The Journal

PHOTOGRAPHY . FAMILY . MOTHERHOOD & MORE!

Sunday Morning 08.30

We made it through the first week of school!  We are all a bit tired this weekend, been doing a lot of resting and napping.  In fact we have been completely unsuccessful at getting our daughter up this morning.  It’s almost 10:00am and she is still sleeping!!  It always takes…

The Dillon Family in Nebraska

The Dillon Family is just adorable.  I sort of fell in love with mom and dad when I first met them when I photographed their wedding day.  When I discovered they had a gorgeous little girl last year I have been secretly wanting to photograph her.  I even tried to…

First Day of 5th Grade

Today we sent our girl off to her first day of 5th grade.  Most years I’m ready for school to start but this year I wasn’t.  I wanted more summer, more time with her.  I even had some tears when I was telling my husband how I was feeling this…

Sunday Morning 08.23

School starts tomorrow.  I’m feeling both sides of this today.  I’m excited for her to start 5th grade and gain a little bit of my time back.  I’m also feeling sad that summer is over already and she will no longer be with me 24/7.  Guess that is part of…

The Randall Family Newborn Lifestyle Shoot

Isn’t she just precious.  The Randall family has added a baby girl to the family! She already has her brother’s wrapped around her tiny fingers.  Gosh they were so precious to watch them hold and watch her and she was so happy to be in her brother’s arms.  She knows she’s…

Stunning Girl’s Nursery Fit For a Princess

Wow! Yesterday I had the honor of spending the afternoon with a wonderful family who just added a beautiful little girl.  Just look at her nursery.  Why are nursery’s so much fun to decorate over anything else?  This nursery makes me want to decorate a nursery again.  Well let me…

Sunday Morning 08.09

I’ve always been someone who goes against the grain.  When someone tells me I can’t do something or shouldn’t I gain that much more determination to do it.  Tell me I shouldn’t date this skater punk at 15, I’ll marry him and we’ll be together for 22 years (so far) and…

The Season For Family

There is something in the air this time of year.  I start to feel it when August arrives. Parents and kids are preparing for school to start.  New grades.  New teachers.  New schools.  New beginnings.  I remember when my daughter started her first year of preschool.  The excitement of starting…

Meal Planning to Ease Stress

I don’t like to cook.  There now that is out of the way.  But I still have to create meals out of the food in my kitchen every single day.  Since I don’t like to cook I have always procrastinated deciding what we are going to have and just come up…