Higher Education Photography | Liberty University

I recently had the opportunity to head back to my old work-turf at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia to photograph their biggest event of the year, Commencement. Many students ended college to start another exciting chapter and I'm happy I could be present to bear witness to that.

Below are a few of my favorite images from the day. I really enjoyed hunting for details and graduate's emotional expressions!

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Portrait Photography | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This season, for me, has been one of sitting back and watching people I love complete goals and make their dreams come to life.

My wonderful friend, Megan, is one of these people, and I am so proud of her, among many of my other friends for graduating from college this year.

Megan had me come to Chapel Hill to photograph her all dressed in "Carolina Blue". I couldn't have been more honored to do so.

Congratulations to everyone of you who are accomplishing great things! 

Travel | Santa Cruz, California

Philip and I recently had the opportunity to spend the weekend in gorgeous Santa Cruz while working at a retreat. It's amazing how many gorgeous cities there are within an hour(ish)-radius of our current home. We are so lucky, but realize we ought to be taking even further advantage of this prime location. After spending time in the woods, at the beach and on the boardwalk, we quickly fell in love with this charming coastal town and can't wait to go back! 

Mission Trip Photography | Bacalar, Mexico

Last week, months of planning and prayer transformed into an experience I will never forget. For the first time (and definitely not the last time...), I left the United States.

With several high school students and leaders in tow, we traveled to a small city on the Yucatan Peninsula, Bacalar, where we became familiar with the people of another church. Our visit mostly consisted of fellowship, food-distribution, facility-improvements and prayer for the local community. 

As all of this took place, the unknown began to unfold and my eyes were exposed to faces, homes and landscapes I had never before seen. It was amazing to see that the love and mercy of Jesus knows no boundaries, and that He cares for the people in this small village in Mexico just as He cares for me. Below, enjoy a small taste of the perspective I gained while encountering this new, refreshing culture...