We spoke at my dad’s church about a year ago. We shared about our business but more importantly we shared our story about Michael leaving his job at our church in order to join me. That was such a hard season of our life because there was so much unknown. We didn’t know what God was trying to do. We didn’t know WHY we felt like Michael needed to join me and not be a youth pastor anymore…all we knew was that God was moving in our hearts and in our life and we were just trusting that He was going to do something with us!
Three years later we can honestly say that we’ve seen God do so much more than we ever dreamed of through our little business. He’s constantly reminding us that we weren’t given this business just to take pictures. He has a greater purpose for careers and he does ministry in the marketplace just as often as He does ministry in a church setting!! This is the story that we told to a group of business men and women in the Asphalt industry this past Sunday morning! The Asphalt industry you say?? Yes. Like pavement…. pot holes…. asphalt!! After sharing our story with our home church, we were invited to share our story at a worship service at an asphalt conference outside of Palm Springs, CA and we agreed to go! It was awesome and you know what….. people working in the asphalt industry can change just as many lives as people in the wedding industry!!
We absolutely loved our time speaking and we’re so thankful for Richard inviting us all the way to CA!!! Not only did we have a blast speaking, we also got to meet up with our sweet friends Aimee and Troy!!! They drove out for a few days and it was so great to just get to sit and relax with people that GET us!!! This industry is huge and we know a lot of people… but you can only truly get to know a handful of people on a deeper level and we’re so thankful to have those type of friendships!! These are the type of friendships that make you want to cancel flights and spend another 3 days by the pool with nothing to do but talk and catch some rays! (well… I don’t catch rays, I burn and reflect!!)
Enjoy some iPhone photos from our little getaway to Palm Springs!!!!
Superbowl Sunday!! …. The Girls went shopping!
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now.
2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022.
You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!
It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!