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My 40th Wedding — I shot my 40th wedding on Sunday, seven years and six days after my first solo wedding. Prior to that first solo wedding, I had shadowed/ second shot precisely one wedding. And at that wedding, I mostly learned exactly what I didn’t want to do/ how I didn’t want to treat […]

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Journals, Graduation, and Photography — I’ve been using Bear as my journal software for well over a year now (several years on and off, actually), but this weekend I picked up a hardbound paper journal to write in. I’ve noticed that my handwriting has become pretty atrocious. It was particularly bad when I had to […]

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Porter is Graduating — We have a Senior! It is hard to believe in some ways that this little 4 lb 7 oz being that we brought home after 30 days in the University of Iowa Hospital NICU is almost ready to graduate from high school, and is well over 6 feet tall at this […]

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Spring Break and Reining In It’s been some time since I wrote, aiming to adjust that pattern. My website remains unchanged, but I’m shifting away from promoting myself solely as a wedding photographer. I am, at my core, a photographer, always with a camera nearby. I halted all forms of social media advertising in January […]

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Getting the House Straight– So….I am in the process of cleaning up our messy (and dirty) house for the first time in a good while. I started in earnest last night. I need motivation and accountability in this process. When I get depressed, all housework goes by the wayside. We slip into survival mode. I […]

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Capturing Love in the Sunshine: Haley and Larry’s love story blossomed at Ashven Estate in Villa Rica, GA. On Sunday, February 25, 2024, amidst a radiant sun, they exchanged vows, brimming with warmth and joy. The weather blessed their celebration with perfection. Clear skies and gentle breezes enveloped them, creating a magical ambiance. Ashven Estate, […]