Meet Shannon (making Maternity look good) and Tanner, who are expecting a sweet bundle of joy in September. They met in college, were friends for a few years, fell in love, and the rest is history! Married almost three years they will celebrate their third anniversary right before their baby boy, Zeke is due. I met them for their Atlanta Maternity Session at Piedmont park!
Shannon is a nurse at Northside Hospital on a women’s post-surgical unit, and in her spare time, loves to organize and decorate for parties and events. She loves interior decorating and making floral arrangements. We are also foodies! We love to try out new restaurants and frequent our favorites.
Tanner worked as an assistant to Natalie Sims for a year and helped her to build out a recording studio called “The Rare Space” when people saw what he was able to build, friends and family started asking for custom furniture pieces and his own small business Birch & Bolt was born. He has since taken a job for Hospitality Woodworks as a furniture builder and loves it he’s learning more about the industry and woodworking every day! He really doesn’t have much free time between work and being the deacon of facilities at our church, but what he does have he would choose to spend building in his own shop.
They moved to South West Atlanta 2 years ago, because they felt that God was calling them to the inner city to be apart of a church plant at Cornerstone Church. Their desire was to be in an urban context and be good neighbors to see the Gospel expand in the city.
They have loved their time in the city so far and have really connected with a good number of families. Their desire is for their home to become a safe haven where a doctrinally sound gospel would be presented and could be heard by kids in the community.
Tanner and Shannon have grown close with two families through a ministry in Atlanta called Bearings Bike Shop where kids can learn to work on bikes in order to earn a bike when they accumulate enough hours. It was the starting point for their relationships with kids whom they love as dearly as they will their own in just a couple of months!
Jun 23, 2017