We heart Camp Harrison

Our family joined old friends and made new friends at Camp Harrison Family Camp over Labor Day Weekend.  We had so.much.fun!  Camp Harrison is such a special place — one where adults and kids are excited to play and relax and spend time together.  My heart was touched by the beauty there — the  mountains, the water, the trees.  It was breathtaking and I found myself tearing up as I took it all in during the sunrise one morning.  Even more incredible are the people that spend part of their lives running the camp.  The counselors and directors were so kind and so excited to share their areas of the camp with us.  My boys (and I!) did so many new things — we all shot guns (paintball, bb, skeet for me) for the first time as well as zip lines, ropes courses and so much more.  Our weekend together is one that I will carry in my heart for a long, long time.  Sign us up for Memorial Day Family Camp.  We can’t wait!

The {amazing, incredible, such-fun } Dude Ranch ~

A chapel with the most breathtaking views…all for His glory ~

All kinds of boating ~

Ropes courses, zip lines, giant swings ~

 Pool (such fast and fun water slides!), bike riding trails, lawn games and time to relax in your cabin ~
 Paintball, archery, slingshot, bb guns and skeet shooting for the adults ~
And so much more!  Here’s a peek at a dance party one night ~
Until next time…..we miss you ~

Andrea A Johnson - I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :) …October 15, 2012 – 6:20 am

Tricia W - brooke, these collages are amazing. love all of your detail shots. you can tell you not only enjoyed this wonderful family weekend, but also the art of telling the story of it with your beautiful photography. important stuff.September 13, 2012 – 6:46 pm

Kate Lee - These are stunning! feel like I was there…Mike looks like he had way too much fun with that riffle!September 13, 2012 – 2:22 pm

Suzanne - i hope you are helping with their brochure for next year – beautiful pictures!!September 10, 2012 – 7:01 am

dana - love love love. love the pictures and it looks like you had such a wonderful time! xoSeptember 10, 2012 – 6:49 am

Hope Bray - Brooke,
LOVE these pics! Sounds like you guys had such an amazing time & made such fun memories! We went to YL camp w/ the kids right before we left CLT. It was AMAZING! Cannot wait to go back. Miss you, Brooke! You look so happy:)September 10, 2012 – 1:44 am

Cassie & Thomas ~ Married

This wedding moved my heart.  Cassie and Thomas & their family and friends are so full of love and joy.  Their faith is strong and shone through as they laughed and sang and hugged and cried and celebrated.  I’m pretty sure I was either smiling or teary the entire day.  Thank you, Cassie and Thomas, for inviting us to share in such a special day in your lives.  And, Tricia Williams, thank you for being such an incredible second shooter!

Inside my minds singing a lovely tune

Its ringing like a bell, and I can tell I’m singing because of you

I swear you got me falling for you

Inside my hearts flipping over you

It moves to my feet and I can see baby you make me move

Now I swear the sky’s a different shade of blue (And the world is looking better than it use to)

Because of you

~ written by Thomas, for Cassie

 

Cassie - YOU ARE AMAZING, Brooke! You made our day better just by being there, and your pictures will be displayed in our home forever! We love you so much!!
Cassie and ThomasAugust 28, 2012 – 2:33 pm

Dao - you totally rocked this wedding Brooke!!August 22, 2012 – 8:21 am

Dana, Brad & Leila

Sweet, sweet leila!  With my house full of boys i just love having nieces!   This little 6-month old cutie is amazing.  Leila’s hair, her wide smile, her sweet sweet disposition all remind me of my amazing sister, Dana.   Dana and Brad have lived in China for the past 2 years.  They’ve been coming back to the US during the summer to take a teaching break between school terms and to visit with family and friends.  We have LOVED our time together.  I asked my boys about Dana and Brad after they left our house on Sunday.

Best thing about Dana:

Miles – One best thing is SO hard because there are so many!   {so sweet, so true}

Noah:  The best thing about Dana is that she loves  me.     {this made me instantly cry}

Griffin gladly said, “me too!  that Aunt Dana loves me!”

Best thing about Uncle Brad:

Miles:  He says funny comments!  {pretty sure he laughed as he was saying it…thinking of funny brad things}

Noah: He loves me.  {said with the widest, sweetest smile on his face}

Griffin:  Jokes!

I know this next one is so similar to the one above it, but I just love how these two are super smiling and gazing at each other.  It makes me teary thinking about the special bond they already have and all that they will share throughout their lives as mother/daughter.

Dana and Brad, we love you so very much!  We are blessed to share our lives with you and call you family!  

dana - i love these brooke. thanks for your time, talent, and most of all your love. :)September 10, 2012 – 6:57 am

Rachael Hedgepeth - No surprise…every shot is perfection. You have captured their adoration for each other, their love for each other. The blessing that God has surrounded them with is present in every picture. Thank you for sharing your talent.August 16, 2012 – 7:48 pm

Tracy - Brooke- you did such a good job of capturing her sweetness that I can’t pick one favorite. Of course I love the shots with mom and that one of her gazing up at dad is priceless!August 16, 2012 – 6:53 pm

anne - LOVE THESE. Great color! love the smiles. ahh. lovely.August 16, 2012 – 5:12 pm

Tricia W - what a beautiful family! love the tones of these. so many great shots–can’t believe just from 10 minutes–but abs fave is the b&w of all three of them with leila looking up at brad. so sweet. thinking about your other sis today, too! :)August 16, 2012 – 8:39 am

Lindsey - These are seriously some of THE most beautiful pictures I have EVER seen…. because of the subjects and the talented photographer :-)August 15, 2012 – 6:11 pm

Kate Lee - ahhhhh! that last one is perfection! love the boys interview:) Leila is SO big! great effect on these…best gift ever to an amazing sister like Dana…feel like i know herAugust 15, 2012 – 12:46 pm