JOY: A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
JONATHAN: Given from God.
I am so excited for ALL Papa God has planned for Joy & Jonathan!! I have prayed as I edited the images from our engagement session together, and I can feel the Lord’s pleasure as you begin to walk in His plans for the two of you TOGETHER, as you journey in this season towards becoming ONE in the eyes of God at your wedding in December!! When I looked up the meanings of both your names it perfectly described what He was showing me… a season of great pleasure and happiness that is given from God!
Mississippi College was the perfect backdrop for Joy & Jonathan’s engagement session! I had the best time visiting with them and hearing their story as we walked not only from location to location, but memory to memory. From one of Joy’s friends calling Jonathan over in the quad, embarrassing Joy and practically forcing her to ask him to her social tribe formal, to the prayer garden where their paths crossed multiple times in a single day. These are the memories that make their love story special.
As the time drew near for our session to begin, a massive thunderstorm moved in over Jackson! I checked the radar and it appeared that the Mississippi College campus would see the worst of the storm right at our planned starting time! I called Joy to talk about our options. With both Joy & Jonathan going to school AND coaching this fall we needed to get their engagement session done! So we prayed and asked Jesus to give us a wall of protection from the storm over or time and location… and He answered!! While it was overcast with dark clouds and an occasional flash of lightening in the distance, we only experienced a few sprinkles! I am so in love with the images from this session and can’t wait to work with Joy & Jonathan again in December as I capture their wedding day!