Couldn’t wait to get a few of Jessica & Craig posted, so this is just a sneak peak Check back soon for more photos of their maternity session!
Wow. The blessings we’ve received over the past couple of weeks have been nothing less than amazing! I know a lot of people have been wondering about whether our sweet little baby had arrived yet, or if we had done a session yet, so I’ve been thrilled to get this post up as soon as possible and seeing as today is my birthday, these photos of my precious boys is a perfect gift to myself
Caleb Isaac was born on March 20th, and we’ve been so in love since… A few months ago, we received some words from the Lord at church about little Caleb, and have been so excited to see some of those things fulfilled! One among a few was that he would be a child of laughter. I have to admit that in all of my newborn sessions, I have never had a baby smile so much! He smiles all the time at home, and it is completely adorable
Another one of the words we received was that he would be a miraculous birth. We really didn’t know what to expect with that but definitely found out. We started out with what we thought was an average delivery, and because the doctor discovered a prolapse cord ended up with an emergency cesarean. Right after the doctor discovered it, he said we would have to get him out immediately to save his life… and then we all collectively heard his heartbeat drop. I could not believe that I was once again facing a life and death situation with my child, only this time being Caleb instead of my oldest Landen (Click here to read about Landen’s story). The amazing staff who we were so thankful to have went into racing mode, and had me asleep and baby out within three minutes. The next day when the doctor came to check on us, he said that because of all the little details that happened that day which he doesn’t normally do, we were blessed with a miraculous birth. It was amazing to hear as those were the exact words the Lord gave us!
This was such a special photo session for me not only being my two boys, but also being the fact that both my boys are miracle babies that I’m so very thankful to have. God has been so good to us, and I’m so thankful to be his child. I also want to say thank you to my amazing and wonderful husband for taking care of me and Caleb during this recovery period. Although I’m doing well now, the first week was really hard, and I don’t know what I would have done without him! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have!
I love these that show off Landen’s heart surgery scar that we’ve taught him to be proud of as a reminder of what God has done
There are times with any profession that we can become stagnant or lose the vision we started with. It’s easy to allow a passion to become a work load, and to forget why it is that you began your journey in the first place. Proverbs 29:18 tells us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Admittedly, I’ve recently faced that. After a year of our staggering largest number of weddings ever, it’s almost as if I started to lose focus as to why I loved photography in the first place. I started to seek the Lord as to what the future of my business looked like in terms of wanting a new goal… a new challenge to work towards. With wedding season being over for a few months, I’ve really had a chance to just get back to the basics and start to seek out new avenues of creativity. The past two weeks have been such an eye opener for me as the Lord has blessed the work of my hands, and once again given me a vision, a renewed passion! He has opened the doors to showing me techniques I’ve searched out for a while now, and I can honestly say that this session today was one of the most inspiring I’ve ever shot. I thank the Lord for renewing my mind and heart for a career that gives Him glory, and blesses my family and clients. I also thank my dear friend Kristin for all her assistance today. I hope you enjoy this sweet babyface as much as I have today
“The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.” Deuteronomy 28:12.