The Burke Family – Covered By Grace.

 

“Come thou fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.

 

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Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above,

Praise the mount – I’m fixed upon it

Mount of Thy redeeming love.

 

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O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be,

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter

Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee.

 

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Prone to wander – Lord I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love,

Here’s my heart – O take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above.”

– Robert Robinson, hymn written is 1758

 

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Mae, the radiant mother in these images, offered these words about her heart just after the photo session…

 

“We are in a season of always needing Grace.

 

Grace that covers half-hearted measures of attention to my girls. Grace that covers overheated tempers with my husband. Grace that covers blood deep desires to see my name renowned above my Savior’s. Grace that covers receiving more from my friends than I am giving. Grace that pulls me closer to the cross despite my intense efforts of pushing away in laziness.

 

It’s hard to allow yourself to be fully laid open in front of someone else to photograph, to not be in complete control of the image that is being presented to the world. It brings me to a level of vulnerability that I demand from my family, clients, and friends, but may not be fully prepared to rise to myself. But Joy knows. Joy knows this Grace deep, it’s the same that covers her, and under that Grace she was present with us. Exactly where we are, our need and all. Thank you, Joy, for this literal image of the presence of this Glorious Grace in my life as a woman, wife, mother, Daughter of the Most High King and Servant Savior.”

 

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Mae, I saw you.

I saw you hold the faces of your babies and kiss the forehead of your husband and laugh through all the tears.

And it was so very beautiful.

 

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New Travel Schedule 2016

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Booking sessions in these cities:

 

June 1: Kansas City, KS

June 4/5: Iowa City, IA

August 8: Little Rock, AR

August 10: Nashville, TN

August 15/16: Middletown, NJ

August 19/20: Hampton Bays, NY

August 23/24: Philadelphia, PA

August 25: Washington DC

August 28: Greensboro, NC

August 30/31: Asheville, NC

September 3: Shreveport, LA

October 16: Los Angeles, CA

October 18-20: Thousand Oaks, CA

October 22/23: Orange County, CA

October 24: Phoenix, AZ

October 26: Albuquerque, NM

October 28: Lubbock, TX

November: Austin, TX

 

* i am available to shoot harvest sessions (full day) or wildflower sessions (sunrise or sunset): read investment info & details about my sessions here. also, if you happen to be along this route and are interested in an in-home session rather than one of these exact cities listed above please let me know so i can see about fitting it into the schedule if possible!  to book: 50% retainer due to reserve the date and remaining due 2 weeks prior to session.

*don’t see your city on my list? well, i have an ongoing to-visit wish list and if i have three families interested in booking in a location i will travel to you… so don’t hesitate to ask. i book travel based on interest so don’t be shy to write!

 

WORKSHOPS:

April 15-17: Austin, TX (2 spots remaining)

June 14-16: Indianapolis, IN (4 spots remaining)

for info about our soul filling creative workshops click workshops. they are all inclusive (lodging, meals, education & goodies… everything provided once you arrive at the venue). workshop will begin at 6pm on day one and end at 10am on day three. cost: $1850. to register: please email joy@wildflowersphotos.com to complete registration.

 

TO BOOK:

to reserve one of the available dates, please email joy@wildflowersphotos.com to secure the session & begin planning the details! these dates are all open for either harvest sessions (full day sessions) or wildflower sessions (2 hours – sunrise or sunset sessions). sessions will be first come, first serve based on availability.

can’t wait to hug you this year, friends!

 

and, of course, a few favorites from past travel sessions…

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