I am so, so, SOOOOOO, excited to announce that my newly refreshed internet home is now LIVE! Wow, the past few weeks working on updating my website, so that it feels more like me, has been so crazy! In between all the moving and packing, I have no idea where I found the time to give it a facelift, but here it is! You can check it out by just clicking on the link in my bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO @SHOWIT! Y'all, I couldn't have done it without them. I'm not really one to boast about myself, but I am proud. While I used my old website as a backbone for some sections, A LOT of it was freehanded, designed and put together by me. And let me tell you guys something. I am not a website/graphic designer, I have no education in that field, but Showit was just that easy to understand and use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With that being said, THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION GIVEAWAY!! Like I've mentioned before I haven't done a giveaway in a long time, and won't probably happen in a long time, so if you just got engaged or know anyone that did, THIS IS FOR YOU!! EDITED TO ADD: hair and makeup will be included and provided by @anichirla.hmua (the best!!) a $300 value. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rules: 1. comment your favorite thing about the new website below. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. tag a couple. or two. or three couples. (p.s. the couple cannot be working with another photographer.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Earn extra entries by sharing this post on your story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DONE. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Happy Monday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cannot believe the new website goes live this Thursday! It’s been a labor of love for months and I’m so nervous and anxious to share it with you all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2018 was the year where I realized what my mission is, who my people / ideal couples are, and my why. Can’t wait for you all to read about it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t forget, there’s going to be an engagement session giveaway, something I haven’t done in years! 🤗🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ p.s. couldn’t have done it without @showit . I can’t quit raving about them to everyone!!
MY 👏🏻 LIFE 👏🏻 RIGHT 👏🏻 NOW 👏🏻. If there was one photo that could summarize how I’m doing right now, it’s this one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I thought it’s time to take #fridayintroduction to a more serious level. I mean obviously I’m the super serious parent! ha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Y’all it’s been kinda crazy the past few days! But for real, for every moment that I feel like I can’t handle it anymore, God’s grace comes and takes over. Addison’s sleep schedule is all over the place right now. And for someone who’s been sleeping through the night since 10 months, her 1am wake up, EVERY NIGHT, is definitely something I’m not used to. The past few nights I found myself praying more fervently and weakly during those midnight cries, than any other time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yet again He reminds me that when I am weak, He is strong. All of the sudden I feel peace and calm. All of the sudden my worries that she’ll wake up the whole house dissipate. All of the sudden He gives me all this patience to deal with the obviously-tired-18-month-old. And all of the sudden this fussy child i love so much starts calming down and falling back asleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And of course, all of this happens while Abbie is snoring in the bed she is 100% hogging. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momlife amiright? p.s. my hair is in a ponytail/bun 99% of the day. Who’s with me?
Since announcing the move this is how most of my conversations go: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Me: “yes, we’re moving to Hawaii in March!” Person: “that is so exciting, you get live in paradise! Vacation every day! So jealous of you!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s the thing, if I’m being totally honest, when Alex and I first discussed potentially moving out of state I said no to Hawaii. I shut that door real quick. It would honestly be too hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But God has a way of showing us that His plan for our lives are WAYYYYYY better than our plans. He started showering me with so much peace and understanding and I found myself slowly opening up my heart to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A big thing for me was that we needed to pray about it. Hard. It’s obviously a HUGE move, so I didn’t want to do it on a whim. Let me tell you something, the way things took place, it’s as if God was shoving us through that door with a “Trust me, it’ll be way more amazing than you could ever imagine” speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s to doing hard things, alongside Jesus. And above all, here’s to trusting Him, even when you have no idea what’s on the other side! . . . Loved working with @monicastanleyphotography !
ITS ENGAGEMENT SEASON! Between the holidays and Valentine’s Day, big questions are being popped everywhere! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you watched my stories today you saw that the website is getting a facelift — as i like to call it — and I’m so excited to launch the new site next week! And with that, something that I haven’t done in years!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION GIVEAWAY!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more information! 😘😘
It’s been almost a week since Alex got on a plane and left for training for his new job and then soon after, he’ll be in Hawaii. Our whole life together for almost 10 years, our relationship was always short distance. When we were dating, the furthest we lived from each other was 15-20 miles. So it’s sure to say that these past few days have been an experience for sure! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But through it all, God’s been opening my heart and allowing me to feel a glimpse of what others go through. I have some newfound respect for military spouses and parents, girlfriends/boyfriends and fiancés. I can’t fully imagine what they go through from day today, but God’s allowed me to feel a tiny glimpse of it and I give you all mad respect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also single parents. Oh my goodness! I didn’t realize how depended I was of Alex until this past week! I don’t know how you all do it, AND GO TO WORK 40+ hours a week! So much love and respect! It is definitely not easy. So grateful for our families that are helping so much because guys, it takes a village. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a grateful heart y’all. Just a grateful heart! Have the best Monday ever!