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I wanted Chris to share a few of the images that he captured on his trip! Enjoy!!


I recently had the opportunity to travel to Eastern Africa to the country of Ethiopia to shoot a bit. I was so excited to go back to Africa and get to experience the amazing people and once again be reminded of how blessed I am.
I had such a great time capturing some incredible moments as well as taking in God’s creation.





June 3, 2011


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  1. courtiebeth

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Oh steal my heart! So beautiful! What a gift to be able to share! I especially love the woman down on her knee.

  2. Jami

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Wow Casey, those are truly amazing! My favorite is the woman kneeling down. I don't know if she is a mother but all I could think when looking at her is, here we are, two women a world a part, who probably both want the same thing for our families and are both loved by the one true God. Thanks for sharing these!

  3. Alyss

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Jami… love your comment. And Chris, those portraits are breathtaking. Welcome home!

  4. Alyss

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Jami… love your comment. And Chris, those portraits are breathtaking. Welcome home!

  5. Alyssa Rae

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:45 am

    I love the people…but my favorite is night sky. So beautiful!

  6. Felicity

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:54 am

    The first image is truly glorious and I just stared at it for ages.
    Then the rest came scrolling by and I was amazed – this is book-worthy photography – A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

    You have captured not only the essence of a place but of the people who lived there – this is a gift worth sharing.

    Thank you

    xx Felicity

  7. Abi' K.

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I literally gasped as I saw the girl with her head slightly turned and piercing blue eyes…it's as though there is an ocean of wonder within her. Beautiful Christopher, beautiful.

  8. elizabeth

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:56 am

    wow… these photos are all so beautiful and filled with so much emotion… thanks for sharing!!

  9. Jessica

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:56 am

    wow. he's really captured something amazing in these photo's, but what i love is that he does it to serve our Savior. I know people in Ethiopia were touched by him.

  10. Candice

    June 3rd, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Love these photos! Soooo awesome and amazing! Truly captured God's artistry!

  11. Vivian

    June 3rd, 2011 at 5:33 am

    This is true art! WOW!!!!!! I'm speechless on how beautiful they are.Chris can very well portray the sweet spirit of all those people. Thank you for sharing!

  12. missmehoneybee

    June 3rd, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Wow. We are so blessed. I always love there beautiful smiles and that night shot is amazing!

  13. hannah singer

    June 3rd, 2011 at 6:06 am

    stunning photos! i will be staring at them for a very long time, gorgeous!
    xoxo glad your hubby is HOME:)

  14. Breeann

    June 3rd, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Love these pics! Your hubby is an amazing photographer 🙂 It's so awesome that he's able to take these kinds of trips to capture true beauty.

  15. Elise Davis

    June 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Wow. Just….Wow…feel so much just through the pictures…seriously can't even put into words how raw and breathtaking they are all in one – my favorite is the starry sky….thank you so very much for sharing…such a gift from God to be your friend!

  16. Magdalena Viktoria

    June 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 am

    These are really spectacular photos!

  17. Heart n Soul

    June 3rd, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Love it – love it….I posted on Africa today too 🙂 🙂

  18. Kendal

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 am

    so awesome. i gasped at the purple sky and know that i will have to look at these again and again.

  19. Handbags*N*Pigtails

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Truly, simply…amazing! These photos go right along with my post that I linked up. God is all around us…no matter where we are.

  20. Sarah B.

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 am

    These images are striking!!

  21. Melissa I.

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Incredible shots of some absolutely beautiful people and places. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

    God bless the people you met on your journey, Christopher, and God bless you and your family!

  22. Rachel

    June 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Unbelievable photos — so much emotion and power.

  23. Tiffany

    June 3rd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    WOOOOOW!!! absolutely STUNNING!!! each one is so moving…you can just feel the depth & the power that could be each person's story!!! Amazing!!!

  24. Jennifer

    June 3rd, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    These are amazing. I can't choose between the first one and the night sky as my favorite.

  25. katie

    June 3rd, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    You and your husband are both soooo crazy talented. Amazing photos! I kept looking at them over and over again.

  26. michaela

    June 3rd, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hello!! Allow me to introduce myself…I'm Michaela and I blog over at I really enjoy your blog. Your style. Your art. Just lovely, lady! I'm linking up for the first time today. Yeah!!

    These photos are incredible. He has some mad skills. You must be very proud!

  27. the fox family channel

    June 3rd, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    be still my heart. i love these photos…they are incredible! 🙂 love you friend.

  28. life chasers

    June 3rd, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    these are phenomenal. absolutely incredible!

  29. Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard}

    June 3rd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Those photos are remarkable! Great job, Chris. Glad to see you home with your family safe and sound.

  30. Staci

    June 3rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i love the support you give your husband. his work is amazing but it allowed by your FAITH and loving support of him. thanks for showing such an example

  31. Kelly

    June 3rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    all of the photos are BREATH TAKING.

  32. Emily Kate

    June 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

  33. Sky

    June 3rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Gorgeous photos! What a gift he has 🙂

  34. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    ok seriously. . . so talented. . . WOW. . . AMAZING. . . I AM SPEECHLESS. . . I LOVE the pictures of the trees. . . and the guy taking his cows into the water. . . Chris is SO talented. . . can't wait to hear more about the trip!

  35. Smicky

    June 3rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    These are beautiful! Great job Chris!

  36. sarah beth

    June 3rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i am blown away. so much talent in your hubby and so much beauty in ethiopia!

  37. Natalie @ NS Pottery

    June 3rd, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Amazing!! You have a seriously talented hubby! (but you knew that) 🙂 Sharing my new b-day headband today!!! 🙂

  38. Melanee

    June 3rd, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    these are A.MAZING!!!! simply beautiful.

  39. Rach (DonutsMama)

    June 4th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Stunning and very moving. Your husband is so talented. Such beauty.

  40. Dawn

    June 4th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Awesome photograph. Your husband is very talented. You must be so proud of him.

  41. aPearantly sew

    June 4th, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Casey, these are AMAZING! I showed them to my husband (who went to school for photography) and he was blown away.

  42. kate

    June 4th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    awesome photography! I'm in awe!

  43. Kristen

    June 4th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    WOW! amazing. very moving images.

  44. Anonymous

    June 4th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Lovely photos. Glad Chris is home safe and sound.

  45. Anonymous

    June 4th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Lovely photos. Glad Chris is home safe and sound.

  46. Douglas

    June 4th, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Really gorgeous! He is very talented….we brought our baby boy home from Ethiopia last December and these pictures made me well up. It reminded me just how blessed we are to have one of those sweet souls as a part of our family. With little or nothing in the eyes of the world, and yet those gorgeous, proud eyes and caramel skin. Thanks for the photo reminder…..
    would he, by any chance, be selling a copy of any of the landscapes? I'd love to put a collection of landscape pics together in my sons room. Perhaps to benefit an adoption…of your own sweet Ethiopian? 😛 Anyway….please let me know if buying any of those is ever an option!
    Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll go kiss his sleeping forehead.

  47. Kristy

    June 4th, 2011 at 5:06 am


  48. Tara

    June 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    His pictures are INSANE lady! Absolutely AMAZING.
    Sad that I'm behind the loop. It's been a stressful week. First time on the computer in days. Thank heavens for smart phones or I'd never know what was going on at all!

  49. Kayla

    June 5th, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I agree with all the above comments! My favorite pic is definitely the one with the night sky…it's stunning. Amazing what God put together for us to admire!

  50. Lindsey Lea B

    June 5th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I second what everyone has already said! Great pictures! Truly stunning how Chris has captured the heart and expression of Africa. Those blue eyes are incredibly haunting! Wow. Fabulous!

  51. Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::

    June 6th, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Those pictures are insane!! Beyond amazing!!

  52. Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::

    June 6th, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Those pictures are insane!! Beyond amazing!!

  53. Michelle

    June 6th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    these photos show such a vivid picture of what you saw. what a great eye with the camera. thank you for sharing these with us.
    following your blog

  54. christine donee

    June 7th, 2011 at 4:39 am

    wow his photographs are amazing! Does he have any tips for beginning photographers.. like myself? 😉

  55. larissa

    June 11th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning. I came here from Little Miss Momma and I'm smitten. You and your family are so gorgeous. Your writing speaks to my heart and just makes me happy. I've been to Ethiopia twice and these pictures just tug on my heart to go back already. I'm returning in October and I cannot wait to try to capture half the emotion and stories he did. I'm so happy that I found your blog, it is so lovely. =]


  56. texasholly

    June 16th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Amazing. I will not forget that purple sky.

  57. Chelsea

    July 4th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    just gorgeous shots.

    what a talent.

  58. melody-mae

    July 24th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    beautiful pictures. My two daughters just got back from a mission trip for 3 weeks in S. Africa!!!!

  59. Abby

    July 24th, 2011 at 2:01 am

    just found your blog…
    gorgeous, breathtaking photos.
    i was in africa a few months ago and these,
    these, make me want to be back.
    thanks for sharing.

  60. Mary Catherine

    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    These are absolutely stunning.

    Traveling to Africa on a mission trip is number one on my bucket list..I actually just did a post about it on my blog and about this incredible organization called Simone's Kids. I think you'd like it:)

  61. Riches for Rags

    August 19th, 2011 at 6:56 am

    These photos are incredible! He's incredibly talented. I am dying to go to Africa. My sister just came back as well and it seems like an amazing experience!

  62. Emma

    October 13th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    incredible. i want to got africa someday.

  63. pepper{&}buttons

    October 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I'm a new follower from the blog hop Fall weekend…Loving your blog already and found myself gasping over these photos – so unbelievably beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing – truly inspiring.

  64. Richard

    December 27th, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Great one! Purple sky shows the real beauty of nature. I love it.

  65. nettiejdear

    January 17th, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Exquisite photographs! It is true that sometimes we need to go somewhere else for a while to realize how blessed and fortunate we are, because we certainly take so much granted. My husband and I have both been to Honduras on mission trips and it really does make you stop and think about so much – we are truly rich and we don't even realize it.

  66. Mandi

    May 29th, 2013 at 3:32 am

    WOW, what amazing talent! These photos are breathtaking!

  67. Mandi

    May 29th, 2013 at 3:33 am

    WOW, what amazing talent! These are breathtaking! You must be so proud of him.

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