shout out

A Special Shout Out!

I am really thankful for genuine friends. I'm thankful for my church and for the connections I've made there, and for friendships that blossomed unexpectedly in that awesome building. I'm thankful for friends that give of their time and talents selflessly and love and encourage me so well.

This is really just a post of me bragging on one super sweet friend of mine, Ashley. She tells the story of how we met over on the blog she and her husband run-- give it a read to get the backstory. HOPE was where we first met, and I'm so glad we did!

Ash asked me a few weeks ago if she could take some pictures of me that they could feature on their blog, and I, of course, was so excited she asked! Her photography (as well as her husband's!) is AWESOME. So good. I was so honored she wanted to shoot me (with a camera, of course)! And I was also pretty stoked that I would be able to update my site and everything with new pictures.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day I spent wandering around Shockoe Bottom with Ash! You absolutely need to go check out their website and like them on Facebook to see all of the incredible work they do! With wedding season coming just around the corner, I promise you're going to want to see all of the beyond beautiful photos and videos they create.

Thank you so much for your sweet friendship, Ash. I'm so thankful I met you at HOPE in that membership class, and so thankful for your generosity in taking these awesome pictures! You are the best!