Friday, April 26, 2013

Shylene + Senior, WTAMU

Sheesh, there is so much to say about this beautiful lady! She has a heart of gold and God inspired dreams to serve others. She is graduating this May with a degree in Social Work, and I can't wait to see her succeed in changing lives for the better! There is a special need for people with her kind of heart and a special place in God's heart as well. It's such a rough career but for such an eternal purpose, and it is an admirable calling. Praying blessings and peace over you girl! Thanks for letting me a part of this special season in your life! (Also, she is getting MARRIED this summer! Yayyyyy for love!!! :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To KNOW a name...

This picture was taken right before we left to let three simple words change our lives forever. Last week, we found out who was growing to be in our family in only 4 months! I have never been more excited, nervous, and overwhelmed with a love that can only come from Christ. When we found out we were having our first baby, our hearts were filled with a new kind of love, one that we had been waiting for the right time to experience. And that time is finally here and we could not be more excited and in love!

So, an hour after extreme butterflies we found out...

IT'S A BOY!!! And he is exactly what our hearts needed. The last time we saw him at a sonogram appointment he was only 3 cm long, and at this one he was about 6 inches and already 9 oz! The change was unbelievable. Seeing him move and kick and wave his perfect little hands made all the waiting (and the sickness) SO unbelievably worth it. He looks like Trae from what I could tell so far (which I wanted more than anything), and I've never seen anything so perfect! I am overwhelmed with hopes, dreams, and love for the little life that is our SON! My heart has been SO incredibly blessed by the amount of love being poured out by our family, friends, and church family for our little man already. He is already so dearly loved, and nothing could make my Spirit happier than knowing he will grow up in the presence and love of all the saints.

 Everything had already changed so much for the better...and even more so now that we know his NAME. And what is even more amazing is that God has known his name all along, since the beginning of time. And not only his name, but who he will grow up to be and what amazing things he will do!

Please pray with us for his health but also that for these last 4 months he is being filled with the Spirit of Christ, so that he may encounter a deep, personal relationship with our Creator and further the kingdom of God passionately his whole life.

Oh, and if you choose to pray by NAME...


Be blessed and THANK YOU for your love and your prayers,
--Rachel, Trae, and for the first time...Emmett Sweatt!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jake + Jett

I was so blessed to be able to take a few pictures of these handsome young men again!  I love watching these sweet kiddos grow up and see their personalities develop and change. This family as a whole has such a sweet spirit and I have loved getting to know them the last two years and am blessed to call them friends! Here's a few from our fun session...

Jake + Jett

 Be Blessed!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Meet Libby! She is beautiful inside and out, and I was so excited to get to do this session with her! We kept having to reschedule because of the crazy Texas weather but it was SO worth the wait! Here's a few images from our gorgeous evening! Warning: I couldn't really pick just a few favorites, so get comfy! :)