I am an artist that seeks to bring back to life the innocent beauty that once when a child. I want to bring out the real you, the forgotten you, the beautiful you. I am a natural light, boutique photographer based in Northern Alabama specializing in senior and wedding portraiture.
I am not your traditional type photographer, as my heart races with excitement to dig deeper into who you are as an individual. You will walk away with a flare of poetic imagery that screams your name. I look forward to meeting you, hugging you, and becoming friends.
I appreciate so much what you did for Megan and Josh on their wedding day. The pictures you took are absolutely beautiful and will be a precious reminder of their beautiful day. I am most grateful to you, however, for the example you set for them when you put your camera down, took their hands, and without hesitation prayed with them during a very difficult time that day. Megan and I had prayed together that morning for God to be with her and Josh throughout the day and for them to have a joy filled day. But, even in the midst of the joy that day, there was a time of tears and heartache and you were there to pray them through it! What a blessing! It is not a question of will there be struggles in this life, we know there will be hard times, we just don’t know when they will come. My wish is that Josh and Megan will follow your lead and when those hard times come, take each other by the hand and pray together. Thank you for who you are and for your ministry to others.
I love what I do more than just taking pictures for people–I truly care about my couples, and want to see their marriages succeed. These words from the brides mother mean so much to me.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Prov 17: 22
Who doesn’t like to be around someone that makes you laugh? It feels good to laugh so hard it hurts and brings tears to your eyes….am I right? When the laughing stops, and all the noise that is filling the room is bickering and negativity then as the proverb says above–our spirit feels dry. When we are dying a thirst after a long run or being in the hot summer heat we sometimes think we are going to fall over and pass out. We need some source of life. And sometimes that life can just come from laughing with one another. Maybe you sit here and are thinking–we don’t know how to laugh together anymore. He/she doesn’t look at me the way they use to….
Have you thought about how to get on their level–what makes your spouse laugh? Well ladies I don’t know about you, but my husband has a guys night once a week, and they’re night ends up consisting of watching (to them) hilarious youtube videos. Usually, my husband wants to show me, and I just don’t get it, and usually just pass. 😉 But, the other night, I decided to humor my husband and snuggle on the couch with him and watch this: (warning–a lot of laughing will take place)
Okay….now, that you have sat here and gasped a few times, prob laughed out loud, laughed a little it hurt…go share this with your spouse and laugh together!!!
I know, I know….this post really is not very deep…but you know what, we all need a good laugh. And when we can laugh WITH our spouse, it is good for our souls. And you know what, while your at….make out on the couch like old times. 😉
What things make you and your spouse laugh together?
Anna Pociask, MA
And Happy ONE YEAR OF MARRIAGE TO MY BROTHER AND WIFE TODAY!
Sanctification is the “gracious operation of the Holy Spirit, involving our responsible participation, by which he delivers us from the pollution of sin, renews our entire nature according to the image of God, and enables us to live lives that are pleasing to him.” It is the process whereby we are renewed according to the image of God, conformed to the image of Christ, and enabled to die to ourselves and live to God.
So, all weekend God has been bringing the word sanctification to my mind and heart. Not only does this apply to our spiritual lives–but we can apply this to our marriages. “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.” Romans 6: 6
There are many that believe that once a Christian we no longer are suppose to sin, but sin is always crouching at our door, and wants to devour us….devour our marriages, our friendships, our family..anything that has unity, the enemy wants to break up. The enemy does not want peace, he only wants destruction, confusion, and deception. But Christ wants the complete opposite for our marriages–persevere through disagreements, patience with one another, honesty, unity….
I say all of this to reassure you that it is completely normal for each spouse to bring in their own hidden sins that may have once controlled their life (and still control their life)…as there are many worldly passions that can get us tangled up in, I am just going to use sexual sin as an example, because as much as people may not admit they struggle with pornography, lusting over the opposite sex (i am not saying that only men struggle with this), masturbation, and adultery to name a few…
Romans 6:18 tells us some powerful truth…”flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. THEREFOR HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.”
How does sanctification tie into all of this you ask….God doesn’t spoon feed us–He wants us to fight and rely on Him to help us. What a beautiful picture we as husband and wife get to display when we are to represent the Church and Christ.
When we are weak, He is strong. When your spouse is weak, be strong, stand by their side. Fight for them by praying for them, pray. pray. pray.
When we are tempted, flee from sin. When we are tempted to commit sin against God, we not only hurt our relationship with Christ–but we only separate ourself further from our spouse.
” We can choose to remove God from the picture, but our need for love and intimacy still remains. Without God to guide us and provide for those desires, we confuse sex with love. We long to be loved, we long to know that we matter someone else, and something tells us that engaging is sex will accomplish what we want.” Tim Gardner So, attempting to find our own solution to what will fill this hole in our hearts, we engage in sex outside of God’s boundaries. And pain and destruction follow. Lets get back on focus–Sanctification is the “gracious operation of the Holy Spirit, involving our responsible participation, by which he delivers us from the pollution of sin, renews our entire nature according to the image of God, and enables us to live lives that are pleasing to him.” It is the process whereby we are renewed according to the image of God, conformed to the image of Christ, and enabled to die to ourselves and live to God.
When we think we can not overcome sin–do no give up. it is process. But, we can not be renewed, if we do not seek help. If your spouse truly loves you, this will only draw you closer to one another, as you fight together and fight for one another–instead of fighting with one another.