There are a few things that help make a photo shoot super special to me. One of them is when there's a sentiment when picking a location, and it is somewhere that means something to the family. Another, which is a bit more rare, is when a family tells me "These are our first professional family photos... ever!" What an honor to give a precious gift of memories to a family who hasn't had that done before!! This family contained both of those, which made their session something really unique. We met up in Lake Hughes, which was devastated by a horrible fire just a few months back. But, new life and greenery are already starting to grow up through the burn & the death. There is a verse in the Bible that speaks about how God gives beauty for ashes, and that is a verse that Miss Karen has clung to during the last several months. So she wanted a place to symbolize the promise that God had given her and her family. I just could not have been more happy with these photos, especially knowing the meaning behind them!