I am honored to call Karen and Isaac Stott wonderful friends. They are such leaders of integrity and values in this industry. Living on the other side of the country, my friendship with Karen has been maintained through countless texts and emails. I believe that there are chosen people God places in your life when you need them most. I know with all my heart that Karen is one of them. I didn’t expect that I would be able to see her again before the Pursuit 31 conference in October, just because of the distance between where we lived.
But I had a dream.
I dreamt that I photographed them as a family.
In a field.
I could see children that I had never met, laughed with them, and envisioned the images long before I even knew meeting them was possible.
It’s a long story. But it worked out. In a crazy, random way that only God could have done. I flew to Oregon. And knew I needed to photograph them as a family. To photograph the connections and the relationships that make them who they are. To capture the moments that dig the wells to always draw from. To tell a different story than the incredible wedding photographers and ministry leaders that they are, a story that is even deeper. An authentic story that will someday show what they had as a family was real. That they danced. That they laughed. That they found a deep connection with another. And, above all, to show that what they had was more than enough.
There is something irreplaceable about the idea of family. It is in the family that we learn what love is, because it is in the family that we first receive love. Our family forms us for many years to come. When families reflect God’s plan, and who He is, I believe they are powerful.
Here are my favorites from their family session.
You can full their custom website and full gallery HERE.