And Hearts will be Glowing...
When loved ones are near…
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
As the holiday season has now come to an end… and I return to school, I look back at the things I like most during this time. One of them is family. I love my family. I love my wife’s family.
During Thanksgiving at my parents house, my sister asked if I would take some family photos for her to use in her Christmas card. As I talked about several blogs back, my goal with photography is to help others. Helping out, and taking care of family is something very serious to God.
1 Timothy 5:8
“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
And perhaps the most quoted verse about family…
“But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship—the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living? As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.”
Of course I had to say yes. We planned a time before the meal on Saturday (the Thursday meal was with my wife’s side of the family), got all dressed up, and headed to thriving downtown Yankton…
The first place we stopped was a ceramic mural that was done of the bridge and river. We captured some images there and then moved farther down the alley. The plain brick wall made a perfect backdrop so we captured a few more images. The Chesley family did a marvelous job at working with me to get some unique poses. I was really happy about what we had captured so far.
The bridge was our main goal this day. The old bridge over the Missouri River is now a walking bridge, and a great place to capture amazing images. The Chesley family were so awesome at being willing to try different poses and arrangements. I also captured a behind the scenes image of my wife helping to get them organized. I can also remember poor Taylor. She was in a short dress, and so cold by the end of the session.
Song: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams