Over the weekend I went home to Atlanta and had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with some of my friends. They have the most adorable 6-month-old puppy named Harper. She is an incredibly photogenic pup (when she wasn't trying to play - which wasn't often!). We got some really precious family shots and I wanted to give yall a sneak peek.
I still have a few more slots open for my mini sessions on November 7th - if you live in the Nashville area and are interested please feel free to contact me!
We took these photos at Kennesaw Mountain Park. I was lucky enough to have some extra time after the shoot to go for a hike and was blown away at some of the beautiful scenery. I don;t make it home often enough (I tend to visit "home" at my family farm in Alabama more regularly) and I forgot how beautiful my home town can be.
I was reading scripture recently and ran across this verse:
"Build altars in the places where I remind you who I am, and I will come and bless you there." Ex. 21:24
It got me thinking about what that might mean in todays terms- when we no longer need to physically build altars because we no longer live under the law- but how can we dedicate areas of our lives or actual places to the Lord? How can we pay attantion to those places in life where the Lord reminds us of who he is... so that we can go there when the World tries to make us forget? For me, that place is nature. Whenever life deals me a hard hand I find myself craving the outdoors. It is where my heart finds rest and where the Lord speaks truth back into my weary soul. It is also the place I want to go when life brings joy too, so that I can praise the Lord for his faithfulness in the place where I see his hand the most.
I think it is easy to take for granted what is familiar to us... growing up I wasn't interested in hiking the trails, I was to preoccupied with my friends, but going back it was nice to "get away" even in my own home town.