adventures in texas

Magnolia. To some, that word sparks an image of a beautiful flower; to others, it conjures up an image of Chip and Joanna Gaines, HGTV, Fixer Upper, the Silos, and the couple’s passion for community, demo, and shiplap. I have to tell you, it was everything we hoped it would be and even more! Not […]

chasing the sun

One week ago, I spent 48 hours at Flying Caballos Ranch for a photography retreat hosted by Linden Clover in San Luis Obispo. It was 48 hours of meeting new gal pals, lots of tears and lots of belly laughter; of dancing in a barn and learning photography tricks and tips. Most of all, I […]

go

Two years ago I moved to Paso Robles, California. I sought a new beginning. I sought adventure, continued professional growth, and the desire to immerse myself in a new community. All of those things have occurred over the course of the last 24 months. It is with a bittersweet heart I share that I will […]

portraits, playtime & profound moments

There is something sweet and rejuvenating and inspiring about capturing authentic beauty behind a lens. Carly is a senior who recently finished her studies at Cal Poly SLO and will be walking at graduation this spring. I was lucky enough to capture her senior photos prior to her graduation. We spent a whole afternoon exploring Paso […]

rediscovering vulnerability

A new year. A new page, a fresh start to write letters and words and phrases of what is to come. But before that happens, I have honestly been off the grid for so long, I haven’t even taken the moment to reflect on the whirlwind of the last twelve months. There is something about […]

rain and reflection

I love storms and rain and puddles and jumping in puddles in cute navy blue and flowered rain boots. I also love time to reflect and ponder and restore a slow rhythm to my life. Neither of those has been abundant in my life in the previous months, until this week—rather, until this past Friday! […]

: the body :

This morning I attended my first church service since moving up to my new community! What a beautiful experience to worship again as the body of Christ, this time, on the Central Coast! As I sat in the service, I began reflecting and realized over the past few weeks, that it’s been easy to live […]

:: a new home ::

Teaching. Public school. Teenagers. Day one. WOW. Energy is drained, eyes are heavy, feet are achy, back is sore, and my heart is…HAPPY. It is full. What a journey, what an adventure… Today, I started my first day of teaching Sports Medicine and Health Care courses at PRHS. I was blessed to start off my […]