My Photography Website is Public! Let’s Celebrate!

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It has been a bit since I posted. I needed a break from the hustle and the pressure of social media to get some things done! And that is exactly what I did!

My husband finally finished my photography website and business cards! The cards are in and the site is up! So begins the official start of my business. I have been going for some time just on the faith of my clients to trust me to deliver, but now they have something to actually look at and a way to contact me! And they can share my cards with interested friends! I couldn’t be more excited and nervous all at the same time.

I am sure that God will open the right doors and close the wrong ones! I pray for each soul that I come in contact with.

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This sunset photo is from 2012 about 4 months after Wes and I got married. The reflection is actually from the top of the Grand Marquis I was driving at the time, but I like that if you didn’t know you may think it’s a body of water. I took this before I was using photoshop or had my current (marvelous) camera. I am so thankful that I have a great camera to work with now and have grown tremendously in my skills with photoshop considering I couldn’t even open and close it before Christmas of 2012!

I pray for my words and interactions to be the love of our Father embracing them! I want to be His vessel through my business. People sometimes think that this journey may mean success and money in the future, but that is not my intention or goal. My “success” comes through loving and ministering to those I photograph. If they leave feeling cared for then I’ve done what I set out to do. I think that with a focus on ministry instead of money my photos can touch souls in ways I may not even realize. My prayer for my business is that it brings hope to the broken-hearted, makes the insecure feel beautiful inside and out, and to bless families of all sizes. I’m passionate about being driven to do my Father’s business. That’s what’s most important. Not money, fame, or worldly success.

My website is marysharpjohnson.com so please check it out if you get an opportunity. There are still some mobile tweaks that Wesley is working on, but in time we hope to have the site fully functional on tablets, all types of phones, and computers. Most people are on the go and I’d love to make it easy to access in whatever form that works best for you guys!

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What an exciting journey this will be! I’d love to hear from any and all of you! Send me an email via the contact form on my website or just copy and paste from here. marysharpjohnson@gmail.com

What has your fall looked like? What new adventure are you on?

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She Reads Truth, finally.

So there is this popular blogger that has hipster images and quotes that I’ve halfheartedly read in passing when other people share it on Facebook. But today I felt the urge to click on it which lead me to the actual blog entry with the image. It ended up hitting me in the face real hard.

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The blog I’m talking about is called She Reads Truth.

And here’s a link to the entry that hit me in the face in the best way possible. She Reads Truth

Here is a portion from the blog that I really liked…”We write people off, and we lose hope for ourselves. But God, in His good providence, was pleased to change Saul. He called him to be an apostle. And look what happened to Saul! He turned and made 180 degrees of change. He was a brand new man with a brand new, but conveniently similar, name: Paul! This change was real. Saul went from really hating the gospel, to loving, protecting, and defending it. Because the gospel is true, we can trust that God can change hearts just as dramatically today. Paul had a deep dark secret, too. But it wasn’t actually so secret: he murdered Christians. And who on earth would believe Paul could change? But God is not like man, nor are His gracious purposes confounded by our sinfulness. Though Paul’s sin was great, God’s grace was greater. What a comfort this is for sinners like you and me!”

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If you have been like me and avoided reading them because it seems like the hip thing to do and you are so over popular hipster trends, well then I suggest you get over it and try it out. I don’t regret it. You can’t judge everything based off appearances.

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All these images were taken by me on a Saturday sunrise in mid August with my trusty Nikon at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

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Lastly, this song seems to go well with the blog post. It’s been one of my favorites lately.