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2017 Fall Mini Sessions

Several years ago I walked away from doing family sessions on a regular basis.  I wanted to focus on weddings and eventually added birth photography into the mix.  And all these years later, I still LOVE both of those things!

But past clients and friends kept asking me about family sessions or mini-sessions so this past spring I gave it a whirl… and I kind of love them :-)  It’s so fun getting to see these families grow and watch the kids laugh as mom and dad surprise them with a bear hug or the tickle monster!

And these mini-sessions are perfect for me and the way God has wired me.  So, these quick 20 minute sessions that I offer twice a year will be here to stay!  Thank you for trusting me, you guys.  2017 was a good year to test out these mini-sessions and it will be fun to do them again in 2018!

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I always pull mom and dad aside for some photos of just the two of them.

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In Matt and Christy’s case, they hadn’t had formal photos taken since their wedding :-)

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I’ve lost count as to how many times these two have been in front of my camera, but I STILL pull them aside for photos of the two of them.

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Same goes for these two… Natalie was my college roommate so you KNOW they’ve done all of this before.  But they also know how important it is to pour into their marriage and each other.  And I’m glad to help freeze some of these moments with photos.

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Oh my gosh, you guys!  Brett said they hadn’t had photos of the two of them (minus maternity photos) since their wedding. Again, so excited I could help out with that!  Plus… would you look at the colors of the trees behind them?  So in love with this photo.

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To view the 2017 Spring Mini Sessions, click HERE.

Happy 6th Anniversary, Ben!

Yesterday was our 6th wedding anniversary.  SIX YEARS!!

People say it all the time, but the older I get, the truer it is… time needs to S L O W down!  It was already picking up speed when I was in high school, then college came and went way too quickly.  There were parts of the following decade that were slow when I didn’t want them to be, but once I met Ben and especially after we got married, time has increasingly sped up.

So really, where did the last 6 years go??  It’s been an amazing adventure full of all kinds of ups and downs and sudden left turns that were not expected.  But God has done more than I ever could have asked or imagined beginning with the man He had in mind for me to marry.

We are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  And while I could easily list off each of our own faults and how much we need to improve with every aspect of our lives, all I’m going to say is that I’m thankful neither of us is putting our hope in the other because we would be gravely disappointed each and every day.

God is the one responsible for us meeting, for the adventures we’ve had, for the mountains we’ve climbed and allowed the valleys we’ve fallen into.  But  He’s always there, He’s always steadfast, He’s always faithful, and He never gives up on us.

So here’s to another 60 years of laughing and adventuring and working and playing with my favorite person.  I love you, Ben :-*

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Angelina + Mike | A Rock Quarry Elopement

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When Angelina first contacted me about photographing their elopement, I wasn’t sure if she was serious or not.  Let’s just say I was hopefully ecstatic… as we talked over coffee when we met in person, I told her that marriage is a really big deal to me and I want nothing more for my couples than for their marriages to succeed and grow, regardless of the ups and downs.  And she completely agreed.

Mike will tell you that it was love at first sight when he saw her in New Orleans 3 years and 1 week ago.  She was on vacation and didn’t think too much about it.  But he couldn’t get her out of his mind and pursued her, quickly helping her see that being with him was the best decision she could make.  So, exactly 3 years to the date they met, they said “I do” in a private ceremony in one of Greenville’s most beautiful parks.  October 25 may have been on a Wednesday, but it was the perfect date for them and the weather was divine!

These two have traveled and had some incredible adventures already and I’m beyond excited for their future and the journey ahead of them.  Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of your elopement.  I loved capturing your first moments as husband and wife and celebrating with you!

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Between her gorgeous dress, his dress blues and those flowers…
not to mention their giddy smiles… I was in photographer’s heaven!

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The fall light with that golden hour glow was just as gorgeous as Angelina and Mike!

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Oh my gosh, this one just gets me… you two are so stunning.

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Dress | Lulus
Hair + Makeup | the bride
Florals | Statice Floral
Officiant | Robin of Upstate Wedding Officiant

Banks Grier | Greenville Birth Photographer | Greer Memorial Hospital

This family is so special to me and I just can’t believe how much life I’ve been able to experience with them.  This was the third time I’ve been in a delivery room with Ben and Joanna and her mom, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of how many times they’ve been in front of my camera… and it all started because Joanna and I sat close to each other when we were on staff at our church together.

This being the third time around, we knew a few things were almost for certain (because when it comes to babies being born nothing is ever set in stone!):

  • Joanna’s babies come fast so we all wanted to be ready when the time came.
  • She delivers at Greer Memorial so the hospital is smaller, but the rooms are bigger!
  • Ben had his candy stash ready, although they’d been prepared for a couple of weeks so there wasn’t as much as there had been originally.

Banks definitely came fast and furiously when he was ready.  So much so that it seemed like Joanna maybe pushed 3 times before he was here!  God created women’s bodies to conceive, grow and give birth to babies… but since we live in a broken world, none of that is ever perfect or easy.  Some women aren’t able to go through this process for all kinds of reasons.  And having walked through some of that with friends and having miscarried a baby of our own, the miracle of birth is not lost on me.  Which I think is why tears come to my eyes with each birth I have the honor of photographing.

Ben and Jo, thank you for letting me be a part of your THIRD baby being born!  I love being in the delivery room with you guys and capturing those first few moments with your children for you.  Congratulations on your sweet, new baby boy!

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How many mamas do you know that have sat in a warm bath reading a book while in labor??

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It was tough to watch her contractions, but she handled them with so much grace and strength.

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His older siblings met him over FaceTime since they were headed to bed soon after he was born :-)

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For more information on Birth Photography, feel free to visit the website: http://births.sabrinafields.com/

 

Will + Kala | Expecting Baby

It still blows my mind that I’ve been in Greenville long enough now for the kids that were in the youth group at church to be married and having kids of their own.  It’s also crazy that their sweet little girl will be just 7 months younger than Isa… but being an “older mom” will keep me young, right??

Will and Kala, thank you for meeting me at sunset for some photos to document your last weeks as a family of two.  Thank you for trusting me with these, thank you for being real and trusting the Lord with this upcoming season.  Your hearts are about to grow by leaps and bounds and I can’t wait to see you become parents!

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This is totally a favorite!

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You guys….!!

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To view birth stories on the blog, click HERE.
To view more maternity sessions, click HERE.