Lucy Day!! It's been a minute since I actually did this newborn shoot with the Day family, but my lack of posting does not reflect on my love for these people. As you can tell in the photos below, they're quite lovable. Eli and Grace, Lucy are the sweetest siblings and they are a l w a y s a good time. Love you, Day family!
I have known Paige for forever. Since the days of whispy curls and playing dress up. And now I get to share her daughter's newborn photos. How good is God? Speaking of good, Paige and Matt's story is beautiful and they shared it here. They fought for sweet Molly for three long years, so the photos you see below are each representative of a prayer answered. Looking at Molly's photos God spoke to me about how His goodness and our purpose are deeply intertwined. If you'd like to know more, I wrote about it over on my words blog. But if not, just scroll down and enjoy seeing what joy can look like after three years of trusting in and waiting on God.
When your dearest new friends have their first child, it's pretty much the dearest thing. We love you Judah!
I've known Julie and David Washington for years and years. So many of my memories of youth retreats, mission trips, Sunday mornings, and small groups feature the Washingtons. Julie is one of the women who showed me what it's really like to love, know, and follow Christ. I wouldn't be who I am today without her role in my life. When ACF, the church my parents founded and still lead, was portable, my cousin Megan and I would harass Julie to no end. It's a wonder she didn't quit her job as Children's Pastor, because every Sunday we'd hide in the rolling crates and make setting up impossible. Back then I thought we were cute and funny, but having experienced the whole portable church thing for 3 years myself, I now know that Sunday morning during set up is probably the least desirable time to prank a pastor. Sorry, Jules. I knew not what I did.
Growing up I got to watch Julie's fresh-out-of-college life unfold. Her story portrays God's faithfulness. So many answered prayers and dreams. I'm grateful for the way she has been open with her story because it makes me want to have greater faith and be open to encourage other people too.
So this is Harper Jane Washington, another beautiful abundance and answered prayer. She's 6 months and I'm pretty sure she's made of sugar and butterflies and sunflowers. Getting to photograph her brought me so much joy and I'll bet one look in those amazing blue eyes will bring you joy too!