the carolines

Their music was the soundtrack of my trip from Indianapolis to Chicago.  The harmonies, the intricate rhythms of the banjo – all of it captivated me.  There is this incredible complexity presented with such ease that you get lost in the beauty of what to the ear sounds so very effortless and gorgeous.

These ladies (The Carolines) are pretty incredible.  And they make incredible music.

Though I’m late to sharing it all, here are a few images from our time together in the great city of Cincinnati…


create good sessions

Let’s come together and create good.  And beauty.  And laughter.

On Saturday, November 29 I’m opening up 4 short story (mini) sessions at Little Mulberry Park to make Christmas a little brighter for some families.

These are 25 minute sessions in length and will include the digital media.  These session fees are going DIRECTLY to the families.

One family is facing huge medical bills after their son has been in and out of the hospital throughout the year.  (Love sending cards?  Go check out the beautiful ones this family is making HERE)

Another family just welcomed their second child through adoption and we’re going to help them pay the adoption fees.  (You can also contribute to their adoption process HERE.)

Finally, there are many families that will be attending the Holiday House through the Atlanta Children’s Shelter.  It is “a week-long on-site event that provides parents with the opportunity to do all of their holiday shopping free of charge. This event will help to ensure that all of our ACS parents and children have a Merry Christmas.”  Let’s make it extra merry…

Here are the times available:
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
4 pm

The minimum suggested donation for each session is $150.  If you can give more, please do so.  (These sessions are normally $375)  If you aren’t able – then enjoy this session at this extra special discount and love that it’s about creating good – for your family and for another family.
Email me at for more information.  (Please include your number so I can get to know your story and answer any questions you may have!)

I cannot wait to tell your story.  And be a part of creating good together.

lindsey & kurt: engaged

Lindsey and Kurt – YOU TWO.  (Yes – I must use caps and I’m shouting)  I love you to the moon and back.  I’m pretty sure that the two of you make me laugh harder than anyone ever.  (Except for Ted.)   I am so glad that God kept bringing you two back to one another and that in 8 months – the two of you will start your life as husband and wife.  Thank you for the memories – the stories – and the JOY.  Because that’s the word I think of whenever I think of you two – JOY.  You two bring it everywhere you go and it’s highly contagious.  Thank you for being you.  For seeing the best in people and bringing out their best.  For loving people with all that you have.  For pouring out your lives to help others see just how capable and wonderful they are.  (And Lindsey – the way you care for your students will forever and always humble me.  Listening to your stories was such a gift.)  And for the dance moves.  Most DEFINITELY for the dance moves.

So…bottom line.  I love you.  For an infinite number of reasons.  And I couldn’t not be more excited for July!!!!

You guys rock.

Lindsey…let’s just pause and take a moment to talk about how GORGEOUS you are.  Lady – you are beautiful inside and out.

This series is the making of the next photo.  And yes – I loved them all.

Kurt – this picture is for you.  It’s a way of saying thank you for some of my favorite wedding reception pictures EVER that are usually thanks to YOU.


morgan & sean: engaged

Morgan and Sean…it’s no secret.  I love you both.  I love your hearts.  The way you love each other.  How you make people feel like family from the very beginning.  How you see the wonder and the good in the people that you meet.   And PIPPEN.  Don’t even get me started on Pippen…   I could not be more excited to see the two of you join your lives together as husband and wife in 7 months.  Thank you for spending the afternoon with me – I am so grateful for our time together and I cannot wait to see you again soon! (PS: Can we go to Garrett’s again?  Because I totally ate my the popcorn I bought for my mom and dad.  And…I love hanging out with you.)


Let’s just say I’m in love with these people…AND this black and white series…

Can we just pause and talk about how STUNNING Morgan is?!?  Seriously, lady.  (And Sean – you’re totally cute, too.)

And now…I introduce you to PIPPEN.  Prepare yourself to melt.

the burick family 2014

These people.  They have my heart.

Buricks – you love people well.  Thank you for the hugs and the smiles and the giggles and every last moment.  I cherish them ALL.  Now if only I could convince you to move to Atlanta…

Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by cuteness.

This may be one of my favorite pictures EVER.

Whit – I smile just thinking about you.  (And your magical powers over my camera, of course)

Ani – you have my heart, little lady.  You melt me.

The progression here is just fabulous.  And such a fitting description of life with 4 kids.

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