Friday, May 13, 2016

Welcome Home, Evie!

After three years of being in the thick of the adoption process, the Aldridge family welcomed their newest daughter home last night. Evie Esther has been prayed over for countless months, and her big sisters were probably the most anxious people on the planet last night waiting for their momma and little sister to get home. If you don't know the journey this family went through to bring Evie home, you must check out McCall's blog and Instagram. Their story is saturated with the Lord's goodness, sovereignty, and faithfulness.
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So many sweet friends and family waiting to welcome Evie home!
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Little Hollyn just didn't know what to do with her self. At one point she was literally just running in a circle with excitement. 

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Goodness, adoption blesses my bones and seeing the Lord's faithfulness to the Aldridge family during this draining three years is such a testament to His goodness. Little Evie is such a beautiful picture of His redeeming work. We are all so richly blessed to know her.

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She looked up at him and said "Papa" and then reached for him. I couldn't help but tear up and this sweet girl being held by her daddy for the first time ever.
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Her feet will never touch the ground again...
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But if they do... those two will be right beside her, no doubt.
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She warmed up a little at the end. We all couldn't help but praise the Lord for her! Seriously, look at her face. I could eat her cuteness up!
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Signing Off

It is with a grateful heart and many emotions that I have decided to close the door on this photography journey. I started this humble journey in order to stay home with my sweet C, and almost four years later I now feel the Lord leading me to end it. The Lord has been so faithful to us. 

When we started this venture, I knew I wanted it to be the Lords and to just simply be His vessel. It has provided a way for me to stay home with my kids, bring missionaries home for the holidays, help families adopt, help us adopt, help support other families, document precious moments and serve families in many many other ways that I'll keep treasured in my heart forever. I'm overwhelmed at all the Lord has done and I'm just thankful He let me be apart of it. The last few months I have felt Him closing the door on this chapter of my life. I won't say that I'll never take on sessions again. I know the Lord has given me this talent and so if He calls me to use it again, I want to be obedient. But, I'm excited to pursue some commercial photography and capture just family and close friends for the time being. All currently booked sessions will still happen:)

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH to all my clients and families for letting me into your lives and document such special times. I truly truly can not say that enough. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!

I'm so grateful to have been apart of every single one. This has been the sweetest gift from the Lord.
To God be ALL the Glory!


--I will be leaving this website up so that my clients and their families can still view their galleries and to post any random sessions I donate my services to from here on out:)

Stevenson Baby Gender Reveal

Good Gravy, I've been waiting for this day for a long time! My sweet sister, Lindsay, and her hubby, Ryan, FINALLY KNOW THE GENDER TO THEIR BABYYYYYYY!!!!!! We did a super fun shoot with a smoke bomb. I listened to a voicemail left by her OBGYN with the exciting news. Then, I chose the coordinating smoke bomb, and I had them keep their eyes closed tight. A few of my family members were there to help things go smoothly and to video the entire thing (thanks mom, dad, kenny, josh, and my crazy kiddos). I LOVE how the whole thing turned out, mostly because their initial reaction is AMAZING!!

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A BOY!!!!!!!!

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Round Two with the smoke bombs!
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This sweet little Lion was the first thing Lindsay ever bought for their baby. She had a strong hunch it was a Boy.
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And this little bear will be going to Australia with them. I can't even wait to see it in his nursery.
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We love you sweet BOY!!!!!! Check out the Video below of the entire process and his sweet name!!!

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