Category Archives: Personal

LIFE IN HAWAII – my first month Aloha friends!  It’s been the most hectic month of my life (that I can think of right this second) and things are finally a bit calmer than when we first got here so I have a few moments to write about more of my time on Oahu.  This…

Well you may have seen by now but I’m officially living in Hawaii!  It’s hard to describe what our first week has been like.  I had never even visited before so it’s been quite a learning experience about the island itself. We first arrived to the airport at 3:30pm or 9:30pm where we left from….

Oh man I’m beginning this blog post already giddy that I get to look up wedding dresses for research!  Choosing your gown is one of the most fun parts of getting married because you’re allowed to look forever and spend way too much money on the perfect one.  The right dress can add a lot to…

photo by Ashley Simmons It’s been a few months since our announcement that my husband and I will be moving to the island of Oahu in Hawaii!  Since then I’ve had a lot of friends ask me if I’ve moved yet because no one knows where I currently am.  Trust me, the moment I step foot…

It is always so much fun to see which images place in the annual photography Shoot & Share Contest! This year there were 225,000 images submitted and 32,622,327 VOTES! One of my favorite things about this competition is that most of the photographers I know enter, and the whole community is excited to see where…

Lessons Learned: “Nothing is permanent” WOW, have I learned a lot about this truth in the past two years!  People are naturally resistant to change.  We know what is routine in our lives, and that seems better than the unknown.  It’s much easier to say that you just want things to stay as they are.  And…

I have just arrived home from my first time visiting Ireland and I’ve been looking over images with my cat happily purring beside me. Traveling always refreshes my passion for learning and getting out of my safety zone, and our time in Dublin and the surrounding areas was one of my favorite places I’ve been so…

Cliffs of Moher Photosession in Ireland I couldn’t help but really want to do a photo session while in Ireland, because who wouldn’t?!  Chase, who is my brother in law and his girlfriend were traveling with us, which made finding models available and able to travel to the cliffs quite a bit more convenient. The…

It’s been such a fun ride for weddings in 2016, and I thought I’d share a few behind the lens images from what I see on wedding days. I’m photographing with my fantastic Holdfast Camera Strap, I use two cameras so I can use two lenses anytime quickly on wedding days. These are just a…

My year looking back Doing a Best of post for each year always BLOWS MY MIND.  When we are living our lives day to day it doesn’t feel like we are doing much at that pace. But putting a compilation of moments I’ve experienced and captured all together shows a bigger picture of what my own…

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