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I think it’s safe to say that 2017 was a year that rocked most of our worlds. Our media feeds were constantly shoving news of awful events, natural disasters, and discontent into our faces.  Good changes happened, bad changes happened, and all of it put us on one wild rollercoaster. To be honest, I’ve never really enjoyed rollercoasters. 

On top of everything going on in the world, 2017 sent me a lot of challenges in my personal life, too….

Looking Back on 2017 | Looking Forward to 2018

Guys, my little man is already over TWO MONTHS OLD. How did the time go by so fast?? It’s hard to believe that 9 weeks have already passed since I got to hold my baby boy on my chest for the first time. He was a pretty big boy when he was born, 8lbs 11oz! Nothing has changed, as he eats all the time and has chunked up a whole bunch since then – you can see the difference in the last photo. He weighs almost 14 pounds now!

Finn Thomas | Newborn to Two Months

Guys, my little man is already over TWO MONTHS OLD. How did the time go by so fast?? It’s hard to believe that 9 weeks have already passed since I got to hold my baby boy on my chest for the first time. He was a pretty big boy when he was born, 8lbs 11oz! Nothing has changed, as he eats all the time and has chunked up a whole bunch since then – you can see the difference in the last photo. He weighs almost 14 pounds now!

Finn Thomas | Newborn to Two Months

I can’t believe it’s almost time to welcome our newest addition to our family! Our baby boy has already spent a little over 33 weeks growing inside me, and the time has FLOWN BY. It feels like just yesterday that I was packing my gear into my car, headed to photograph the first of two weddings that weekend in August, still in shock that the test I took that morning told me I was pregnant….

What To Expect When I’m Expecting

I’m pretty sure I’m a little late to the game, but podcasts have been my go-to lately. I very rarely have time to sit down and read (I really should take time out of my day for that!), so the digital form of a book or listening to a podcast is how I’ve been using any spare downtime I have! I usually listen when I’m driving to and from shoots and weddings since that’s when I don’t have anyone else in the car with me. 

My podcast playlist looks an awful lot like my music playlist… a mix of just about everything. Check out my current favorites!…

My Favorite Podcasts

I’m pretty sure I’m a little late to the game, but podcasts have been my go-to lately. I very rarely have time to sit down and read (I really should take time out of my day for that!), so the digital form of a book or listening to a podcast is how I’ve been using any spare downtime I have! I usually listen when I’m driving to and from shoots and weddings since that’s when I don’t have anyone else in the car with me. 

My podcast playlist looks an awful lot like my music playlist… a mix of just about everything. Check out my current favorites!…

My Favorite Podcasts

Hey friends! Loooong time no see! It’s been over a month since I have blogged any sessions, and a few weeks since I’ve posted any new content on my Facebook or Instagram. That’s way too long for a business that heavily relies on the reach of social media! 

Hopefully I still have a few followers out there that haven’t completely given up on me – and hopefully this post will bring comfort to someone who is dealing with the same struggles I am nearing the end of a busy work season….

Battling Burnout

Hi Grandma!  

I can’t believe it’s already been a year. It sure doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. I think about you often, about our last conversation together, and how soft your hands were while you held mine…

Hi, Grandma!

Hi Grandma!  

I can’t believe it’s already been a year. It sure doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. I think about you often, about our last conversation together, and how soft your hands were while you held mine…

Hi, Grandma!

On Sunday afternoon sometime around 2:00pm, a forest fire erupted near Hamilton, only 10 miles from where I live. In a matter of only a few short hours, the blaze had overcome 500 acres, growing bigger by the minute, and residents of the area were thrown into Stage 2 mandatory evacuations. (Timelapse VIDEO) For some, there was only enough time to grab their pets, maybe a few valuable belongings, open gates for their livestock, and leave their homes behind hoping and praying that by some miracle it would still be standing when they returned. 

Roaring Lion Fire | Communities Coming Together

Back in February I wrote a post listing my New Years Resolutions for 2016 (if you haven’t read it, check it out here). My list is short, just two bullets: Be present. Be intentional. That’s it! Sounds simple enough, right?

Sort of.

Being Present and Intentional | New Year’s Resolution Update

Back in February I wrote a post listing my New Years Resolutions for 2016 (if you haven’t read it, check it out here). My list is short, just two bullets: Be present. Be intentional. That’s it! Sounds simple enough, right?

Sort of.

Being Present and Intentional | New Year’s Resolution Update