Category: Updates

A step forward

Day 2 of #31Days. Today I attended a Toastmaster’s Meeting in my town. Actually, I had gotten the time wrong… so I showed up 30 minutes late but was still warmly welcomed. It’s been on my list for a while to do something that forced me to practice speaking skills but didn’t have any idea how. Somewhere… (maybe on his podcast?) I heard Lewis Howes talking about his  for a potential career as a public speaker

#31Days of making decisions

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Every day. Every single day. Seriously, every single day in October I’m planning on publishing something here on my blog. I decided to do this because of Brittany Meng and her post about the challenge on and it felt right. Originally I had no idea on what I would even commit to. I wavered back and forth over a few topics. I’ve done self-portraits in the past

Farm Girl Maternity: Baby Nave

A photo shoot at one of my favorite shooting locations, with one of the prettiest mommas on the planet? Yes please! I love my job. When Gracie and I talked about taking her maternity pictures, we both knew that we wanted to share special moments with at least one little lamb. But to accomplish that… the sheep needed to come from the other side of the field. So what other kind of woman would be out

A Surprising Media Funnel

Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Not sure how you’ve found me, but my friend Carolynn has recently been interviewed by both Huff Post Live and Good Morning America, so there is a chance you looked me up after seeing the images of her wedding. Since the event was in 2012, this whirlwind of positive media attention has been quite the surprise! I’ll keep my introduction short, but bear with me. 🙂

52 Goals of 2014

Resolutions are hard. We all know this, and I bet you’ve already broken yours (stop being a lame-face, jump back on ’em and get going!). So this year, I elected to not make any specific resolutions. Instead, I was inspired by this post and came up with 52 goals. I loosely started them in January, but when I first decided to take on this list of goals I was out of town, and then ended

Sleepytime Limbo – Say What?

I have it. And I’m officially calling Sleepytime Limbo a disease, a serial killer of all real productivity. defines Sleepytime Limbo as, “When you feel like you’ve got too much work to go to bed, but you are too tired to get anything done. So you just surf the net and procrastinate until you can’t stay awake anymore.” Yup. Perfect description. Here’s an image to go with it. http:// Now, you can’t lump in Sleepytime Limbo and late

Tales of Website Woe; Beginning of 2013

Wow, has it really been 17 days since my last blog post? I can’t believe it! 🙁 I usually keep to twice a week, at least once for sure… and 17 days has been rough on me. But you see, since the day-after-Christmas I have been doing practically non-stop road-trippin’ until about last weekend. Then once I was trying to get back into the swing of things, I broke my website. Yup. Not the front

Onwards to 2013!

This is the LAST post of 2012! Wow. This past week I spent a lot of time in review. I wrapped up a lot of editing (both still and video!) and worked on plans for my business in 2013. Expect more transparency in that area this year, as well as more videos. *For a quick review; here are the posts I have  published every New Year’s since 2009. All titles are linked to my old

A most special occasion

Meet my wonderful friend Carolynn, who recently had one of the prettiest winter weddings I have ever seen. She and her husband Brian got married in a small ceremony last month, one early Friday morning. To read more of their story, check out Carolynn’s blog here! Picture time! Chilling out in the lobby.    Girls getting ready in the hotel room. The maid of honor also blogs! She writes over at Roses and Thorns… The

It’s always worth it when you rise with the sun

If you are anything like me, you are not an early riser. But, if you really are like me, than you also appreciate that time period when the world is just starting to wake up. I believe it’s important to watch the sun rise at least once a year, if not more. It’s always so special. To help me document my potentially one-time 2012 sunrise, I convinced my friend Gracie that this was a good