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The latest portrait session has a special place in my heart.  I met Christina during my senior year of college, soon after I was chosen to be the new background vocalist for one of my college’s rock bands, called “Fortress”, which she was also involved with.   During the summer I needed a place to stay for a few weeks while I earned more money for college by mowing grass, and she graciously opened her home to me.  Not only is she beautiful, she is also a welcoming, loving, and hospitable person, and lives life with energy and joy.  As we shared about what we have experienced in our lives over the years, several things really stood out to me- having hope and having the courage to dream.

We all walk through a variety of experiences, both good and bad, in our lives.  The important thing, though, is to always hold onto hope no matter the circumstance, even when it seems like there is none left.  Eventually, God reveals His perfect plan for our lives.  Sometimes He reveals His plan quickly, and sometimes it seems as though an eternity will pass before it comes to fruition.  While we do not know why this is, we do know that we can trust Him.  Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

It is always o.k. to dream.  Dream big, dream small, dream the impossible, but dream!  No one is ever too young or too old to dream and pursue the “impossible”.


We build our futures based on our dreams and plans.  Dreams can motivate us to move forward, knowing that something great is coming.  I enjoyed listening to Christina share about her dreams, which are inspiring.  She dreams of owning and operating her own horse farm someday soon, which will be absolutely incredible.  She has a passion for working with horses, which was evident during her session.  She has a natural rapport with these beautiful creatures, both big and small, and she knows how to relate to them.   I can’t wait to hear how the story continues!

*Makeup Artist: Rachel Mills (Beauty by Rachel Lauren)