1.15.2014 -

She's beautiful on the inside and out, she's amazingly strong, she has an amazing story, and she absolutely smoked it in front of my camera for never having down a shoot of herself before! I'm excited to get to shoot her again in the future and to get to spend tons more time with this lovely!

Caiden & Conner's 5th Birthday!

1.09.2014 -
We had the boys birthday party the weekend before their actual birthday and had cousins down for their dinosaur party they wanted. Only problem…when their birthday day came we and they had another party at school and a party at home with Mom and Dad Conner was convinced that he was turning 6 because we had already had his number 5 birthday party! Telling you it took some convincing even though he understood he needed to wait a whole year to turn 6 he didn't want to.

My favorite thing I hear now all the time. "But Mom I can do that now because I'm big now because I am 5!" And yes Conner actually asked me the other day, "Mom now that I am big because I'm 5 can I drive now?"

Life-size dinosaur, wooden 3D dinosaurs, mini skeleton dinosaurs, paper goods and chocolate rocks for cake: Amazon
Straw dinosaurs: I drilled holes in mini dinosaurs and spray painted them gold
Paper cake toppers and banner, wall banner and party hats: I handmade
Invitations and tags: I designed and handmade 

Good god do I freakin' love my big boys! :D

Happy 2014!!!

1.07.2014 -

"Go and make interesting mistakes. Make amazing mistakes. Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here."

"Put down the map and get wonderfully lost."

"Go to the people and the places that set a spark in your soul."

"Be what you want to be and do what you want to do. You only have one life and one chance to do it all."

"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the does, the succesful people with their heads in the clouds and there feet on the ground."

"Those satisfied with 'just making it by' will forever have a seat on the sidelines. Watching in regret."

"I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living."

"Caught by a wave my back to the ocean it knocks me off my feet and just as I find my footing here it comes again. I must learn how to surf…"

"You must go through the worst to arrive at your best."

"All great changes are preceded by chaos."

"The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity. and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen; they are created."

"It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen!"

"What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet!"

"Go. French Kiss Life!"

A Boudoir Set


She is made up of words that not anyone can understand; 
her mind is a dictionary of sadness and heartache, 
and her heart is a poetry book for the hopeless. 
She is the prettiest song, 
the prefect sonnet, 
the most meaningful haiku, 
and the longest novel. 
It takes a while to read her 
seconds to love her 
and a life time to forget her.