How to run a business while living with chronic illness //

I have this thing with being really hard on myself. I keep it all locked inside -- but the feelings of defeat are palpable. There are some days where I leave a photoshoot, get straight to my car, and just have to sit there, unable to move for a few minutes. It's still so odd [...]

How To Shoot 4 Different Looks in a 30 Minute Mini-Session

Mini sessions may seem quick, but they are plenty of time to capture what you want if you make the most of it. As a model and photographer, I can honestly say that whether you are in front of or behind the camera, my advice to you is the same...and I will be sharing it [...]

Tips For Being a Supportive Friend {Even when it’s hard!}

It has taken me 22 years and many difficult circumstances to learn how to be a good friend. Our intentions are always good (well, hopefully), but it is easy to hurt the people we love when we are simply caring or trying to help them with their various situations. This week, I have been reading [...]

Potential for a Masterpiece

Tonight, I was lucky enough to have my usual fun Thursday night date that I so look forward to with my amazing fiance. We grabbed some dinner, got hot drinks, and talked before heading to our premarital group at church. In the midst of this group, we were listening closely and reading over the outline [...]

Stunned By Love.

During this fall season, my lovely room mate and I are leading a girls connect group together (doing a study by Beth Moore), and each week we go over some of the questions in our workbook as a group. This past week, one of the questions was:When was the last time you were stunned by [...]

Twos Day: If you’re a sheep, I’m a sheep!

This Twos Day (two are better than one), the topic of leadership has been wrestling around in my mind. As young women, we love to watch romantic movies...get swept away...and look for that leading man to sweep us off our feet and lead us to a castle where we can live happily ever after. "The Notebook" [...]

How to smile at the future with strength, dignity, oh-and the perfect lip color!

Through the mirror challenge, we've been learning to look in the mirror and LOVE the girl we see! Together, we are encouraging ourselves, and others, to face each day with strength and dignity. But there's a little something after that part of the verse in Proverbs that says we should smile at the future. While [...]