The Diener’s~ University of Washington

I am so thankful for this beautiful family. They exude God’s love and are a couple who exemplify what it is to trust in the Lord. I had the privilege of going to the same college as Natalie for a semester, right before she left to marry her handsome man and live in South Africa. Now they are back in Washington with their beautiful little girl Hallel.

I had a blast with them taking their family photos! Josiah is a kick to be around- so good with kids and so in love with his girls. And Natalie is so full of grace, and the best mom in the world. 

 

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The Bramhall’s

It was so sweet to spend time with this beautiful family! The Lord’s light and love shines through them. What a beautiful reflection of our Father’s abundant love for His children. 

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are”

1 John 3:1b

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Daniel & Kendall Green || Greenlake, Seattle

I can’t tell you what a blast I had with these two guys! I’ve been close with their sister Morgann, who I adore and look up to as a woman after His heart, but have never really spent time with her brother’s. Let’s just say the Green family rocks! These guys kept me laughing all the way through the shoot. I’m excited to see where God leads them as they graduate, and how He’ll continue to mold them into men of God.

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Cathy || Point Defiance Zoo

I got to spend the morning a couple weeks ago with these two beauties. They were so excited to see each other and were full of giggles! They loved running through the park, smelling the daisies, and holding up large sticks- not playing with them like they were swords like boys, but just admiring them 🙂 Girlfriends are so sweet, whether you’re 4 or 99. 

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Things are happening!

Hi! I am so excited about this blog! I had a blog during my time in Maui, but it fizzled out through all the transitions of moving, saying goodbyes, getting a new job, cultivating new relationships and well, I don’t live with my amazing roomate Risa anymore, who encouraged and inspired me to blog. But it’s finally time. You know when you’re a blogger when you go through your day and dream of what you want to blog about! I have lots of those moments throughout this year- lessons I’ve learned, what God’s doing, and funny stories that leave me laughing and snorting (yes! I snort when I laugh) to myself. 

I’m in the process of making a website for my photography- that’s a whole other crazy story that God is doing!- hence, the blog “alyssa fenton photography”. I’ll be posting photo sessions of the amazing people I get to capture. But my hope is to share my life with you as well- the joys, trials and lessons along my life’s journey. My hope is that this site will be a source of encouragement, laughter, and rest for you- and help point you to our true Hope and Rest. I’m just a 24 year old lady who longs to be more like her Savior each day, while He patiently and lovingly walks life with me hand in hand- in desperate need of Him. 

A little bit about me in case we’ve never met:

I live in Seattle with my parents (it’s great!) and am a high school college counselor at a small school located on a campground. Although I grew up in the Seattle area, I went to college in California, and then spent two years as a high school intern at Hope Chapel in Maui. Yes, my heart longs for the sun, ocean and beaches 🙂 My favorite scent is sunscreen and “ocean breeze”. My favorite part of the day is waking up to fresh brewed coffee, reading my bible and journaling. I love spending time with people, having heart to hearts over coffee, and being crazy with high schoolers. I enjoy paddleboarding, running, and photography. I am dating an amazing man who I admire and love deeply, and who makes me laugh like no one else. 🙂 

Please come by and visit often! Don’t worry about feeling like a “creeper” or “stocker”! haha (My roomates and I always use to joke about that- we would spend hours looking at people’s blogs and photos, captured by their creativity and lives, even though we had never met them before!) You are always welcome. I’d love to hear any thoughts, prayer requests or questions you have too. So, here’s to a new journey!

Cheers!! 

~ Alyssa