I believe in a love that can change people. A love that is compassionate, forgiving, strong, and without judgement. A month ago I put together a project that would highlight the importance of love and acceptance in a world that is full of distorted views on what is beautiful. These children....they are beautiful. These children love without boundaries or preconceived notions that based on race or ethnic background you don't belong. They enter into life with total acceptance of others; it is only when they are taught to view people differently that they begin to pass judgment. We must all go back to viewing the world through the eyes and heart of a child. The only cure for racism, prejudice, and judgment is love. Let us move forward together in love and forgiveness.
"God created our skin tones with beautiful variety, but all of our souls are the same color." -Unknown
We are all in this together. Let our children be the example for the future.
These smiling faces just make me so proud!! These children were so excited to be a part of this project which makes it even more special!
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. - John 13:34
This family means so much to me! This woman has been my best friend through thick and thin and I certainly can't imagine my life without her or her boys! This woman has a hope and faith unlike many. Both of these boys, Kale pictured and the one in her belly she prayed for so hard and long. She has been through any incredibly heartbreaking journey to get where she is now and I am inspired by her unwavering faith and courage to continue on the path that God has laid out for her and her family.
I couldn't have found a better man to walk along side her even if I tried. He loves and adores his family so much and would do anything to make sure they have everything they need. She is so blessed to walk through life with her one and only.
I have been given the privilege and honor of being this sweet boy's Godmother. He has a wild heart and is as vibrant as his red hair. He is such a blessing and I am so lucky to play a special role in his life.
Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, miracles happen.
This family was such a joy to photograph! You can just see the love they have for each other and it makes photographing them so easy!
It is so evident how much this boy is loved!!
I had so many favorites from this family session that it was so hard to choose! It was the perfect day with the perfect family!
This woman right here amazes me. She is such a strong, loving mother and friend. I don't know how she does it, but she does it well. She has been my best friend for nine years and I honestly can't imagine life without her. Getting the chance to photograph her with family is the best. She has supported me in this journey to start my business and continues to do so. She has the sweetest twin girls and I can't imagine anyone else to walk by her side than Matt.
These girls love their daddy so much!
A mother's love.
You keep me safe. I'll keep you wild.
Stephanie has been my best friend since 6th, so when she asked me to take her and Ben's family pictures I was so excited and honored! Stephanie is an amazing full time mother and full time student. She amazes me with her motivation and passion for a better life for her, her son, and her family. In all that she does, her faith in herself and God never wavers and I love that about her.
Being a blended family has its ups and downs, but they all love each other as if they have been a part of each others lives forever.
The boys were so much fun to photograph. I have know Brayden, the one in stripes, since the day he was born. Being his God mother has been such an honor and I always love when I get the chance to photograph him. It is so nice to see that he finally has brother to share laughter with. They have such a great bond.
I look forward to the next time I get to photograph this family! They are some of my favorite people.