I love sharing our photos on this blog for so many reasons... I'm all about celebrating the beautiful engagement and wedding seasons of our clients... I delight to honor courage, love, faith, and commitment... Plus, when the Mississippi skies are cold, gloomy, and gray, I love to look back and remember GREEN. So on this chilly, windy January afternoon, let's soak in these lovely moments from Jenny and Randy's engagement session at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville last July.If you haven't had a chance to visit the Noxubee Refuge yet, it's beautiful any time of the year, but in the warm months it's a quiet, lush retreat for anyone who loves the outdoors. It was a lovely backdrop for Jenny & Randy's bright, creative, and gentle personalities. We've gotten to know this sweet couple over the past few years at our home church, Vibrant, in Columbus. Jenny and Randy serve & lead there so faithfully, in so many ways - they offer up their skills, creativity, and friendship on a daily basis. It always brings us a special kind of joy when the sweethearts we are photographing are our friends & brothers & sisters in Christ as well!This Monday afternoon was one of those it-might-rain-but-then-again-it-might-not July afternoons, full of misty, soft light. We had this little stretch of highway all to ourselves. Jenny was such a good sport about letting us try to photograph her jumping! I loved how these turned out! Jenny and Randy had the sweetest first date - they went kite flying! I was so excited that they wanted to commemorate that day by flying a kite in their engagement session. However...sometimes props just won't behave! Our kite wouldn't fly at ALL! When that happens, you just have to roll with it... Jenny and Randy are both film buffs, so they knew EXACTLY what to do when I asked them to show how sad they were about their kite!As thunder began to rumble in the distance, we explored other beautiful spots at the Refuge. I LOVED the sweet lace-backed dress Jenny wore for these pictures. Only a few short weeks after we visited the Refuge, Jenny and Randy said "I do" in a beautiful ceremony in Los Angeles. Jonathan and I are VERY glad that they are back in Mississippi, bringing fun, creativity, and love to all their friends and family in Columbus! Jenny and Randy, it's been a blessing to get to know you as friends, and we're excited to see what new adventures God has in store for you as Mr. and Mrs. May!