Thursday, February 14, 2013


There is something about February that brings about the beautiful meaningness of love.. is it because of Valentines Day? Probably. 
But who doesn't love a little love??? 
I am a romantic. Complete with poems, songs and love all that other mushy stuff. 

But then there is that other side of me, pesimistic and a little sad... the one that tells myself constantly that "there is no romantic fairy tale, its all a lie" until I look at the people I get to photograph, and while it might not be a fairy tale, there is romance and love.

For instance Sarah & Dustin - they are adorable! They were all about me using them for the mushy, gushy stuff that my heart lives for! I realize that I am lucky to have the job I do, the people I work with and the fact that being in a setting as dreary as the PacNW can be, I get to be the one who sees love on a semi-regular basis. 

Even though the man in the picture above isn't very romantic, and while we're in a tough spot in our relationship, I feel pretty blessed to know that my best friend is the person I come home to. Even if he makes me want to smack him upside the head... 

Happy Valentines Day! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

when I grow up

I want a big house, with a yard, so my crazy malamute -because they are all I'll ever own- can run free and not be seen as "aggressive" for being so big.. 

I will be married with two kids, yup, or three.. maybe just two.. 

I will have given up on the notion of a "happily ever after" fairy tale and make my own. 

I will not be famous, rich or extrodinarily beautiful.. I will just be me, if any of these things happen they wont change who I am. 

I will make forts, costumes and laugh with my children whenever I possibly can. 

I will be successful, in what? I don't know.. kind of figuring that out now. 

The Bible will be a daily read in my home, with my spouse, children and dog.. yes, my dogs will know God. 

I will be comfortable in my own skin.

I want a subaru.

I will own at least three purses that go with anything. 

I will have cute outfits, I'll be fashionable.. sort of? 

I will let go of my past - currently working on- 

My parents will know that I love them and am grateful for them. 

My spouse will equally know that I love them and am grateful for them.

My children will be loved, hard working and know what it takes to earn a dollar. 

I will take pictures. 

I will laugh.

I will love. 

I will grow up eventually.. but until then, I'll continue to dream about what I'll be... and as my dad says "growing up is mandatory in age, but not in your spirit" 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Spring Things

So spring is in the air, sort of, and I'm really excited about this! Not only because it means we're one step closer to orders and sunshine, but because of the spring trends I'm seeing! 

Before you guys get excited, please keep in mind that I dress fairly conservative and don't really understand fashion 99.9% of the time. One thing I like is the light colors for women and bright colors for more of the young guns. Not to say that I'm old... but my taste in clothing is changing.. and neon is not a go to in my closet. 
these don't exist on the site they're from, but I found some at TJ Max! 


Source now you might wonder why I chose a top for curvy women.. because I have things called boobs and shoulders, these things make wearing button up shirts extremely difficult. 


Such a fun color for lounging about! These are my favorite trends right now.. sort of. I mean, there are more, but I am not nearly as adventurous enough to wear them or even think they can go in my closet.

So I have randomly stumbled upon Ruche, they have a bunch of super cute styles, spring trends and even just trends for the simple looks. I die. I need the creators of this site -or anyone fashionable- to sit around and be on my bum about this junk.. seriously! I wear the exact same clothes week in and week out, no fun, no style... when I curled my hair a couple weeks ago .. people were shocked. I guess I kinda got into the "no one sees me, so I'm gonna look lazy" routine, I also started slacking at the gym.. whoops! I hope you all have a beautiful start to a beautiful week and are thankful for the little things -like that Valentines Day is coming!

Friday, February 1, 2013

A little baby

No, I'm not pregnant. 

But I had the best time with this babes newborn session! 
Mr. Elias made his way into the world, you can read about their maternity and newborn session here and also keep in mind that I'm still offering four free sessions a month, February is almost full!