In 2020, I’ve focused a lot of my efforts on growing my photography business. It’s been a nice distraction from the events in the outside world—a way to express myself and help others do the same. Based on some of my achievements, things have been going well: I developed an online photography course and completed […]
My third baby recently turned one about a month ago. Where does the time go?! After having three kids, I’ve discovered a few favorite baby items I just can’t live without, and I thought I’d share them with you today. I love all of these because of their quality, timelessness, and how they blend into […]
As the saying goes, “the best camera is the one you have with you.” And in today’s modern world, it’s safe to say you probably have a great camera on you at all times: your smartphone. Whether you use an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel, there’s no doubt your smartphone is an amazing piece […]
Spoiler alert: This isn’t my first time starting a blog. In fact, my first post dates back to November 28, 2017. And since then, I’ve only written 12 posts, with only one posted in the last year and a half. Based on those stats, it’s easy to believe I’ve failed as a blogger. But I […]
Full transparency: I’m nervous and uncomfortable talking about racism. My usual social media posts are about motherhood, my kids, and photography—lighthearted and easy to talk about.
Finding the balance between being a mom and pursuing my other passions is hard. In addition to running my photography business, my husband and I have launched a new business.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Finding the balance between being a mom and pursuing my other passions is hard. In addition to running my photography business, my husband and I have launched a new business. It’s a lifestyle brand centered around a getaway mountain house. It is an idea that I just couldn’t keep to myself! It is my dream to provide others with a unique short term rental experience and also inspire others to be more present in their everyday lives. What I need in my personal life is what led me to start Cozy Escapes. I have a hard time disconnecting and being fully present with my family. I am distracted by the mounting housework, the email notifications, and reminders on social media of all the local activities we we’re missing.
Cherry blossom trees are beautiful when they bloom in the spring here in Virginia. Despite that, I had decided to avoid cherry blossom sessions. But when a neighbor reached out in the winter requesting to book a cherry blossom family session I said yes.
I set a goal to take a self portrait every day for the month of February. Yes, it was nice that February was the shortest month because getting set-up to take self portraits is a lot of work (and I did miss a few days)! I knew that not every image would have the strongest […]