I'm so glad you made it to my website! I'm a little shy by nature, so this is a good place for introductions!
I'm a coke-a-cola drinking, sweatshirt-wearing, travel loving, Mac using golf enthusiast, who stands at a whopping 4-foot-10-inches. I'm a twin, daughter of professional athlete, and proud owner of my very own Bob Ross Painting Kit. (That one time I used it was really fun.)
My favorite things are great conversations with loved ones, a good story, laughing, and seeing the goodness of God in the world around me.
If you'd like to know more about me, click through the items below. But this is all rather one-sided, and I'd like to get to know YOU! Click on the contact button to get in touch and we can get to know each other better!
I guess it kinda goes without saying. In this context, I love looking at the work of other photographers, looking at combinations of flowers and lights and colors and dresses - vibes of romance and elegance and simplicity. But pretty things aren't just in the wedding industry! I also love pretty things like journals, paintings & drawings, skies and sunsets, mountains, trees, canyons...basically all things art and nature!
....and since we're talking about family, I have to mention my sweet boy Colt. He's a lazy, most-of-the-time calm puppy dog who is almost 4 years old now! He has an old man snore, barking dreams (which translate into something that sounds like hiccups), and the cutest puppy eyes ever. When he's will to extricate himself from napping, his favorite toy is a tattered rope. My little bear has brought our household so much joy and smiles! I mean, look at that face!
...and drawing...and coloring...and painting. I'm not that great at any of them, but I love the possibilities of a blank page! I have tons and tons of journals, and I'm known to buy another one with several already in the queue to be used.
I think that great things happen when pen and paper collide!
My first time overseas was in college when I did a study abroad in Prague, and I loved it! I was able to see a lot of Europe during those 3.5 months, and now I can say I really love seeing the world! (I always loved Epcot because I felt like I was seeing different parts of the world in one afternoon!) I've been to 13 countries and counting... God has made a big and beautiful world and I want to see more!
My first time in El Salvador was in December 2015 and I fell in love with it. I went with my church for a missions trip with a small group of girls and I'll always think of that trip as sort of an "intro". I've been twice more after that, and while 3 trips hardly makes anyone an expert, I really love being there. The people we met there and worked with have become my friends, and I really believe God is doing something good there, even through the poverty, gang violence and corruption.
One of my favorite sayings is that Jesus didn't come to make good men better; he came to make dead men live. Although I grew up "Christian" I didn't really understand that until I got older. The most humbling thing to realize is that in our broken, muddy, evil world, God wanted to do something about it. He extended grace to us through Jesus, which is only amazing when you think that without Jesus, the broken, muddy, evil that lives inside of us keeps us separated from the one who created us. In his holy perfection, an automatic barrier exists between us - sin - and there's nothing we can do about it on our own. So God sent Jesus, fully God, fully man, to live a perfect life, a life we never could live. God then took the punishment that we deserved, and placed it on his Son so that we could be in relationship with Him. Now that's amazing love.
...and new life in Him.