Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Be still...

God entered the world as a baby.

Yet, were someone to chance upon the sheep stable on the outskirts of Bethlehem that morning, what a peculiar scene they would behold.

The stable stinks like all stables do. The stench of urine, dung, and sheep reeks pungently in the air. The ground is hard, the hay scarce. Cobwebs cling to the ceiling and a mouse scurries across the dirt floor.

A more lowly place of birth could not exist.

Off to one side sit a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor; perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him—so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.

Near the young mother sits the weary father. If anyone is dozing, he is. He can’t remember the last time he sat down. And now that the excitement has subsided a bit, now that Mary and the baby are comfortable, he leans against the wall of the stable and feels his eyes grow heavy. He still hasn’t figured it all out. The mystery of the event puzzles him. But he hasn’t the energy to wrestle with the questions. What’s important is that the baby is fine and that Mary is safe. As sleep comes he remembers the name the angel told him to use … Jesus. “We will call him Jesus.”

Wide awake is Mary. My, how young she looks! Her head rests on the soft leather of Joseph’s saddle. The pain has been eclipsed by wonder. She looks into the face of the baby. Her son. Her Lord. His Majesty. At this point in history, the human being who best understands who God is and what he is doing is a teenage girl in a smelly stable. She can’t take her eyes off him. Somehow Mary knows she is holding God. So this is he. She remembers the words of the angel. “His kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:33)

He looks like anything but a king. His face is prunish and red. His cry, though strong and healthy, is still the helpless and piercing cry of a baby. And he is absolutely dependent upon Mary for his well-being.

Majesty in the midst of the mundane. Holiness in the filth of sheep manure and sweat. Divinity entering the world on the floor of a stable, through the womb of a teenager and in the presence of a carpenter.

She touches the face of the infant-God. How long was your journey!

This baby had overlooked the universe. These rags keeping him warm were the robes of eternity. His golden throne room had been abandoned in favor of a dirty sheep pen. And worshiping angels had been replaced with kind but bewildered shepherds.

Meanwhile, the city hums. The merchants are unaware that God has visited their planet. The innkeeper would never believe that he had just sent God into the cold. And the people would scoff at anyone who told them the Messiah lay in the arms of a teenager on the outskirts of their village. They were all too busy to consider the possibility.

Those who missed His Majesty’s arrival that night missed it not because of evil acts or malice; no, they missed it because they simply weren’t looking.

Little has changed in the last two thousand years, has it?

(author - Max Lucado)

Monday, November 17, 2008


Love the Lord your God with all your

heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.

Impress them on your children.

Talk about them when you sit at home...

and when you walk along the road.

Dt 6:5-7

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Capture Me...

Giving the gift of a memory is one that will last a lifetime!

Contact us now to book your session in time for the Holidays!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


"Every good and perfect gift is from above."
James 1:17

By now all of us have begun to feel the effects of our frail economy. Whether our grocery bill is larger, gas tank is empty, or our pockets just fill a little lighter...all of our "comfort zones" are being challenged.

My first response is to cut back on the "extras", travel less, and stick to the budget. I get confused and sometimes irritated with the political process of a "bail" out plan. Regardless of your stance on this issue...I think we would all agree on the importance of one thing.

Our comfort, our well being, and our security comes from God.

We serve the same God who calmed storms, parted the red sea, and even helped our great nation survive the 1930's.

I challenge each of us to get on our knees before the great provider and pray for our country, our leaders, and those less fortune around us. Then ask God to help you be aware of how you can play a part in encouraging those around you.

We serve a stable God in an unstable time. People look to us to have faith that God will provide. Our attitude should be reflective of the security we have in Christ.

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gifts!"
2 Cor 9:15

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Just thinking today about how lucky I am.

So much going on in the world and God allows me to have these
two guys in my life.

I am blessed.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Briley Grace

A new baby is like the beginning of all things...
hope and a dream of possibilities.
(author unknown)

Congratulations to a beautiful couple on thier beautiful baby girl!

I can't wait to watch her grow, explore, and be loved by those around her.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thanks be to God...

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gifts..."
2 Corinthians 9:15

"Every good and perfect gift is from above."
James 1:17

"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord..."
Jeremiah 29:11

I had so much fun shooting with this adorable family! I am amazed each day at how much they are loved and how much they love in return!

Such blessings leave me speachless...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cora Grace

Little Woman...

full of life, love, and laughter!

May your feet carry you to your dreams...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tiny Dancer

When the phone rings and you talk to a client for the first time you're never quite sure what to expect. But with Andrea there wasn't a doubt in my mind that her shoot was going to be a blast. She was upbeat, gusty, and ready to try anything!

We could have kept shooting for hours! I look forwarding to shooting with her again and trying out new shots. I'm sure we will see her around town as her career takes off!

Best of Luck - Andrea!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Capture Music City

Check out this awesome photo contest going on in the Nashville, TN area. If you have a love for photography or just a love of the South, you won't want to miss these images. Photographers of all ages, skill level, and types have submitted their favorite images.

My friend Karen Reinsch got me hooked! You'll have to check out her pictures as will as some of my favorites. Let me know what you think!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Generation 2 Generation

The King family showed that no matter the age...true love is so much fun!

Train up a child in the way he should go;

and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Thanks Sammy & Janice for being a great example to us all of how strong the bond of love is! Thanks for remembering that love is meant to be long lasting, sincere, and fun!
I can see your example has already made an impact on the next generation of Kings!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Starfield - I Will Go

Tuesday night Justin and I went to serve the homeless in downtown Nashville with a group from our church and an organization called "Under the Bridge". (www.underthebridgeministry.org)
We have had a growing burden for the lost and needy over the past few years. It was an awesome experience that has forever changed my world view.

I didn't go with any expectations or great words of wisdom. I went with arms ready to hug, smiles ready to give, and tears ready to shed with my new friends. I came home with SO much more...a heart that says...

To the desperate eyes and reaching hands
To the suffering and the lean
To the ones the world has cast aside
Where you want me I will be

I will go
I will go
I will go Lord send me
To the world
To the lost
To the poor and hungry
Take everything I am
Clay within your hands
I will go
I will go
Send me

Let me not be blind with priviledge
Give me eyes to seek the pain
Let the blessings you've poured out on me
Not be spent on me in vain
Let this life be used for change


I wanna live for you
Go where you lead me
I wanna follow you

(Starfield - I Will Go)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hopes and Dreams

Take my heart, I lay it down
At the feet of you whose crowned
Take my life, I'm letting go
I lift it up to you who's throned
I will worship You, Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You Lord
Take my fret, take my fear
All I have, I'm leaving here
Be all my hopes, be all my dreams
Be all my delights, Be my everything
And I will worship You, Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You Lord
And it's just You and me here now
Only You and me
You should see the view now
When it's only You
(David Crowder Band - Only You)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Love them Like Jesus (Live)

God has really been challenging me lately with situations I feel inadequate to handle. I find myself at a loss for words and without the strength to carry my own burdens let alone the burdens of others. I am afraid of saying the wrong thing or not knowing what to say at all.

This video is a reminder to me that He does not ask us to be the answer or to carry the burdens of others alone. He asks us to show others to Him by loving them. He is the only one who can carry our burden and is the answer to all of lifes questions.

As an encouragement to those of you may be feeling the same way, remember to just love others as He would love them. If you have a few minutes check out this video and listen to the short story at the beginning. I did and it reminded me just how much it's NOT about me...but about Him!


"but the greatest of these is love."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

John Kiger @ LIMELIGHT

This past Tuesday I had a great opportunity to do a shoot for a friend of mine. John and his band, "The Rowdy Boys" played at a club in downtown Nashville called Limelight. John really put on a show and we all had a great time. His band was invited back to headline in a couple weeks. If you're in town you'll have to check them out!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Live Life

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee...

the small child, and the smiling faces.

Smell the rain and feel the wind.

Live your life to it's fullest potential...

and fight for your dreams.

(author unknown)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Meet Mollie...

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!"
2 Co 9:15

Congrats to Heather and Matt on their new baby girl!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Here to Anywhere in 2.8

A child's freckles, a baby's blue eyes, a grandmother's laugh lines, and a father's work worn hands are all details that make memories worth capturing for a lifetime. I enjoy every minute of shooting with my clients and allowing them to cherish these details forever is a blessing.

Shooting pictures outside today made me excited about the coming of warm weather and sunny afternoons. With my new 2.8 lens I will be able to capture even more of the details of life that make it worth living. I am excited that my calendar is filling up and look forward to spending many afternoons this Spring meeting new faces and capturing memories for a lifetime.