Change is intimidating, life is overwhelming, and in my past experience, trying to figure it all out alone is just asking for a meltdown. That's why when Matt & I moved to Charlottesville last summer, we immediately started seeking out a new church family. We found The Point from my younger brother who attended while he was a student UVA, attended a few services, and felt completely compelled to throw ourselves into the family and mission. Through The Point, we've found support, friendship, peace, encouragement, truth, and honest love for God, people, and life.
Not to mention, they have some seriously powerhouse music.
The Point is doing some big things in our community and world, but most recently, we released a live album of contemporary worship music called "Come Alive." We've already begun hearing stories of the serious waves of life change this music is making in people's hearts which is pretty incredible. I had the opportunity to photograph the lead vocalists for some promotional and online presence materials a few months ago and upon the release of the album this past Sunday, thought this would be the perfect time to reveal the highlights from our shoot!
We only took about 15 minutes in a race against the sunset and winter chill at Barboursville Vineyards and still managed to have a blast and capture some great images. Each individual by the way, warned me beforehand that he or she was somehow either sooo un-photogenic, the most awkward person ever in front of a camera, or rarely liked any picture taken of him/herself. But it's my job to debunk that sort of nonsense sooo challenge accepted. Based on this shoot, I think those previous notions should stand corrected - what about you? :-)
While all insanely musically talented, these people are also all incredibly humble individuals dedicated to the message of their music and the mission of The Point, as are all the instrumentalists, vocalists, and production team behind the music each week. To buy the album, head over to this link, or find it digitally on iTunes or Bandcamp.