I believe in allowing seasons of life to take their course, but also celebrating each of those seasons for what they are and how they shape us. I believe in disconnecting every so often in order to nurture real connections, and laughing until you cry. I believe that kindness and love can change the world.
If that all sounds a bit cheesy, well… it's who I am- a little bit mushy and “such a romantic” as Evan often tells me!
In early October of last year, my life changed completely in a matter of seconds when our baby girl entered the world. We've waited a long time for our turn to be parents, and sometimes it still feels unreal that she is ours!
Motherhood is exhausting in so many ways (and extremely humbling), but nothing comes close to the heart-exploding love of seeing her little squishy face break out in a smile for mom and dad.
We recently purchased our first home, and in the process of renovating and being free to decorate however we like, we’re discovering our design preferences lean toward a minimal, cozy modern feel, with some mid-century elements mixed in. Don't forget plants- lots and lots of houseplants!
I grew up in a small town on the Oregon coast- the type of place where everyone knows everything about everybody. By the time I graduated high school, I was more than ready for a fresh start somewhere new. But something about the coast keeps calling me back, and I visit every chance I get. I could spend days watching the storms roll in over the ocean, especially when the line between sea and sky blurs, and you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.
"I've discovered that my own "why" has evolved over the past few years. Evan and I have faced the grief of miscarriage and the heartache of infertility that followed. Being patient in our desires to start a family was not easy by any means. On those hard days, I loved looking through our wedding photos, remembering that we promised to stand by each other forever. Seeing how much we believed in our happily ever after kept me believing in it through those difficult years. If I can create something through photographs that gives couples something to hold on to when life throws them adversity, as I do with our wedding photos, then I've truly found my "why."
Evan and I met each other in college, where we were friends long before sparks flew. Our friendship took a new and unexpected turn at the most romantic of all places- a demolition derby. Maybe there is something to be said about raw, unapologetic country entertainment, but from there we were hooked!
After a couple weeks of puppy-love and butterflies, we met for lunch before going our separate ways for the Summer (or so we thought). Conversing over our sweet pork salads at Costa Vida, we both knew in that moment that this was meant to be a life long love. Surviving on Skype dates and a visit to the coast, Summer came and went, and we were engaged by that September. We’ve found our way back to the Pacific Northwest, and we’re loving the adventures life continues to bring.