Kasey + BJ | The Love Story

I am so blessed to have Kasey and BJ in my life, and was so honored when they asked me to shoot their big day. The wedding was simple and sweet. They decided they wanted it to be small, and actually had it in Kasey's house.. With all of the furniture moved out Kasey transformed her house into the perfect small wedding venue! It was such a beautiful day and I was blessed to be a part. 

Kasey and BJ's romance began to transpire in June of 2009. They were both serving in the same ministry and had mutual friends but had only seen each other from afar. From Kaseys end, "I can say it was impossible for me not to be drawn to him from the first time I saw him", and BJ's "Without doubt she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen!"....They're in love to say the least :)

BJ "did what any man trying to get a girl's attention would have done", and sent the facebook friend request. Bold move. But that little friendship sparked their official meeting at a prayer meeting. Their friendship quickly began to grow...They felt like they had known each other their whole lives and could talk about anything together.

"Our first "date" was not traditional, and was not meant to be a date at all. He was doing some contracting work on the patio at my house, and before we knew it, we were sharing the testimony of what God had done in our lives with each other. We had similar stories of rescue, redemption, and hope. Crazy as it sounds, that was the night we realized that we would be a part of each others life forever:) As our relationship grew over the next year, God's plan for us became more and more clear."- Kasey 

On October 14th, 2010 BJ took Kasey to a nice restaurant and out for coffee after. She wrote "every time we get together, I have a blast. That night though... it was just different. I can't tell you the level of emotion I was feeling. The whole night all I could think of is 'I didn't know love like this really existed'. I was overwhelmed." So they ended the night near the house BJ grew up in. It was COLD... and before she knew it BJ was down on one knee with "the sweetest words and the most beautiful ring I have ever seen". So of course she said yes! 

" December 11, 2010 we made the decision to love each other no matter what.....in good times and bad, til death.  It was really the most peaceful, relaxed, joyful day of my life....just the way weddings should be. God was with us, and it was evident.  Our marriage, our relationship obviously means the world to us. It signifies the love of the ONE that rescued us. He gave us unconditional love and he gave us a second chance. Marriage is not an obligation.....it is opportunity to love and serve someone, even when it's hard. It's an opportunity to love someone the way Christ has loved us and GIVEN himself for us.. We hope and pray that our marriage will exemplify this type of love, not only to each other, but to the world around us:)"


I read a quote today, "God does not measure you based on your lowest moments. He measures you based on your high calling"

He doesn't define our lives based on what we have done or who we are. He defines our lives based on what Jesus has done for us and who Jesus is in us.

And that's the ONLY thing that matters.

So many times we convince ourselves that we're not good enough. We're not capable enough. We're not worthy. We're not beautiful. We're not called to do that.

But guess what...
You ARE loved.
You are cherished.
You are more than a conqueror.
You have a HIGH calling.
You have value because you bear His image.

So rest in that today, friends :) That's what I am doing :)

Susie and Jeremy | Day After

I shot Susie and Jeremy's wedding a few weeks ago, and we just now got around to doing the "day after" photos thanks to a lot of sickness and busyness. Here's a sneak peak! Love this sweet family.

Sus, Jeremy, and Connor, I had a blast and can't wait to hang soon!


Vanessa+Ivan | engaged | January 2011

Vanessa and Ivan are such a special couple. Vanessa grew up in Brazil, and moved to the United States to be apart of the TwentyFourSeven internship at Church of the Highlands a couple years ago. It just so happens that Ivan came a year later, to start a first year. So after a year of focusing solely on the Lord, Ivan started pursing Vanessa. A year or two later here they are!

We bore the cold today and took a couple engagement shots... Because of them both living in different states, we'll have our official engagement shoot a week before the wedding :)

I'm thrilled to have the honor of shooting their wedding in April!

Here's a sneak peak:

...and of course we had to do some with the Brazilian shirt and American Flag!! Love it!

Vanessa and Ivan I loved hanging out and can't wait for the wedding!


SNOW in Alabama!

There's never snow in Alabama... ever. So of course the grocery stores were packed and my dad even booked us a hotel room in case our power went out! Here's a few pics from today :)

My sweet sweet neighbors! Love them so much.

I'm not usually a cold weather person, but I LOVE snow!! 


Best is yet to come.

2010 has been such an incredible year... I have gotten to know some of the coolest clients and am so excited for 2011... I'm believing that the best is yet to come!! Here are a few of my favorite shots from this year...

Hope you had a blessed Christmas!!