What a whirlwind of a weekend! Michael and I flew out Saturday evening and after meeting up with our dear friends Zach, Jody and Jaxon, we boarded our connecting flight to Champaign, Illinois! We were headed to the Reset Conference! This was my first time attending and speaking at Reset but from the moment we met Kellie and Rebekah, we were in love. These two had a dream and they made it happen.
Over 150 attendees came swarming through the doors on Sunday morning and the energy was high! It was HERE!!! We have been emailing about this for months and yet it was finally right in from of us! Michael and I got up early because Michael was in charge of the morning devotional. What some people don’t know about Michael is that he’s a GREAT public speaker. I absolutely love it when we get to go to a conference and we both get an opportunity to BOTH share. I loved watching Michael start off the conference by pushing people back towards a more balanced life and a life that is focused on what God is calling us to!
After Michael started off the morning, I had an opportunity to give our “Creating Community” talk. It’s one of my favorites because it’s explains the foundation of our whole business! I loved this group, I loved seeing new faces and I loved getting to share our story. I also LOVED getting to spend time with our sweet friends Zach and Jody. Zach inspires me to read more books and Jody shows us that it IS possible to have little kiddo and still travel!! One of the highlights of our time together was watching Michael with little Jax. They are now buds!!! …. And even though we aren’t at the kid phase, you have to admit, Michael looks pretty good with a baby. ;) Enjoy some pictures from our mini-trip!
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Our hosts! Kellie and Rebekah took such great care of us!
So Michael and I were chosen to play “Password”… ya know, like on Jimmy Fallon. We almost bombed the whole thing… and then made a miraculous comeback at the end!
Kellie gave me the sweetest introduction…. that mentioned how she felt connected to me because we are both preacher’s kids! And they she went on to explain how sweet it was that no matter what she posted about the conference, my dad always shared it. :) He’s one of my biggest fans. :) But you can’t say things like that right before a girl has to speak! I was all teary!!
And then these guys spoke in the evening!
Jax had a few opening remarks. :)
oh my gosh!
Thanks Jessica Hollins for this!
I think it’s safe to say… Jax stole the show!
View some of our other speaking adventures HERE!!!
It’s been a while since I’ve photographed an engagement session at beautiful Maymont Park. Meeting Ryan and Danielle there was perfect even though I totally forgot that Maymont closes so early! We heard a reminder that the park would be closing soon and just as I started to feel a bit panicked, the clouds cleared, the sun started to shine and I was able to capture the most beautiful light before we unexpectedly had to leave the park!
This beautiful day began in the historic manor house at Belmont Country Club. Abby was showing me her details and then she gave me a gift and told me to open it. I questioned her because it just didn’t seem right for the photographer to be opening a gift on the bride’s wedding day but she insisted! Abby had made me a custom cross-stitch of Michael and I with cameras in our hands! It looks JUST like us and I was just amazed at her talent and thoughtfulness!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.