It feels as if these past four years have flown by as fast as the train rushing past us in the image above. It has been quite a whirlwind of ups and downs, more adventures than I thought possible, and making the biggest choice we could have. This man is my best friend. My everything. My love. He knows me better than anyone and I thank God for him every single day. We kind of did it backwards and spent our first anniversary in Paris! How can we top that?? This weeks Paris in Photographs post is a little different and is all about our Parisian Anniversary! It was something I never dreamed possible, but it happened and it was incredible… Continue reading
I love books. Everything about them. I love their covers, binding, and the enchanting words within… Story time is one of my very favorite things! My husband would tell you I collect books and I guess that’s true. I have more books than there is space for in our little two bedroom condo, but I just can’t seem to help myself. I do have a bad habit of starting books and getting distracted with another book and then another and another. I have many books with bookmarks in them on my shelves, but I fine with that! There are many strange things that I could be collecting so I think having an abundance of the written word is just fine! Continue reading
To continue the series on Paris in Photographs I wanted to share with you one of my favorite spots in the city… Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Coeur is a beautiful basilica that sits atop the highest point in the city in Montmartre. This area, in my opinion is the most enchanting neighborhood in Paris! Continue reading
Paris is a beautiful city…Both during the day and the night. The streets are sparked with light during the evenings and romance fills the air (as cheesy as that sounds, its true)! An evening stroll down a cobblestone street full of side walk cafés is one of my favorite things to do in this incredible city! Continue reading
I always knew I wanted to be a mom… Just ask Ryan and he will tell you I talked about it often! I have always enjoyed taking care of babies/kids and did a ton of babysitting throughout the years and I just knew one day I wanted to be a mama. What I did not know or couldn’t possibly fathom is how much I would love this precious little girl… I imagined what it would be like, but until she was born I had NO idea what it would feel like. She brings me so much joy… When I catch her gaze and she smiles at me, my heart melts!! It’s my favorite thing and I could just stare and smile with her forever. Continue reading
Notre Dame is one of my favorite places in Paris. It is very touristy and that is a bit of a draw back in my opinion, but it is still a wonderful spot. If you took the mob of people away it would be the best! The cathedral is truly magical… The building is absolutely stunning. It is nestled on the eastern part of the Île de la Cité, which is one of the two islands that are on the in the Seine River. Continue reading
I don’t typically shoot family sessions, but when your best friend has a baby and he is this adorable… How can you say no?? The Holcombs are a precious family and I adore their new little man, Grayson. He is full of smiles and OH MY GOSH… That bow tie!!?? How adorable is that!? I love it! Continue reading
I love photographs and the emotion they can provoke. I am so passionate about what I do and I truly love documenting the joyful moments in peoples lives. Welcoming a new baby into your life is one of the most exciting and scary things. I love being able to capture the raw emotion of such moments. On April 14th my dear friend Krystle welcomed her precious baby boy into the world! I could not be happier for her as she starts this new chapter in her life. I am so blessed and beyond excited to be entering into motherhood with so many of my close friends. Continue reading
One of my favorite things about Paris is how many incredible parks there are around every corner. I LOVE nature!! Being a Colorado girl has certainly spoiled me in this aspect. Having these small oasis’s of gigantic trees nestled within the winding streets of tall buildings makes this beautiful city all the more charming.
Paris in Photographs – The city of lights and love
I have decided to start a new blog series titled, Paris in Photographs. In these posts I will be sharing about my travels to Paris along with some amazing photographs. I have spent a magical 4 weeks gallivanting around the city of lights with camera in hand… Soaking up the spectacular city that Paris truly is! That is not nearly enough time to explore this city to the fullest, but it’s a great start! During this short time I have become enchanted by all that Paris has to offer and I am excited to share it with you!
I am often asked by couples when I would recommend they have their wedding ceremony. So, I thought I would share my answer here to hopefully be helpful to more couples planning their big day! Continue reading
I am enchanted by this magical city! I have been there for a total of 5 weeks over the past few years and cannot wait to go back! I was asked by a few people recently what my favorite things to do in Paris are and my must see’s for their upcoming travels to the city of love and lights. I figured I might as well share my Paris favorites with all of you as well! This is by no means everything there is to see… Even during my 5 weeks there I feel like I haven’t seen enough! This is just a list of my favorite things that I would recommend seeing if you’re planning a week long trip (or more hopefully!) Continue reading
When Krystle told me she was pregnant I could barely contain my excitement! You see, a few weeks before that I had revealed to her that I was also expecting AND earlier in the year Kasie, her twin sister and my dearest friend had told us that she was pregnant! There must have been something in the water! My best friends were having babies the same time I was! This was going to be so much fun!! Continue reading
Birth Story – Natural Childbirth
Disclaimer::: This post is raw and personal!
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a natural childbirth outside of the hospital. At first I didn’t know much about the differences between the delivery methods, but after doing research I knew that this was the type of birth story I wanted to have. I do believe that hospitals are crucial and play an amazingly helpful role, when they are needed. I don’t think that for a low risk and healthy pregnancy that they are necessary. I think in some cases they can do more harm than good. With that said, that is just my opinion and personal preference. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a woman choosing to have a mediated birth in the hospital – It’s just not the path I would choose. Every birth story is unique to each woman. Continue reading
Goodness it has been quite the whirlwind lately! Last time I posted was at one month prior to my due date… A lot has happened since then and now I have a precious 4 week old baby girl that I absolutely adore. I mentioned in my previous post about how my birth story might not play out the way I had hoped due to the fact that sweet little Adeline had been breech since my 34 week appointment (perhaps even before then). I had tried numerous natural ways to try and encourage her to flip and none of them seemed to work. After many tears and much prayer, we decided to go ahead and have the external version to try and flip her. It was not an easy decision since there are some risks, but after weighing them against those of a breech birth we decided this was best for us. We checked in at Swedish Hospital at 7am the day I was 37 weeks and 4 days along. I was really nervous since I wasn’t sure what to expect and from what I had researched, this was not going to be a comfortable procedure. Mostly I was just praying and hoping that it would work and that Dr. Hall could get Adeline to flip to be head down. Continue reading