Category Archives: GET PERSONAL

3 Words For Marriage

3 Secrets for Marriage Marriage Advice Before the marriage advice, lets set the stage. Growing up Brandon saw marriage as two people loving each other through thick and thin, never giving up andView full post »

THANKFUL THURSDAY: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH

Wedding Vows:”In Sickness and in Health” It’s been way to long since we posted a Thankful Thursday Post and with the current events that happened today, it felt right that today weView full post »

We Are On The 10 Day Smoothie Cleanse

We have committed ourselves to The 10 Day Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith! Yep you read that correctly. This morning makes day #5… only 5 more days to go!! Alleluia So why the heck do weView full post »

Maintaining Sanity In This Busy World: Our Daily Schedule

So last year Brandon joined me full time with the Business, I was doing happy dances all over the house! It was my dream to start my own business 8 years ago so I did. But within the first year IView full post »

Organic Essential Oil Disinfectant

I remember sitting in my high school freshman class and our health teacher telling us that within the next 10 years we would all know some one with cancer. My first thought was ,no way, thatView full post »

Happy Birthday, Brandon

My Dearest Darling Brandon, Darling is the yummy word which slips off my tongue this year to describe you.  Everything that goes with this word emphasizes my feelings for you… adored, loved,View full post »

Our Story

We open the door and there they are, an adorable couple who is beyond excited for their wedding day. As they walk through the french doors of our bright white studio with white-washed vintage brickView full post »

Dear Creativity

Dear Creativity, We thank God for you each and every day. His gift of you in our life allows us to, …pray often… …dream big… …embrace failure and see it as the path to success… …find ourselvesView full post »

2016 Behind The Scenes + Bloopers

Every year seems to fly by before we can blink and all of it takes place in front of our cameras. So each year we try our best to collect some behind the scenes shots of whats going on. It gives usView full post »

Client Gifts: The Art + The Experience

Over the last 7 years Brandon and I have adored each and every couple we have worked with. Our mission right from the start was to do more then just take photos, we wanted to create an experience forView full post »

When the camera is down – connecting with clients

Often times after a busy day behind the camera Brandon and I will come home, put on the tea kettle, take off our shoes and curl up on the couch to “debrief” if you will. Because lets beView full post »

2016 THE THANKFUL LIST

Michelle’s List I’m thankful for another year with my father. As of now he is cancer free! I’m thankful for having dyslexia – it has enabled me to look at life differently, to learnView full post »

Glory Stories: Meatball in your pockets

When I was asked to share a glory story, I had to rack my brain.  While it might be easy to say there are many things that God has done in my life, and plenty of funny things that have happened too,View full post »

Happy Birthday Michelle

Today oh behalf of the world and all it’s inhabitants I, Brandon celebrate the anniversary of the birth of an amazing person. Someone that has blessed so many others.  Someone that rarely seeksView full post »

BIG DREAMS HUMBLE DREAMS

Seven years ago when we started our business the biggest dream was: To work from home doing what we loved! Since then our business has grown beyond our dream, we now have: A professional homeView full post »

THE GRAY DIARIES: TO CHOP OR NOT TO CHOP?!

I am finally 10 months in to the gray grow out and I seriously cant way to hit the finish line. In order to maintain my hair length throughout the entire process I am looking at about 3 full years (IView full post »

A Few Things You May Not Know About Me ( Michelle Horn)

I am the kind of person who likes LOVES working with people I jive with! People who get me and I get them… sharing good vibes, having the same sense of humor, finding the same things adorableView full post »

GLORY STORIES: The Flower God Used To Call Us To Marriage

The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and you could see heat waves rising off the black top of my apartment complex parking lot. A typical hot summer day in Florida and laundry day for me.  AsView full post »

GLORY STORIES: How Brandon & I Met

This is by for one of my favorite Glory Story. I’ll share the short version for blogging sake… We met on a warm summer Sunday evening at the 4pm mass. I walked into church and noticed himView full post »

GLORY STORIES: Senior Year of High School

Oh high school… you truly were the wonder years. I attended a catholic high school everyday wearing a school uniform. However, my uniform was a bit different. By the end of my freshmen year IView full post »

THE GRAY DIARIES: Anemic + Thinning Hair

As I was sitting here at my desk editing photos I realized I had not done a Gray Diaries hair update for the month of March. I do apologize… I have gotten distracted with a few things, one ofView full post »

Safe Haven Vacation + Huge Nicolas Sparks Fan

It’s true, I have the best husband ever. He watches chick flicks with me without complaining (to much), he buys me flowers, surprises me with chocolates and makes breakfast every morning. He isView full post »

GLORY STORIES: Home alone age 13 + cut phone lines

It tends to be difficult for me to recall all the Glory Stories that have happened since I was a child, but I am bound and determined to carry a note pad with me everywhere I go so I can jot themView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Tug-of-War

Dear Self, Patience, patience, patience…. and lots of chocolate! Love Me This is what I keep saying over and over as this gray journey is traveled. A huge part of me just wants the gray to beView full post »

Happy Birthday Brandon

It’s you… your big red beard and blond hair. Your oh so tight bear hugs, hilarious jokes (and dorky jokes too), inviting smile, strong arms and manly beard oil sent you have hand crafted.View full post »

There will be hard days

If you are an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur or really just human you know the feeling of not wanting to get out of bed some mornings because you feel like everything you have worked so hradView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile – It does exist!

Soooo much has happened since my last Peaks & Valleys installment. We have traveled so much that we longed dearly to finally be home. We adore traveling and it brings us joy to explore thisView full post »

GLORY STORIES: My First Encounter With God + The Dentist

About a month ago I threw caution to the wind and began the installment, Glory Stories, to share how God works in my life. I started my stories with the one most current and toughing at my heart, myView full post »

A YEAR IN REVIEW: 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES

Happy New Years Eve!! Brandon and I can’t hardly believe how fast this year has come and gone and all the new journey + adventures it has brought our way. The biggest adventure, hands down, hasView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Going Gray Gracefully

I recently received some questions about my gray hair, a few peeps saw our annual family photos and noticed that my gray hair was not showing as much. They thought I had dyed my hair again… IView full post »

That Time Of year Again… AnnualFamily Photos

Nine Thirty AM annual family photos the day after Thanksgiving. The smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven filled the house, fresh baked breakfast bread with butter waiting on the table, caramel infusedView full post »

Stabbing Pain in His Abdomen + Chest and a breaking Heart In Mine

On september 24th 2015, I received a phone call from my father to wish me happy birthday. But he also had something else to tell me, something sad and scary. This part of the conversation started ofView full post »

The Gray Diaries: Ditching the Dye and Embracing My Silver Strands

YES… I am going for it. Bring it on gray hair! Ever since high school I have been dying my hair, not because of grays, but just for fun. I have had my hair every color you can imagine simplyView full post »

Happy Birthday Mom

My beautiful mother…your are classy, sassy, opinionated, funny, a trouble maker at times, loving, concerned about your babies (and believe me we will always be her babies), smart, quite, shyView full post »

Organic Fall Explosion In Our Home

Living in the small town of Dahlonega GA is absolutely delightful. The springs here are fresh + new with life budding all around, the summers are warm + yellow and the winters are a crisp white. ButView full post »

Reviewing My 2015 New Years Resolutions

Each year, about mid way threw, I like to sit on the porch, this year by our garden, with a cup of tea and review my new years resolutions to see how many I accomplished and where I need to workView full post »