I have always been someone who wants to be part of the bigger picture, something beyond myself. I always felt the call to destiny, knowing we are all here for a purpose. Sometimes in the craziness of life, we lose sight that we were born “for such a time as this”.
What does this have to do with senior photography? Everything. Having daughters of my own, I know how I see them, value them and love them. How much more so the Father who knows every hair on their head…every dream, every tear shed, every fear and insecurity. I hear Him whispering, “Destiny” over their lives. He speaks the same over the young women I photograph. I want to not only photograph them but I also hope they realize their beauty on a deeper level, their own destiny.
We often do not see ourselves clearly. Our perspective is warped by society and what we think the standards for beauty are. I can’t tell you the number of girls I’ve photographed who were so insecure about what they looked like and I’m on the other side of the lens seeing only “gorgeous”. But, they can’t see it. They don’t know it.
Every young woman I have the pleasure of meeting has a purpose, a calling and something to give. They may not know it but that doesn’t change the truth of it. They compare themselves to everyone around them instead of embracing their uniqueness, their God-given talents and abilities.
My prayer is when they walk away from their session, they come away encouraged in their spirit. I pray they hear whispers of God’s truth over their precious lives. I pray they begin to see, accept and embrace the beauty God has give them. Beauty, not only of face, but beauty of spirit…of character.
“When you discover that God has created you uniquely,
you won’t spend your life trying to copy everyone else.” ~ Lisa Bevere
One of the beautiful young women I’ve had the honor to photograph is Summer!
Though rain threatened to fall, after a few errant drops the weather held and we had a fun session at Glencoe Mill Village by the Haw River. Summer is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. It was pretty much impossible to take a bad photo of this girl. Here are a few of her favorites from her ordering session! We can’t wait to see her photographs printed!