the mackey family

There’s a history here.

The amazingly beautiful woman in these pictures?  Her name is Brooke.  And I’ve known her for 13 years.

This means that for the past 13 years, I’ve known love.  And laughing so hard that my sides hurt.  I’ve known what it feels like to be listened to – the kind of deep-soul listening that leaves you feeling like your time was sacred and mattered. I’ve been encouraged.  I’ve been blown away by what it looks like to have a heart that loves God and loves others – to the point that it hurts.

I even got to watch this beautiful lady walk down the aisle to the incredible man as I sat with my little 2 year old Hannah and my husband.

So when Brooke let me know they would be driving through Atlanta on vacation and she asked if I could document her sweet FAMILY – I had tears in my eyes and I’m pretty sure my heart did a back flip.

(Side note: These two are INCREDIBLY talented photographers in Bloomington, IN.  You can go see their work HERE.  That’s also one more reason it was such an honor that they would choose me to document their family.)

Brooke, Jeff and Little Miss – thank you for sharing your love and your joy with me.  Throughout our time together I felt this pause in my soul – the kind where you are just in awe over what God has done – over how the story has weaved and turned and done things you couldn’t have imagined.  And here I sat – soaking in your sweet little 8 month old who oozes love and cuteness and kindness and I couldn’t help but think, “Thank You, God.  Thank You, God.  Thank You, God.”  I am so grateful for each of you and for the time to spend with you.  And that we’ve been able to share parts of this journey together…


Just so you know…this is one of my favorite pictures in the history of EVER.

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