Abrams Falls Hike, The Foundry Youth, A Surprise Baptism

Tuesday morning I woke up early to pack my camera and make my lunch in preparation for the hike to Abrams Falls with The Foundry.  I wound up packing both of my camera bodies and an extra lens, not really thinking (just in default mode like this was another regular session I would be shooting).  This however would later allow me to capture on video (minus sound) a surprise.

I had a blast on this trip!  Here are some pics from the kids in our car….the party vehicle!!  😉

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Our fearless and sometimes crazy driver!!  Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

We made a stop in Maryville for gas and last time bathroom break.

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

We got into Cades Cove but then had to go around most of the loop.  We kind of stayed in the vehicles…

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

And then we began the hike!

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

We arrived at ABRAMS FALLS.  It was beautiful.

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams FallsThen we had a surprise.  We had the chance to witness one our kids get baptized.  I’m was thankful to have my extra camera as I was able to record it.  I don’t have the video up yet, but here is the visual story of Lauren’s baptism.

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Congratulations Lauren and may your walk with the Lord be sweet as you walk in the new life he has called you to!

It was a long hike out, but I had sweet conversations and got to know more of the youth.   Boy did I sleep hard that night!  I think my old body is just a bit out of shape.  It was worth it for the great time I had getting to know and enjoying life with these kids.

 

 

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