This past weekend I was able to partner with, Bring Your Own, a zero-waste retailer in Downtown Harrisonburg, for their Grand Opening event. It was so amazing to hear from Allie, the founder, all about her hopes for what this company can do for the Harrisonburg community.
Learn more about their mission here:
Founder of Bring Your Own, Allie
I got to know Lera this past spring on a JMU IV service trip to New York City. During the trip I learned all about her heart for caring for people with disabilities and her dream of possibly pursuing this service in her future career. Such a sweet time with such a sweet friend.
Justine and I met while working at Rocktown Kitchen together this past summer. This shoot was a wonderful opportunity not only to shoot in the sunflower field but to get know each other better as well! Here are are few of my favorites...
I was so excited when I heard my good friends Ashley and Maddy were back in town. The three of us had so much fun in the painting class we had together this past year. Ashley and I were both photo majors and Maddy loved taking pictures as well. We knew that we had to get together and have another photoshoot. But on the day we were supposed to shoot it was raining... that didn't stop us. Loved this area of Harrisonburg and the amazing backdrop it provided. So much fun getting to shoot with good friends again.
I love these two. They both are constantly seeking to pursue God in their own lives and in the way they treat people around them. Their soon-to-be marriage is going to be one that is God-centered and will continue to grow and flourish for years to come.
This session was so fun. From wiener dog talks to infectious laughter, this couple is hilarious. Such a delight exploring downtown with you all!
This summer has been filled with unique experiences, rainy days, and new friends. Trina and I have known each other for a while now but a new job opportunity has allowed us to get to know each other better. This girl has an incredible heart for people as well as a determination for there to be justice in all the nations. It has been such a joy getting to know her better as we roll silverware and rave about the food of the restaurant we work at.
Such a great way to kick off the summer portrait sessions here at BCmedia! Clay and I adventured downtown and then went over to Purcell Park for a few more shots. A huge shout out to Clay for knowing all the little hidden gems!
Today I got back to my car on the top floor of the parking deck right after turning in one of my last assignments. I could see that there was a storm coming so I decided to wait, sit in my car, and watch it (there's a great view of Harrisonburg from this spot).
One. two. The first drops of the storm appeared. They came quickly after that, my windshield now covered with rain drops. Then came the storm. A downpour, almost impossible to see anything through the window. There was no end in sight.
Then slowly, I was able to see out the window again. The raindrops stopped falling as heavily, and I could look up and see the clouds moving quickly away.
Then it stopped. The storm was over and the sun shined its rays once more.
These next few months won't be easy. In fact, they will probably suck. All the people you got so close to over these past few years will be spread out all over the country, even the world. Our casual schedules will become 9 to 5s. This place of comfort will no longer be our home.
But as these storms come, look at the moving clouds. These seasons of our lives are temporary. Christ will shine through in these situations. He will show you all the glory that will soon be revealed to you and all the goodness that is to come in your life. It is absolutely terrifying, and sometimes we can't see what's next, but we need to place our faith on his sovereign plan.
One of the first JMU Senior Sessions of the season! I don't think I've ever laughed as hard during a shoot before.