Best Gift Ever

My heart is still overflowing with gratitude from the outpouring of love from my husband and friends who celebrated my 32nd birthday with me. I’m even overwhelmed by every sweet little detail that worked out (like the rain holding off for our patio party or having my favorite – ice cream cake!), and simply having […]

Girl Dad

I’ve always thought my dad would make a great boy dad. He was athletic, disciplined, responsible, hard-working, and clearly the leader of our family. But he was also a fantastic chef and his “kalandrakas” soup is famous within our family and family friends – a treat EVERYONE looks forward to at Christmastime. He was very […]


Last week my angel stopped by to check in on me. Well, she probably thought she was just coming through town for a short visit during her brave journey down the Natchez Trace on her way to New Orleans to visit another friend. But I’m pretty sure God sent her to inspire and refresh me […]

Remembering God’s faithfulness

June isn’t an easy month for me. In recent years I seem to be plagued by the “birthday blues” as my wishlist has remained the same for several years, untouched and gathering dust. And although I’m grateful for the healing that is gradually taking place over time, I admit there are some days I’m still triggered by […]

Gatlinburg and Ruby

The Smokies quickly won my heart over the first time I experienced them a few years ago when a bunch of girlfriends and I were celebrating our friend Jesi’s 30th birthday. We rented a beautiful cabin in the mountains and I’ve been dying to take Nick ever since! Five and a half years into living in Tennessee, […]

Downtown Franklin

Before Nick and I moved to Nashville five years ago I had never even heard of Franklin, TN. But since we’ve lived here it has gotten pretty hyped up – according to, Franklin is #15 on the “2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live” (in the US). Not bad for a small landlocked town in […]


I finally shot my first human, Corinne, who happens to be a wonderful friend of mine. (Okay wait, that sounds terrible. I mean I photographed a human – obviously!) We were fellow “Whos” in a magical production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! this past December and she has become so dear to my heart. Over the […]