Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sunday Summer Picnic

Three and a half years ago Zach and I rolled up the welcome mat from the steps of our Atlanta rental and relocated it to the front porch of our new home in Durham. One of the most difficult things to leave behind (besides my awesome cousin Bianca and my dear friends) was the incredibly relevant, rocking, meet-you-where-you-are North Point Community Church. As soon as the UHaul was unloaded I hit the ground running looking for a new church home that could maybe come close to comparing. We stepped in and out of four churches in the course of four Sundays before stumbling upon a little place called New Horizon Church when a trip to the Eno River State Park went off course. We walked through the doors of NHC that next Sunday and knew our searching was over.

One of the best things about NHC is that it linked us up with a fantastic small group and our "answer to prayer" leaders, Larry and Judy. These guys definitely have a heart for young married couples and are not those kind of leaders that are like "our life is perfect, do what we do and all will be well", but rather those kind that admit that "life isn't perfect, marriage isn't perfect, it is actually quite hard and we've certainly made mistakes, but we have also certainly not just survived but thrived by the grace of God and God alone. Now let's learn about that grace." Yeah, they're those kind of leaders. The other awesome thing is that ever other Sunday we get to join them at there cabin on the most beautiful piece of property in Hillsborough, NC for a delicious lunch complete with Judy's divinely sweet, sweet tea, rich conversation and studying straight from the bible. Every Sunday I am there I look out over the field and the pond and think, man I wish I would have brought my camera! Well, this past Sunday was our last before we break for the summer (sigh) and I actually remembered to grab my camera. Larry and Judy had us all set up for a picnic in the shade. It was the perfect setting to capture the day (or a dragon-fly, or a pup) and all its glory.


About Caroline

I decided my destiny was to be an artist at age five when I won an honorable mention in a art competition in kindergarten. Ever since then I have been following a dream that has manifested itself in a variety of rewarding and delightful ways. I have practiced in the field of graphic design for over 8 years and recently acquired my Masters in Graphic Design at NC State University in Raleigh, NC (check out my design portfolio by clicking here if you like). But a passion that has stuck with me ever since I got my hands on my first Nikon camera in my undergraduate art education at Florida State University is photography. The instruction I received there was but a seed in what would develop over the next years of my life. Recently I have begun photographing people in their celebrations of life and could not feel any more blessed to be a part of capturing those memories.

About This Blog

A great american writer once wrote, "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan my day." EB White penned the thoughts of my own heart. One part of me is a graphic designer working to challenge the world, seeking out problems and striving to create avenues for change. The other part is seeking out the beauties of the world and working to capture them in our memories forever through photography. This is what you will find here. Me enjoying the world. I have been truly fortunate to photograph such incredible people at truly beautiful moments in life. I can only hope that the images I've collected will forever keep alive those thoughts and emotions that swelled in their hearts and minds that day.

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