Adam & Samantha | Engagement

May 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Adam and Samantha both love kids, so fate would choose the registration table at a kids' club at which they were both volunteering to introduce them.  I suppose the good Lord knew that Sami's bubbly personality would win over Adam's strong, not-silent-but-not-quite-as-chatty personality in no time flat.  These two are a match made in heaven, and the fun they have when they are together is nothing short of, well, the real deal - LOVE. On any given date night, you'll find Adam and Sami exploring the city, likely with coffees in hand (black for him and an iced caramel macchiato for her).  Sami wasn't sure if they'd ever been on a date that didn't involve a stop for coffee at some point, so it would have been downright criminal to NOT stop and get coffee the night of their engagement session. Someone...please, anyone, note the sign in the window because it was practically made for them. Sami is a vivacious soul.  This girl's smile and personality has the capacity to amp up the energy and atmosphere in a room the second she steps in.  She brings a hope-infused positivity to her world.  Quite simply, in an anxious world, she is delightful and refreshing.

Well if they aren't just so darn adorable, I don't know what is.
 My absolute favorite moment from the other evening’s session was when these two answered my question about how the other had changed them.  Sami said that Adam has changed the way she sees herself.  Raise your hand if you’ve ever believed a load of crap about who you are, how you look, or attached your value to your appearance, gifting or lack thereof, personality, you-name-it.  Cause I have too.  I could see it, you know?  When she said it…that Adam has changed the way she sees herself.  She said she didn’t use to have much confidence.  Love will do that.  It will straight up change how you see yourself.  Isn’t that so the heart of God?  And isn’t it so cool how He uses people to change our perspectives of ourselves?  To show us the truth about who we really are?  God is just so unendingly clever and generous in the ways that He extends His love to us.  Sami has changed Adam too.  She is vibrant and free-spirited and Adam said that she’s helped him learn to relax, loosen up, chill, have a good time…and to be a little more chatty.  Love will change you, and it should and it’s a good thing.  Moral of the story:  Let your people love you.  Just let them love you.  And be humble enough to receive their love.  It’s pride and fear that makes us hold on to the lies.  We think we need the lies to keep us motivated to change, but it’s really the Truth that sets us free.  Adam and Sami can testify. You two - it was beyond fun to spend the evening photographing your charming selves.  Can't wait to see you guys tie the knot come September!


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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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