I arrived at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ballantyne early on Saturday for this photo shoot. As I arrived, a newly married couple was outside getting their wedding portraits taken. I just loved having a bird’s eye view of all the action and the true happiness of the event. Then sweet Shannon came bounding outside with her parents, and boy did she look beautiful in her First Holy Communion dress! As we went into the Church, the Pastor was bringing in an adorable and excitedly nervous engaged couple to walk them through what their ceremony would entail. Throughout the Church, numerous people were sitting in Prayer and reflection. It was one of those moments in life that HIT me. Hard. Life is so beautiful. God is so Great!
When we started out the session, Shannon loved looking at some of the inspiration photos that I had printed to get ideas. Then, as we walked outside to the Rose Garden area, she stopped and posed on the railing in the sweetest way. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos – ever! Thanks Shannon for inspiring me!
Shannon’s mom, Nancy, won this photo package as one of the one’s I donated to her school in the Fall. I am so glad that she did, and so blessed to have met Shannon at this most special time in her life. Congratulations on your First Holy Communion Shannon!