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Recently I had the opportunity to read the book Heaven is for Real (a book recommended by a few people in my life).  I decided to take this adventure with my little boy. It was something we really looked forward to. We would sit down together by the fireplace every night, and I would enjoy the interesting questions and discussions it brought forth. It made us as a family focus a lot more about heaven and what it will be like. What a wonderful place it is going to be!

We do know this:  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

No more sickness…

She first began noticing symptoms when she was pregnant with her youngest. They found it was a rare type of cancer. She has been through a lot these past several years. I have heard from her family that she has had an amazing attitude with all of this, and after meeting her, I know she has a beautiful heart too.

It was a joy to meet this family in this make-a-dif session. They have some of the *most* well behaved kids.

Mommy with her kids. Don’t you love the red hair!?!

Please keep this wonderful family in your prayers.

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Tears were flowing from our eyes last night as Tater and I read together Saturday’s update on this couple’s Caring Bridge site. It was a year ago that we photographed this precious family, and their fight of this cancer still continues. They have asked for the word to be spread for others to pray for them… as they need a miracle. Please read their story and lift them up to our great God in prayer… to Him be glory for ever and ever. 2 Timothy 4:18

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On October 11th, photographers throughout the United States and beyond are coming together in support of breast cancer research. You can find more information at Images for a Cure website.


We are opening up sessions where 100% of all session fees collected for this date will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.


We have a passion for this cause…    About 1 1/2 years ago, we had a close friend pass away from breast cancer after battling it for about 10 years. We were able to photograph her and her family 3 months before she went home to be with Jesus. We are so thankful that she was able to see the birth of her first grandson and take care of him the first few months of his life. Those images are still so precious to us and the family. She was one to always do things for others, and we are so thankful for the memories that we have of her.




Hitting closer to home, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2005. At first, when you hear the words, they seem so surreal and hard to believe. Thankfully she did not have to undergo chemo or radiation. She had a bilateral mastectomy in December 2005. We can still remember how horrible it was to watch her come out of that surgery. At one point, Tater noticed her breathing only 2 times a minute and had to notify the medical staff. It was a tough first week of recovery, but we are so blessed to have her healthy and with us today. My grandma has also had to fight the fight of breast cancer, and thankfully is a survivor too.
After my mom’s recovery, my mom planned a surprise party for all of those closest to her that helped her during her rocovery (her mom, sisters and daughters). She hired my dear friend, Christin, to be the party planner. Christin is excellent at this, and we all had a ball. When we first arrived, we divided into 2 teams and had a video scavenger hunt. If you have never taken part in one of those, it is a blast. We were given 21 things that we had to accomplish, go find, or do. You have to capture it all on video. We watched our created movies, laughed a bunch, chatted, ate wonderful food, and received the gifts that my mom gave us all (including pedicures for future fun). It was an evening that was filled with love and celebration. 



Since we have prior committments on Sunday, Ocober 11th, we are offering our sessions on Saturday, October 10th. If you are interested in booking a session with us on October 10th to help support this cause, please contact us at to book and talk about your session. 100% of your session fee ($175) will be donated. You also will receive 25 free Chistmas cards from us for sharing your heart and money toward this cause. 


Kristen with Images for a Cure featured us on the blog. You can check it out here.

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We believe in God’s awesomeness, His ultimate healing, and the power of prayer…

Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.” Psalm 66:20




The power of prayer… That is why we want to share with you this family’s story. They covet your prayers. They’ve been given a difficult journey to travel on. This husband and father of two precious little girls is currently battling cancer. For those of you who are reading this, please take a moment right now to stop and lift them up to God in prayer. If you don’t know what to pray for, you may pray for a miracle of healing, strength to overcome the tough times, wisdom in deciding the appropriate medical steps and decision making, and a true/pure joy during their times together as a family.

Next week they will be traveling to Mexico for alternative cancer treatment. Please continue to keep them in your prayers during this time.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6


















Jordan and Katelyn,


          Thank you so much for letting us photograph your beautiful family. We become so connected and attached to each and every client of ours, but our hearts feel especially bonded to you.


As the images were edited, we watched your faces and the love you have for each other come through on our computer screen. Tears have been shed… prayers have been said…   Not knowing what the future holds, we do know who holds the future.


We lift your burden of what you are going through to God. You have become a part of our lives. You have touched our hearts, and you are such an example of what it means to love, honor, and follow God.


Jordan, we love the verse you shared on your site“…so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body…” Philippians 1:20. Christ can definitely be seen and magnified in all of your lives. Jordan, Katelyn and girls… We lift you up to the throne of God, and we love you all so much. May you treasure these images always.



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