"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lyons Sisters Preview

My weekend started out with an amazingly fun photo shoot of these two sisters. It was a perfect way to start my Friday and I was so blessed by my time with them. It is now Sunday evening and I have finally landed upon sometime to edit a few of their pictures for this tease. My weekends have been filled with so much family time lately, its been amazing--- but boy it keeps me busy. Spending time on Friday morning with them, made me extra excited to see my sister on Saturday. The relationship between sisters can be one of the most treasured things in a woman's life.  And that is what I pray for these to young women--- I pray they understand the blessing they have, the life-long friendship they have been gifted with, the unconditional understanding and love that forms as you grow together--- I pray they love each other well. Personally, my sister is one of my very best friends. She can make me laugh and/or cry harder than most other women in my life. The love I have for her, is solely for her--- a special sister kind of love. So, Lyons Sisters--- appreciate, love, and cherish each other. You’ve been given something special in having a sister. Enjoy.

p.s- I LOVE you Casey, and could not be more proud of you!

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“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jessica’s Senior Portraits

This is a big year for Jessica--- graduation is practically around the corner. She is such a fun person and  I know she will do great things. I may be bias because she is my cousin--- but none-the-less she is awesome! It was so fun to spend time with her on Sunday, taking her senior portraits. We talked about future plans, finishing up high school and all the other fun things that fill one’s senior year. Here are the photos from our time together in Davis. Jessica you are beautiful, and I can’t wait to watch your story unfold! Enjoy your senior year--- enjoy each day! Enjoy this preview.

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“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.” Proverbs 3:13

Friday, October 21, 2011

Welcome Baby Sari

The Grau’s were featured on the blog a while ago as we documented their family as they awaited the arrival of baby Sari. Well--- today baby Sari is filling up the blog in with her precious little girl features. Her eyes were so sweet, smile so cute and let me tell you--- she is something cute in a tu-tu. Caiden is the most amazing big brother, helping out mom and dad so much. Welcome to the world baby Sari--- you are already making it a much better place. Thank you for allowing me to capture this special time in your life.

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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stilwell Family Session

This amazing family has been featured on my blog before--- and I am so glad for their return! The Stilwell’s have been a blessing to my life ever since I met them three years ago. Craig and Kim are raising their kids to be with great love and respect for those around them. Without fail, this family will make you feel welcome, feel loved, feel happy, and most importantly, smile. So thank you Stilwell’s for all that you have done and all that you will continue to do as a family. May God Bless each and everyone one of you! Happy Sunday, hope you all enjoy this tease!

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“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” Matthew 10:40

Saturday, October 15, 2011

One simple word--- Family.

I am so grateful for the gift of FAMILY. God knew what he was doing when he created the unit of family. Today was the first of two days, filled of wonderful families. I woke up this beautiful fall morning and was blessed to work with two great families--- The Colby Family and The Miles Family. It made for a very amazing morning. Both of these families are raising their children with both love and the Lord ever so present. One of the most inspiring things today, was seeing these fathers with their sons. Loving and leading them so well, that the love between the siblings, was something special as well. God Bless family! Here is just a little small tease of my time with them. More to come later in the week--- Happy Fall!

Meet the Colby’s!

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Meet the Miles Family!

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“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” Acts 10:2