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summertime maternity photos.

Jay and I took these photos well over a month ago but I realized I never posted them! I’m not doing any sort of maternity session or anything so I guess this can count for one ;) I wasn’t even sure what to call this post “summertime maternity photos??” I guess that sort of what these are. Anywho, weeping willows always make for good pictures and thanks to my husband for taking these!  It was fun to get all dressed up for no reason- haha! My dress is from Asos Maternity.


These are TOO TOO TOO gorgeous!!!! Oh Arielle, I wish you lived closer and could take MY maternity photos someday :)

You are so lovely Arielle! That is an amazing dress. And I love the name Reagan!
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You are simply stunning!! And I’m not even pregnant but I STILL want to go buy that dress. THAT is how lovely you are.

hope + austin | kentucky wedding photographer

Hope and Austin’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful! I was so excited to be a part of their day and it was such a blessing to be able to capture their wedding. Hope is such a sweet spirit and it has been wonderful getting to know her. She is a super talented artist and does her own calligraphy which is absolutely beautiful. All of the details from her day were so lovely and I loved all of the soft colors and simple yet elegant bouquets. Her and Austin are such a sweet couple and I am excited to see what God has in store for their future together! These are just a few of my favorites from their day…

Her calligraphy is seriously gorgeous! Loved their invitations!

Hope, you were such a beautiful bride!!

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I CANT wait to see them all!!! Beautiful!!!

Connie hunt

Such a beautiful wedding, Hope you were a beautiful bride.

I love the simplicity of the baby’s breath bouquets. What a lovely wedding!
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28/29 weeks!

Phew! So here we are, between 28 and 29 weeks! I can’t believe it…this is flying by so fast! I have really, really enjoyed this pregnancy so much (minus the horrible morning sickness at the beginning.) SO thankful that I’ve been feeling good although I’m sure within the next couple of months I won’t have quite as much energy as I have had. The boys and I take a walk every day (usually I push them both in a double stroller) so I’ve been doing my best to keep up on some sort of exercise. Not only does it give me more energy, but the boys love it too.

I’ve been putting off the horrible glucose test but I guess this week I finally need to take it ;) I also have to do additional blood work and such because of my blood type so yep…fun fun! I think we’re going to finally start her nursery within the next couple of weeks and I’m so excited!! Most days fly by because I am constantly chasing two little boys. It is getting more and more real that very soon, we’ll have another little addition to our family :) Can’t wait!!


Love the picture! : ) The tests are the worst, I always push them off till they made me take them. lol


heather + david | portrait session

The other day I realized that I have several sessions AND weddings that I have never published on my blog! I will be posting them within the next couple of weeks and I can’t wait to share! This session with Heather, David and their pup Westen was so much fun. Heather has such a sweet spirit and it has been such a blessing getting to know her (and she has even written an awesome book!) Westen was the most photogenic dog I think I have ever photographed! Seriously he made my job so easy…I had such a great time with them! These are just a few of my favorites from their portrait session….

…So handsome! ;)


baby girl has a name!

We’ve picked out a name for our baby girl! I wanted to share because I’m not sure I can wait a couple more months :)

Reagan means “Noble” and Brielle means “God is my strength” …I think those two go pretty well together ;) Leland has been telling everyone he meets about having a baby sister and it is just about the cutest thing ever! We are so excited to meet the little miss come September!


What a beautiful name! Great choice.

Lovely choice, Brielle is so pretty and I agree they go together well. That is so lovely of Leland to be so excited

a new endeavor: mary & martha

I am SO thrilled to share some exciting news! I am taking on a new endeavor (yes, I will still be doing photography) and am now an independent consultant for the company Mary & Martha. When I saw some of the products that they sell, I was sold! Basically, they reminded me of Anthropologie-type items with beautiful inspirational messages. The company is more about ministry and community which I LOVE! I’m so, so excited to be a part of this. Here is my little bio and information that you can find on my consultant page:

“Making a charmed and happy home is a noble endeavor.” 
Deborah Needleman

When I first found out about Mary & Martha, I was thrilled. I love interior decorating and entertaining, but for home decor to have an inspirational message is an added bonus! When people come to my home, I want them to feel welcomed and loved. Mary & Martha helps to do both of these things.

I am a photographer and stay at home mom and knew that this would be a perfect fit! My hope is that others will enjoy Mary & Martha and these beautiful products as much as I do. I hope that they use them to bring God glory in their own homes.

“Dear friends, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible”
 3 John 1:5


Below you will see some photos I took of my favorite products from their line. Right now, they are having a huge Semi-Annual sale which is amazing!  You can shop my online shop HERE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment below and I would love to answer! The spring/summer catalog and sale can be viewed through my online open house. I hope you love what you see as much as I do! There will be more Mary & Martha posts (and a giveaway!!) here in the near future :)

This sweet honey jar (or really can be used for anything!) is one of my favorite items!

This adorable mug is another one of my favorites :)

Love these baskets!!

They also sell their own coffee which is wonderful! Click here to see more :)


This looks so adorable! I will have to check them out! I have never heard of this company! xoxo

Oh, yay!! Excited for you!! I’ve seen Mary & Martha a lot recently but didn’t get to check out a whole lot because I didn’t know of a consultant. Sooo… problem solved. ;) xoxo

This is amazing! Everything is too pretty and special. The company name itself makes me want to buy everything already! But I must say that bowl/plate(?) is my favorite: grace and gratitude, always. Looking forward to this new season of your life and your giveaways!!

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