Behind the Scenes | 2016

Behind the Scenes | 2016

We’re already somehow halfway through the year and I just now realize that I never wrote a behind the scenes post for 2016! Usually I just post a compilation of a bunch of photos taken of me but this time I thought I’d put a little twist on it and show the...
Reasons to Believe in Love

Reasons to Believe in Love

Today marks what would have been my nan’s 78th birthday. Although it breaks my heart to not have her here to guide me through the rest of my life, being the oldest of 20-some grandchildren, I am truly grateful that I was able to soak up so much of her advice and...

My Biggest Wedding Screw-Up

How many times have you planned to run to the store sans list, swear you’d remember what you need, then when you get back home realize that you totally forgot the one item you went in for? We’re all guilty of trusting our memory a little too much and while...

What Will You Leave Behind?

I’d love a family photo… …but first I need to lose a couple of pounds. ….but I’m really busy at work. ….but I’m not photogenic. …but I’m going to come up with some sort of excuse Most likely, you’ve been guilty of saying at least one of the above. Unfortunately, this...

Second Guessing and Realizing Value

It was late Thursday night, technically early Friday morning. I dozed in and out, trying to stay awake for the last few minutes of my tv show. THUD. I flew off the couch and saw him lying there, almost motionless, clinging tightly to his knee. I felt so helpless as...

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

I have an obsession with Vegas, which started at age 16, when I found out you could randomly get married in a drive-thru for $59. I mean, how cool?! My love of that city has grown an immense amount over the years. I even still use my original email address with...

I’m sorry, this is just my face

You’re sitting on the couch, watching your favorite tv show. Your significant other walks in and immediately asks you what’s wrong. Puzzled, you ask what they mean and they reply that you look upset. A stranger approaches you and says, “Be...

I was afraid of food

I’ve debated on whether or not to write this post for a long time. It’s a pretty vulnerable topic but I also realize that there are so many others going through this and sharing my story may help. Back in my high school years, I was afraid of food. Yes,...

I forgot to shower. And eat.

I can bet that just about any parent of a newborn read the title of this post and shrugged, unable to remember the last time they were able to do either of those. The only thing is, I don’t have a newborn. I’ve spent most of my business years as a...

What if it was your last day?

It was just before 6:00 Sunday evening when a blown transformer caused our power to go out. Finally my candle hoarding paid off! There we sat, in a candle-lit room…stomachs rumbling. The electric company estimated that the power wouldn’t be turned back on...

Make Money Fast – Be a Photographer

I’ve gone back and forth for a few years now, trying to decide if I wanted to write this post or not. It’s time to be real. Back in ’07, I began working at a family portrait studio and not too long after, I ended up being promoted to manager.  I...