Dreaming

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

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2013

As I reflect on this year, I am overwhelmed with gratefulness. Grateful for the incredible friends and family who have encouraged me. Grateful for the incredible photographers who have mentored me. Grateful for a husband who showers me with so much love. And grateful for a Savior who has blessed me beyond anything I could ever imagine. Here are a few of my favorite images from the past year. I cannot wait to see what is in store for 2014.coors6Coors family, you are all so beautiful. I loved capturing your joy and can’t wait for next year when there will be another addition to your lovely family.
newman-7Andy and Becky, you two are so adorable. I love your hearts and your smiles. I am honored to call you both my friends and family.
a-16Amber, thank you so much for joining me on the hottest day of the summer. You have such style, and I can’t wait to see where photography takes you.
breannaelizabethwedding-9Huge thank you to Lukas and Suzy for inviting me along for this gorgeous Kentucky wedding. The details were straight out of a magazine.
harper-11I spent several summer days with this sweet girl and her big sisters. Brought back sweet memories of growing up with my two sisters.
breannaelizabethwedding-3This wedding was photographed with the lovely Darlene. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have taught me.
t-9This boy. There are no words to describe how thankful I am to call you my husband.breannaelizabethengagement-3Matt and Arielle, it was so good to catch up with you. I can’t wait to capture your upcoming wedding.moriarty-37I was thrilled to finally meet Caitlin and help her with this Irish wedding. She is such a sweetheart.
n-2These kids make me laugh so much. Newman family, I love you all. Thank you again for inviting me to spend an evening with you.adams-33Megan has a huge heart and was great to work with on this fall wedding. I am looking forward to second shooting for her more this year.ericlauren-64Eric and Lauren, you two are perfect together. I loved making your vision a reality, and I can’t wait to see how beautiful your wedding will be.cunningham-14This photo was from my first solo wedding. Courtney and Stephen, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your day. It was beyond beautiful, and I am honored to call you my friends. And a huge thank you to my second shooter, Todd, who also happens to be my handsome husband. breannaelizabethportraits-7Lastly, this is my sister. She is beautiful inside and out, and I am so proud of all that she has done this year. Ashten is heading to Australia next week. Ash, I will miss you a ton, but I can’t wait to hear about your incredible adventures.

Two Years

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Two years ago I made the best decision of my life. I married my best friend who continues to support and love me more every day. Our wedding day was incredible, and we are grateful for the friends and family that celebrated with us. Everyone says that marriage is hard work, but I would disagree. I think it is mostly beautiful and fun, full of laughter. My husband reminds me daily of God’s grace, and I am so thankful to have found him years before I was planning. This anniversary is special as we move into the next chapter of our lives. This is the last year we will be celebrating in Cincinnati, the last year we are free from the responsibilities of growing up. So while we still can, we are enjoying this day a little slowly. Sleeping in, stopping by Starbucks for our favorite fall drink, making a special breakfast, and soaking up this crisp morning.

Todd, I love you so much more after only two years. I can only imagine how amazing the next fifty will be. “I do” every single day.
IMG_0907I am so thankful for these beautiful photos that I still look through often. Darlene, you are the best!

 

Home

home-2It’s spring, and nothing feels better than enjoying it at my parent’s home. They have a nice piece of land in the country, where you can see thousands of stars at night, and little blossoms are popping up everywhere. There is just something magical about going home and finding rest. Our church recently started a series on rhythms in our daily lives. So often, we get caught up in constantly working that we never take the time to refuel in Christ. This past weekend was the perfect way to truly enjoy some relaxation and enjoy God’s creation.

home-1Plus these adorable puppies were there! Those faces just get me every time.

home-46New flowers, tiny eggs, and endless sunshine. I love this time of year. How do you find ways to rest and refuel on a weekly basis? I would love to hear your thoughts…

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