I am so eager to share this session with everyone! In April my husband Caleb and I had the amazing opportunity to go on a missions trip to Gaborone, Botswana (in Africa). We had such an amazing trip and time of growth while there. We made so many special connections and new friends. I will be sharing all of the photos from our trip later on, on my personal blog as well as videos I put together from each day.
But until then, I wanted to share this sweet family session I got to capture while I was there! Our host family Pastor Tshepo, Thato and little fikki immediately felt like family. They opened their home and hearts to us and we truly will never be the same. On one of our last evenings there, I asked if I could photograph them near their house. Thato had mentioned to me previously that she longed for some family portraits to decorate their home with. I immediately felt God thumping my heart with the opportunity. It’s been a life long dream to 1. go on a missions trip and 2. photograph people in a different country and 3. do a professional session in a neat country. My heart couldn’t even contain all of the warm, sunny goodness that happened on this beautiful evening. I am amazed by all of the opportunities the lord brings our way when we take the back seat, and let Him do His thing within us. It’s incredible!
This family was such a breeze to photograph! They were all smiles and giggles. Their natural interaction with one another was priceless. Also, Thato MADE her dress. Handmade. Does it get any better then that?
Seeing all of these photos again make me so anxious to get back to Africa someday and to visit all of our family and friends we made while we were there! Until then, I will cherish these photographs always.
I’ve known Justin and Alyssa for quite some time now. Some of you MIGHT recognize them as the firrrst ever photo-shoot I posted to my first, original website! They were not only great models + a great couple then but still to this day. I am so excited to be shooting their wedding in May! It’s gonna be an all around amazing time. I actually went to high school with both Justin and Allyssa for a few years which makes photographing them even more fun! I’ve literally known them for so many years now – Alyssa and I used to call one another our “twin”. I remember so many cheerleading practices together and pizza runs in Lititz, or watching her go all out on her karaoke machine that I was completely jealous of at the time. HA!! I’ve known Justins family for a few years now as well since we went to school with a few of his cousins! His dad is an absolute riot so I am definitely expecting a brilliant speech at the wedding. This couple is one of a kind. I love them together and will most definitely be shedding some happy-tears May 16th. I couldn’t be more extatic to be their photographer and capturing these moments for them. We had quite some interesting run-ins during this shoot, but I think it was totally worth it to say the least. I mean.. LOOK AT THAT SUN + THOSE FACES.
Chow for now,
I’d never met Heather before but I’d seen her face so many times through mutual friends and social media. I was super excited when she contacted me about doing her senior portraits because I knew she was a super sweetheart with a big smile and kind heart. I couldn’t get over her adorable big brown eyes and perfect, thick hair! That probably sounds weird but, girls you know what I’m talking about.
We did two different shoots within one day- first half in downtown Lancaster City and the second half in a local, random field by my house. The sun was literally perfect and we just couldn’t stop snapping away. Love when that happens! Shoutout to one of her best friends and one of my go-to assistants Adelle- you rocked that whiteboard girrrrl.
Until next time,
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