Putting The HUMAN Back In Small Business | Small Businesses

This is something I’ve subconsciously thought about blogging for a while but I never knew how. It’s a subject that isn’t easy to approach and I knew I would always go at it with caution, but when my bride emailed me back last night– she opened it up for me BEAUTIFULLY. And for that?! Mike…

A New Tattoo | Personal

It had been over a decade since the last tattoo, and I am a big fan of them and felt so overdue for this! I have wanted one for years and chickened out over and over, or was pregnant and couldn’t do it! There are a few others I am determined to get but in…

Mike is 28 | Personal

What a butthead..he gets to stay in his 20’s for two more years and here I am approaching THIRTY in 2 days! Haha! No no, it’s okay..I always get to hold the “respect your elders” card over him. It works wonders. He listens to his older lady and knows I know best..HAHA! He’s a wonderful…

Breathing | Personal

Some of you poor, poor souls– you’re over it I’m sure. This transition of moving for us is something I’ve been sharing constantly with the world because it’s been HUGE for our life. It’s the story of a boy and a girl who met, fell in love, got married (here, where we now live!), had…

Downgrading Materials & Upgrading Happiness | Personal

This past Sunday, we eagerly RAN out the door of our Kempsville Virginia Beach neighborhood. The girls were packed, we were ready to pick up the key. THE KEY to our home in the place of our dreams, the Outer Banks. Mike still hadn’t seen it, but he trusted me. I told him several times that it was definitely not the…

Brides Mamas | Brides + Grooms

Mamas, I get it. I understand what you’re thinking when she’s getting in that dress. Wasn’t she just a toddler dressed up pretending to be a bride? Wasn’t she just in your arms for the first time wrapped up like a baby burrito so little and warm and sweet? Back when she needed you all…

A First Bike | Personal

I just have to say thank you to everyone I’ve EVER worked with. Every single person who took a chance on letting me capture a piece of their life. I haven’t always been the best technically, I look back at my old stuff and cringe but honestly we all start somewhere and grow grow grow….

What’s Ellie Like? | Personal

I am realizing more and more than although I take a ton of pictures of her and her sister, I’m not doing Ellie’s personality enough justice in a little caption here and there. So many people ask me what she’s like in comparison to her sister’s personality..and I can think of a few ways to…