Hello all!!  I'm Destenie.  I've been married to my very best friend, Josh, for 8 years.  We have two little dudes: Lincoln, who is 4 and Wells, who is 1.  They drive me crazy in the best of ways and fill my heart with more joy and love that I'm capable of.  

I feel like photography is a gift and talent that has been given to me.  I'm always trying to use it in the best way possible, as well as continually looking to improve my skills and ability.  

The name Lovely Made was inspired by this verse in Philippians 4:

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

I try to capture things that are lovely in a way that can be seen and thought about.  I want us to see the blessings that the Lord has given us so that we can hold on tight to them and see them over and over again.    I don't know if you're anything like me, but I have to continually remind myself and be reminded of God's goodness and grace.  I want us to see ourselves and our families in light of that and the grace that he gives to us.  

I love, love, love sunrise and sunset for outdoor pictures.  It is just THE best!!  That light, nothing beats it.  I also love "lifestyle", in your home, pictures.  You can't get any more intimate or custom than that. 

I love taking pictures and creating images that last a lifetime, but my very favorite part of photography is spending time with and getting to know you all.  You start the session as a client, but end it as a friend!  

I hope that you would come as you are and let me capture all the loveliness that is you and yours.  I can't wait to meet you!