Madison & Matthew // A Farm at Lullwater Wedding

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Madi and Matthew’s wedding day at The Farm at Lullwater last weekend was an absolutely stunning day. Friends and family from all over the country came to celebrate Madi and Matthew’s wedding and filled the day with so much joy. Madi and Matthew were overflowing with excitement throughout the day and couldn’t wait to see one another at the ceremony. Thundering clouds threatened to rain on the celebration, but sunlight came shining into the barn during the ceremony and brought gorgeous light for portraits. It was truly an amazing day to be able to photograph, and it was a joy to watch Madi and Matthew begin a new chapter together. Enjoy this glimpse into their special day!

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Venue // The Farm at Lullwater

Dress // David’s Bridal

Cake // Chloe Cooper

Catering // Three Peas n a Pod

Florist // Denham’s Florist

DJ // DJ Mark Rose

Bridesmaid Dresses // David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse

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Carissa & Joseph // A Thomasville, Alabama Wedding

Surrounded by friends and family, and married in the sanctuary of the church they serve at, Carissa and Joseph committed their lives to one another. The wedding day was full of laughter, celebration, and love. Their love and care for one another is so evident and genuine; it has been an honor to capture the love these two share.

Friday’s weather forecast suggested thunderstorms all day Saturday, but as you will see, we hardly felt a drop of rain. The sun came out on Saturday and made for the most beautiful day! So many people came together to make Carissa and Joseph’s wedding special. To spend the most time with their friends and family, Carissa and Joseph chose to take most of their bride & groom portraits after their reception. We walked around downtown Thomasville and captured portraits in the timeless Southern Grounds Coffee Shoppe, ending the day with amazing light and plenty of love.

Carissa and Joseph, I know God has incredible things in store for you as husband and wife!

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Venue // Liberty Baptist Church

Cake // Southern Grounds Coffee Shoppe

Florist // Elegant Bliss

Assistants // Hannah Champion & Holly Syphrit

Blessings,

Moriah

 

 

 

Blake & Thomas // A Gaines Ridge Wedding

Blake and Thomas’ wedding at Gaines Ridge was an absolute blessing!

The forecast predicted thunderstorms throughout Saturday afternoon, compliments of Hurricane Nate.

However, we didn’t see any rain until well after the ceremony, and as Blake walked down the aisle, sunlight shone around her.
Blake and Thomas love each other and their friends and family so well. Their ceremony was intentional and I loved how so many people played a part in making their wedding day incredible.
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Their day was filled with laughter, and God was certainly glorified.
I loved having the honor of capturing their love and the beginning of their forever. Enjoy some of my favorite photos from their wedding day!
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Videographer // Jeff Boles
Cake // Betty Kennedy
Catering // Betty Kennedy and Gaines Ridge Dinner Club
Blessings,
Moriah

Tiffany & Sage // A Spring Wedding

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Several years ago, Tiffany was my small group leader, and she was a constant source of encouragement to me. Watching her become a bride on Saturday was so precious, and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for their wedding! In the backyard of his parents’ home, surrounded by friends and family, Sage and Tiffany became husband and wife. Their wedding day was so full of Jesus, and God was glorified! The love Tiffany and Sage has for each other is so evident.

Tiffany and Sage, thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your day! I am so excited to see what God has in store for you and your marriage.

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Congratulations, Tiffany & Sage!

Blessings, Moriah

Hillary & Eric // A Daphne, Alabama Wedding

The Daphne Civic Center was the perfect location for two incredible people to begin their forever. Hillary beamed with excitement as she walked down the aisle, her father leading her. Eric’s eyes teared up as he laid eyes on the woman who would become his wife in just a matter of minutes. After vows were exchanged, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley walked back down the aisle, but this time, as husband and wife! Family and friends celebrated with them long into the night, and you can tell they are well loved.

Hillary and Eric, thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day!

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Congratulations, you two!

Blessings, Moriah

2 Years of RHP…And a Giveaway!

Today is an exciting day!!! On this day two years ago, I started Reflecting Hope Photography! I could never have dreamed what God had in store for this business! I’ve had so many clients become friends while creating memories for them! Each of you have meant the world to me, and I’m so thankful that you trusted me to capture such special moments and seasons!!

Not only is today RHP’s 2nd Birthday, but I’m also excited to announce…FALL MINI SESSIONS! Mini sessions are so fun, and perfect for Christmas card photos! Your mini session may be a family, anniversary, or portrait session, to name a few possibilities. I’m currently booking in the month of November! If you’re interested in booking a mini session, contact me HERE.

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And just to say “Thank You” to everyone who has supported RHP in the past two years, I’m giving away a FREE mini session! This session will take place in south Alabama, and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. You can enter in  three ways: Like Reflecting Hope Photography on Facebook, follow RHP on Instagram, or subscribe to the blog! Each counts as one entry, and feel free to do all three! Then come back to this post and comment below how you entered. If you had already done any of these before, great! Just mention that in your comment.  I’ll announce the winner on October 24th on both Facebook and Instagram, and will contact the winner then.

Here’s to many more years of capturing memories!

Blessings, Moriah

 

Willow & Chase // A Southern Wedding

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding all year! Willow and I connected through Delight early this year, and from the very first message, I knew she and Chase were going to have an amazing day! These two truly love each other—you can tell in the way they glance at each other with a smile, and how they serve one another. Their wedding day was filled with so many sweet moments! From the first look to an amazing first dance, to being surrounded by so many people that love them.

Willow and Chase, I am so excited for you both, and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you as husband and wife!!
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Dress Store // Bella’s Bridal

Florist // Paula Jean’s Garden

Event Coordinator // Hannah Hixon

DJ // Israel Thompson

Catering // Shane’s Rib Shack

Bridesmaid Dresses // Bella’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire // JCPenney

Blessings, Moriah

 

 

Chloe & Austin // A Jackson Alabama Wedding

I’ve looked forward to this wedding since Chloe first asked me to be their wedding photographer! Chloe and Austin have served at my church in many ways the past few years, and through that I’ve seen their hearts for serving the Lord, and the love they have for each other.

From the moment I arrived on Saturday morning, I knew the day was going to be special! Worship music greeted me in the bridal suite, and everyone was excited for the wedding. I loved Austin’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time, and it was just one of many special moments during the day!

Chloe and Austin, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day! I know God has great plans in store for both of you as you step into this new season as husband and wife!

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Blessings, Moriah

 

 

 

Delight Retreat 2016

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      In January, I registered for the Spring Delight Retreat, even though I wasn’t sure if everything would fall into place for me to get there. Like God often does, He provided everything I needed—the best travel buddy, all the funds necessary to go, and a peace that passes all understanding.
     I had no idea what God had in store for me at the retreat. From the moment we joined several other Delight girls at the Seattle airport on Thursday, I knew I was right where I needed to be. It was like a family reunion–not as if we had just met. Over the week strangers became sisters, and treasured friendships began. We shared stories across tables, prayed for each other every day, and celebrated as God freed us from so much weight we had carried. There is something about like-minded believers coming together and doing what they were created to do! It was such a blessing to be able to go to the Delight Retreat, and it was a week that has left me forever changed!
     Flying across the country to spend a week in Washington led me to grow in ways I could have never imagined as I faced fears and laid them at our Father’s feet. Worshiping with over 30 women every day led me to learn more about my Creator, and to open my heart to Him. The creative sessions led me to experience new skills as a photographer, and my small group reminded me of how community is supposed to be. Delight in the Lord and be FREE, friends!
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” // John 8:36
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Each morning I awoke to this incredible view!
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One of my favorite photos from the week!
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When I first started praying about attending the retreat, I knew I didn’t want to fly alone! I messaged Kristi and we were both so excited to find out that we had been praying for a “travel buddy” for the retreat and God had answered our prayers! This girl is such an encouragement and a joy to be around!! I love you, Kristi!
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Erin ran up and hugged me as soon as she saw me in the Seattle airport, and we had such an amazing time of getting to know each other over the next week! She’s so beautiful, inside and out, and truly is a woman after God’s heart!
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Beautiful Emily!
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Sweet Melissa was so fun to be around!
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Alyssa is a fabulous photographer, and a natural model in front of the lens!
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Liz has the greatest laugh and can easily bring a smile to anyone’s face!
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Beautiful Maddy! It was so fun to explore with and photograph this sweet girl!
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Precious Momma Wall and Kelly! Two of the many incredible leaders who poured into us at the retreat! I am so thankful for all of you! <3
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Be on the lookout for the next couple of blog posts, as I’ll be sharing photos from the creative sessions that I captured in Washington!
Blessings,
Moriah

Oak Mountain State Park Engagement Session // Willow & Chase

Willow and Chase are two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and their love for each other is so beautiful! We had such a great time shooting their session in Oak Mountain State Park on Good Friday. Willow and I are both a part of Delight, a ministry that is so close to my heart, and it is so special to be able to photograph this season for her and Chase!

Willow and Chase, it is an honor to be able to capture the love you have for each other! I can’t wait for your wedding this summer!
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One of my favorites!! I love the way they look at each other!
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Blessings,
Moriah