Engagements

Weddings

Wedding photographer, Lover of Ferrero Rocher. Wife. Girl Mom. Dreamer.

MEET BROOKE

Let's connect!

IMG_5388

It’s not everyday I write a personal post on my photography blog, but this actually has a little to do with both my personal life & my business. Before you start thinking anything, I first want to say that I am in no way using the word of God to shine light on myself or to help market my business. To do so would be a slap in the face, & a low move on my part- so I am writing this to you today out of complete sincerity.

Not to get too deep on you guys, but over the last few months I’ve felt a tug & conviction on my heart bc I felt I haven’t been putting God first in my life when it came to my prayer life. Between being a fairly new Mom, focusing on my fitness goals, & chasing these crazy dreams I have of mine with my photography business I lost focus on the things that should be most important to me. One of those things was finding my purpose & how I could use my gifts & talents to serve others, while in return serving the one who blessed me with these gifts.

Since I’ve been resting my back injury lately instead of working out while baby naps, I decided I would spend some time in prayer & open up my devotional. I often laugh to myself & wonder if this back injury was God’s way of telling me to slow down, lol. So today while sprawled out on the floor with a pack of frozen corn placed on my back, a throw pillow underneath of me, & my devotional in hand I opened up the book to see today’s topic was on Creativity- using our gifts. It was 1 Peter 4:10 that spoke to me. It was that “ah-ha” moment where God was telling me how to use my business as a ministry-how to make my business mean more than what is is now.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in it’s various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. -1 Peter 4:10-11

So what does this mean? Since I’ve opened my business there have been times that I have offered free sessions. However they were usually contests that I would hold, where most times the winner was selected randomly. Yes, that’s great…but there’s no meaning in that. I want to take this even deeper. Starting today, I want to offer a free session to someone in need. This could be a couple, family, or individual who is facing a trial or rough patch in their life. Someone who is seriously ill. Someone who has never had professional photographs taken before & desires to feel beautiful. Someone in a financial crisis. I want to give back by offering them something positive that they can hold onto for the rest of their lives.

If you know of someone who is in need & you would like to make a recommendation, please contact me through my website. Please do not post any recommendations on my photography page simply bc I want to be respectful of people’s privacy. There will not be a deadline for the entries, as I will hang onto and read each one. Again, I don’t want this to be geared towards those just looking for a free session. I want this to be for those who are facing a difficult time, & need a little something positive to hold onto. Again, this is not a contest as I plan to offer these frequently. It just all depends on how many recommendations I receive. With that said, I am excited to hopefully use my gifts to make someone’s situation a little bit brighter! 😉

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my personal experience & the new vision that I have!

“Greater is He who is in me, than He who is living in the world.” 1 John 4:4

Share:

1 Peter 4:10

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

«

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure of catching up with the Blanton Family at the Historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia. You have no idea how amazing it felt to pick my camera up again since COVID19. I was so glad that we were able to capture their family photos before their son, Kenny, […]

You May Also Enjoy:

I can never stress enough to my clients how important it is for them to fully trust their wedding photographer. One key part of trusting your wedding photographer is acquiring the confidence in their decision making for your portrait locations. Some may question, what exactly do you mean by this? It should be pretty simple, […]

I had the absolute best time with Melissa & Brendan for their engagement session this past weekend at East Lynn Farm! It was nice to see Melissa again after all these years as our families grew up together in the same church. When Melissa reached out to me by email regarding her wedding, I was […]

If Alex & Scott’s wedding at 48 Fields is even the slightest preview for what my 2020 wedding season is going to look like, it’s going to be pretty hard to top this year. With a 55 degree day in February, the most beautiful golden light for portraits, combined with such amazing company…you could not […]

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."
-Coco Chanel

© 2020 With Grace and Gold Showit Template.
 Photography By Brooke danielle photography