Sea the Gulls

The most obvious way to “survive the small town” is to go for weekend escapes, of course! This weekend, my husband and I went to Lincoln City, Oregon. It’s a three hour drive and we only stayed for a short time, but it was well worth it for the recuperation and salty air. I grew…

Moving Towards Silence

I’ve always been the type to take on everyone else’s problems, put my head down, and just work harder. But I’m finally learning to say no. I’m finally choosing to fight the lies and believe that I’m valuable enough to have boundaries and take care of myself. It’s a huge work in progress and I…

Weathered is Better

Although perfection is aesthetic in its own way, offering its viewer peace and a sense of control, I find that people are the most beautiful things on this planet. And man, are we weathered. I think nothing is more satisfying than when a fellow human is thriving among the broken. We can’t make it through…

The Ascent of a Lifetime

Two summer’s ago, I made the most exhilarating ascent of my life, Yosemite’s Half Dome. My boyfriend at the time (now husband) was taking this trip with some family, but they didn’t have enough permits for me to tag along. Two days before they were going to head out backpacking, when they were already staying…

Cheeky Goals

I met this beautiful woman at a conference in Andhra Pradesh, India. On our second day of the conference, right when we stepped out of our car, we were welcomed by a group of Konda Reddi tribal women. They grabbed each of our hands and whether we wanted to or not, we swung our arms with…

Jet Lag is Real

I got back a week ago from a trip to India (pictures to come!) which included 8 planes, 1 surprise night in Paris, and 3 Indian states all in a two-week span. And I’ve tried to fight it, but I’ve finally given in to the fact that jet-lag is very real. The trip was incredibly…

My Temporary Friend

I was driving home for lunch today, scanning the town as I went, to see if there was anything to take a photo of. Finding nothing out of the ordinary, I gave up and drove down my street. That’s when I saw this strange owl statue resting on a car. “Why on earth is there…

“Finding Something Interesting in an Ordinary Place”

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt The more my camera is in my hands the more I see beauty in the…

Senior Photos: Karisma

I’m a youth leader at my church and I did this shoot for one of my high school beauties. I naturally gravitate towards nature photography, so this was a fun challenge for me.

Tea Photos For My Favorite Cafe

  I’m so thankful that Suttle Tea picked me to do their product photos (and to the tea for letting me photograph it ;)! See all the teas at Suttle Tea’s online store!