Paul + Kristina // Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Blanco, TX

Paul + Kristina // Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Blanco, TX

A few words to describe Paul and Kristina’s beautiful rustic wedding tucked away in the Texas Hill Country are joy, elegance, hospitality, and purity. I was so blessed by the love and grace which adorned the couple and all who were in attendance, as well as the Christ centered focus and intentionality of the simple, lovely ceremony. The elegant attention to detail in the flowers, the vows, the decor, the dress, the scheduling- made the day just like a fairytale. I’m so happy for these two. What an honor to get to document their special day.

Caleb + Brianna // Engagement Session at Enchanted Rock

Caleb + Brianna // Engagement Session at Enchanted Rock

What better way to kick off the Summer of engagement and wedding blogs than with these two adventurous hearts. From rummaging through antique shops, to grabbing some coffee at a local shop, braving the cold wind and hiking to the top of Enchanted Rock, and writing spontaneous love letters to each other, this session was so full of energy, laughter, and sweetness. They met in college and in time, their quality friendship made up of studying engineering and embarking on nature adventures turned into something deeper. Needless to say, I am so excited to watch these two tie the knot in just a few months.

 

She’s a Wildflower // Madison Class of 2017

She’s a Wildflower // Madison Class of 2017

Madison sent me an email back in October after seeing my photos of her friend’s wedding, and we connected over our mutual love for Jesus and the outdoors. She has the brightest smile and the most free spirited fashion sense. Her senior photoshoot in the Texas wildflowers was so full of beauty and grace.

 

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.