Senior Portraits // Katie

I had the pleasure of photographing a girl I knew since she was a little kid, and I was an awkward tween. College caused me to be absent from her life during her awkward years (she probably didn't even have awkward years), thus bringing us back together for senior photos. This skipped me right ahead to gorgeous young adult little lady thing. Katie is a photographer herself, so I hope she didn't mind giving up a little control to get in front of the camera with me. The shoot involved me, Katie, Katie's friend Morrison (moral support is important for photo shoots, guys), and a sunny day in my hometown. We walked through our dream neighborhood and basked in how well Katie's beauty blended with the beauty of spring. 

I'll settle for nothing less than this level of chill and fun on my senior photo shoots, friends. So seniors, hit me up!

favorite image of the day!!

favorite image of the day!!

Loves // Life of Mags 4

Life has been crazy over the past few months and that is officially the 1 trillionth time you've read that phrase on a blog. You're welcome.

But after this weekend's visit with the best friend, it felt appropriate to just bundle all the images I haven't blogged yet together as one big family. Between my boyfriend, my dog, and my life long best friend, there is a good theme going here. I even have links to more interesting things than this blog if you get bored. 

Thankful for this furry growing thing that I call my pet. Despite the frustrations that come with an ever evolving puppy personality, a week of ice in Nashville, and stir craziness, I look at that little fur baby everyday like, "I love you so much, what even?" I hope more and more I can look at my little piece of nature with awe, to say "I hope to catch up to you someday." Is Maggie crazy? No, I'm just clinging to this really important sermon about glory and the earth and God, right here

Thankful for what was a perfect Valentine's day in--a couple humbly celebrating their love over DIY dinner (we do 20-something-tight-budget-love pretty well). And in a not so humble fashion, Thomas and I made killer steak and gloated about it the whole evening to each other--but we all know who was actually responsible. Surprise eclairs were also a hit. It's the little triumphs. 

Thankful for birthdays, and no matter how much we want to avoid them or worry they won't be as good as last year somebody tends to come through for you. Elizabeth has always been that someone. She's been one giant reliable, laughter inducing friend since we were all knees and elbows. Weird little girls all the way to weird little women, doing life together no matter how far. Her love is beautiful in how intentional it is (like driving to Nashville from Clemson, SC to see me), and the unintentional aspects of her love are beautiful, as well (like the way she forgot to take her cookie cake home with her). 

Count them blessings, friend, learn from one another.