dreamingI have been doing some dreaming lately. Mainly because it is so cold outside I try to think of warmer places, and because my classes have been cancelled so much these days. As I think about moving to a new city and settling in to our new home, the future seems so bright. I cannot wait to see how I grow as an artist and where photography takes me. Here are a few things on my photography “bucket list” that I cannot wait to make happen: shoot a barn reception, shoot a snowy engagement, snap some in-home newborn photos, capture an anniversary shoot for a couple that has been in love for years, photograph a ceremony under an oak tree, shoot a sailing engagement session, shoot a portrait session with a hot air balloon, snap some family portraits on a foggy morning, and capture a surprise proposal. Some of these dreams are already in the works for this year, but if you can help any of my dreams come true, let me know. I would love to work with you! To see the rest of my dream board follow me on pinterest. Happy dreaming! Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9


Must Love Dogs

dogsA couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of watching these two. I’ll admit, their barking in the middle of the night was not ideal, but getting knocked down when you come home because they are so darn happy to see you makes it all worth it. Kaiser, the handsome one on the right, belongs to my in-laws. He weighs more than me but is just a giant teddy bear. Breeze, the cutie on the left, is ours. She doesn’t live with us now (boo on apartments that won’t allow cute puppies), but we can’t wait to bring her with us when we get our own place someday.


There is something about dogs that wipes away every stressful event of the day. They don’t care if you’re perfect, or whether you checked everything off your to-do list. They just pour out their love, sometimes in the form of slobbery kisses, every single day. I think there is much we can learn from these furry friends. Run hard. Always make time for play. And cuddle like it’s the last chance you’ll get. Life is short. And I think it should be spent with big dogs by your side.


We might have treated them with ice cream…twice. If we spoil our dogs this much, I can only imagine how bad it will get when we have kids. They are just so adorable!

Fill Me Up | #7

There is something about the ocean that makes me whole. I used to listen to a CD of waves at night, because it would always help me fall asleep. I think the expansiveness of the horizon puts everything in perspective. My problems are tiny. And God is so much bigger. As I get closer to graduation, I often feel this overwhelming fear. Where am I going to live? And how do I figure that out in a little over a year? It is scary, but when these fears grip me, I think of the water.


I found a beautiful worship song yesterday that speaks about this perfectly. While you are listening to this song, you should check out the entire album. It is incredible.

P.S. Tomorrow marks one and a half years of marriage to my best friend. I am continually reminded of how truly blessed I am, and it is hard to believe I am so much more in love with him today than the day we were married. T, you are my favorite! Love, Honey