Madison + Zach made my photographer dreams come true with their Ole Miss engagement session this week! I have wanted a session on a university campus. When they asked if I was willing to drive to Oxford I may have screamed a very excited “YES!!”
Madison and Zach grew up in the same small town of Philadelphia, Mississippi. They went to high school and college together. They have grown up together and now they are excited to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife!
I am so in love with these images we created together! But even more than that, I am so excited to know this sweet couple.
Madison & Zach, I have prayed for you as I edited these images. The word the Lord kept bringing to my mind is “steady.” According to Merriam-Webster, the word steady means
direct or sure in movement; firm in position.
showing little variation or fluctuation.
not easily disturbed or upset; constant in feeling, principle, purpose, or attachment, DEPENDABLE.
What beautiful qualities to have as both an individual AND in a marriage!
Psalm 119:133 says “Make my steps steady through Your promise.” This is now my declaration over you and your marriage. And I think I’ll start declaring this over my own marriage as well!
Madison & Zach, thank you for taking time to show me around campus during your Ole Miss engagement session! Thank you for trusting me as I “followed the light” to find the perfect locations for your session! Thank you for sharing your hearts, and listening as I shared mine. It is an honor to know you, and I am excited to celebrate your marriage with you in December!
Joy and Jonathan’s wedding was a beautiful, Christ glorifying day at The Chapel at Livingston where family and friends came together to celebrate the love these two have for one another. Every detail of the day was simply perfect. As I captured my last wedding of 2018, my heart was encouraged as I recognized threads of the Gospel of Christ beautifully woven though each and every detail of the day. Both the Marble and Holland families overflowed with love and joy as they came together in this special day of celebration! It was such an honor to capture these special memories for these special families.
Throughout the day I got to hear even more stories about how Joy and Jonathan met. I knew the story about her friend yelling Jonathan’s name across the quad and pushing Joy to ask him to her Mississippi College social tribe’s dance. But I did not know that on their first date Jonathan asked Joy to share her testimony, and she in return asked him to share his. Their relationship began with a foundation on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, and I know their marriage will continue to build on that same foundation.
During their first look, Joy and Jonathan exchanged special gifts. Joy’s gift to Jonathan included not only a Taylor guitar engraved with Ephesians 5:19, “Sing, make music in your heart to the Lord.” but she also gave him a beautiful journal where she had been writing out prayers for him and their marriage during the 40 days leading up to their wedding. After exchanging gifts they sat together on the dock and sang their first worship song to the Lord. I know this special guitar will be a cherished family heirloom used to teach their children and grandchildren how to worship with their whole hearts.
In the photography world there is a lot of discussion about finding your ideal client. These discussions usually include a certain style or high-end look. For this missionary photographer, my ideal client really loves Jesus and chooses to put Him first. I am so honored to share a few of the beautiful images from my ideal client’s wedding day below.