Although trying to be consistent with a blog is a little time consuming, I feel like it is forcing me to appreciate and really realize what a wonderful job I have! This morning was another great experience and blessing to me during this holiday season! My assignment today was to photograph the Habitat for Humanity house that Samford helped sponsor for "Home for the Holidays 2008." This entire house was built in 10 days for Jocelyn and her 4 year old daughter, Jaelyn. Mike Murphy from ABC33/40 presented Jocelyn with the keys to her new house, after Randy Pittman from Samford presented them with a bible. My favorite picture from the morning is the one above of little Jaelyn holding the keys to her new home in one hand, and gripping the bible with the other. Although I know she was very thankful and excited about her new house, I'm not sure she realizes at such a young age that this house was made possible through a handful of complete strangers who love the Lord. The volunteers most likely did not personally know Jocelyn or Jaelyn, but they wanted to help improve this mother and daughters by showing them the love of Jesus Christ through their act of service. Thank the Lord for these selfless volunteers!
They have since moved away, but I am thankful they are still a part of my life, and that I am going to be able to watch this little one grow! Expect to see plenty more photos of this sweet little face on my blog in the future!
It was pretty chilly outside, but the sweet bridesmaids were troopers and braved the cold to go outside for a little while to get some fun shots! These girls were particularly fun for me to shoot because some were sorority sisters of mine from Samford. I shot Sarah Schmidt's (far left) wedding this summer in Nashville, and as always it was a joy to see her!
Shelley and Michael chose not to see each other before the ceremony, but wanted a picture of the two of them holding hands. I typically do this around a door, but the stone outside was so pretty I had to make it happen. I'm pretty sure I made Shelley incredibly nervous with this shot, but surely she had faith in me that I wouldn't ruin her moment!