lindsey & kurt: engaged

Lindsey and Kurt – YOU TWO.  (Yes – I must use caps and I’m shouting)  I love you to the moon and back.  I’m pretty sure that the two of you make me laugh harder than anyone ever.  (Except for Ted.)   I am so glad that God kept bringing you two back to one another and that in 8 months – the two of you will start your life as husband and wife.  Thank you for the memories – the stories – and the JOY.  Because that’s the word I think of whenever I think of you two – JOY.  You two bring it everywhere you go and it’s highly contagious.  Thank you for being you.  For seeing the best in people and bringing out their best.  For loving people with all that you have.  For pouring out your lives to help others see just how capable and wonderful they are.  (And Lindsey – the way you care for your students will forever and always humble me.  Listening to your stories was such a gift.)  And for the dance moves.  Most DEFINITELY for the dance moves.

So…bottom line.  I love you.  For an infinite number of reasons.  And I couldn’t not be more excited for July!!!!

You guys rock.

Lindsey…let’s just pause and take a moment to talk about how GORGEOUS you are.  Lady – you are beautiful inside and out.

This series is the making of the next photo.  And yes – I loved them all.

Kurt – this picture is for you.  It’s a way of saying thank you for some of my favorite wedding reception pictures EVER that are usually thanks to YOU.


morgan & sean: engaged

Morgan and Sean…it’s no secret.  I love you both.  I love your hearts.  The way you love each other.  How you make people feel like family from the very beginning.  How you see the wonder and the good in the people that you meet.   And PIPPEN.  Don’t even get me started on Pippen…   I could not be more excited to see the two of you join your lives together as husband and wife in 7 months.  Thank you for spending the afternoon with me – I am so grateful for our time together and I cannot wait to see you again soon! (PS: Can we go to Garrett’s again?  Because I totally ate my the popcorn I bought for my mom and dad.  And…I love hanging out with you.)


Let’s just say I’m in love with these people…AND this black and white series…

Can we just pause and talk about how STUNNING Morgan is?!?  Seriously, lady.  (And Sean – you’re totally cute, too.)

And now…I introduce you to PIPPEN.  Prepare yourself to melt.

the burick family 2014

These people.  They have my heart.

Buricks – you love people well.  Thank you for the hugs and the smiles and the giggles and every last moment.  I cherish them ALL.  Now if only I could convince you to move to Atlanta…

Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by cuteness.

This may be one of my favorite pictures EVER.

Whit – I smile just thinking about you.  (And your magical powers over my camera, of course)

Ani – you have my heart, little lady.  You melt me.

The progression here is just fabulous.  And such a fitting description of life with 4 kids.

the miller family (minus one very amazing daughter)

Sweet Miller family…

I love you all.  To the moon and back.

And spending the afternoon with you – laughing and throwing leaves and sharing stories – was one of my favorite afternoons ever.  I get teary as I think back to our very first time together.  You were some of my first models and you’ve always been some of my greatest encouragers.  Thank you.  For sharing your hearts, your love and your lives with me.  I’m forever grateful.


PS: Raegan – gosh we all miss you.  And there’s something special we put together for you on the way soon!

a mother and son

It had been 19 years.

As I knocked on the door, my heart filled with gratitude because the precious person waiting on the other side had been that friend that carried me through one of the harder seasons of my life.  (AKA: middle school)

After hugs, she looked me in the eyes and said, “Can we just talk about how we both had really long awkward stages together?”

I nearly fell over.  How could she have become even more incredible? (And hilarious)  But somehow – she has.

Stephanie, I’m forever grateful for your friendship.  As I walked through all the craziness of moving and middle school and crushes and REALLY large glasses, you were my friend I could always turn to.  You were my safe place.  The one who listened and shared and laughed and even shared the ridiculously large glasses WITH me.  Seeing you and meeting your little man was one of the greatest privileges.  Steph, you are an INCREDIBLE mommy.  It’s in the tender way you hold him and the way you your eyes dance when they lock with his.  I left your house with a giddy smile and grateful tears welling in my eyes.  You are a gift.  To your little man…and to everyone you meet.

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