Flashback to Ethiopia 2016

Flashback to Ethiopia 2016

Almost exactly a year ago today, I was standing in the airport in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with so many bittersweet feelings of heading back to the states after 9 days of filming with local missionaries and hearing some of the most amazing stories. Looking back on all my memories, I feel like I have such a different perspective than I did then. As I look back through the photographs, the moments I value the most are different than the ones I blogged last year.

Perfect postcards wannabe shots are nice, but I find so much more joy in the authentic, flawed, and story filled moments. That trip was a catalyst for many mindset and priority changes in my own life, propelling me on a journey in fearless living and daily mission that I am only beginning to explore. Commemorating the wonderful memories by sharing some re-edited snapshots from last year’s trip.

So many smiling faces. Every child I met was such a wonderful miracle, the subject of such a hard but wonder filled story. Emblems of beauty and grace in a messy world. Symbols that the power of God is still moving. I miss you Ethiopia. See you again one day.

Elizabeth & John // Winter Wedding in Fredericksburg TX

Elizabeth & John // Winter Wedding in Fredericksburg TX

I don’t have any words that would match up with the beauty of John and Elizabeth’s winter wedding day in December 2016. The simplicity, the love, the purity, the honor given to Christ and his hand in the writing of these two stories intertwined into one. Get ready for an overshare of simple, authentic imagery capturing the wonder of that day. From the song he wrote and performed for her right before she walked down the aisle, to the hand lettered signs and cold brew coffee at the reception. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them.