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2 weddings and a miracle

when i first took this wedding, i had another one in the wings.  both were for friends, both i had given my ‘friend deal’ to :).  one, though had to fly us to him and provide our room and board.  so, that was the fee, basically.  i wanted to be at both and do both, but both were for the same day and 1,000 miles apart.  my husband was best man in one, and i knew he really wanted to be there, so i took that one and let the other one go….which meant no cash in hand.  we have been basically unemployed for 3 months now and the money would have been very much needed.  time to trust god.  he knew what we needed and it might just be some time away.  these were also very new friends to me (as we have only been married a year) and neither one of us had met the bride.  so, on to Reno and lake tahoe we go…..

when i shoot a wedding (or ANYthing for that matter), my heart is ALL in.  I LOVE taking pictures and capturing those moments.  i know i am not the best out there and it is a constant struggle to not compare myself against all those who have more training or a different gifting than i~constant!!!  AND it is training for me to do what god has called me to do.

i went ready to shoot my heart out….the venue was beautiful–a river boat on the lake .  the food was yummy, the weather perfect…you could not ask for a better day….the family was excited and it was a fun time.

our plane left the next morning, so we had to be up and ready to go.  we got a call from the grooms mom (a precious, PRECIOUS woman of God) to come and have breakfast with her and her family.  we did.  And as were were leaving, she handed me a card~a thank you note (I assumed)….we got in the car, rushing to catch our flight and I opened the card to read.  inside was a check in the EXACT amount i would have made had i done the other wedding.  she had NO IDEA that is how much i charged my friends….none…..it was such a God thing and such a confirmation to me that we had made the right choice.  not that i would not want to be there for my other friend, but i had to walk in what god was saying and trust god to provide for that friend too.  to see some of the pictures from that wedding click here.

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Sandy a la Mode - September 7, 2010 - 10:08 am

what an absolutely beautiful capture of a sweet moment! i LOVE shooting weddings too b/c you can capture so much emotion!

amanda - September 7, 2010 - 10:50 am

I love it when God shows up like that. How neat. Thanks for sharing this! The picture you captured is gorgeous!

Melinda - September 7, 2010 - 12:28 pm

This was such beautiful testimony. God always provides for us in miraculous ways when we follow Him where He leads.

deb @ talk at the table - September 7, 2010 - 10:08 pm

oh, you can’t imagine how thrilled I was to see you linked up with Emily today!
I can’t believe I never bookmarked you from before.

This is just stunning. The photo, the words, the message.

Looking forward to catching up.

Rachelle - September 7, 2010 - 11:01 pm

blessed. I too have a “friend” deal… i shoot for love, not for money (even when it’s tight and scarse as it has been). Beautiful image. Lovely post. So glad God led all to make a way.

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