What better location to shoot this new beginning, than in their new home. At the time the house wasn't even complete, no carpet, stickers still on windows, and contractors staining overhead beams while listening to Metallica. New house, new baby, new beginnings... From high school, college, marriage, and EACH of their children... I have continually been blessed by this family and their friendship through the years. Their battles with fertility, their miracle that is their first born and her testimony of life starting at a fragile 26 weeks, to the second round battle to conceive their second born, a son, both pregnancies happening on their own, by the grace of God after failed fertility treatments, and most recently years on the adoption roller coaster to bring this guy into their lives. This family's testimony, their continual strength and faith in the Lord to provide, they live it you guys. They are the REAL DEAL. To have had the honor of capturing the earliest days with all 3 of their children gives me goose-bumps, and I truly understand what an honor and privilege this task has been through the years.
My church friends, this family included, are the foundations of my business. I NEVER would be where I am today if it weren't for them, for them trusting me in the early years, for them to keep coming back to me time and time again, for them graciously letting me learn and try knew skills on them, and for them having endless patience on my turn around times due to free/discounted sessions. This may be a post for the Jones family, but I know my community group/small group friends will read this and I want to take this chance to thank you guys for all of your support with my photography. I owe so much of me standing here today, doing what I love, giving God all the glory, because of you all. Thank you for believing in me and trusting me with your families' memories!
Brandon and Katherine, you are an inspiration, I know that Wes and I "want to be like you guys when we grow up!"
I'm so glad Micah is here, the Lord has blessed him beyond measure bringing him into your home, into your arms, into your heart... and with all of your children I know this verse to be true: "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" - Proverbs 22:6