I am a child of God and a believer of Jesus Christ. A helpmate to my amazing husband that can drive me crazy in more than one way. ;) A nurturer and trainer of one daughter and one son.
Columnist for Shattered Magazine
Honest. Raw. Legit.
Country girl....which means I love to feel the mud between my toes on a warm summer day....
Loved to meet you!
I LOVE capturing romance, turning engagement sessions into a fun date, and enhancing chemistry with my couples.
I mainly specialize in working with couples and weddings--and love seeing marriages succeed. Be sure to check out my Monday Marriage Matters blog posts. :)
My 2nd specialty is working with highschool senior girls. And my passion is to see one girl after another see the true beauty within once seeing their images.
Inspired by The Creator and His nature all around me. Inspired to impress. Inspired to inspire others.
I have been told that I am known for drawing one into the artistry of the moment, fluidly arresting an instant in time, while enabling the audience to continue the moment in its mind's eye. There's a magical impression left on one's soul after viewing such photography, as it becomes visual food for the soul..... poetry in motion.
“We must hunger after the beautiful and good"... (George Eliot)
My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Megan and Josh were my first fall engagement shoot for the year, so I wanted to start out with a big bang and go all out! When they were telling me about their relationship, Megan told me Josh played in the Jazz band at the Arsenal here in Huntsville, Al. And right from that point my mind starting filling with a music theme.
They were so cute when we started the session, they had the normal nervous jitters, but once we got into the swing of things, they warmed up, relaxed and worked the camera like pros.
Megan and Josh–may you never forget to dance in the kitchen together, love each other unconditionally, and set aside quiet time on the couch for one another without any distractions once married….marriage truly is one of the greatest relationships you will ever encounter, but it all requires work and dedication, every single day. I am looking forward to the BIG day!! Congrats again!
YOUR LIPS ARE JEWEL RED,
YOUR MOUTH ELEGANT AND INVITING,
YOUR VEILED CHEEKS SOFT AND RADIANT.
Do you remember your first kiss? I sure do, and wish I could go back and take it back and saved it for my husband…but, I didn’t and still had a beautiful first kiss at the front door of my apartment at college.And he asked me like a gentleman should, I believe he said, Miss Murphy…may I give you a kiss tonight? My heart still leaps, and gets butterflies in my stomach thinking about that night. We kissed, then I went in my apartment and squealed to my roommates! Then, they squealed with me.
First kisses are special, and should be treasured.
a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Did you know that it is said that…..children laugh more than 300 times a day, whereas adults laugh less than 20 times a day.
When is it when life doesn’t seem so funny anymore? Or worth giggling about? One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is laugh…and this picture is a genuine laugh out loud!(she tooted, and thought it was pretty funny) but, right before the spontaneous combustion, I was able to capture this serious shot of my daughter….
Laughing is contagious, and truly is medicine for the soul. After a good laugh, you feel cleansed.
Who/What makes you laugh the most?
What is holding you back from letting go and laughing with others?
We all want a taste of fame, whether it be from being published in a magazine, being the top baker, being rated the top photographer in the world…the list goes on….we are drawn in at the checkout line with what the front cover has to say about the “stars”. Don’t deny it, you know you look and are curious….what is it, that draws us in, that captivates our minds by the stars of Hollywood?
I will be honest, I want to be one of the top photographers. Why, I ask myself….stunned with no answer. Simply just because I want that fame…I guess. We all want followers, that is how the world works…twitter…follow me…..instagram…follow me…..facebook…be my friend…..what does this all mean. It seems to all be about status. Well I am sorry, but these words I am writing are only taking me back to Scripture. TRUTH. CONVICTION. ULTIMATE LEADER.
The world is very deceptive, always turning everything Scripture has to say around to pointing to us, and not God. If we want people to follow us on twitter, then are we leading others to follow Christ?
Words from Christ…”If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” Luke 9:23-25
It’s so easy to want it all, but, when God has entrusted me with two precious children to raise up to follow Him, those need to be my main priorities, they should be my fans that I desire to win over everyday, not the world….
My heart and mind is about to explode with everything I want to do today….write, read, organize a better spiritual plan for myself,and working with Abigail, make a big calendar on my wall, edit pictures, keep my house clean, take care of my kids….
Has life ever not been busy?
Do we choose to make it busy?
Where are we exerting most of our energy every day?
My family….the reason I want to live life to the fullest everyday.