One hot July day a boy from New York met a girl from Florida while they were serving the Lord side-by-side in Thailand, and their lives were never the same again…
The concept of He Loves. Photography, like every great idea, was birthed out of story. I am Daniel Fava. I am from Long Island, New York, where I worked as a graphic designer and enjoyed many of the things that make that area famous: pizza, hot dogs, the beach, art, people. My wife, Elizabeth Fava, was a Florida girl for years before ending up in Tennessee. She studied counseling there and then went on to work for a foreign missions organization in Knoxville, Global Infusion. At some point in my career, and spurred on through circumstances outside of my control, I began to experience a growing desire to do something “more.” Pursuing God and this desire, I left New York and travelled to Montana to complete a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). At the completion of my school I travelled to India for a month, and Thailand for two months to share the love of Christ with the people me and my team encountered.
Elizabeth had been working for over a year with Global Infusion and felt compelled to go work with a ministry contact in Phuket, Thailand for an extended time. She too left first for India, before arriving to serve in Thailand for six months. As the Lord would have it planned, this would be the exact ministry I too would be working with once arriving in Thailand. And so, something drastic happened in both of us as we together shared the love of God with the people of Thailand and served the ministry SHE Thailand side-by-side. We fell in love. Obviously, a large focus of our love was on each other, but a different love was also growing in both of us: a love for the nations. After we both returned to the States, I asked my bride to marry me, and on June 6, 2010 she officially became Elizabeth Fava. We now are living in the Atlanta area, pursuing love and God, and enjoying married life.
While in Thailand and since returning to the US, we heard the whisper of God as He opened our eyes to see people through the lens of His love. Not only just see them, but share them with you as well. This is what we hope to accomplish through He Loves. Photography. The concept is simple: He Loves. We strive to take photos that see things through God’s eyes. Then we share them with you. When you buy our prints, it helps us continue to travel and share God’s love with more people. We serve a God of love and we love Him because He first loved us. We get to share His love with a world many times devoid of any real resemblance of love. Except that God created out of love. He made this world and all that is in it: nature, cities, people as a reflection of His image and His love. So maybe the world really isn’t without love. Maybe we just don’t recognize it. Our hope is that by seeing these photos you begin to grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” – Ephesians 3:18. Once you get a glimpse of that True Love, your life will never be the same again.