Thoughts on… {Gratitude}

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for fear. That’s a strange statement, I know, but it’s true: I’m grateful for what worrying has taught me. I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire life, and this year I’ve realized that as frustrating as that journey has been, I wouldn’t trade it even if I could. It’s been an incredible blessing in disguise, and today I wanted to explain why. 

Here’s a little piece of my story. 🙂

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A Collection of Fall Photography {2021}

Hello, my friends!

I’m finally posting a fall photoshoot! The leaves turned a lot later than normal this year, but goodness they were beautiful! It was one of the prettiest autumns I can remember in a long time. The photos for today are split between two different locations – my friends’ house while I was housesitting, and our farm, because of course.

Enjoy some warm fall colors for Thanksgiving season!

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Fall Fest 2021 {Event Photography}

Hello, my friends!

Has anyone else gone to multiple Fall Festivals this year? I feel like there were so many of them! And they were all fun! I was especially looking forward to this Fall Fest since our friends who host it always do such a good job of filling the day with fun games and contests and food and barn dancing. I got to be an event photographer again and I’m so happy with how the pictures turned out! Here’s a little sampling of them.

Enjoy some pumpkins, bistro lights, and cute kids!

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MacRae’s Senior Photoshoot

Hello, my friends!

I got to take senior pictures for one of my friends earlier in October! I’m so happy with how they turned out. We had a lot of fun because it’s pretty much impossible not to have fun with MacRae. I loved capturing her contagious smile, goofy pose ideas, and beautiful spirit. Enjoy some pretty golden hour portraits featuring a kissable pumpkin, a serious new trend, a helpful wooden post, and a fall unicorn.

Onward to the pictures! 

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How to Stay Motivated {Energize, Recharge, & Relax}

Hello, my friends!

I’m posting something a bit more practical today – a few tips for staying motivated and getting work done, since I think that’s something we all struggle with. Also tips on how to take constructive work breaks instead of getting sucked into social media… And also some pretty flower pictures because of course. 🙂

Alright, ready for some productivity tips? Let’s do this!

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Mountain View Wedding Photography

Hello, my friends!

Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway in my last post! I’m excited to announce the winner. 🙂 But first, a little about this post…

I recently had the privilege of photographing another friend’s wedding! Well it wasn’t exactly a wedding since they got married earlier this year but were just now celebrating with a big reception because of pandemic restrictions. The venue had the most beautiful mountain view and I had so much fun taking pictures of the newly-married couple, the guests, and all the lovely details of the day. Enjoy!

Now, before we get started, the giveaway winner! Congratulations to…

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Seeing Beyond {My Poem Book + a Giveaway + More Exciting Stuff}

Hello, my friends!

I WROTE ANOTHER BOOK! AND… OTHER EXCITING STUFF! In this post I shall reveal my newest poem book, introduce you to my editor, and start a lovely giveaway to kick off the book launch! 

You ready for the most exciting post I’ve made all year? Okay, I’ve hyped it up enough. LET’S DO THIS!

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Art Crumbs {New Paintings, Projects, & Other Recent Doodles}

Hello, my friends!

It’s time for another semi-recent art post! Today’s collection includes a bunch of pieces from exciting projects and products I can’t wait to tell you guys about! I also added in some “art crumbs” – small sketches and random doodles that didn’t fill their own page but still deserve to be shared.

Alright, this is going to get long so I’ll stop introduction-ing now. Enjoy some art inspiration!

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