Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Songs Maternity Family Photo Shoot

This was my very first maternity photo shoot. And I LOVED it.



What a beautiful family! Excited to meet the 3rd little one in less than a month.
Psalm 139:13-14 "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sykes Family Photos

I had the privilege of taking pictures of this beautiful family June 15th at the Botanical Gardens. I am so thankful for these sweet friends. 

The happiest baby I have ever known!

Wherever they go I know they will be a blessing to many people by their kindness, gentleness, and wisdom.
Where my title "Hope Secure" comes from:

Genesis 12:1-3
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Hebrews 6:14-20
"For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."

Rock of Ages lyrics / Sandra McCracken

Rock of Ages, when the day seems long
From this labor and this heartache I have come
The skies will wear out, but You remain the same
Rock of Ages, I praise Your name.

Rock of Ages, You have brought me near
You have poured out Your life-blood, Your love, Your tears
To make this stone heart come alive again
Rock of Ages, forgive my sin

Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages
Bind your children til' your kingdom comes
Rock of Ages, Your will be done

Rock of Ages, when in want or rest
My desperate need for such a Savior I confess
Pull these idols out from my heart embrace
Rock of Ages, I need Your grace

Rock of Ages, broken, scorned for me
Who am I that You would die to make me free?
To give me glory, You took the death and pain
Rock of Ages, my offering

Rock of Ages, "It is done," You cried
The curtain's torn and I see justice satisfied
Now write Your mercy here on my heart and hands
Rock of Ages, in faith I stand

Rock of Ages, my great hope secure
Your promise holds just like an anchor to my soul
Bind your children with cords of love and grace
Rock of Ages, we give You praise

Monday, June 24, 2013


I started this blog back in 2008 as I had just decided to return to Kenya for a second 2 month trip with Mission to the World on a "StreetChild" Internship.

Now my desire is to share my love for missions and photography through this blog. Here is an article that gives more background on that:

All the proceeds from my photography go toward supporting a missionary or a missions organization that is currently on my heart at the time. It is a joy for me to be able to give above and beyond in this creative way.
My hope is that this blog will help me remain focused on God's Kingdom and my role in taking part of His desire for his name to be spread all over the earth. The spread of this good news that Jesus has come to rescue us from death to give us new life in Him for eternity and is working now to make all things new.

Revelation 7:9-10
 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Peris, one of the many children in Kenya whose beauty I loved to capture and who ignited a passion in me for family and child photography.
My poster girls, the first little ones to be photographed for my missions photography!

I am grateful for the friends who have trusted me to take their photos and have encouraged me in my pursuit of photography and support of missions.