April 11, 2008

Bring the Rain – Captured

Posted in Children, Family, General, Personal at 2:54 pm by uphoto

To witness and capture an experience like this… there are no words. All the words in the world and there is not one to describe what I witnessed.

Amazing

Blessed

Godly

Life Changing

There is nothing that can prepare you for this. The incredible moments that touched me. I discovered a new part of myself I never knew was there.

I was nervous about the day. I was concerned that I wouldn’t capture the moments they wanted to remember, I was worried I wouldn’t get enough photographs, I would forget something or they wouldn’t turn out. However, from the moment I walked in the door, I could feel God’s presence. It was a beautiful calm that everyone felt the entire day.

The things that people had to say about Angie and Todd, from family to the nursing staff were awe inspiring. Angie and Todd have the most amazing way to bring people together. Literally thousands of people have been gathering together to pray for Audrey Caroline and it was felt.

The inspiring and tear jerking words that I heard Angie and Todd say when I walked out of the room for the last time that night were “Perfect… this was just a perfect day”. As I walked down the hallway as tears just began to flow. What an amazing couple to feel so at peace.

I have been so touched by this experience that I have applied to be one of the area coordinators for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. An organization designed to place families like Angie and Todd’s with local photographers eager to help share their talents.

April 7, 2008

Bring the Rain – Moments

Posted in Children, Family, Personal at 2:50 pm by uphoto

I feel like after tonight many lives will change, drastically. Nothing will ever be the same again. Tonight’s call from God is to help capture the last moments of Audrey Smith – Todd & Angie’s little baby girl. For the last few months we have known that only a miracle from God would allow Audrey to have more time with her family. I have been trying to spread the word about her to everyone I know and each time I do I reach that point at which a giant golf ball forms in my throat and I just can’t continue to speak. I only hope that all of the love I have for this family shows through in the photographs that I will be taking this evening. I know I will be fighting not back, but through the tears to try and let everyone know the blessing of Audrey Caroline. I have included a link to Angie’s blog about Audrey. I ask that you pray for them and everyone that surrounds them.

AUDREY CAROLINE – BRING THE RAIN