#Blizzard2016 + Sale!

It’s finally here…SNOW!!!
*cue White Christmas “SNOW” song*

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I am LOVING this weather!!! It reminds me of being a kid, livin’ it up in the good ol’ Garrett County winters – making forts and mazes, jumping off the roof into three feet of snow, building a magnificent ‘jump’ and getting so much air on the snow tube that we could actually make the landing on our feet, snow ball battles, hot cocoa and soooo many laughs (there were probably some tears in there when we got smacked in the face with an ice ball…but I’m choosing to focus on the happy memories)!

So needless to say, I am all kinds of giddy this weekend at the prospect of 2+ feet during this blizzard! Not only does it mean snowball fights, snow angels and snowmen, but it also means more time for me to work on developing my business plans, and getting myself out there. Woohoo!

That being said, I’ve decided it’s time for a S-A-L-E! See below for all the details, but basically, if you’re looking for some fun, photography-type artwork, or you just had photos taken and want some large prints, now’s the time to act! Please feel free to contact me with any questions (crawfordphotodesign@gmail.com).

And last but not least – make the most of this snow storm! Get out there and have some serious FUN like never before. And hey – trudging through 2+ feet of snow is great exercise (and subsequently a good way to stick to those new years resolutions). So get out there and LIVE IT UP!!! 🙂

Your snow-lovin’ photographer friend,
Laura

 

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Tom & Erin: A New Year Wedding

New Years Day this year brought many exciting things: our first real “cold snap” since early December, subsequently the first snow flurries of the year, and the chance to celebrate a brand new beginning: Tom & Erin’s lives together as Mr. & Mrs. Neal!

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“‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
Ephesians 5:31-33

 

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But, I believe it’s time for a little real-life confession…

For a long time, I have been terrified of shooting a wedding from start to finish.

There! I said it…

I was afraid that I would miss the big moments – the moments in someone’s special day that simply cannot be recreated. The procession of the bridesmaids, the first look at the bride, the first kiss, the ring exchange, the cake cutting….ahhh! So many important moments that I could possibly miss, or worse, capture in a blurry photo.

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BUT…and that’s a big but (cue real-life confession #2)…

I had one of the most fun, incredibly joyous days capturing Tom & Erin’s wedding – much more than I ever dreamed! Maybe it was because I can remember when Tom and Erin first started dating, which was just a few short months after my husband and I did. Perhaps it was those times that Erin and I commiserated together about wanting to be engaged and how much we just wanted to get married. It could have been our sweet hang out time, discussing theology and just sharing in life together as Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Or maybe, still, it was the excitement of watching two friend’s  lives come together on the foundation of that which matters most: the Gospel of Christ crucified for sinners.

I believe it was a combination of all of those factors, because the “what if I miss the shot” turned into “how can I make this shot?”  which then transformed into, “how can I make this shot fun, awesome, and memorable?”.

 

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It was my true pleasure and joy to take these photos. Thank you Tom & Erin for letting me be a part of your amazing day! I am blessed to know you both, and I wish you all the best on your journey in marriage as your lives and relationship reflect Christ in His self-sacrificing love and forgiveness, and His bride, the church, in her relentless love for her Savior.

Finally, I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them for you!! I tried to capture your joy, and celebration in each moment.

Friends and family of Tom & Erin, you may purchase images (prints or digital downloads) by clicking on the button below.

Please note, all photos are copyright images, property of Laura Crawford & Laura D Crawford Photography & Design, and are not to be copied, printed or shared on social media without having purchased the image. Thank you!

View/Purchase Tom & Erin’s Wedding Photos Here!