Quick post about my dear friend Abby’s sister Emily and Emily’s sweet little girls!!!! I spent an afternoon and evening with them this past week and it was great fun!!!!!! Big balloons… lollipops…. BEAUTIFUL ladies…. what more could a photographer ask for??? Enjoy just a few of my favorites!
**Note: I’m going on a trip to East Asia for six weeks, leaving in …. 4 hours… yyeahhh. So I won’t be posting for a while. Be patient with me though!!! Got some good stuff coming up!**
This past weekend on May 12th, CNU held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2012. I had the privilege to cover this event for CNU as part of my photography internship with the school. It was a busy but fun day!!! Enjoy Part 1 of the photos I snagged throughout the day.
The seniors were gathered before the ceremony in our gym’s Field House. Their moods were lighthearted, as the photos show…
Heading to the Great Lawn for the ceremony!
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was the Commencement Speaker!
Top student honored for her grades and achievements….
2nd Lt. army commissioning…
Getting their diplomas! And a hug from Rosemary, the President’s wife.
More coming soon!!!!!
I am so so SO excited about this post. You have NO idea! Haha, I am so in love with this couple. Ohh my oh my. Ginny & Alan Tung are on Cru staff in the Tidewater region of VA, and serve as our head staff at CNU. Ever since I started Cru my freshman year (2009), this darling duo has been there for the students and has helped lead the ministry to what it is today. Ginny has been my discipler (mentor) these past three years, and WHAT a gift from God she has been to me! She is a consistent speaker of Truth in my life and is one of the most patient, gentle, adorable, compassionate women I know! Alan is my buddy in photography, is incredibly intelligent, and faithfully loves the Lord and Ginny.
I still remember the day that Ginny told me they were expecting. It was during the fall last year, and our Cru weekly meeting had just wrapped up. She pulled me aside and with a big smile on her face said she had something to tell me. The minute the words were out of her mouth, I KNEW it had to be baby-news. I squealed and started to cry. Yeeeeppp, tears of joy, my friends! Ginny told me they were expecting a baby in June, and I kept laughing and crying and smiling and hugging her. She just laughed at me and beamed. I had been praying that Ginny and Alan would have a baby before I graduated in 2013, and by golly my dream was gonna come true!
Last Friday I sat through two hours of traffic on I-64E coming from Newport News but when I finally reached Ginny and Alan in Norfolk, it was all worth it! We had a great evening shooting around Norfolk, and then enjoyed a late dinner at a delicious Greek restaurant. It was a wonderful night!
Ginny and Alan, I can’t wait to meet little Ella Mae this summer!!! She’s going to be beautiful. Can’t wait for her newborn shoot!!! Love you all. Enjoy my favorites from our fun time!
I looooove these two featured in tonight’s post. Both Megan and Grace go to CNU, love Jesus, and are absolutelytotallycompletely wonderful. I’ve known Megan since her freshman year last year, but Grace was a freshman this year and I remember when I first heard she was coming to CNU. Grace has two awesome older sisters, Britney and Kathryn Fitzgerald, who both went to CNU (’10 grad and ’12 grads) and when I heard ANOTHER Fitzgerald was coming, I knew she was gonna be ridiculously amazing and was almost scared to meet her! (Silly Debbie.) She DID turn out to be totally amazing and loveable and crazy and gorgeous and QUITE the comedian, and I’m so so glad she came to CNU! I’m so blessed to know both Megan and Grace. They bring SO much light into my life. Megan disciples (mentors) Grace and the two of them make a ridiculously amazing pair. This shoot I did of them last week is one of my favorites from Finals’ week shoots!! Enjoy.
First jump….. (These girls are crazy.)
Waiting on the median for the cars to pass…
Quick little post of a couple’s shoot I did during Finals week of Rachael and Spencer (sorry guys, I’m just now being able to edit and post these!!). I’ve known Spencer since freshman year at CNU, and Spencer’s mom (love her to death!) gave his darling girlfriend Rachael a photoshoot for her birthday. We spent a fun afternoon away from school and finals, snapping away. Enjoy some favorites!!
Another shoot of two darling girls! Kate and Bethany go to CNU and are involved in Cru with me. Kate is a sophomore and disciples (mentors) Bethany, a freshman, like I do with Lauren. They are real sweet and real funny girls, and I had so much fun with them! We took these last week during finals and it was a GREAT stress relief for me. Enjoy my favorites!!
I don’t know where to begin with these two. Cheesy as it is, my heart overflows with joy and love when I think of my darlings Lauren and Megan. I’ve been in love with them since their freshman, my sophomore year last year, and this past school year that love has only grown.
Lauren recently joined Young Life at CNU and has started leading at York High School (whoop whoop!!). She has such a heart for high schoolers and I can’t wait to see her THRIVE at York! She also plays tennis for CNU, and on top of that is an excellent soccer player (baaasically is just an amazing all-around athlete). Lo is one of the most compassionate, sweetest girls I know and she cares deeply for those around her. She is a faithful friend and someone you just want to be around all the time! I’ve had the joy of getting to know her even better this past year through “discipling” her (Cru term for biblical mentoring) and every week when we’d meet, I’d look forward to learning from her!! Lo gives great hugs, has the BEST laugh, and seeing her makes my day 20584084360280x brighter!! Lauren truly shines the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” I hope to be more like her one day!!
Megan is a crazy, goofy loveable dear who is always on the move and ready conquer the world! She’s the president of T.A.P. (The Africa Project, an organization at CNU that Megan started to raise money to build an orphanage in Africa), she participates in what seems like EVERY intramural sport offered at CNU, she’s involved in Cru, and she loves Jesus, isn’t afraid to call you out, and can often be found
wrestling dancing in my living room with my roommate and one of her bestfriends, Rachel Hrovat. Megan can make me laugh like none other and is an incredible encourager on bad AND good days. She has a passion for the Lord that provokes me to run after Him more. She is a faithful doer of the things He’s put in her path, and she desires to please Him as she lives out His purposes in her life!
Both girls are (OBVIOUSLY) amazing women and I can’t believe I get to call them my friends!!! I am so blessed!! I did this shoot of them a few months ago, and have had the folder of pictures sitting on my desktop, staring at me for me to go through and post! Tonight, at home in Northern VA away from them and CNU, I find myself missing them terribly. Lauren & Megan, I love you girls always and forever. Enjoy these MUCH overdue photos of your gorgeous faces!
Another spring shoot of some freshman suitemates at CNU!! These girls were darling. They kept me laughing, and patiently waited for many a runner to pass by on the Noland Trail during the shoot (silly runners…. trails and bridges are for photoshoots, not afternoon jogs!) I absolutely LOVED the girls’ simple but classy outfit coordination. Enjoy my favorites!!