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With every wedding these beautiful couples allow us to be a part of their day and God in every one shows us something different and cool about life. Whether it be something we learn from the couples we serve in how they honor one another or something we grow in from working together. But recently God gave me a greater appreciation for our family. You see…I used to be super jealous of the boy-mom, girl-mom posts. It’s those dang tshirts! Ha! I really was. I mean..they dont make “I’ve got one of each” tees. I was an only child and Andrew was one of four boys. So when we had Rory I had just figured that we would have a house full of girls with Andrew there to take care of us. So when our Luca man came along I was so confused…like…how do I mom a boy?! I’m a girl…so I can handle a girl…but a boy? Whoa! Okay okay, kinda silly…but God threw me a little something on this recently. A little yipee, hurrah, a your welcome. During the special reception dances…for every single wedding I cant help but smile from ear to ear. Grinning like a dang fool. I cant wait to bawl my eyes out at seeing two of my favorite people dance on our daughter’s wedding day. And God showed me…now…with us having a little boy too – Andrew & I both get one some day. Photo @laurenjollyphoto #AndrewandTiannaBTS #wordpress #marriageandmotherhood

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Alexandra & Kevin | VA Engagement | Tropical Display House Norfolk Botanical Gardens

So honored to have been able to capture their homecoming when Kevin returned from deployment and even more excited when these two asked us to photograph their engagement a few months later! It was pouring rain the day of their session but these two didn’t let that stop them! Venue Norfolk Botanical Gardens Love, Andrew […]


A Simple Natural Wedding at The Historic Post Office | Hampton VA

Love is complicated. It is. It’s beautiful and scary, and complicated. And it changes. And with real love, you have to be willing to change with it. Despite that, you know what we’ve learned this year? Even though love itself is complicated LOVING someone doesn’t have to be. In fact, the more simple you get […]