Another one of God’s little miracles

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Congrats to Shannon & Shawn! Proud parents of a beautiful little baby boy, Lukas. It all started last night when Matt and I went over to play games, and hang out one last time before they welcomed their new addition into the family. After playing a game of Cranium, Shannon’s water broke!! đŸ™‚ I’m so glad we were able to share this special time with them… but it didn’t stop there! There was a TORNADO warning, not the ideal circumstance when your water breaks! haha, but, the Lord protected them then, and through the process and this was the result…

Shannon loves pictures, almost as much as me… (ALMOST!) so I knew she would love some professional photos to remember this special time. It was such a blessing to see Shawn and Shannon, and the way that the Lord lead them through it all. Shannon was beautiful (as always) and Shawn was a natural at being a daddy. The pictures barely do justice to what a precious little bundle of joy they welcomed today…enjoy another one of God’s little miracles, baby Lukas Ward!

blessings, dayna

 

 

 

 

 

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Once upon (finally MY) time ;)

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So, as many of you know- I have been photographing weddings for about 3 years now, always dreaming of the day it would be me. Well, finally I am the Bride!! Not only the Bride, but that Bride that God desires and calls us to be. And of course, with Him in the center of our relationship, and soon to be marriage. It is amazing to see the Lord’s hand through it all though. I met the love of my life at a young age (yes, I think 12 is a young age to meet your life partner) and at that age you are still finding yourself… heck, I am STILL finding myself! But I have had the privilege to watch my fiancee grow into an amazing man of God, and me grow into a woman (wife) of noble character (Proverb31)

As this time approaches rather quickly now (6.5 months away!!!) People are asking, “How are YOU going to find your wedding photographer…. are YOU going to photograph your OWN wedding??!?” Well, no! haha sorry to disappoint, but I am not so sure my dress would fit if I turned into inspector gadget đŸ˜‰ It was a tough process, but I am 100% confident in the wedding photographer we chose. (Rachel Shomsky)

I have been looking around at some new creative ways for posing, and images and styles I like- enjoy taking a browse through some of my favorites, and hopes of moments captured in our near approaching wedding day!

Blessings, dayna

we aren’t seeing each other before, so it may be hard to capture the shot below, when he sees his bride for the first time, but at weddings I shoot, I always make it a point to capture the look on the grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time. There is nothing more beautiful that his expression…. makes me tear up every time! And to think, that’s how Christ looks at us daily- as His beautiful bride..

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Life behind the lens…

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FINALLY! I’ve entered into the world of blogging. (thanks Matthew!)  To start off, I wanted to share things that are close to my heart, things that make up this “photographer-” and of course to venture onto the creative side of blogging, and to share some of the things I love outside of being a photographer and hairstylist! The Lord has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams in every aspect of my life, and I would not be where I am without the Creator of the Universe leading me.

Stay tuned for some of my most recent photo sessions, interesting links, and other fun stuff, enjoy learning about what makes me, ME!

Blessings, dayna

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