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She is Engaged!

I have known sweet Tracy since she was in the 6th grade and she is one of my daughters closest friends!  This beautiful evening was deeply touching to be a part of.   It took place on a piece of property that is near and dear to my family’s heart.  Stillwaters Ranch is a place where my family serves twice a year and we have grown close to many of the people that are a part of Outback Texas.  My daughter actually invited Tracy to serve there one weekend and that is when she and Jake met.  They have been known as #outbacksweethearts ever since.

Jake planned this beautiful, surprise proposal which involved her whole family and closest friends.  Each person took turns walking with Tracy and spoke words of affirmation and encouragement to her.  It was an intimate time of celebrating love, relationships, and being blessed by the people who have walked alongside them throughout their dating years.  The final walk was with Jake to their special spot under the oak tree where Jake read a beautiful letter and proposed.  I can’t think of a more powerful gift than the gift of words.  They carry weight for years to come, call out goodness in us, and knit hearts together in tender ways.  These two hearts are being knit together in and I know this beautiful evening will carry on in their hearts for years to come.

I am so happy for you Jake and Tracy! xoxo

 

 

 

Smoky Mountains

 

I spent a little time in the Smoky Mountains this summer and had the privilege of photographing these wonderful couples who have been married longer than I have been alive.  It was an honor to photograph them at their home, which happens to be the sweetest little cabin right down the street from The Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Amber & Brien

Meet Amber & Brien.  Best friends.  They have been together since they were teenagers.  I love this couple.  Amber is a glass half full kind of a girl, and easy going about pretty much everything (love that)!  They will have a couple more sessions with me and a quaint vintage wedding in the spring. We had an adventurous session with a few water balloon mishaps (more on that later).   One of my favorite moments of our session was when we used these cute little books in a few shots. The books are titled “Do’s and don’ts for husbands and wives.”  We had a few laughs over some of these.  I thought I would share a few for you tonight because every couple needs a little advice and reminders on how to love each other better.

Here is Brien’s favorite-  Wives… Don’t say, “I told you so,” to your husband, however much you feel tempted to.  It does no good, and he will be grateful to you for NOT saying it.

Amber’s favorite- Don’t forget to wish your husband good morning when he sets off to the office.  He will feel the lack of your good-bye kiss all day!

This one is funny- Don’t insist on having Gorgonzola or other strong-smelling cheese on the table or the sideboard twice a day when you know the odor makes your wife feel I’ll.  After all, it is a small thing to forgo in comparison with your wife’s comfort.

Okay… guys, while you may not have Gorgonzola on the sideboard twice a day, let’s at least be considerate of the other strong smelling odors that may make your wife feel I’ll.  Shower up and spray a little cologne on… maybe you will get that morning kiss in the morning before you set off to the office.