You guys! I cannot even handle this engagement session! Literally everything went perfect! It was a chilly Florida day with the sun bursting through the trees of this gorgeous state park. It provided a bright warmth that I love so much with just the right richness of color! Gabby and Thomas are the sweetest couple you’ve ever met, and I had the best assistant by my side making sure that everything was just right.
During this session I felt like pinching myself the whole time. How did I even get here?! I was typically the athlete, not the artist. I went to school for teaching, not photography. So how did I find myself in a field all giddy about amazing sun flare images with the sweetest couple and the best friend a girl could ask for?!
A holy surrender to what I thought my life would be. A life I planned out and thought I wanted. A plan that never included this city or this career. But thankfully, God knew me better than I knew myself. Sixteen years ago I surrendered my life to Him and it continues to be a life I didn’t even know I wanted. A life that is filled with joy and heartbreak. Laughter and tears. Victories and hardships. Mistakes and forgiveness. An abundant life.
Being around Gabby and Thomas on that Wednesday afternoon reminded me of how wonderful the beginning of their new season is. It’s a season of so many plans and so many question marks. A season of beginnings and ends. Of excitement and fear. Of laughter and tears. A season where you truly have no idea what you’re committing to but nonetheless you dive in and you surrender. You surrender to what was and what will be. And in that holy surrender, you find life.
Congratulations Gabby and Thomas in this new season! I’m humbled and thankful you let me come along with you!