Framed memories + LMP Giveaway Winner


From life's most cherished occasions to the everyday ordinary moments, my grandma has photos framed throughout every room in her white house. From table to table, you'll spy chunky baby cheeks from her grandbabies, regal graduation photos of my dad & Aunt Susan, class portraits, family gathered by the fireplace at Christmas, wedding photos that span 3 generations.


Isn't is lovely? The photo was taken at Grandpa Tye & Grandma Betty's wedding in 1952 in downtown Lynchburg. Although my grandpa has since passed away, Grandma still shares memories of their 57 years together daily & wears her wedding ring close to her heart, on a chain around her neck.

Their love for one another fills her house just as it appears in the stillness of their wedding photos. A handsome young man, raised in the country, taking the hand of a beautiful girl, who lived her life in the city. Together, they were two lovebirds in a nest, side by side, until the very end.



Thanks, y'all, for entering the Lindsay Letters print giveaway over the past week! After drawing a name this morning, the winner of the lovely vows print is Lynsey Knisely! I'll be emailing you later today :)

LMP Giveaway: Lindsay Letters Gold Foil Vows Print

"...Wedding vows are not a declaration of present love but a
mutually binding promise of future love." Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage

To have & to hold.

For better or worse.

For richer or poorer.

In sickness & in health.

All the day of my life.

The words you share & repeat at the altar, those promises you make before God, your family & friends on your wedding day are such a beautiful picture of the covenant God designed marriage to be. The binding commitment between a husband & a wife that sets the foundation for their lifetime.

Joy. Sweetness. Overwhelming love. The emotions we feel in that moment are only part of what the holy matrimony between a couple represents. Tim Keller says it best:

"Rather, in a wedding you stand up before God, your family, & all the main institutions of society, & you promise to be loving, faithful, & true to the other person in the future, regardless of undulating internal feelings of external circumstances.”

I'm so excited to give away this gorgeous Lindsay Letters print! This beautiful gold foil writing, as a collaboration with the fabulous Southern Weddings Magazine, is a wonderful reminder of the vows we've made - or will soon make - to the one we love. The giveaway starts NOW & runs through next Thursday!

To enter the #lmpgiveaway, see all the deets below. I'll announce the winner of this lovely print next week so stay tuned!


LMP Giveaway Winner!

Although I actually gave up eating or drinking anything sugary this month (almost to the end!!), I SO wanted to bake a cheery cake, slather some Nutella on top & party as Lorin Marie Photography celebrated 1 year of business!


This past week, I announced a portrait session giveaway as part of #lmpturns1 that I'd be sharing with one awesome NoVA/DC couple!! And, insert a big, long drum roll here .... we have a winner! Well, 2 winners technically (because they're a couple :) ). 

Congratulations to LMP's portrait session giveaway winner(s): Bonnie & her husband!

Here's what Bonnie shared on the blog about one of the greatest acts of service her hubby has done for her: 

My husband has been taking great care of me throughout my first pregnancy - taking over chores and going above and beyond, without a peep of complaining! Our second anniversary is coming up, and I would love to capture our new family with a portrait session!

Awww, isn't that so sweet?! Bonnie, it's awesome to hear about what a help your husband has been in your life recently!! I will be contacting you shortly so we can schedule your upcoming portrait session! Congrats again :)

LMP Giveaway!

Break out the noisemakers & put on your party hat because we have a birthday to celebrate!

Lorin Marie Photography is turning 1!!!

It's incredible to think that just last spring I put my what if's into action & began pursuing this dream. I've been so blessed by the Lord's constant faithfulness, my hubby's ridiculously awesome support & the love & encouragement from all my family, friends, clients & you!

To celebrate this milestone & these past 12 months of business, I'm giving away one portrait session for a couple!


The winner will receive a 2-hour photo session that will take place in Northern Virginia (within 25 miles of Falls Church, VA) & must be scheduled within 2014. High-resolution digital images is also included in the giveaway.

You have between now & Monday, April 28 to enter. You can enter your name in the giveaway up to 4 times. You can do 1, 2 or all of the entries, but remember that the more ways you enter, the more entries you will receive!

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post, sharing part of your love story: one of the greatest acts of service your significant other has ever done for you

2. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of you & your significant other, tag @lorinmariephotography & #lmpturns1

3. Follow me on Twitter, tweet "Lorin Marie Photography is having a giveaway!" & tag @lorinmariephotography & #lmpturns1

4. Like the LMP Facebook page, share this blog post to your timeline & tag the LMP page in your post update

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 29! Can't wait to read your entries :)