Here goes my first official blog post!!  I am so excited to share the beautiful couples and families I photograph with everyone and also give you a glimpse into my life.  First off, I want to introduce you to this little crew of mine; the ones God so graciously made just for me to spend everyday of my life with and they make my heart full!

I love Bible verses and quotes, so I plan to share alot of them along the way.  Repeat this one to yourself several times “I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection.”  This quote is now sitting on my desk (in beautiful gold foil) on a little easel thanks to Emily Ley‘s amazing designs and the words that came out of her heart a few years ago!  I am reminded each and everyday that my life is not about perfection, but about grace that God has so graciously given each and every one of us.  There is no perfection in this little family of mine, so don’t let the cute faces and smiles deceive you; however, we are full of life and full of love and full of joy and I am forever thankful for that!


Drew, 10 years old:  leader, competitor, hard worker, smart and handsome

Favorite’s….Color: Blue     Bible Story: David & Goliath (1 Samuel 17)     Book:  The Underdogs     TV Show: SportsCenter     Food: Bread sticks at Pizza by the Sea     Place to Eat: Pizza by the Sea     Thing to do: Baseball     Teams: Dodgers, Lions, Clippers, Clemson & Troy Trojans     What he wants to be when he grows up: Major League Baseball player or Athletic Trainer to a pro sports team or SportsCenter announcer



Kate, almost 8 years old: independent, pure, creative, smart and beautiful

Favorite’s….Color: Aqua     Bible Story: Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kinds 18)     Book:  My Weird School Daze     TV Show: America’s Got Talent     Food: Buffalo Chicken Pizza at Pizza by the Sea     Place to Eat: Hooks BBQ (makes her daddy proud)     Thing to do: Gymnastics     Doll: American Girl Dolls     What she wants to be when she grows up: 1st grade teacher or gymnastics teacher



Carter, almost 6 years old: funny, caring, peaceful, smart and handsome

Favorite’s….Color: Green     Bible Story: Moses, Aaron and the plague of blood (Exodus 7)     Book:  Kids Bible Storybook    TV Show: Sportscenter (Disney too)     Food: Chicken nuggets     Place to Eat: Zaxby’s     Thing to do: Play basketball in the gym at church and throw the football     Teams: Dodgers, Saints, Heat,  & Troy Trojans     What he wants to be when he grows up: Baseball coach or Major League Baseball player for the Dodgers

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And then there is this guy!  We’ve been married for 12 years (wow!!) and I love him more and more every day!  He has a heart for Jesus and that’s what I love most about him!  As I started praying for my future husband many years ago, I always prayed for someone who would be a spiritual leader for my family and one who would be an awesome husband and dad; I also prayed for him to have knowledge and wisdom (I really wanted both)…. my prayers were answered in God’s perfect timing and I’m so thankful I get to spend everyday with him.  I could really write a big long paragraph about how awesome he is, but I’ll just leave it at this…. He encourages me daily, he makes me be a better person, he loves me and our children and he truly is awesome and I’m glad I get to call him mine!!



Have a sweet day!!