“I will love you as long as the sun burns in the sky, as long as the moon shines its light into the dark night, until the raging blue oceans become calm and run dry. I will love you until the end of time.” Christy Ann Martine
“I am so excited to share these photos with you because they are so dear to my heart! My big brother has always been my best friend, and I have admired his love, loyalty, and talent all of my life. I prayed for years that the woman he decided to spend forever with would like me (lol), and want to be sisters in the truest sense of the word. Little did I know my prayers would be answered in such a big way. Julissa is calm, beautiful on the inside and out, encouraging, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I can’t believe we somehow tricked her into becoming part of our family for good, but man am I grateful. After photographing these two in New York City (their engagements), the mountains of Dahlonega (their wedding), it was so exciting to continue by photographing them on Rosemary Beach for their maternity portraits. To say we have traveled through the seasons of life together would be an understatement.
It has been an honor every time they have gotten in front of my camera, but to see them embrace the joy of parenthood-the anticipation of your heart beating outside of your body…it has been one of the highest honors of my life to photograph it. AND NOW they are having a baby girl and my heart just basically wants to explode from all of the love I feel for them. I cannot wait to meet her-I know she will be beautiful just like her parents, and I pray that her life is always filled with love and goodness.
I have always loved photographing motherhood, but it wasn’t until I became a mother myself that I fully understood the connection between a momma and her baby. It is one that can’t be described in words, but I feel like I get close to showing the earth-shattering love we feel for our babes when I get to capture motherhood on film. It reminds me that the world is still full of pure love, unadulterated joy, and a connection that goes beyond what we can describe.” Abigail, Photographer