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Friday, April 17, 2009

A Nashville Family Session & Healthy Living!

Awhile ago we did a little peek into a family shoot and we thought we would share a little bit more photos as well as about the Family. Meet Nathan & Jenni Oates & their adorable children.

We have known these guys for almost 2 years now and they have been such a blessing and encouragement to Zach and I. Nathan & Jenni have an amazing story of devastation & hope that involves the loss of their 3rd child, Hosea, their first son. Their honesty, faith and story of healing is a testimony and a real encouragement.

Not only are they an encouragement in an emotional and spiritual sense, but they also are a very health & green conscious family which inspires us to take better care of our own bodies as well.

Nathan & Jenni work with
Shaklee which is the leading natural nutrition company in the United States. (To the left: Shaklee on Oprah).

Jenni struggled with anorexia in high school rendering her body unable to fully re-coup even after years of eating correctly again. Shaklee changed that for her. Nathan's brother had inoperable cancer in his eyes with the only option to find the best nutritional company and pray that it worked. One and a half years later his cancer is fully gone and no trace of it has come back in the last 10 years.

Nathan & Jenni told us, "Once your life has been changed by something, you want other people to know about it. So that's what we do... we take great products and then share them with other people in hopes that their lives will be changed too."
To read more of their personal story visit their blog.

The body is a powerful tool and sometimes just lacks the right oomph that it needs :)

I (Jody) grew up with my mom very into taking natural supplements and she always swore by
Shaklee. She would tell me that tests were done with Shaklee stacked against other supposedly nutritious other supplements and vitamins and Shaklee tested the highest for the vitamins actually going in and STAYING in your system instead of just going out the other end if you know what I mean :)

Not only does
Shaklee do vitamin stuff (like my professional lingo?) but they also do health weight management, healthy beauty products, and healthy home products including pure air and water systems.

There is such a huge movement to GO GREEN and be healthy, and Shaklee makes that easily possible for the average person.

To find out more about Shaklee, visit the
site, and if you're looking for great, constant info on healthy living, check out Nathan & Jenni's Creating Healthier Lives blog. If you read back far enough you might even see our lovely mugs :)

This evening and Friday the 24th, Nathan & Jenni are hosting A Healthy Home Makeover with food & snacks and great info about life & health. If you're interested in attending, contact them via their
contact page on their site and you'll be in for a treat!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! We are shooting Rich & Amy's wedding this weekend in Belle Meade with one of the
coolest coordinators in Nashville & we are PUMPED! Can't wait, Amy & Rich!!!!!!

This is Amy at her Birthday party a few months ago :)



  1. You two are truly Amazing! I love the family pictures!

  2. My parents were into Shaklee throughout my childhood. It truly is wonderful stuff!


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