Entries in ft worth family photographer (4)
Oh I'm so excited to share these! Everyone please meet the Roberts family. The last time I got to photo them, little Fin was about 4 months old! Claire did such a great job brainstorming ideas, she called all around Ft. Worth and found the best little roof top to start the session and then we worked our way down to a park where signs of the fall season were definitely all around. Check out her awesome umbrella idea too!
Two days ago Allison emailed me to tell me her water broke and we need to schedule her newborn session! For her new BABY BOY!!! :D
We did their maternity session in Ft. Worth, making the rounds to my favorite park, TCU campus, and then to some random funness. Speaking of funness, Allison was an amazing sport! I was so impressed at how easy she moved around! Sitting on the ground? No problem. Climbing into a grocery cart? Not a problem. Hiking up a hill in heels? Give me something difficult ;)
Here are their sweet family pics. I cannot wait to see their new little one!
I still remember the excitement from whenever Kim asked me to take her family photos. In the past, she has come to two other friend's family sessions with me and was such an enormous help making kids happy and getting people to smile. Well, after the arrival of adorable baby Henry she decided it was time for some updated family photos of her own.
Kim shared with me this beautiful vision of incorporating healing and the Promised Land into the session. This may seem rather different to some, but for Kim, it ties in uniquely to her family's story. Next week Kim is going to have surgery to remove a tumor resting on her brain stem. The outcome after the surgery looks to have positive results. But, since the tumor is near some important nerves, she may lose hearing in her right ear and facial expression on her right side. I wanted to explain all of this so you could pray for her and her family, but also to show you what an amazing woman she truly is.
Incorporated into this session are several themes having to do with the Promised Land, and passages of healing from Deuteronomy concerning Jeremiah and people going to Gilead to seek cures from the physicians and balm. Using Kim's words, "Jeremiah 8:22 says 'Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?' The people went to Gilead to seek cures for the illnesses by seeing the doctors there or using the balm from there. There was a deeper issue here in that he was talking about the wounds of their sins. Anyhow, I thought... yes, I can get 'cured' by getting help from a doctor or through medicines, but in essence, what I really need is healing through my reliance upon God through these trying times."
Take a look below at the bread, milk and honey symbolizing the abundance of Israel. Also, Kim found these perfect street signs that said Mount Gilead and Oak. Where she is waiting, not for a bus, but for healing :).
Above: See the street signs? :)
Over the next week, keep Kim and her family in your prayers. She specifically asks for prayers to be at peace and that God's will be done, for her faith not to waiver in God, and for the tumor to be removed completely with no complications. Also, keep her family in your prayers as well.
Here are some great verses that have helped her throughout this process, and I wanted to pass along to you!
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 "We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.....All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overcome to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
1 Peter 5:10 "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us."