Hailey Joins the Family

This post isn’t about food, health, or my skin!!- I can hear your simultaneous sighs of relief. No, this post is purely to show off the sweet baby girl who recently joined our quickly growing family of 9. Isaac and I got to meet Hailey two weeks ago (when she was just a few days old) and…

Fall, Baby

As an ex-coffee drinker, I no longer get excited about the oh-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte making its grand reentrance this fall. Instead, the photographer in me is excited about gorgeous backdrops. The writer/reader in me can’t wait for the chilly weather excuse to stay inside all weekend curled up with my laptop and a book.…

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday to a guy who can fight with the best …and party with the rest I love you, Dad! Happy Birthday!  Here are just a few of the reasons I love him (post from Father’s Day awhile ago)

Toddler Rules

“No matter how old you are, no matter how badass you think you are, if a toddler hands you a ringing toy phone, you answer it.” My dad happens to be a fantastic leader of military operations during the week, and toy phone answer-er on the weekends. Such a good grandpa 🙂 Thank you Char for the…

Rude Awakening

At 4am this morning I was rudely awakened by someone punching me in the jugular. That someone was me, assisted by my right fist. You know that stage of sleep where you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, where you often startle yourself completely awake? Well my “startling awake” was more of a…

Bad Ideas During (Extra) Emotional Times

1. Go on a 2-hour mission to find the song that you and your dad will dance to at your wedding 2. Make a big cookie cake knowing full well that you will not have the self control to eat “just a little bit of it” 3. Watch sappy animal videos. Especially the ones where…

The Best Part About a Deployment

…is the return home Thank you to all of our service men and women who sacrifice precious days, weeks, months, and years with their families so that we may live freely in this beautiful country. This past weekend I was honored to photograph my friend Dave’s return home from Afghanistan. His wife, and my best…