I have so much to say about this session. I’m not a writer though, I am a photographer, so bare with me.
About five months ago, God gave me this vision of a Song of Solomon themed stylized session. I knew that I was supposed to do it and I knew that The Lord wanted to bless my heart, the hearts of others, and also my business with this session. I had a goal in mind for my business and that was to get the photos published. I styled the entire session myself and worked with the most AMAZING vendors that helped bring this vision of mine to life. This session reflects my style as a photographer as well as my heart and who I am as a person. Jesus is the lover of my soul and he will always be my first love. The book in the bible, Song of Solomon will always have a special place in my heart and the goal for my heart with this session is to minister to others. My prayer is that these photos would be a visual representation of Song of Solomon and that Jesus’ love would be poured out into the hearts of all who view them.
So now you know the “why” let me talk about the “who.”
Pepper Sprout Barn is the loveliest little venue in the Jackson/Locust Grove area. Though I mainly used the field by the pecan tree for this session, they have a gorgeous barn that is used for weddings. They are the sweetest people to work with and Kristi – the “Day Of” coordinator was super helpful with everything.
Twigs, Leaves, and Flowers did the floral design and I COULD NOT be happier with the way they turned out. We talked on the phone and sent a few messages and she. got. me. When she pulled up to the venue with all of the arrangements, I just about fell out. Cyndi is just fabulous and she was such a blessing to work with.
I can’t rave enough about my sister Chandler Price and her incredible talent with hair and make up. She is just wonderful. You will soon see the amazingness of her talent in the photos below. There is no one else that I would have picked to do the hair and make up for this session.
I had the most amazing assistants that literally kept me from falling while I was taking shots over the table. Thank you so much to Erin and Bailey!
And lastly, the GORGEOUS -and real life married couple- models. I have known Micah and Lindsey for as long as I can remember and I couldn’t have asked for better models. Their love for the Lord and love for each other is something that is rarely seen. They are truly beautiful people, inside and out. *Fun fact* the first time that Micah saw Lindsey that day was captured in the photos below. It was almost like a second wedding day for them.
We prayed before the session. Worship music played throughout the night. Scriptures were read aloud during the shoot and the poses were inspired by those words. I hope this visual of Song of Solomon touches your heart the way it has touched mine. Thank you Jesus for your love and devotion to us, even when we are so undeserving. You are good.
“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade and his fruit is sweet to my taste. He has brought me to the banqueting table and his banner over me is love.” SOS 2:3-4
“Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.”
“How beautiful you are my darling! Oh how beautiful! Your eyes are like doves.” SOS 1:15
“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one and come with me. See! The winter is past, the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth. The season of singing has come.” SOS 2:10-12
“My beloved is mine and I am his.” SOS 2:16
“Let him kiss me with this kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes, your name is like perfume poured out.” SOS 1:2-3
“We rejoice and delight in you. We will praise your love more than wine.” SOS 1:4
“My beloved is radiant, outstanding among ten-thousand.” SOS 5:10
“His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.” SOS 2:6
“All beautiful you are my darling. There is no flaw in you. You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride. With one glance of your eye, with one jewel of your necklace.” SOS 4:9
“I am my beloved’s and his desire is for me.” SOS 7:10
“Who is this, coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved.” SOS 8:5
“You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride. You are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits.” SOS 4:12
“Place me as a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm for love is as strong as death, it’s jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love. Many rivers cannot wash it away.” SOS 8:6
“…….HIS banner over me is LOVE.”