• I’m trying to tell a story

    Pictures have a fascinating way of making you feel included, present, and reminiscent... even if you were not there. I love the power of photography, so I started my business and put together this blog so that we can all do life together.

This month we have had the lovely opportunity to teach English to kindergarten and primary school children here in Cambodia! The little ones here are something special, they all are so beautiful and their eyes hold a weighted sincerity. Each individual has a different story, a different reason for attending Good News International School, but a similar belonging to this wonderful and brave country. I hope these pictures convey the same message and evoke you to imagine “their story.”

 

This last month was hands down jaw-droppingly beautiful as it was memorable. We spent most of our time teaching conversational English with our friends from the local university’s in Da Nang, Viet Nam. In the other parts of our day, we were doing ministry on the beach at 5:30 am (volleyball and aerobics classes with the locals), visiting local coffee shops and befriending the baristas, babysitting/carpentry/gardening/home schooling for foreign missionaries, hosting community girls and guys nights, and helping with the children’s services at church. It was a busy month full of making new friends and doing life with the people of Viet Nam!

As part of my monthly promise, here are some shots I captured of the incredible people and historic places of Viet Nam!

Our hearts are on the brim of extreme overflows of joy as we process and reflect on our last month spent in Nepal. We met some lovely, life-breathing, truth-speaking humans, and we saw some of God’s most breathtaking landscapes. We feel blessed immensely to have spent time serving the Lord in Nepal. Here are a few of my photos of our friends throughout the country.

 

This month was over in a blink of an eye. The last month has been rich in quality time spent with the beautiful people of India. I have learned over the last few weeks that love speaks the same language. Whether it’s a shepherdess braiding my hair to communicate friendship, a side hug and exuberant telugu from our cook to illustrate appreciation, someone allowing me to hold their goat in the village, or a flower picked by a little girl to solidify a new friendship – it all speaks love. I took several photos that I felt best represented the diverse people of India and their innate desire to love people back!

This past week, two wonderful people became engaged – and I couldn’t be any happier! I think the world of both of them and I was super giddy and over the moon when we finally got to head to downtown Franklin and take their engagement photos (they also make taking pictures very easy because I was honestly working with model material). They exemplify true selflessness toward one another and encourage one another to truly be better people. I love getting to do life with you all and I am so thankful to call you friends. Love you two!!