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Why I do what I do. (shared with permission) 🌈 “Just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful pictures, specifically the one of the lockets. I’ve been trying to figure out for years the right way to honor her and remember her that was the right fit for both me and Matt… and […]

June 8, 2021

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Well, hello. It’s truly been a minute since I checked in. Everyone in the house is vaccinated, minus Max, but it sounds like in September that will be an option- science is amazing! Living with a 2.5 is a lot of fun, but it sure is messy. Turn your head and every block you just […]

June 7, 2021

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For the last eight years, I have taken a social media break in July. There are so many reasons that I do it, but on the top of that list is that I see July as the month to re-focus on goals (halfway through the year, y’all!) and get a lot of things accomplished. It’s […]

May 11, 2021

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This is a topic I could go on and on about. Downtown Frederick is home to so many amazing stores- I feel lucky to live in such an incredible place full of independent stores of all kinds. Here’s a list of just a few of my favorites- it’s so hard to choose! Curious Iguana :: […]

March 9, 2021

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“I’ll reach back out after I lose a bit of weight.” I’ve heard that exact phrase so. many. dang. times.
I’m telling you- do the photos NOW. You don’t need a smaller body for kick-ass headshots. Please don’t try to “fix” your body- it is, and never was, broken. I can’t even begin to tell you […]

February 4, 2021

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Let’s talk about photo editing trends. I’m not a fan. Trends right now- “light & airy” where everything looks a little blown out and colors are muted and pastel, and the “dark & moody” editing trend- with oversaturated colors and orange-ish skin tones. (Yes, some people do it better than others- even well, but it’s […]

January 22, 2021

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Dear Me in 2011… I woke up this Friday morning thinking about change and how I always fight it, even if it’s good and exciting changes. I’m sitting here 10 years later and there are some things you really need to know… + you’ll still be a full-time photographer. I know- wild. You thought this […]

January 2, 2021

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Daddy Love. Mama Love. Family Love. Simply the best!

August 18, 2020

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Happy Monday! It was a super rainy weekend, so we spent a lot of time inside. We did get to go on a nice long walk yesterday morning, which I was so grateful for! Those of you who have had/have toddlers- how much leeway do you give with crayons/markers/etc? I want him to enjoy these […]

August 17, 2020

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Happy Monday, friends. Another weekend passed us by quickly. Something we do every weekend, well, every day, is read. We are a house of readers, and Max is now one, too! Growing up, we’d all hang out as a family… but in our own corners and chairs, curled up with our book of choice. It’s […]

August 10, 2020