Hannah Alford | Senior Portraits

Getting to photograph senior portraits for a fellow missionary?? YES PLEASE!! Hannah was referred to me by our mutual missionary friend and I am SO THANKFUL!!

Hannah is such an encouragement to be around! This girl is confident in her identity in Christ and imparts that to those she is around! She is full of the Joy of the Lord and radiates His love so well!! Can’t you just see Him shinning through here even in these images?

Hannah, as I have prayed for you the Lord has given me this verse for you…

She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.

1 Samuel 12:16

He has such good plans for you!! I see you taking your college campus by FIRE of REVIVAL! The fire in you is not meant to be kept in, let it out and you will start wild fires of revival that can not be contained! When the enemy comes to attack, just laugh in his face because the JOY of the LORD is your STRENGTH!!

Casalee Burroughs | Mini-Session | Highland Village

Casalee Burroughs, beloved daughter of God, Bride of Christ and warrior for His Kingdom! Your heart for Jesus is so beautiful and shines BRIGHTLY to everyone who meets you!

Several weeks ago I was hanging out in the Urban Sip, the coffee shop that is part of We Will Go Ministries. Casalee is a WWG missionary and barista in the Urban Sip. She recently graduated from Brandon High School, and will begin campus life at Belhaven University this fall. As we talked about my return to photography and growing a new business, she mentioned that she needed headshots for the Belhaven theatre department. She was preparing for a summer mission trip to Exuma, so we set a date shortly after her trip.  I was excited to get the shots that she needed, and hear about her trip!

Casalee is beautiful inside and out! Not only does she have flawless skin and enchanting eyes… not only does her stage experience make her a pro as she “performed” in front of my camera… not only is she STUNNING… but she had me in tears telling me stories of how Jesus used her and her team to touch the lives of children in the hard to reach mountains of Exuma. This girl’s passion for Jesus and making His name known encouraged my heart in ways words can not describe. Nothing matters more than glorifying His name. There is no inconvenience when there is an opportunity to share His love.

Casalee, as I have edited your photos and thought back over our time together, Proverbs 31:25 keeps coming to my mind.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

This verse describes you so well, dear friend. I feel so much excitement as you step into a new season. Holy Spirit has such beautiful plans for you, precious one! You carry revival where ever you go! Spread the FIRE!

Jade Lott | Teen Girl Mini-Session | Highland Village

With this beautiful face featured on my website and shared so much this last week on both my Facebook and Instagram, I thought I should take a minute to introduce you to my friend Jade now that I have my blog up.

I first met Jade and her family several years ago while I was a missionary at We Will Go Ministries in downtown Jackson, MS. Jeff & Star Lott brought their kids to serve along side us as we fed the hungry and loved the homeless in one of the hardest parts of our city. I remember so clearly a very special service where our friend David Waggner prophesied powerfully over them about a kid’s ministry they would start. I am sure that if I dug through old voice recordings I would find that service and his exact words, but what I will never forget is how powerfully Holy Spirit spoke life into a dream that Jeff and Star had already been praying into! Jeff & Star were quick with their obedience and soon launched City Lights Ministries! Lee and I have both had the honor to minister at City Lights many times over the years, sharing stories from all our missionary journeys.

Jade was just a kid when I moved overseas. She was cute as a button, full of confidence, and fierce on skates! I was so excited when we enrolled my bonus daughter Annslea at Hartfield Academy last year, ran into the Lott family at orientation and found out that Annslea and Jade would be in eighth grade together!! I know without a doubt that when Annslea spends time with Jade’s family that they are speaking TRUTH into her life, and I hope trust that we are doing the same when Jade comes to stay with us.

One of my favorite things about photography is capturing natural beauty, especially in young teenage girls. Social media and Hollywood give them a very unrealistic image to strive for, and I want to call out the beauty in each one of them! I want them to see that they are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God! That He knit them together in their mother’s womb, and that he has good plans for them!! Will you join with me in affirming not only Jade, but all the young girls in our lives, that they are beautiful, they are worthy of pure and innocent love, they are delighted in by their Heavenly Father, and He has amazing plans for them!!