Common Grace

It’s the blessing of common grace that all men experience the good. Even further, all are blessed by other souls. Not only are we all direct recipients of His grace, but also of that grace through others. Day to day we must first realize that each action and reaction has a far greater reach than the present, but sets into motion blessings or curses. Deuteronomy 6, the laws of inheritance never changed. We reap and we sow not only our own, but the harvest of others. Bad fruit never goes unshared as a self contained experience. The good fruit, however, is a sweetness that can be shared from your life to another.

Mother Daughter Lifestyle

The efficiency a mother has because of her knowledge of Him becomes a fragrance and a pleasing sacrifice of satisfaction to God. The fragrance of her knowledge of the Lord that she bestows to her children through her actions is pleasing to the Lord. The consistent presence a mother chooses to have in her children’s life is equivalent to the continued presence of a fragrance of a garden that has been carefully tended. She is not one who peddles the word of God for physical profit, but speaks truth continually into the lives of her children because of the worth of the children knowing the gardener of their souls.

A mother is a constance fragrance in the lives of her children as she speaks of her knowledge of Christ because of her earnest desire for her children to flourish according to their God given nature.

 



Moore Family

She was my small group leader my freshman year of high school. After hearing her speak, I knew she was a woman that I wanted to be like her when I grew up. She told me she was a photographer and took pictures on wedding days for a living. I couldn’t believe that being a photographer was a full time job and you could make a living doing it. Fast forward the next few years and she inviting me alongside her to weddings and portrait shoots. During that same time I watched and celebrated with her as she grew her family and become one of the best mothers in the entire world. Kassie has blessed my life immensely and I thank the Lord for giving me such an incredible friend, teacher, and mentor in my life!

 

 

 

Scott Family.

I got to take pictures of one of my favorite families in the entire world! I met Hannah at Pine Cove several years ago and have had her as a dear friend ever since. Watching her become a wife and a mother has been a precious gift. Anyone who knows the Scott family is lucky to know them!

 

 

 

 


What is Motherhood Photography?

Motherhood photography is devoted to the art of being a mother. 

 

 

Motherhood photography is the celebration of family. Including Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography, Motherhood Photography capture the most precious moments of family and allows you to remember each season for years to come. It immortalizes the way you and your husband look at one another as your start a family, it cherishes those first snuggles with your newborn, and celebrates your family as time grows your children into your best friends. Motherhood Photography takes some of life’s most precious moments and makes them last forever.

Growing up my mom raised me alongside flowers. My childhood days contained long hours romping throughout various garden shops, while my mother skillfully called out the name of every plant I brushed past. Looking back I now know that there was a deeper purpose behind these moments. You see, my mom took us (me and my three younger siblings) everywhere. I truly believe we were only left with a babysitter 4 times our entire childhood. My parents deeply wanted to be with us, immensely enjoyed it, and knew the importance of carefully raising children. They believed, as I do as well, that the greatest way to raise your child is to raise them by your side at all times.  As children we never felt like we were a bother, unwanted, or too young to sit among the adults. In fact, we were taught at a young age how to communicate to adults, have conversations with strangers, and were exposed to difference experiences outside the norm of the ghetto of our own age groups. Having been raised by the sides of my parents, now as a 20 year old, my parents and siblings are my best friends. I am who I am because of my mother and father and you are too. Some of us in spite of our parents, while others because of our parents.  

The first thing I do when I get in the car to drive somewhere is call my mom. The first thing I do when I read a new book, is talk to my dad about it over morning coffee. I don’t go to bed at night until I’ve sat and giggled with my siblings till I stayed up just a little past my desired bed time.

What does all this have to do with Motherhood Photography? Simply this: I believe in family. 

 

I personally know how important each moment is with your children and I know how quickly each season is replaced by a new one. I know how important it is to capture your children growing up together because they truly will become some of your family’s most precious possessions.

As a mother, your life’s legacy is your children. Whether you are a stay at home mother or a working mother: the legacy you are left with is your children.

Motherhood is the most precious gift from the Lord and one of life’s most important jobs. Mothers are some of the world’s greatest world changers. (If you need further convincing, St. Augustine turned into the man that he was because his mother relentlessly prayed after and ran after his rebellious heart. He was who he was because of his mother. His mother greatly influenced the world and still continues to do so because she greatly influenced St. Augustine’s life.)

Children are potential undeveloped and it is the unique responsibility of mothers to take an active stance towards the change of their children. Just as gardeners are the ones who rearrange and dig up with purpose, thus is the pattern of the life of motherhood. One of creativity, cultivation, and care. Gardening takes the physical material of the soil that it might produce, as mothers care for the essence of their children because of the potential they know their children possess. It is the unique calling of a mother to care for the essence of her children’s God-given soul so that it might produce fruit.

As I continue in photography, it is one of my greatest desires to capture Motherhood because I believe in it’s vital role in life. I believe in the importance of family and it’s God-given purposes and blessings. In a world that no longer celebrates the hard and laborious work of Motherhood, I desire to bring to light this uniquely important season of life and the vital role Mothers have in our lives. Why? Because we are the way we turn out because of our mothers. One of life’s greatest treasures is a mother who took her job of cultivating your soul with the greatest honor and skill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sansom Newborn

Getting to celebrate new life with others is such a joy of mine. Katie, Collin, and Beckett are some of the most joyful people I’ve ever met. It was such an honor to watch them love on Beckett and welcome him into their lives!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Tyre Family

This is why I am a photographer; I get to make moments like these last forever. Years from this moment I want you to look back and have a tangible reminder of what each season of life has brought you. The smiles, the giggles, and all the other joys.

Cultivating Souls

“And thanks moreover to God, always leading us in triumph – us in Christ and the fragrance of the knowledge of him making manifest through us in every place. That we are the sweet smell of Christ to God in those being saved and those perishing.  Indeed to one an odor out of death to death, and to one order out of life to life. And to these things who is sufficient? For we are not like the man peddling the word for profit, but as out of purity, as out of God being witness we speak in Christ.”

2 Corinthians 14-17

Children are potential undeveloped waiting to be cultivated. Mothers are gardeners who take an active stance towards the change of their children. They guide them to flourish and blossom. Gardeners are ones who rearrange and dig up with purpose. This is the pattern of the life of a mother. One of creativity, assertiveness, and care.

Gardening takes the physical material of the soil that it might produce food (Tim Killer), as mothers care for the essence of their child’s God given soul so that they might produce fruit.

This sweet smell Paul speaks of is the result of a personal indwelling knowledge of Christ. The word he uses means “a sweet smell or fragrance.” This word was often used in the Greek septuagint as a sacrificial term. This sweet smell of the work we put forth because of our knowledge of Christ is a pleasing sacrifice that God smells and is pleased with.

Walking past a garden, one cannot help but notice the pleasing smell of that gardener’s labored work. This is the work of the believer before the world and creator of it. Our lives, specially the labored work of motherhood, is a sweet smelling and pleasing sacrifice to God because of the smell (literally “odor” in the greek) of the knowledge of Christ diffused throughout our lives.

The efficiency a mother has because of her knowledge of Him becomes a fragrance and a pleasing sacrifice of satisfaction to God. The fragrance of her knowledge of the Lord that she bestows to her children through her actions is pleasing to the Lord. The consistent presence a mother chooses to have in her children’s life is equivalent to the continued presence of a fragrance of a garden that has been carefully tended. She is not one who peddles the word of God for physical profit, but speaks truth continually into the lives of her children because of the worth of the children knowing the gardener of their souls.

A  mother is a constance fragrance in the lives of her children as she speaks of her knowledge of Christ because of her earnest desire for her children to flourish according to their God given nature.


“To take up work that we can do well is like cultivating our selves as gardens filled with hidden potential; it is to make the greatest room for the ministry of competence.”

Tim Keller


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill Newborn

The endurance to relentlessly love and the selflessness to carry. Drew and Emily are weeks away from finalizing their adoption of their long awaited son, while recently bringing another little boy into the world. Their family story is filled with endurance and selfless love that represents the everlasting love of Christ!

Drew and Emily met when they were 9 and 10 years old. Emily’s dad led worship for their church and they both grew up as friends. While they were seniors in high school they started dating and got married after college graduation.

This July they will have been married for 8 years and marriage has taught both of them the necessity of selflessness. Marriage has given them the opportunity to truly love one another and to sacrificially be fully committed.

Not too long after being married in 2011 Emily and Drew met a precious little boy during on an over seas mission trip. After falling in love with him, they began to pursue him for adoption. After 6 years of relentlessly pursing this little boy and dealing with the adoption system, their precious adopted son is expected to be home soon.

As Drew and Emily continue to trust in the Lord’s timing, they have been blessed with another precious baby boy. The excitement of now having two children is a blessing Emily and Drew truly deserve.

They are thrilled to have a baby boy that is waiting to welcome home his big brother! Taking on the challenges of being new parents to two beautiful boys is something that Drew and Emily count as truly a blessing from the Lord. They plan to simply take it one day at a time and are beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to parent both of the sons the Lord has given them!

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

John 14:18

 

 

 

 

 

 


        

 

Hill Maternity

 

     The endurance to relentlessly love and the selflessness to carry. Drew and Emily are weeks away from finalizing their adoption of their long awaited son, while recently bringing another little boy into the world. Their family story is filled with endurance and selfless love that represents the everlasting love of Christ!

Drew and Emily met when they were 9 and 10 years old. Emily’s dad led worship for their church and they both grew up as friends. While they were seniors in high school they started dating and got married after college graduation.

This July they will have been married for 8 years and marriage has taught both of them the necessity of selflessness. Marriage has given them the opportunity to truly love one another and to sacrificially be fully committed.

 

 

 

 

Not too long after being married in 2011 Emily and Drew met a precious little boy during on an over seas mission trip. After falling in love with him, they began to pursue him for adoption. After 6 years of relentlessly pursing this little boy and dealing with the  adoption system, their precious adopted son is expected to be home soon.

 

 

As Drew and Emily continue to trust in the Lord’s timing, they have been blessed with another precious baby boy. The excitement of  now having two children is a blessing Emily and Drew truly deserve.

They are thrilled to have a baby boy that is waiting to welcome home his big brother!  Taking on the challenges of being new parents to two beautiful boys is something that Drew and Emily count as truly a blessing from the Lord. They plan to simply take it one day at a time and are beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to parent both of the sons the Lord has given them!

 

 

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

John 14:18