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I’m not really sure where to begin but I think sharing with you my testimony of the Love and power of our Lord and God would be a pretty good place.

We each have trials and tribulations in our lives and often we find ourselves doubting in ourselves, in our Heavenly Father and that He is there – ALWAYS.

We have HUGE news and would love to share them with you all:

Yes. I guess you can say that when I decide to join the social media life again, I don’t just shuffle back in…I decide to re-join the virtual social life with a BANG!

We are super excited. I’m still semi in shock. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you why: I have always been very vocal about my very own (in)fertility issues. I was diagnosed with too low levels of estrogen back when we first tried to have a baby way back when. After months of no success, I was finally tested and diagnosed and was put on hormone treatments to help me ovulate. Again, we had to wait a few months but then we conceived our oldest: Zaynah. Fast forward to our conception of the twins: Mikalah & Caleb. Same spiel, same problem, same solution. 16+ years of never needing any protection because I just could never conceive on my own anyways. During our first year in Oklahoma (over 7 years ago!) Craig expressed the desire to maybe try again for another baby. The twins by then were about 5. I prayed, I fasted and went to my bishop asking for a blessing to help guide me in finding the right answer whether or not to try again. The answer I received was: No. Our family is complete. Fast forward again. First year in Missouri (now over 2.5 years ago) Craig once again mentioned the desire. Here I was again, on my knees in prayer, fasting and receiving a blessing from my bishop, even talking and consulting with friends I had who had children with a larger age gap, because by then the twins were already 9 years old! Well…my answer yet again was: No. Our family is complete. I felt horrid. I felt like I was letting Craig down. And I even “joked” about this with friends whom I have shared these experiences with because I felt like I was that petulant child asking my Heavenly Father over and over for the same darn thing when he had already given me an answer to said question. I always used it as a perfect example of what a loving and patient parent He is.  Well…fast forward to end of March almost April of this year when I jokingly took a home pregnancy test because my PMS symptoms were lasting longer than usual. Turns out, I was already 6 weeks pregnant by then! Yup. I literally almost fell off the potty when I read the results of that stick I peed on. (I didn’t realize that they now make digital versions because I don’t remember seeing those in the stores 12 years ago!)  I was full of conflicting emotions: shock, disbelief, excitement, doubt, fear, anxiety, SHOCK…lol

Needless to say: God decided that NOW was the right time and that He alone knows when the right time is and that I should ALWAYS just trust in Him to be there for me, to watch over me, guide and protect me. Or in this case bless me with another beautiful angel to join my crazy Cloward Clan.

I don’t want to call this baby an oops-baby because it isn’t. It was certainly not planned by us (and we sure as heck had the surprise of a lifetime) however it was obviously planned by God; and therefore it is HEAVEN sent.


Baby X is due November 21st 2017. We will definitely be extra happy and thankful this year during the Holidays!

  • June 26, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    Loraine Mojica McCall - So happy for you and for learning about your journey in being a mommy again! What joy that promotes much hope!

Brittany & Mike’s engagement photos.

I drove out to NC to photograph Brittany & Mike’s engagement at the Peninsula Yacht Club. I must say, even though we were hit with torrential downpour, we totally lucked out with just enough time in between the rain for a fun portrait session. I’m excited to travel back there again later this year for their outdoor wedding.

 

I met Brittany ages ago while we lived in Oklahoma. Hear and I had a fun sunrise shoot out in the sticks that was and I quote “one of my favorite shoots ever” as Brittany puts it. It sure was a fun shoot. We actually ended up shooting on the land we ended up buying and building our house on. I love it when I get to see people whom I have known for years fall in love and find that special someone who makes their life complete. I love it even more that these two actually met via Tinder. Yup. The dating app! I think I have had at least 4 couples now that I got to work with that met via a dating site/app. Remember the McCool wedding? They met via eHarmony and they are still happily married with 2 beautiful girls now. So, Brittany & Mike….the odds are in your favor!

 

I hope you will continue to stay as happy, in love and fun loving as you are. I look forward to capturing your special day for you, preferably without any rain!

 

Ich bin nach North Carolina an den Lake Norman zum Peninsula Yacht Club gefahren für Brittany & Mike’s Verlobungsfotos. Obwohl es zwischendurch wie aus Eimern goss hatten wir genug Zeit zwischen dem Regen für ein wundervolles Shooting. Ich freu mich jetzt schon Ende Sommer wieder dort hin zu fahren um ihre Hochzeit zu dokumentieren.

Ich habe Brittany vor vielen Jahren in Oklahoma kennengelernt wo wir unser erste Fotoshooting zusammen hatte. Leut ihr war es ihr liebstes Shooting was sie jemals hatte. Wir haben an dem Tag ganz früh zu Sonnenaufgang angefangen und sogar auf dem Grundstück fotografiert wo wir letzendlich unser Hsud gebaut haben. Ich freu mich immer wieder wenn ich Bekannte sehe, die endlich einen Partner gefunden habe der sie liebt und glücklich macht und mit dem sie den Rest ihres ebens verbringen möchten. Ich finde es noch plustiger das die 2 sich via die Tinder Dating App kennengelernt haben. Ich hab jetzt schon bestimmt 4 Paare gehabt die sich über eine Dating Seite oder App kennengelernt haben. Vielleicht erinnert ihr euch noch an die McCool‘s die sich via eHarmony kennengelernt haben. Sind sind auch heute noch glücklich verheiratet und haben mitlerweile 2 zuckersüße Kinder.  Brittany & Mike….ich habe also große Hoffnungen für eure gemeinsame Zukunft!

Ich hoffe ihr bleibt weiterhin glücklich, verliebt ineinander und voller Lebensfreude. Ich freue mich schon auf euren ganz besonderen Tag und bete das wir dann wenigstens vom Regen verschohnt bleiben!

 

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