#10 Take a Photography Class – Part 1

Well one of my #thirtybeforethirty challenges was to take a photography class. While my original intention (I think) was to find one to take “IN PERSON” but that is a whole lot harder (and expensive) than I can handle right now.  So my adapted challenge was to find an online class that *hopefully* will have…

California: Day 6

Our final day in Yosemite. Well partial day, and our final full day in California. How bittersweet. How hard is it to leave the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? HARD! For the most part anyways, leaving behind those beds and the raccoon that woke us up at 3am attempting to enter our tent not…

California: Day 5

Today was probably my favorite day in CA so far. Likely due to the incredible amount of beauty I/we were exposed to throughout the day. Laziness kept me in bed until just after 7 (which I guess is kind early for vacation). Regardless, I headed straight to the bank of the Merced River for my…

California: Day 4

As I begin to write this post, I sit swinging in my hammock… something I’ve longed to do since I hung it up for the winter last October. Today was our first full day in Yosemite. And it was amazing. Adjusting to our new surroundings was a challenge. Sleeping was not easy to come by,…

California: Day 3

It just keeps getting better! This morning waking up in Grant Grove Village was a sure treat. This little cabin that we called home last night was just the cutest. After waking up, we headed to the restaurant for breakfast. A hearty one at that full of pancakes, eggs and bacon (which I’ve been craving…

California: Day 2

Y’all… Sequoia National Park is absolutely beautiful. After spending the night in Visalia, we headed into Sequoia National Park! Full of windy roads and beautiful scenery this place is breathtakingly gorgeous… and we could not have asked for a more perfect day! We started off visiting the Foothills visitor center, where we got some advice…

California: Day 1

All day today has been a little surreal. I still can’t believe I’m here! Today started with waking up in the Hampton Inn and the most comfortable bed… EVER. I slept so well last night. Likely due to the 9+ hours of travel time and the fact that my 10:30 flight arrival into LAX was…

Photoshoot: Naomi (3 Yr.)

Sometimes I wonder if my nieces will be the only people I ever photograph… If it is, I’m really okay, cause their just darn cute… This little gem is turning THREE! YIKES… and what better way to celebrate than pretty dress and a fun photoshoot with your sisters.

Photoshoot: Lydia (Newborn)

Every time I take photos of my nieces I have these grand intentions of how they will turn out.  You’d think I’d know by now that what I set out to do, always doesn’t happen.  Sometimes its a major fail, sometimes its a success – but in a completely different way then I imagined.

Photoshoot : Josh + Ashley (2016)

My second *official* engagement shoot.  Although, is it really “official” if its your brother. Maybe, maybe not. But in my book I’ll say official. Here’s some of my favorite shots (or click HERE to view them all).

Photoshoot: Graduation 2016

I’ve become the family photographer.  I enjoy it, so I don’t complain all that often.  Although, I’d personally like to be included in more photos than I am. But I’ll deal.  Here’s a few shots from my younger brother’s graduation.  Click HERE to view even more photos.

Photoshoot: Katie + Trevor (2016)

I probably shouldn’t admit that this was my first photoshoot of people who aren’t my family.  But I will cause thats fun, and I don’t call myself a “professional.”  I really enjoyed capturing these shots for Katie & Trevor.  (Check out all the photos HERE.)