Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Senior~ Arielle {part two}

These photos are my favorite part of this session.
It's not every senior girl who wants to haul
a stack of books to an open field photos.
But this is who she is. <3

 and of course it was Pride and Prejudice...

 And then there was the Harry Potter wand.
I think that was her favorite part!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Senior~ Arielle {part 1}

When I started selecting photos
to share of this session,
I ran into a problem...
there were waaaaaaaaay too many
I decided to post
in "sets"...
This is part 1.
 This beautiful {and sweet} girl is my oldest niece
and she traveled from Oklahoma
for her Senior photos.
That meant packing up all of her favorite shoes
and boots
and books
and clothes
and even a headboard.

I can't wait to share Part 2 {and Part 3!}
Stay tuned

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hannah & Heath

 A few months ago, 
I spent the afternoon with these two.
I was concerned there was too much light.
Or too much wind.
But I needn't have worried.
Because this...
  We had a great time.  
Walking around a local park...
then making a quick a get-away for 
downtown Carrollton.

Thanks so much, 
Hannah and Heath, 
for letting me tag along and capture these
special moments.  
It was truly a privilege.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The word...or words

Sooooo I haven't blogged in a while. A long while. I keep having this internal conversation with myself. Not sure who I'm blogging for, or if it matters. Sorta the same thing with photography. But, I documented my word last year on the blog and then had many confirmations of it. I'm so glad it was actually documented. I'm not sure I would've made the connection between my word and all the stories that happened on my own.

As I started to think about a word for this year, I just wasn't "getting" it. And having a "word" is kinda "in" and, well, I wanna be "in" too. I felt like the word was STEADY. It seemed good. And strong. And right. I'm a jump on the bandwagon. Run for the hills, what's the next great thing kinda person. Not something that I love about myself. So if my word was STEADY I felt like that would give me something to strive for. And knowing that God plans for me to be steady, not wishy washy and blown about by the wind certainly helped the feeling that it was MY word. Then I received a t-shirt in the mail. One I'd ordered before Christmas. It says BE THE LIGHT on the front, and I love  it. Seriously. And this morning at church the camera kept focusing on this beautiful hanging light. And I felt it. I had WORDS. Not just a word. Steady light. I feel like God wants me to be MORE than steady. He wants me to be light as well. So here I am, documenting my words for the year. STEADY LIGHT.

Hopefully there will be more to this story. Excited to see the plans God has for this year.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Lessons learned [or not]

Last Sunday after church we went for a late breakfast. (I love early church and late breakfast). As we pulled up in the van, I noticed a group of people standing outside talking and a little boy (maybe 2 years old?) was with them. He started running off, towards the parking lot, and his daddy was chasing him. But the little boy wouldn't stop. The father reached out and all he could grab was the little boys hair. As he grabbed it, the little boy started to cry "my daddy pulled my haaaaiiiiiiiiiiiir". Thankfully he was safe, although really upset at being grabbed by the hair.

 I began to wonder is this what happens sometimes with us and God? We are running headlong to danger and God wants us to stop. 

And we keep running. 

And He's chasing us. 

And finally He grabs our hair and pulls us safely to Him. And all we can think is "ouch. That hurt", no idea of the danger we were saved from. 


I'm really (REALLY!) starting to believe/know/trust that my "word" for the year was REVELATION for a reason. I keep having them...revelations. And when I do, I want to call or text (or yell out to random strangers) what the revelation is. So, since yelling out in church might be frowned upon, and most people aren't ready for "revelational" phone calls early in the morning, I decided to just blog them. Lucky you. 

A few weeks ago, in church, the illustration of being "in Christ" was used. She (the pastor) put a pitcher full of water on the table. There was a glass inside the pitcher which was also (obviously) full of water. This was to demonstrate that we aren't like a glass filled with the water ( Christ) but we are actually IN the water. I can't seem to get this picture (of a pitcher) out of my mind. 

Last Sunday during church I was thinking about it and "saw" something else...

When a pitcher is full of water and you submerge a glass in the water, some of the water will spill out. This gave me another "picture" in my mind...that when you become a Christian {and IN CHRIST}it's not all about you, but also about those lives He touches (through you) when HE spills out. 

John 7:38 ESV / 

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Big steps

I shouldn't be surprised to feel like God keeps speaking to me...saying the same thing over and over and over. I'm a bit slow to catch on sometimes. I talked about Here what stepping out of my fears let me experience. And this week, I'm taking another BIG step. This step is worthy of its own post, so I'll just say this; if you feel like you've been given something (a gift, a talent, a job, a calling) but can't seem to grasp that it's REALLY for you, read this . Jessi talks about "putting your shoes on" and doing what God has given you. Just one more motivational push for me this week. Instead of fear about "what might happen" I'm expectantly excited to see where this goes for me. And I'm not limiting myself by my fears...in fact, I'm turning loose of them, putting my shoes on, and going! See you on the journey to the finish line!