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I cannot believe these two are getting married NEXT MONTH! So excited to document their special moments with family and friends. :) We managed to figure out a date to photograph engagement portraits, and I’m glad we were able to work in these in between our busy schedules!!! We had to work around crowds, but…

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Well, it seems like FOREVER since I have last blogged! I know it has been less than a week, but it’s nice to be back in the swing of things! I’m officially back from business travels and I’m torn because I loved the beach life, but it’s nice being back home! Pixie has followed me…

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Gosh, I’m so overwhelmed by the support I received over the past couple of weeks, especially after the most recent blog post! My heart behind that post was to connect with those who are familiar with heartache and that there is HOPE. <3 I have had so many reach out to me, and I thank…

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  • Cyndi Messick

     Thank you for an amazing day on Friday! It was so much fun, and the best part was spending the day with family and wonderful friends! 

I didn’t think I was going to share this on my blog, but I built up the courage to press “publish” because I know there are others who can relate and can appreciate honesty/vulnerability. I was worried by sharing these words today that it might show that I’m “weak,” but I also realized that by sharing…

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  • LOVE YOU, sweet girl!!!! Proud of you for trusting in the Lord to satisfy your heart!!!! 

  • Heather Chesky

    Amen!!! Love what you share! Giving your virtual hugs, high fives and prayers 💕

  • Ahh! Thanks for being so vulnerable! I know that’s tough, but God will continue to use your story to help others! You are such a beautiful light!! xoxo

  • Alyssa Helmick

    I love you girl! I can’t wait for our road trip next week! I am
    So proud of you! Your LOVE is so beautiful kind and special! ❤️

  • […] I’m so overwhelmed by the support I received over the past couple of weeks, especially after the most recent blog post! My heart behind that post was to connect with those who are familiar with heartache and that there […]

  • caroline

    hindsight is tough to not dwell on.  we always see things later and think “wow, why did it take so long?” …   I think the toughest lesson is knowing that you don’t NEED someone else to make you happy.  so you’re already doing better then most, cause you recognize that, so ‘just keep swimming.’  also, I have found that putting yourself out there, is better then locking it away…  with age comes wisdom right?  being vulnerable isn’t weakness, it’s strength.   it takes strength to know when you need help or guidance, or just an ear to listen.   sending love your way <3

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend! :) I cannot believe wedding season has officially begun! This winter season flew by soooo fast, but I’m excited to be back photographing sweet and joyful couples!! If Saturday is any indication of what is ahead, minus the rain, then this year is going to be a good…

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I’m still in disbelief the Second Annual Runaway Brides 5k Fun Run is over!! The past six months I must have poured at LEAST 250+ hours to make this event happen. I can admit … even some sleepless nights — But trusting God was key since this is all to serve Him and His mission…

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  • Cyndi Messick

    All I can say about the day is <3 !!! Great work, congrats to all!!!