When Brianne contacted me to shoot her wedding I was over the moon excited! It’s crazy how this little business of mine has allowed me to reconnect with people from my past- so far back, for example, that Brianne and I went to elementary school together. Seeing how Ross makes her giggle in the cutest little way makes me so incredibly happy for both of them. Here is a simple mini engagement shoot we did last week, after we chatted about their wedding and sipped on coffee. Ross and Brianne- thank you again for the honor of photographing your little love story- can’t wait until March!
It really is like a breath of fresh air whenever I photograph a family after a longer period of just doing engagement shoots. Don’t get me wrong- I love me a beautiful couple so madly in love with each other it’s hard to see straight. Oh no no no, I love those. But there’s just something about going through images of a family that just gets me. The way the Daddy can play so hard with his kid, but then turn around and hug them so tenderly. How Mom seems to make just everything right. This session was no exception at all. I have known the Northrops for quite some time, so when they asked me take their family’s christmas card photos I absolutely jumped at the opportunity. We spent the afternoon chasing the sunlight and dancing to Yo gabba gabba- a mighty fine combo if you ask me. Preston and Mae, I hope you are blessed by these photos of you and your little Scarlet and that as the years go on these will help you remember the time when she was so little and so incredibly sassy (although, I’m not sure if that quality is going anywhere anytime soon :p). And now onto the photos:
It’s hard to put words together to describe Rebekah and Chris. A couple of years ago Rebekah was in a season of her life where she following the Lord’s guidance and being obedient to what he called her to be- well, in this case, WHERE he called her to be. Her obedience took the form of physically moving to Northern Oregon to live with some close family friends and nannying for them. Little did she know that God truly did have a bigger plan for her life as her searching lead her straight into the arms of her future husband who was living in the same little town where she had just relocated to. When we met Chris we immediately knew they were perfect for each other. Knowing Rebekah for as long as I had I knew that the smile on her face was completely genuine, that the way she looked at Chris was different than the way she had ever looked at anyone else. See, it’s hard to put words together to describe Chris and Rebekah because I don’t really think that this kind of love can adequately be explained. But I know that I see it every time they are around each other. I see it when Chris cracks a witty joke and Rebekah giggles, I see it when Rebekah supports Chris in everything (even purchasing a beautiful motorcycle even though she was hesitant at first to ride one). Little did Rebekah know that when she was obedient in the little things with God that he would so generously and abundantly bless her and lead her life straight into the arms of the one she would spend forever with. Rebekah and Chris- I could not be more thrilled for you two and am so excited to see where God leads you two as you enter this holy commitment in marriage together.