I feel compelled to mention, right now, that my mom has 8 siblings. Many of whom are married and have children, and several of those children, children of their own. I have a lot of cousins, and we all grew up together here in the Atlanta area. Frequent family birthday parties, holidays, summer beach trips, and get-togethers were the forces that shaped my childhood, and are still important to me today. An abundance of blessings have come from having everyone nearby. Several years ago there was even talk of us all moving to North Carolina and living in the same neighborhood (why didn't we do that, y'all!?). I have never known a day where I have not felt encouraged and loved beyond measure by these precious ones!
What follows are some photographs I took of my cousin Elizabeth and her cute family. Their third boy will be arriving any day and I posively cannot wait to meet that little man!
these two sets of cousins invited me to play around their south carolina pond back in october. it was the most beautiful, golden, magical afternoon. i adore these sweet families and have loved watching these littles grow.
i have known and adored this girl and her family for so many years. caroline has this confidence and kindness and just radiates goodness wherever she goes. i can't believe she's heading off to college next year (i feel old), but i'm so thrilled to see where the Lord takes her and how He uses her in the lives of all the people she comes across.
my cousin jim and his radiant bride holly are married! their ceremony was held at foxwoods in tallapoosa, georgia on the last day of june.
j & h:
i can't wait to see what the Lord does through your marriage and your life together as one. i think the world of y'all, and am so tickled and thankful that you chose me to photograph the day. i love you both!