I'm a branding photographer by trade, but I love sharing
other pieces of my life with you here!  Here's a little about me...







hi friend!! welcome!!

I love to help really busy creative women share the heart behind their brand & step out of the social media overwhelm by creating images that communicate their brand message & personality.


I've been a military spouse, a caregiver, and now I'm a widow.  Chris & I always wanted to use our story to help veteran couples & dreamt of starting a non-profit. When he passed away, I took the leap, started it & expanded the mission to also serve young widows.

for ashes

I love helping other businesses & creative women hone their craft and develop their brand & marketing strategies.  Check out the latest guides, tutorials & classes on the blog & in the shop.  I hope my tips, tricks & presets give you back precious time for things you love!

& business TIPS

I started my Instagram & blog in 2010 to share my wedding photography business, but these platforms have changed over the years into a place where I love to share my favorite things like products I'm loving, fun finds & pieces of my life.

stuff i love

Check out some of my fave things to do, see, wear, and eat while at Disney over on Instagram story highlights, including the EPCOT festivals + RunDisney.


I love sharing my favorite shops, eats, and beaches on Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast + my daily adventures.

And coming soon, you can find my fave salty prints over in the [ SHOP ]

local faves on
the emerald coast

in choosing joy, regardless of circumstances.
in celebrating your journey... every crazy,
wonderful, colorful, whimsical, spirited,
ugly, painful & unexpected minute of it.
in linking arms with others & sharing our stories.

Hiii!!  Looking for some tips on styling and shooting your own product images for social media? Whether you normally shoot your product on your own and you’re just looking for some new tips & tricks or you normally work with a product / branding photographer and socially distancing means you can’t right now and you […]

Shooting Product at Home

These are unprecedented times friends, but I hope you’re making some sweet memories with your families in some of your extra time together.  With Easter this weekend, this is a perfect time to get an updated family photo, but with the COVID quarantine, not really feasible for a photographer to come and take photos for […]

Full Sun vs Open Shade

Tips for Taking your own Family Portrait

A while back, I asked a question in my Instagram stories about taking photos with your phone.  You guys responded with all kinds of great questions and I’m going to get to a few of them here, but I also put together a Guide to Great Photos with your Phone for you, launching October 1st, that […]

How to Take Great Pictures with your Phone

5 Tips for Getting Great Photos with your Smartphone

I’ve worked from home since 2010, and while I LOVE the freedom it allows for travel and personal life, it has not always come naturally to me to work from home the way I used to work in an office setting.  Over the years I’ve developed some systems that help me stay focused and get […]

5 Tips for Work From Home Productivity

5 Work from Home Productivity Tips

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about my favorite devotionals and Bible studies and also what all the colorful markings are on my Bible pages and where to start if you want to read the Bible. I thought that was a perfect opportunity to share with you a peek behind the scenes at […]

Taking Bible Study Notes

Morning Quiet Time : behind the scenes

I get a lot of DMs on Instagram when I share about the Disney races I’m running asking questions like this: I want to run a Disney race, but I’m not a runner.  Where do I even begin with training? I totally feel you on this.  The truth is, I actually hated running until I […]

How to train for a Disney Princess Half Marathon

a non-runner’s advice :: how I started running

Hey friends!!  7 years as a full-time wedding photographer taught me the importance of blogging, but it’s been a while since I’ve lived in the world, so the blog went by the wayside.  July feels like the perfect time to start fresh on a new platform and with some of my fave things.  Scroll up […]

starting fresh :: the blog is back!!