The Callahan Family | Markie Walden Photography | Greenville, SC Family Photographer

Here in these images are some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet! I just can't say enough about these friends and their kindness, love for Jesus and the joy they radiate! 

The last couple months have been very tough for them – they tragically lost their dogs (who were a huge part of their family) in a fire. I, too, treat my pup, Paisley, like our baby and I just can't even imagine the loss. In the photos, you will see their new pup who they named Joy to represent how special she is to them.

While this session was about their sweet Harper Grace turning one, I feel that this session was also a celebration of how Jesus redeems even the most unexplainable hurt. As you scroll down, you'll notice we had the most gorgeous light shine through the trees for the photo of Joy and the photos with the whole family including Joy playing with her stick. I firmly believe this is a way that Jesus was showing His love. These images are literal evidence of how Jesus can turn hurt and pain into the restoration of life and joy. 

To the Callahans – Y'all are some favorites! Thank you forever for trusting me!