— I stopped counting how many times I shed tears of love and joy yesterday. But I think my favorite time was at the end of the night when I was hugging these two goodbye. Madi told me she couldn’t have imagined anyone else being the one to capture their day, amongst other sweet things that I’m not sure how I’m deserving of. I felt so loved. I’ll forever be grateful for wedding days and friendships I’ve gained through doing something that makes my heart smile.
— If y’all have followed me for awhile, you know I love San Marcos, TX — but I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to explain why. Of course, there’s the river. And the fact that I’ve got a serious thing for cute, little towns. The Texas Hill Country is full of ‘em. I also went to college there. Met some of my best friends. Had way too much fun. That’s not why I love it, though. San Marcos is my valley. I spent my most painful days there. I remember crying to Jesus multiple times saying, “Why is this happening? Why is this my life?” And He would hold me. Every. Single. Time. He would tell me I wasn’t alone. After awhile, I found myself talking with Jesus more than I ever had in my life. He found me there in the darkness and showed me what relationship with Him truly looks like. Jesus didn’t want me to go through what I was going through there, but He sure used it. And please don’t get it wrong — it wasn’t just for me to be happier, but for His people. Maybe for you to hear this story. For brothers and sisters who I still have yet to meet. I have a lot more I’m living for now because I learned what it meant to truly lay my life in His hands. Fully surrender. And that’s when I found more joy than I had ever known before. So you may look at me and say, “she’s so happy in California.” But y’all, I will be happy wherever I go. The Lord changed me in San Marcos, TX. That’s why I never want to forget this place. That’s why this place holds so much of my heart. P.S. These are the most random photos of San Marcos. I like them. I have no clue whose truck this is, but it was parked on a street where I like to run so I stopped traffic to take a photo of it. It went with the feed. ✌🏼
— “We make a prickly pair.” - a love quote 🌵
— It may be 65 degrees in LA, but these two brought the 🔥 to tonight’s engagement session. Couldn’t help but post a sneak peek already. And there’s a lot more where this came from. Until then, enjoy this one (it’s the same photo, just cropped in cause I dig it both ways) + some words that I jotted down after their session. xo
— It’s 5 a.m. in LA, I went to bed at midnight & have been up since 3:45 a.m., so my caption game is not the strongest rn. I’m just gonna put this here cause I love it. And I miss @aprilkirby (who dreamed up this shoot at White Sands last year - go to her profile to find the amazing film she created). K bye.