Wednesday, May 26, 2010

what a beauty!

I did a session recently of a BEAUTIFUL little girl for a pageant she was going to be in. I could not resist posting some pictures...she was adorable! I am officially booked for the whole month of June, I'm pinching myself to make sure this is real lol. I'm amazed at what God is doing and can't wait to see what He is going to take it. I have been able to meet some amazing people with amazing stories! Here are the pictures of sweet Nevaeh.

This little angel has an amazing story, to make a long story short her parents (not biological) are in the process of adopting her, They have been her legal Guardians since she was 4 months old. Keep this sweet family in your prayers, they have alot of hurdels to cross over but we are praying that God works everything out, and we know He will.

That's all for now! Hope you all have a GREAT rest of the week! I have another photoshoot tomorrow and then Saturday is the big wedding I'm doing with Expressions by Brandy! I can NOT wait! So thankful for all her help and guidance, she is amazing!

Monday, May 24, 2010

My little inspirations

So as are the pictures of my sweet loves! My inspirations.

Now you see why I can't ever put my camera down =)
Hope you all have a fantastic Monday!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


How do you watch people you love be ripped apart and tore down over and over do you watch them take  the blows that they keep having to take over and over again. How do you watch as they go through emotional highs and lows. How do you comprehend the the heartache that comes at them and from out of no where...when they least expected it to. How do you even begin to find words to comfort when you know nothing you say is going to change things. I ask myself this every day....EVERY day.

This is how.
You hang on to His Word knowing that His power is so very real and that He can make something out of the mess that we think is hopeless. You trust that He is orchestrating something so beautiful and beyond your hopes and dreams. You fall on Him when the things and people of this world push you down and beat you till you think you can't even imagine getting back up, and watch as He gently picks you up dusts you off and gives you the extra push you need to keep moving forward with Him. You cling to him with everything you have in you and allow Him to be what you need....

I need prayers my sista-friends! I have a heavy heart right now and it is going to be a hard night for us. I have to keep reminding myself that God has got this situation and is doing something Great through it. I know He does, but it is so so so hard to watch sometimes. Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Never a dull moment!

Today we leave to travel to South Georgia for the funeral of Eric's Uncle Buddy. He was a wonderful man and was very special to all of us. From the moment Eric and I started dating his family treated me like I was already apart of them. His family in South Georgia are so very dear to me, they have always made me feel so very loved and Eric's Uncle Buddy always had a hug and smile for me. He will be missed so very much!

I took my kids on their own little photo shoot last night so I could print them off and have some to take to Eric's family in S.GA ...and I'm here to tell ya, photographing your own kids is NOT easy! They are SO over the camera lol. I did manage to get some cute pictures, I will try to post them sometime this weekend.
Reese is such a fireball, full of Sass and attitude and very independent. She did NOT want her "Buba" (Garrett) to touch her at all during the pictures lol. She wanted to do it all without his help. I had to get really creative in order to get her to let Garrett put his arm around her or even sit beside her...In one of the pictures I had Eric lay down and let Garrett sit on his stomach, because that was the only way Reese would sit beside Garrett lol. Hey! whatever works! =) 

I'm finding the more I photograph children the more I LOVE it! They are so much fun to work with and there is NEVER a dull moment. . I do whatever it takes to make them feel comfortable and have fun...even if that means rolling on the ground with them, putting silly objects on my head, skipping along side them or just pretending with them. It is grand! Makes me feel like a kid again =) I never would have thought that photographing kids would be one of my favorites, but it has become one of my favs indeed!

I hope all of you have a most wonderful week! Off to South Georgia we go!







Now, Glory be to GOD, who by His mighty power at work within you is
able to do far more than you would ever dare to ask or dream of.
Infinitely beyond your highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes.
Ephesians 3:20-21

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I have some  people reading my blog that are well....have nothing better to do but try to cause drama...and to keep from having drama in my life I'm going to take my blogaroo to something I really didn't want to have to do but now see that I'm going to have to. SOOOO all my lovely blog readers that I love so much, please send me your email address to so I can add you to my list so that you can see my blog. I will be changing my settings on Friday of this week so send it on over by then and I will make sure that you will still have access to my blog! Thanks and sorry that I have to do this. I decided long ago that I wasn't going to give Satan a chance to get his foot in the door so this is something I have to do to keep from allowing people to try to bring me down. =) I know all of you understand and I look forward to getting all your email addresses!
love ya bunches!

May the Lord be praised! Day after day He bears our burdens...

Psalm 68:19

Friday, May 14, 2010

♪♫Oh Look what the Lord has done.♫♪

 Haaaaaaaaapy Friday!!

My photography business has really taken off. I'm booked for the entire month of May and almost fully booked for June and even have some July dates already booked!

I feel so unworthy and so very thankful for the way God is blessing this.I'm LOVING meeting all the new people and making new friendships!  I have had the best mentor through all this and I'm so thankful God put her in my life. I couldn't have gotten this far without her advice, tips, & help. I have my first wedding in July eeek! I'm kind of nervous but extremely excited! I'm going to be going as an assistant shooter with Brandy (my mentor) to give myself an idea of how things will go. It is at the end of May and 'm super stoked about it! Can't wait!
  Check out some of her amazing pictures @ her blog
Expressions by Brandy

Here are some of my most fav. shoots I have done so far.
If you want to see more you can visit my FB page Beyond the lens Photography

I'm currently getting a new website up and running, as soon as it is ready I will let all of you know! 
 If you are not a FAN/LIKER of my FB you need to be =) I'm almost to 1,000 fans and when I get there I will be giving away FREE session! SOOOO spread the word and you may be the lucky winner =) 

I'm spending the weekend with my sweet family and I can not wait! Got a fun and busy weekend ahead!
Hope all of you have a most WONDERFUL weekend!!

p.s Go over to Laura Rada 's
Blog to check out a awesome tutorial on home-made washing detergent!

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He enables me to stand...He trains my hands...Your right hand sustains me; You broaden the path beneath me...

Psalm 18:32-36

Monday, May 10, 2010

Back in the groooove

Hello Strangers! =)
I know you all have missed me. (ha)
I took a break for a bit to focus on some other things and now that I have gotten in the grove I'm going to attempt to add blogging back to my list.

So what do I write about with my first blog in what...3 months I think?

I have learned alot these past 3 months...alot has been going on in my life and in the lives of my family members. Some tough stuff and some new and amazing stuff.

-I have learned what it means to truly get down on your knees and cry out to God and stay in constant prayer.

-I have learned how precious it is to have that open communication at all times with God.

-I have learned that no matter what goes on in my life, if I keep God fist and do EVERY thing to bring him glory everything else will fall into place and He will pour out his blessings! Nothing compares to the overflowing love of God!

- I have learned that I'm not as naive as some people think I am. Lets face it, some people are just plan CrAzY and thrive on stirring up drama..I have since learned to ignore it and keep on a going and decide to not feed into their joy of  living a drama filled life! I now realize some things never change, and there is a reason why drama seems to follow them. (I'm sure all of us have someone like that in our lives lol)Can I get an AMEN!

-I have learned what it truly means to be there for someone in their darkest moments and seek God for every single word that I say to them.
-I have also learned how angry, mad, revengeful I can and want to be at times. And it is still a constant battle for me to keep my focus on the fact that God sees the bigger picture and WILL uphold the righteous and those that Love him and truly seek him. It is never an easy thing to see someone you love go through something so raw and devastating.

-I have learned to give all my hurts, fears, cares, worries, emotions over to has been a slow process, but one that I strive to do daily.

-I have learned that with GOD all things are possible.... I have learned to not just say that phrase but believe it with all my being.

-I have learned how important my church family is to my family and how amazing they are, they have came together and truly uplifted my family in this time of hurt and heartache. I can NEVER thank them enough for what they are doing!

- I have learned that seeking God is an awesome thing...especially if you allow Him to teach you and change your perspective on things that you thought you couldn't get past. It's amazing what He can do to our lives if we just surrender everything to Him.

-I am blessed beyond measure to have such a loving and supportive Husband. He never ceases to amaze me.

-I have learned we only get one shot in this life to make a difference, so now is the time to start making a difference in peoples lives and showing the love of JESUS! Who know when your last breath could be!

-I have learned to Purpose in my heart EVERY day to keep my focus on God and nothing else, to wake up each morning and ask myself...What can I do to bring God glory today and share His love with someone else?

I could go on in on about What God has been teaching me lately...what is He teaching you? Are you letting the cares and the worries of this life or even just the business of life to overtake you and blur the purpose God has for you?

What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD,

when they walk through the Valley of Weeping,
it will become a place of refreshing springs.

The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings,
they will continue to grow stronger!

Psalm 84:5 - 7