This past June I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to serve alongside the organization ManUp and Go(www.manupandgo.org). On this trip we experience life in Korah Ethiopia, Jinja Uganda, Palasa Uganda, among many other cities and villages along the way. I decided I would share my experience through imagery on this website. You can head over to my blog (www.letstalktoughstuff.wordpress.com) to get the “words” of my experience as well. I hope this blesses you and opens eyes to the amazing world we live in. This was a missions trip, and we were blessed to work alongside many missionaries, ministries, organizations and children’s homes.
My lessons from this trip: God is everywhere, in the broken, in the beauty. It was a privilege to be a vessel for God’s love and hope. Stepping out of your comfort zone IS a beautiful thing, big things happen when we step out in faith. I left a part of my heart in Africa. I hope you enjoy.
I try not to get on a soapbox much on my photography page as I have a blog for that, yet what I do want to say is these images represent something so simple yet so hard to find anymore for our young adults. Life is stressful for these kids, growing up today in this crazy media world is much more complicated that we realize. To me these images represent inner freedom, forgetting the junk, the news, the hard stuff, the mean people, the rumors, the big decisions that come with that senior year and just being free in the moment.
I believe many of us should take time to have these free moments, unplugged, just pure joy and laughter… anyway… off soapbox 🙂 Enjoy Miss Mariah, as she is representing a freedom we all need more of.
I always enjoy a sweet country-style wedding with boots and hay bales. Though I don’t know these two super well, I can tell you that Mr. is a very talented carpenter, as he MADE many the decorations at the reception… including the amazing “MR & MRS” sign and the chandelier to name a few. Mrs. has quite a servant heart, taking care of many of her bridesmaids and others, doing hair and makeup for them prior to the wedding (she is a hairdresser), what a servant heart you have 🙂
It was an amazing day of celebration! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Martin! Wishing you many, many wonderful years ❤
I was excited to explore a brand new(to me) location with Miss Hazel just outside of Wamego. What a gorgeous day, although the wind was a bit challenging, we made it work! Hazel I hope you had the best birthday, I love your big personality and those beautiful eyes. Thank you so much for trusting me with capturing your smiles, giggles and just you being you.
Life with boys; busy boys, goofy boys, wiggle worm boys and silly face boys. Many times groups can become upset, frustrated or even just want to quit a session all together due to children misbehaving. I’ve challenged myself over the past 2 years to help families understand the value of photographing life as it is. Boys will be boys, but some day they will be men. Kids will be kids and someday they will be grown adults. Learn to laugh at your kids silliness and their goofy personalities. Embrace the craziness for someday it will be gone.
The Haug family was wonderful with their patience in allowing the kids to be kids. We had silly photos, goofy photos, funny face photos and smile photos. I am grateful for the opportunity to capture you and yours.
Your family if full of love and life, laughter and giggles. That’s what it’s all about friends.