We shot this engagement shoot at the beautiful Cherokee Lake in Thomasville, GA. Nikki and Anthony met through mutual friends. After dating three years, he proposed. We had a great time on this session sharing stories and laughing. They brought Anthony's adorable and well-behaved chocolate lab, Dixie, to include in some shots. They had a lot of fun in front of the camera!
Nikki and Anthony, thank you for letting us share in this special time of you lives! We are looking forward to your wedding day and having you both as a part of our church family soon! Congratulations!
A little about our weekend....we began our Friday evening doing a fav of mine--eating fish and grits (especially the white cheddar cheese grits) at my favorite restaurant in Thomasville, Jonah's Fish and Grits. Yum! Afterwards, we grabbed some coffee at the local coffee shop Grassroots (in fact, I am writing this blog post sitting in that very place). We left just before the filming of the Grassroot's version of the Harlem Shake. Haha.
Then we topped off the evening doing a fav of Rick's--listening to 4-part harmony and gospel music with the Inspirations and the McKamey's. We really enjoyed seeing some friends from college that now sing/play with the Inspirations--Dave and Dean.
I am so thankful that what started as a great friendship turned into a wonderful marriage with my man! We hope that you also had a great weekend and spent some time with someone you care about.
I loved college...I made great friends, met my husband, learn a lot!...but I never really enjoying studying for exams. I remember in college forcing myself to go to the library when I needed to study...anywhere else I would have fallen asleep or found an excuse to chat with friends.
Today is kind of like being in college again...I am spending the afternoon enjoying the library stillness and editing this gorgeousness.
Just a few weeks ago, I was having a very bad day...all of my plans for the day were not working out and I was feeling discouraged. Out of the blue, a friend sent me a text and said, "Thinking of you today!" What a blessing that was! It always amazing me that the Lord brings just the right people into our lives to give us help and encouragement when we need it most.
We all know that we alone can't make a difference in the life of every person in the world. But--we can touch the lives the those that we know around us. We can smile to the lady at the checkout or say a pleasant, "Hello!" to the person we pass on the street. You may never know who's life you may touch, but you can be confident that if you reach out, someone will be blessed.
You've heard the saying, "Actions speak louder than words." And while I totally agree, I think that often times we forget to use our word to share our true thoughts. Our words and actions ought to match. There is something extra special about hearing "I love you" from someone who also demonstrates love through actions.