Monday, September 27, 2010

+ learning, growing, healing, joy, engagement photos. +

what i learned this weekend:

- vintage schwinn bikes have incredibly small posts
- routine relieves stress
- god takes $80 expenses down to $5 when you ask
- god hasn't forgotten what happened to you when you were 8 years old
- i'm way more of a southern belle than i thought
- the holy spirit moves when we do
- there is ALWAYS someone going thru what we are, & god brings them to us when we ask
- there is power quite literally in the name of jesus. speak it more.
- god can use death cab to remind us of his presence in the present AND the past
- i am crazy different, and that's okay.
- when you are real, you are present. learn to be real. (thank you, christen)
- we don't always have to understand our brokenness before god can heal it
- joy is a shield.
- wherever it is that you are, god brought you there. not yourself or someone else.

i took photos for stiffler and caitlyn's engagement yesterday, and they are adorable. sneak peeeeek. Also, if you live in Columbus, I am hosting a $15-20 Portrait Day In The Park at Goodale! Invite your friends, and come if you'd like!

"You did not choose me,
but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit —
fruit that will last.
Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
This is my command: Love each other."
John 15:16-17


Jamie said...

Beautiful. I always love reading your thoughts like this. You have a gift and you are reaching others for Christ. Happy day to you, dear.

Matt said...

Your photography is awesome. I really enjoy it.

amylou said...

They look like an adorable couple!
I loved that list!

Mary Nevin said...

such beautiful pictures, you radiate love :)
thank you for always sharing your honest words, it's nothing short of gods grace

biscuit said...

Such a beautiful post! What type of camera do you have?

Kelly said...

ugggh can we please invent the first method of teleportation so you can take engagement pictures for us?
love what you do

Laura Lawson said...

You know that you undercharge for your beautiful work, right? Just checking

Han said...

You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine is my song lol. "Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air, I know I can count on you, Sometimes I feel like saying Lord I just don't care, But you've got the Love I need to see me through"

Hope you are doing okay Lovely Lauren :D

Han said...

Kelly - I agree I'd like to teleport for portraits - me and some girlies at church what to have like a dress up evening where we put on our glad rags and then have proper portraits taken - Lauren you'd be perfect!

Smarla said...

awwww im so happy for you guys! the photos are love. :D you look extra adorable in the 2nd photo :) said...

oh wow. thank you everyone. <3

@biscuit - i actually just shoot with a canon xti. i have a tamron 2.8 17/50mm lens and a canon 1.8 50mm lens and sometimes i shoot w/a 580ex speedlite. upgrades are greatly needed and not affordable haha.

@kelly - IKNOWRITE. i miss you a lot and i would absolutely love to do you and robs' photos.

@laura - haha you're sweet. yes, i do undercharge. but so many people can't afford the going rate, and i want everyone to have them!!

@smarla - you're cute. these photos actually aren't me! haha. they are my friends stiffler and caitlyn. i am as single as it gets. <3

Jamie Lane said...

I'm new to your blog and I fell in love with it! Love the pictures. Love your room, adorable. Love your faith. Can't wait to keep reading. :)

Lauren Nicole said...

oh my goodness. i love these photos!! they are beyond adorrrrableee. please post some more miss l! <3
- L

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