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Kayleigh’s Senior Session – Sandusky Ohio

It is with great joy, honor and excitement that I share with y’all the beauty of my daughter Kayleigh who is now a senior in high school + at the same time a freshmen in college. She isView full post »

Wedding Planner or No Wedding Planner That is the Question

As we walked into the venue to set up our lighting, about an hour before the wedding day excitement began to unfold, the wedding planner greeted us with a warm smile and huge hug. Joy filled my veinsView 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 »

FEATURE: The Celebration Society: MELISSA + AJ

Addiction is what I am told. My husband says I am addicted to chocolate and social media.  But then again who isn’t, I always say. They are two wonderfully amazing inventions!  Adding to myView full post »

Rachel + Andrew Dahlonega Georgia Engagement Session

Rachel + Andrew met here in the tiny quaint little mountain town of Dahlonega Georgia where happiness thrives and a slow southern style graces each day. On one particularly beautiful dayView 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 »

Low Light Photograph Tips

On any given wedding day we will find ourselves in a situation where we have very low lighting, typically during the reception. However, if a sunset wedding runs behind schedule for some unforsceneView full post »

The Best Time To Photograph The Flower Girl + Ring Bearer

One of our favorite moments at a wedding is when the flower girl and ring bearer walk down the isle. The guest faces just light up with joy and “Awes” can be heard filling the air. I meanView full post »

How To Improve Your Photography Skills – 3 Tips to Challenge Yourself

A few weeks back I went out with Annie to have some fun shooting + to share with her some helpful photography tips. We talked about a lot of things, how to get lighting adjusted just right, how toView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Endoscopy Spa Day + Bitmoji Love

If there is one thing I am not a fan of it is having to be the patient for any “procedure”, hospital visit or surgery. It scares me to death! This past Monday I had to go in for anView full post »

5 Things We Would Have Done On Our Wedding Day Knowing What We Know Now As Wedding Photographers

The other day I was looking at our wedding album + reminiscing about our amazing wedding day. I can hardly believe it’s been 6 years and 2 months since we said “I Do”. Time has justView full post »

FEATURED: DIY Weddings Magazine: Julia + John

We are incredibly thrilled to be featured twice in one moth by DIY Wedding Magazine!  Today they have featured Julia + John’s beautiful beach side wedding at Bed on The Beach in Florida. They are oneView full post »

How To Photograph The Wedding Invitations

The first things Brandon and I shoot upon arriving on a wedding day are the brides details: her dress, shoes, jewelry, flowers, invitations, and any other detail items she would like photographed.View 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 »

Villa de Suenos, St. Simons Island Wedding: Erin + David

Four lovely days ago my beautiful sister-in-law Erin and her dashing groom David said “I DO” on St. Simons Island at Villa de Sueños. Erin + David referred to their wedding as AView full post »

Safety Harbor Resort Wedding: Andrea + Steven

Ooh……. New York Baby, I’m from New York Concrete jungle where dreams are made of There’s nothing you can’t do Now you’re in New York These streets will make youView full post »

Peaks & Valleys: Birthday Thank You’s

My birthday has finally arrived and I woke up extremely thankful for the blessing of being alive for 37 years. Everyday I owe to a Glorious God who is LOVE, GIVES LOVE + LOVES ME SO. I am His. I amView full post »

The Magic Of The Wedding Day

As wedding photographers we attend a plethora of weddings every year, each one unique and truly magical. It is our job to capture that magic as it unfolds in the moment; from the first look, theView full post »

Our Jobs Don’t Define Who We Are or What We Do

“What do you do?” I have heard this question more times then I can count, as I am sure many of you have too. I have also asked this question to others more times then I want to admit.View full post »

Skype/FaceTime Wedding Consultation 6 Tips

Being a person who grew up state hopping, keeping connected “long distance” became very natural. It used to literally mean picking up the phone dialing the long distance number and thenView full post »

PEAKS & VALLEYS: Tarantula on the loose + Nashville + New Client Space

Ok, living in the national forest has it’s ups and downs. Just yesterday I was tiding up the house getting ready for a friend to come for a visit. As I was sweeping by our large livingView full post »

How We Spot The Hidden Gems

As I walk through the national forest which we now call home, my coffee in one hand a journal in the other, apart of me can’t believe how breathtakingly beautiful it all is. The beauty outView full post »

Wedding Photography – Scouting the Location + Undiscovered Beauty

We arrived to the venue early to be welcomed with victorian vaulted ceilings, a swanky 1020’s speakeasy in the center of the lobby and a forest backdrop draped with a canopy of trees drippingView full post »

Failure is beautiful… Say What?

I was 9 years old and couldn’t ride a bike without training wheels. I remember my Father spending endless summer days running behind me pushing my bike, he would let go and… crash I wouldView 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 »

Wonderfully Unexpected Moments

Over the years Brandon and I have become accustom to being prepared for wonderfully unexpected moments. We have captured the unexpected moment of  the bridesmaids running to the window, while theView full post »

5 Tips For Working Beautifully With Church Wedding Coordinators

As the morning dew begins to evaporate, the sun rays crest over the mountains and we sip on our steaming hot drinks, tea (for me) coffee (for Brandon), we marvel at the beauty of it all. Each dayView full post »

How To Photograph Wedding Details With Movement

I throughly enjoy days when I can sit on the couch, feet propped up on the coffee table, a cool refreshing iced soda with lemon on the end table and a breeze blowing in the windows while readingView full post »

Peaks & Valleys: Dryer Ball Fail + Signs of Fall

Three n’ a half months ago we packed our Outlander, hitched up the teardrop trailer, loaded the dogs in the back seat and readied our hearts for a new adventure in the North Georgia Mountains.View full post »

Setting Business Standards + Morals

We were leaving a coffee shop 6 years ago on a rainy summer day discussing our life together and starting a new business. We began to talk about why we always go to the same coffee shop, the sameView full post »

6 Years Of Marriage

Everyday for the last 6 years I have gotten to wake up each morning knowing that my best friend is by my side. And in each of those mornings things are fresh, new and alive. There has been morningsView full post »

Summer Camp + Unfolding Our New Adventure

This is officially the last week of summer camp here at Hidden Lake, very soon a cool breeze will begin to gently kiss our cheeks, the leaves will change from green to radiant shades of reds +View full post »

True Beauty… What it Means To Be a Daughter of God

This past weekend Brandon and I were blessed with the opportunity to capture the beauty of sixteen missionary women who we have journey with this entire summer. These women are truly daughters of GodView full post »

Our Biggest Weakness Can Be Our Greatest Strength

I am 5’3 and a half (I always through in that half;)… basically tiny. I sometimes think this is weakness as I can never see the band at a concert unless I’m in the first 3 rows,View full post »

POPPYCOCK! Its all POPPYCOCK!

POPPYCOCK!… is sometimes all that comes to mind as a sit back in my chair while crossing my arms and biting on my thumb nail. It hurts my heart and brings me great embarrassment to see how someView full post »

The Warmth + Grace Of Summer + Joslyn’s Lovely Spirit

I am so excited to be sharing Joslyn’s photography workshop shoot. Embracing the meaning of joy + excitement Joslyn is with us as a missionary photographer capturing God’s GloryView full post »