017

These beautiful girls had us all at hello.

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2017-08-31_0097But looking through the glass at these two beauties was one sweet little boy that quickly fell head over heels.

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Watching their every move.

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Smiling at his dad.

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Itching to get his hands on them.

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(Like the rest of the family…)

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And when he did, I’m pretty sure the feelings were mutual.2017-08-31_0101

A family in love, a family that loves and a family that is so so easy to love.