While I was shooting TJ & Juliette’s Prenup, I suddenly realized and asked myself, What am I doing here and what is my task? I always ask the same questions over and over again whenever I get to travel and shoot destination Weddings and Engagement sessions. But then I remember that God is very amazing for always reminding me to be thankful wherever I am. I just want to share a verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
We did our Prenup in Baler and it was a really nice experience. let me share their love story as well!
Do what you love. Love what you do.
Tj and I met in Baler four years ago.
Our love for surfing brought us to get to know each other better.
When we were dating, we had a hard time committing to each other for a relationship because of our selfish nature.
Surprisingly, Tj is the one who introduced me to God. He taught me how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
When we finally learned to involve God in our relationship, we found ourselves completely committed to each other.
That same time, we also committed ourselves for marriage.
We learned that love, in its purest sense, is only possible once you have accepted and fully understood God’s love for us.
His love completed us and enabled us to accept each other and show love more when things are getting tough.
God is ever so faithful to bring us together in this wonderful place, Baler to do what we love (to surf and to work) and grow in His love.
God is indeed amazing and we can never tell what He has in store for us. Always keep the faith and never stop being grateful.
Getting married soon and want to have a Prenup like this? hit us up! We’re excited to hear your love stories as well.
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Games, girls, and yes, games. You could say those pretty much were the things that used to take up James’ time. He was a young boy at the very sense, not thinking there was any more to life than just his games and his hobbies. So when he began to click his camera at age 18, no one was expecting him to take something like this seriously. But God does take our destinies seriously. And making James as one of the youngest (if not the youngest) Imagine Nation junior photographers ever, you could say God was not playing games. Studying photography was like a huge step towards growing up. James needed the extra money to get his first camera so he took a loan from his mom and sold his videogames and gadgets. He also enrolled in Purpose Driven Photographer, a photography workshop headed by Imagine Nation. Being part of PDP launched James into a journey towards a whole new career. But there was more to just photography that James learned in PDP. He also found purpose. James found Christ. Shortly after the PDP course, INP opened its doors for it’s 8th batch of apprentices. James felt led by God to send in his application. At first, he was doubtful, thinking–being a bum at age 18–he did not have what it takes. But he obeyed and eventually got in. At one of the group’s Bible studies, Sir John Ong shared about Christ and right then and there, James encountered the God who set him up for a bigger game, a better plan. James surrendered his life and prayed to receive Jesus in his heart. Everything was never the same since. For months, James faithfully apprenticed under Imagine Nation, joining the team in blessing more and more couples with their hearts and skills. And the training paid off! After just barely six months of apprenticeship, James got promoted! One of the youngest junior photographers at 19 years old! Young, fun, classically simple–James Valenzuela brings in his youthful vibe to your special day. Also, visit www.james-valenzuela.com for his personal blog!