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2014

the journal

Travel

They said yes to an adventure. An adventure with only 4 days notice. With, at the time, a complete stranger (ME). A flurry of phone calls, mirror selfies, location & gps map links were sent. Soon, we found ourselves hugging and then huffing and puffing up a few of those golden Californian hiking trails. Stories […]

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Laura & Jeremy | Moss Beach Couple’s Session – Bay Area Photographer

Destination Photography

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The first three seconds of that phone call and I knew. This girl was not just a friend of a friend, she was gonna be our friend, too. Her and her guy (who has an epic beard) in the San Francisco Bay Area + that golden, west coast light: it’s what dreams are made of, […]

An Adventurous Lifestyle Session | Alex & Brendan – California Bay Area

Anniversary

Northern France & Belgium: Days 6-11 Traveling Abroad, Part 2 –> If you missed Part 1, click here! France & Belgium Why & Who:┬áMeet Pauline. A girl whom I met back in high school. She was a foreign exchange student staying with my adoptive grandparents (not blood related, but super close elderly friends). At the […]

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20 Days Abroad, Part 2: Northern France & Belgium

Travel

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We sat there, gazing out at the vast ocean before us. Our rental car’s overpowering “new car” smell mixes with the salty ocean air. Together, we ask the hard questions. Together, we dive into the deeper conversations that produce wilder dreams. Together, we muse “What’s next? How can we go further? How can grow, scale, […]

To Wilder Dreams & Creating Space || A Husband & Wife Photography Team

Business

“Just because I can’t go for as long, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Go. Have your own adventures.” I stared at him, not sure what to do. My heart, conflicted, leapt up inside me. A part of me soared at the idea and the other? Straight up quailed. But what if I can’t carry everything? What […]

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20 Days Abroad, Part 1: England

Travel

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  My momma always says:“Couples grow to look more and more like each other.” Guys. I don’t really think Stephen and I look like each other at all. I have “fair” skin. He does not.  I have green eyes.He has deep, deep brown eyes.  I have curly hair, his is straight.  BUT IT HAPPENED. We packed our bags for […]

WEEKEND WEAR : Traveling & Twinning in Marriage || KCMO

Travel

  Those moments when your stomach hurts from laughing so hard. When the conversation turns deep. And you talk shop. And then laughter ensues all the more. I can’t believe this session – for my own personal, creative work – was nearly a year ago.┬áThis adventure with friends of a friend. Snoqualmie Pass will never […]

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Candice & Jonathan || Adventure Session At Gold Creek Pond – Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Anniversary

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  I’ve deliberated immensely of how to share this news.Tears rolled down my face at first.Then slowly, as days passed, joy illumined in my heart. I see the possibilities.The clean slate.Adventures to be had. And now, a vigorous hope has arrested my mind and heart in all of this newness. I’m more creative than I […]

WE’RE MOVING : Meet Me in St Louis

Personal

  I’m seeing it everywhere: The holidays were just so amazing that you need a holiday from the holiday. I’ve written about “Being Present” before, and today I’m reminded afresh of what it looks like to treasure what’s here and now and those breathing next to you. To be grateful for the long, lazy days […]

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PERSONAL : Braving to be Present

Be Brave

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  Casey & Dana (or endearingly known as “the waterfall” couple by my friends), were the first people I met during my Pacific Northwest (PNW) adventures a few weeks back. All I knew was that my friend Jessi (who’s also a fantastic photographer) couldn’t stop raving about these two. She shot their official engagement session […]

CASEY & DANA : Destination Engagement Session || Snowqualmie Falls, Washington

Engagements