Reminder: Embrace your own life

Sounds easy, right? ...But yet we're still scrolling, glued to the highlight reels of everyone in our feeds. Maybe the real question is, "While you are sitting there, worried about what everyone else is doing, what potential highlights in your own life are you missing out on creating?" More thoughts on this are in this post.

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What's the rush?

I’ve been trying to master a few areas of life as a mom lately. It’s a work in progress. It's kind of exhausting. I’m 16 months postpartum and feeling the most “put together” I’ve felt thus far as a mother (which may not be saying a whole lot). BUT, when I slow down, let God lead me and simply enjoy the ride, THAT is precisely when I feel the most joy-filled; the most alive. What's the rush?

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Do you ever need a break? Me too.

Do you ever need a break? You know, like some time away, a change of pace, downtime, intentional quiet moments to sort your thoughts, an opportunity to catch up on other things, an escape from the expectations of others, a chance to soak in the current season of your life? Me too. Allow me to explain...

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Jeremy & Becky's Wedding Day (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Becky stepped into a new church with the prophetic words from a friend in the back of her mind that she'd meet her husband there. [Enter Jeremy.] Talk about God's perfect will... I'm not sure we've witnessed a more intentional, beautiful love between two people! It was truly our pleasure to document every little moment of their oceanfront wedding day.

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We've Been "Busy"

Busy traveling to see family, busy working hard, busy stomping ocean waves, busy considering our dreams for the present and the future, busy analyzing our businesses, busy searching for the best sticks in the yard, busy supporting one another, busy praying over the growing ministry we're a part of, busy pointing at the moon, busy developing our trust in the Lord...

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Real Life is Tough

I may be stressed in some of these current moments, but some day I'll want to "remember when" or show my son what life looked like for our family. I recently had the opportunity to document a family of 6 that included baby boy twins. They made "tough" look so easy, although they assured me they didn't feel like they had it all together... 

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Real Life is Wild

Sometimes the most memorable days are unscripted. Some days the kids are fully alive in their freedom to be wild. Often, the spontaneous, unplanned moments are the most meaningful.

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Real Life is Messy

If I had a dollar for every day of my life I felt like I had it all together, I’d be broke. In this current culture of comparison we live in, there is a desire to project the image of the life we wish we had or the image of the life we want others to think we have. Do you ever stop and wonder if that pretty, perfect, put-together life is pretend? Are you exhausted by it like I am?

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Allison, NC State Fashion Design Graduate

Recently I got to witness an entirely new level of "Allison" that I had previously only heard about. I had the pleasure of spending some time with her in the NC State design studio she has practically lived in for the last four years as she has tirelessly worked toward her degree in textiles, focusing on apparel design. This documentary Senior Session tells her story.

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