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Marco + Kim | Amarillo Wedding Photographer

Marco and Kim’s wedding was unique. The entire was gentle and calm. I watched them each take care of others their entire day. Kim was so attentive to her friends. Marco laughed and joked with the guys. But the truly amazing thing was that everyone there agreed that this union, this marriage, was a fulfillment of God’s promises to us.

they share a very tender love with each other. one that comes from within. and from a truly spiritual place.

But the best part about the way they love each other, is that this is also the way they love others around them. Completely. Wholly. and unconditionally.

bgonzalezwedding000bgonzalezwedding001bgonzalezwedding002bgonzalezwedding003bgonzalezwedding004I love that they took time before the ceremony to meet and pray together. bgonzalezwedding005bgonzalezwedding007bgonzalezwedding008bgonzalezwedding009bgonzalezwedding010bgonzalezwedding011bgonzalezwedding012Their wedding party gathered around them for prayer during the ceremony. bgonzalezwedding013bgonzalezwedding014After the ceremony, Marco and Kim wanted their first act as husband and wife to be sharing communion with their friends and family. This was my favorite part of the day and truly speaks of the faith and heart.bgonzalezwedding015bgonzalezwedding016bgonzalezwedding017bgonzalezwedding018bgonzalezwedding019bgonzalezwedding020bgonzalezwedding021bgonzalezwedding022bgonzalezwedding023bgonzalezwedding024Marco and Kim. Watching your relationship grow has been so rewarding. You are both a testament of what love and life and faith is all about. I am so honored to have seen your journey unfold from the beginning and feel so special that you would share your stories with me. I come away from your wedding day feel refreshed and invigorated knowing that God truly does know the desires of our hearts and that He is so faithful in His promises to us. I know you will have an abundantly anointed marriage and look forward to seeing all that you continue to accomplish in this life you’ve been given. thank you again for sharing all that you are so freely with me and for being the best kind of people i know.

be infinitely blessed

siggy

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Halzie | Bridal

Tyler and Halzie were married last night surrounded by their sweetest family and friends. I have had the honor of being their friend and photographer while on this journey to their wedding day. Each time we meet, i learn more and more about their bond and the covenant between them. It’s a rare and beautiful treasure.

Earlier this fall, i met with Halzie to photograph her bridal portraits. She is a classic beauty with the sweetest and most meek soul.

bHHalzie000bHHalzie001bHHalzie002bHHalzie003bHHalzie004bHHalzie005bHHalzie006bHHalzie007Halzie – it has been a true honor to get to know you better. I feel like you have indirectly inherited me as a big sister. I am excited to see what the two of you accomplish in this life and within your marriage. Thank you for sharing this journey with me and for loving on my brother friend so so wonderfully.

be infinitely blessed

 

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Laura | Amarillo Maternity Photographer

Laura … i briefly saw her getting out of her vehicle. I first noticed that she was stunning. and super stylish. then she turned around and i saw that she was pregnant. And well… pregnant + beautiful = my favorite combination. So i talked myself into going over to talk to her. And then i talked myself out of it. and then talked myself into it again. because i HAD to ask her if she had maternity photos done. and if not… how long would i have to beg in order for her to choose me?!

Turns out, she hadn’t had them done yet and was going to be delivering any day now!!! So i asked her made her put my number in her phone to call me for maternity photos. The next day… Laura and i met for photos. and all was right in the world. because just look at her!!!!balaura000balaura001balaura002geeeeeeeeeeeeeeet out. you are stunning. balaura003balaura004balaura005balaura006balaura007balaura008laura… thank you for not thinking i was completely crazy. or for going along with it long enough to meet me for photos! this was the highlight of my week and i am SO thrilled to have met you and been able to get to know you better! congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby girl! tomorrow is a GREAT day to have a baby!

be infinitely blessed

siggy

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Zoie | Lake Powell

I have known Zoie for a few years now. But it wasn’t until this spring that she and i spent any time together. Let me just tell you that this girl is an incredible human being. She is honest with herself. She is brave. And she is an overcomer. I slowly learn more and more about what makes her who she is.

It was time for me to take a road trip and Zoie and I decided to head out together and work on some projects. I spent four days in very close quarters with this girl. and i love her.

We have so many photos to share of our trip, and a part of my wanted to put them all out there for you at once. Instead, i think i’ll share just a few at a time.  Here are photos of our time at Lake Powell.

bmzoielp000bmzoielp001bmzoielp002bmzoielp003bmzoielp004bmzoielp005i know i told you that i first knew i loved you when you showed up at my house with valentine’s day flowers. but that moment when you reached across the car to hold my hand and tell me you were my friend and loved me despite my mistakes… that’s the moment when i knew that i had been given a rare friendship. You are so inspiring and i learn so much from you daily. Your drive to accomplish things in this life and to find and fulfill your calling are motivating. I admire your strength. and your courage. and your ability to be honest with yourself and to declare your worth. I love you, zoie bug, and am so so soooo happy that our paths crossed. that you wore that dang christmas skirt that made me notice/hate/love you all at once. and that you have proven to be one of the most triumphant people i know. i hope that our friendship will grow and grow. and that you know that i am one of your biggest fans. that i will lie down in traffic for you. and that i will always always always be holding your hand to let you know that i love you and i’m here for you

be infinitely blessed

siggy

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Lake Powell | Farewell to Summer

We soaked up the last few bits of summer break over the long holiday earlier this month. We had this amazing idea to travel 4 states in 4 days. We camped in tents. Slept in hammock. Froze. Nearly passed out from heat. And ate more sandwiches than we care to talk about.

I will visit this area again, because we were really unprepared – despite our planning. We wanted to visit Horeshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona. Also, we never knew what time it was there.  Arizona doesn’t observe daylight savings. But the cell towers do. So my phone would say one time, but that wasn’t Arizona time. And then we were in Utah. So my phone was right. Or was it? And when you tell me the sun sets at 7pm, do you mean Arizona time? Utah time? or Arizona minus daylight savings time? I don’t think i ever figured it out. Just talking about it again makes me want start day drinking.

We learned that Arizona (and Utah) have very chill personalities. Most everything is a first come first serve basis. So we spent a lot of time panicking over whether or not we would find a place to set up our tent. With the suggestion of the convenience store attendant, (who took about 5 minutes to ring up my chips and fountain drink), we ventured across the Utah border to Lake Powell.

It is 100% the most beautiful water i have seen in the United States. It was blue. and turquoise. and navy. and green. and clear. just gorgeous.

We honest-to-goodness spent most of our time being present and in the moment. So i don’t have many photos to share. But i WILL be back. and there will be a plethora of images then!!!

:: Horeshoe Bend:: is beautiful. We kept seeing mixed reviews about the best time to visit. To avoid heat, definitely go in the morning during sunrise. The sun very quickly heats up and i can see how that would be very hot and potentially dangerous.  This is free and open to the public. you park in a parking lot and then walk  about 3/4 of a mile to get to the edge. It’s a couple of steep parts but fairly easy. I mean… if i can do it… you can do it. Take water.

I’m afraid of heights. So this pretty much terrified me. And i only got close enough to the edge to take the following photo and then i was done. Additionally, i wouldn’t let me child (who is NOT afraid of heights) near the edge. Because i’m a spazz. So i had to literally turn around and walk 500 feet away and let him go by himself … just praying that i wouldn’t hear a collective gasp of all the other tourists.

blake-powell000We spent most of our time at Lake Powell. My child is a fish. His name literally means “from the lake”

He taught himself to swim at 5 years old and even before that, i couldn’t get this kid away from the water.  Lake Powell is the perfect temperature. the lake is deep. after you jump in, you don’t touch the bottom.blake-powell001We camped waterfront at Lone Rock Beach. Definitely stay here if you like camping! Your entrance fee gets you access to all other ports of Lake Powell as well! We woke up, walked a few feet, and could jump into the water. It was PERFECTION.blake-powell002blake-powell003blake-powell004blake-powell005blake-powell006this kid is always smiling!!!blake-powell007Between the border is Glen Canyon dam. it’s beautiful. and i hated it. haha.blake-powell008blake-powell009Dear Arizona, Utah (and not featured New Mexico and Colorado): i love you. you are gorgeous. i’ll be back for more!

be infinitely blessed

siggy

 

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