If you have been around here awhile you will recognize Danielle, Lexi and Austin. I first photographed them when I signed up to do a charity session when Alex was sick and fighting cancer. There are so many things I could say about that time, that session, it connected me to them in such a huge way. We kept in touch and and when Alex passed, they asked me to photograph the funeral. That day was hard, but also filled with so much love for a really great man. Last year, Danielle and the kids were ready to get in front of the camera again. Parenting teenagers and marinating in life at the time. Not long after that, the Lord answered prayers, Donathan. I was honored that they asked me to do their engagement photos. I feel like over the years I’ve been invited to photograph this journey of hope and a battle, of loss and grief, a renewal and now a beautiful new beginning. It made me so happy to see these two so incredibly happy together. They compliment each other so well and there is a lot of love between them. They both just light up when around one another. The location was so meaningful too, the family farm, and it was perfect! It was also the site of their wedding in November, such a gorgeous location. Danielle and Donathan, congratulations, I’m so very thrilled for your both!