Happy Friday and 4th of July weekend. June was a pretty exhausting month for Landon and I (both physically and emotionally), so I am extra ready for a long holiday weekend! I was tempted to shut down early for the week and head for the pool, but I'm just too excited about these photos to wait any longer to share them! Back in May I had the opportunity to photograph bridal portraits for my friend Katie. Katie and I met at Mercy Hill Church, and she is such a sweet and beautiful lady. I am really excited for the fall because Katie and her husband Matt will be leading a college community group through our church. Landon and I work with the Mercy Hill college students as well, so I am pumped that we will get to join together to share the gospel to the college women in our community. When you look at Katie's bridal photos below you may think that my favorite part about this shoot would be the incredible scenery...I mean we shot on the top of a mountain for crying out loud! The view was indeed stunning, but my favorite part about this shoot was getting to spend time with Katie. We had a forty minute ride to and from Pilot Mountain, and we got to spend this time chatting about life, weddings, husbands and Christ. Taking photos is always such a great joy to me, but I found the most joy in sweet time with this friend. Getting to build a relationship with a fellow sister in Christ while taking photos was almost too much for my heart to handle. I'm so thankful for this great blessing from the Lord. I hope you all enjoy the photos below and have an incredible weekend!