A New Day

Hi friends.

I know it’s been a minute since I’ve been around. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. It’s possibly been the hardest summer of our lives, but it’s also been one of the best.

Here’s a quick recap: Shane was offered a job at Lakeside Christian Church in Northern Kentucky, and we are SO thankful. He is the campus worship leader at the Hebron campus, and we are now living in Union. WE LOVE IT. He began mid-May, and Winnie and I moved to join him at the end of June.

We had to say goodbye to our beloved Elliott this summer. It was so hard, and it still is. Even to type that sentence has me in tears. She gave us one of the greatest gifts in this life – her companionship carried us through so much. I shared this on my Instagram… Shane said it best: She saw us through so many life events, so many ups and downs. She was there for everything, the good and the bad. We’ve been longing for home for years, and she knew that. She helped us get here, and now that it’s done, she knew her job was finished. 🖤 

There were many other days this summer that were even harder for us and so many of our friends, but we’ve never been more acutely aware of the presence of God through it all.

I’ve spent the last few weeks with the most precious images of my career. I’ve prayed, cried, and worshipped for hours each day as I’ve pored over every photo. I’m forever changed, and so is the work I do.

Which brings me to this – the face of my business is changing. I am so excited for what’s next, and I think 2020 could be a very exciting and intentional year for me. In the meantime, I am back to shooting and accepting a limited number of sessions in October and November (including a mini-session day for Southern Indiana).

Please email me here to schedule your session asap. Thanks for being here, and I can’t wait for what’s next.

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  • When we moved to our old neighborhood almost five years ago, we knew we’d love the house/the location/the proximity to everything amazing (hello, Target 👋🏻). What we didn’t know was how much we would love the people living next door. No longer neighbors, forever our friends. ♥️ So thankful to have spent the last few days with these two, already counting down to seeing them again.
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photos: from today, from right before we moved to Ky in June, and from right before we moved out of our house in December 🌟
  • yesterday, her birthday dreams came true: she saw a real-life sloth, which is her absolute favorite animal, and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since 😆❤️ (he’s hard to spot in the photo, he’s napping on the platform above her 😴)
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  • Winnie, you are 3. 🎈🎉
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Today is our golden girl’s golden birthday. ✨ We love her more than words could say. She is fire and light and nonstop energy. We are overwhelmingly thankful for her. We know that every day is such a treasure with her, and we will never be sad to see her grow up, even if it is happening so fast. She is our greatest gift, and we can’t believe she’s already 3!
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  • from last year’s “taco twosday” celebration 🌮🎈🎉 I didn’t share many (read *any*) photos from her party last year, so, here we go (you know, for the archives 😆👏🏻)
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  • we had a little “party” for our girl yesterday 🍕🎉 so far, I’ve loved theming her birthday and making her invitation every year 👏🏻 and this year, that’s about all I did - I made an invitation and then didn’t actually plan the party 😬😂 so with minimal, last-minute decorating and a crazy looking pizza dessert (#nailedit 🏆), we celebrated this sweet girl with her favorite food and some of her favorite people by her side. ♥️ (swipe 👉🏻 for some Pinterest-worthy baking inspo 🍕🍪🤪)
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also, a side note... Instagram tells me that I should only post at 9pm because that’s when my greatest “engagement” is 🙄 help me prove that statistic wrong with a like/comment/why not both? k, thanks, you’re the best. 😘
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  • just one more week before someone turns 3 🎈🎉 it’s crazy we are here already. my heart has felt so much this summer, and this birthday will be no exception, so bear with me if I over-celebrate and over-post over the next few days. 😆
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