This was a year for me to find my voice. If you know me, that might sound funny because I’m quite a chatty person. Nonetheless, it’s taken work and time and patience to get to know myself and learn how to say what I really mean and not say what I don’t really mean. And […]


To be honest, I’ve written about 6 different first sentences to this post. This year was… everything at the same time. You know how you come inside from the freezing cold and can feel your fingers thaw? They tingle, throb and feel hot and cold at the same time. Your knuckles ache a little, and you know they […]


August 2014 This summer has been such a whirlwind! We’re in the middle of new jobs, anticipating grad-school for Eric, moving into our apartment, weddings, birthdays, vacation… all the most wonderful things a summer can offer! It’s quite a beautiful crazy stage. My evening with Shanley was an adventurous one! We hopped in my Honda […]


I recently spoke with a very experienced and successful local photographer who told me that every person is a work of art, and that photographing people is an endeavor to capture their artistic psychology.  If you know me well, you have probably heard me geek out about psychology and how I love the arts of […]

Sophie + Abby

I’ve been saving this wonderful bunch of photos for a rainy day. Today’s not rainy in the least- it’s wonderfully sunny! It’s also absolutely freezing though, so I thought I’d momentarily transport us to the warm balmy version of my favorite Holland beach. I’m also currently quite cozy at my local coffee shop with my mug […]


August 2014 Well, people, it snowed last week. Also, it’s Novemeber. I think it’s safe to say that it’s finally socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music!! (I’m ok with not being socially acceptable- which is why I started listening to it 3 weeks ago…) And for those of you who think it’s not time […]