Nick & Jenna | Engagement | Whetstone Park of Roses

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I'm so excited to be sharing Nick & Jenna's engagement session with you today!   Nick & Jenna first met in 2012 while they were attending Butler University.  Choir was just another class that both of them needed to check off of their lists. Little did they know that choir, of all places, was where they were about to encounter such a delightful plot twist to their stories.  Don't you love how the best story turns come in the most everyday, unexpected moments?  I think God loves to keep us guessing and does it this way on purpose.  Call me crazy, but I think God has a sense of mischief and humor when it comes to writing out His kids' love stories.  He loves to surprise us with good gifts when we are least expecting it.  Nick and Jenna are that - good gifts from God to one another.  They started dating several months later, and the rest is history.   Nick proposed in 2016 at one of their favorite parks in Indianapolis.  He saw to every detail and even arranged for Jenna's Columbus-based family to travel out and celebrate with them right after he had proposed.   Jenna is a radiant soul.  You can feel it when you meet her.  She is soft-hearted and kind and full of life.  She is a teacher, and after meeting her it makes so much sense that God would call her to shepherd little hearts.  At risk of gushing, I so love photographing people who've found one another because fun and laughter are their normal.  I think it's so healthy for fun and laughter to be a regular thing in our lives.  It can help keep us rooted in the goodness of God.  Having fun can be deeply spiritual because God invented laugher in the first place.  It can be a unique way of connecting to His heart.  Photographing people like Nick & Jenna feels like a sort of calibrating reminder of who God is - joyful, full of laughter, entirely GOOD. Jenna, you are stunning.

Congrats again, Nick and Jenna!  So excited for July!


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Hey there!  I'm Deborah Grace, and this little space you've stumbled into is a peek into my world, and into the world of those who've allowed me into their stories .  I'm a photographer, an artist, a storyteller, and a dreamer.  I adore the way photography has afforded me the opportunity to glimpse into people's stories.  People are beautiful, imperfect, messy and wonderful.  I think most times we just need to know that we're doing okay at this life thing.  That's why I take photos.  I think people often miss the beauty of their own stories because they're in the middle of them.  I think my lens is basically just a gift God put in my hands to help others see how wonderful they really are, and that their stories matter.  I always feel like the lucky one because I am.  Getting to hear your messy, imperfect, hilarious, one-of-a-kind adventure-of-a-story never fails to convince me that in spite of everything, God is making something really beautiful out of all of us.  And that inspires my socks off every time.   So yes.  I'm the lucky one who gets an in to the beautiful stories that people are.  I love new friends so drop me a line if you'd like to connect.  -xoxo 

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