Sunday, May 21, 2023

I'm the problem, it's me

“I’m the problem it’s me”… well Taylor Swift got that right.

But what does the Bible say? Marriage and relationships are hard… that’s something that everybody tells you. But I don’t think anyone really believes it because they think they’ll be “different”.

Then why are there so many relationship issues today? Divorce, breakups… I was reading a devotional this morning and as if God planned it perfectly, it led me to
1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

It describes how Charity (the quality one should posses towards another person) has all these beautiful attributes such as patience, kindness, etc… and I decided to put my name in place of it to see if it aligned.

“Barbara suffereth long, and is kind; Barbara envieth not… is not puffed up… doth not behave herself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil…”

And as I shook my head and went down the list reading it… I realized I couldn’t answer yes to any of those attributes.

Most people today will say that to love others, you must love yourself first. But God’s Word says otherwise.

Love isn’t a feeling, it’s a decision. It’s about choosing to be these attributes that God says to be rather than looking for them in our spouses. It’s about aligning our hearts with what God says so that WE can become the very thing we desire first… and then He will do His work in the other person.

Friends the problem isn’t everyone else, its us. But God is so forgiving and full of grace that if we are willing… He will gently humble us and then we can get up and try again. <3

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Mila Raye | Lifestyle Birthday Portraits

This little beauty turns 1! I truly love photographing families in all their seasons and watching them grow. I photographed baby Mila when she was born and have been photographing this sweet family since before they even said I do! Here are my favorites from this portrait session!

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Alie & Leandro | Intimate Ceremony

Last summer I photographed Alie and Leandro's gorgeous proposal at the beach, a few months ago it was featured in Contemporary Weddings Magazine, and now I got to photograph their intimate ceremony! They got married at the Morristown Municipal Court and then we headed to the lawn in front of Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen to take their bride and groom portraits. Here are my favorites from their beautiful day.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Chloe B. 1st Birthday Portrait Session

This little princess was absolute perfection in front of the camera with her sweet smile and baby blue eyes. I photographed her 1 year ago when she was a newborn and now look how much she's grown! Here are a few of my favorites of Chloe and her parents.