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Baptism in Black and White

I’ve taken pictures during baptisms at our church several times now. They are always incredibly powerful, including loving prayers of family and friends, heartfelt acceptance of the creed, unashamed proclamation of the Lord’s sovereignty, and visible display of entering into new life with Christ.

The lighting in our church is far from the greatest for photography, mostly due to the lack of windows inside the sanctuary; but more than just needing it because the photos were poorly lit (I had my iso up to 6400, y’all), black and white really lets the photos of the stories and testimonies of these people speak for themselves.

Praise the Lord for His work in the hearts and lives of His people!

Baptism signifies that the old Adam in us is to be drowned by daily sorrow and repentance, and perish with all sins and evil lusts; and that the new man should daily come forth again and rise, who shall live before God in righteousness and purity forever.

Martin Luther

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disclaimer: I feel the need to just let any concerned reader know that I understand the debate that runs in Christians circles surrounding baptism. I know people have incredibly strong convictions about infant baptism, no infant baptism, immersion, sprinkling, etc. Obviously, I’m not starting a debate here; I’m just sharing the life-changing commitment that other brothers and sisters in Christ made that I witnessed from behind my lens. No need to ruffle your feathers at this time.

David + Lesley’s Banner of Love

In a world of Pintrest weddings, everything is over-the-top and ultra-cute. But David and Lesley committed to a simple ceremony. They wanted it centered on Jesus and family oriented. They stood under a homemade chuppa, a symbol that God’s banner over us is love. The receiving line at Starbucks was a nice touch (they even met a sherif there who gave Lesley her deputy badge!).

I know Lesley. She’s a courtship advocate and a Pride and Prejudice fanatic. I asked her before she had met David if she was waiting to meet her Mr. Darcy. Her response? “Yes, I’m waiting, but I prefer Mr. Bingley. He’s got the better smile.”

She found her Mr. Bingley and on Friday, she became his wife!

I was honored to be a part of their special day. I enjoyed being the photographer for their relaxed, simple, and poorly lit ceremony with little pressure to perform – I have a new respect though for professional wedding photographers!

Enjoy the photos and many blessings on David and Lesley’s marriage!

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“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” Martin Luther