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New digs!

When I first started, I bought a website that was simple and easily maintained. Over the years, I have tried to keep up with it and update it but have done a pretty poor job. My blog is where you’ll find me most of the time and my website showcased work that was out of date and not representative of the current work I was creating. So some time ago I set out to find a new website that would reflect my current work and personality.

After a lot of looking around, I decided to go with a Showit site. My next step was finding a designer that could work with me and my ideas as well as my limited budget. I was thrilled when I found Chinelle of Branded Love. We talked several times and before long she had some initial designs from the ideas I had given her that I absolutely loved. Unfortunately, she hadn’t worked on a Showit site before and it proved to be quite a challenge. So my awesome blog that changed back in July was all her doing. She also designed that super fun logo for me! Thanks Chinelle!

I had a lot of the pieces that I wanted to use for the new site so I decided that I might see if I could put it together myself.


Just no.

While trying to figure out something, I posted on the Showit facebook page and all of the sudden there was a response complete with a bright light and angels singing the Hallelujah chorus. Ok, not really but that’s totally how I felt. Just like that I had a new friendsaying that she was designing Showit sites and would be happy to help me. As in, she would design my site for me.


Between our very busy schedules, some serious glitches because I don’t speak tech and always took forever to find answers for her, and just life in general my new site is finally LIVE! I can’t thank Julie enough for helping me finally have a home on the web that feels like ME. I feel like I will forever be working on the business aspect of, but what a wonderful first step this is to having a cohesive brand that I love!

Go check out my new digs here. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

Also, if you are in need of some design help be sure to visit Julie at Oddfellows Design. Tell her I sent you!

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Madilee in December : Stillwater Oklahoma Senior Photographer

Here she is again, my sweet Madilee. I’m so behind on editing her pictures and part of that is because I’ve totally been in denial that she’ll be graduating this spring. Then I realized that it IS this spring already and whether or not I like it, it’s going to happen. You know what that means…cruch time baby!

We did her December session while we were in Miami with family celebrating Christmas. Madi chose to take a few pictures with her closest (in age) cousin Sarah. Love these girls!

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Well, hello there!

Whew! The last week has been an absolute whirlwind around here. The last couple of days? A complete blur.

We are in the process of getting our house ready to put back on the market. When I say “in the process” I mean, I’m supposed to be cleaning and organizing and decluttering and keep putting it off. So I got a text Monday from our realtor saying that there was someone in town who got wind of our house getting ready to come up and she wanted to see it.

Cue Flight of the Bumblebee.

Seriously, that’s how I was all day yesterday. I didn’t sit down all day long. I even kept one of the kids home from school with me which is totally illegal but I so couldn’t have done it without her. The buyer says it’s a beautiful home but it won’t work for them. Poo. However, we have a great headstart on getting the house officially on the market. Yay!

All of this came after my super fun trip to Illinois to document the wedding of my sweet friends Kellen and Seth. I had Madi and 3 bridesmaids in tow and we had FUN. I had planned to share my trip on my Monday Musings post but as I told you I was frantically getting ready to show the house. Craziness! Now that things have calmed down, I am back at work today getting caught up on galleries and emails and designing graduation announcements. And I’m finally ready to share some of my favorite iPhone pics from my trip to Illinois! Stay tuned in the next few days for a sneak peek of an engagement session I shot while there as well as Kellen and Seth’s wonderful wedding!

We left on Thursday and took WAY to long to reach our destination but it was fun. I promise I had both eyes on the road while I snapped this shot of the rest of the crew watching 27 Dresses.

After we finally arrived at the hotel around 11:00pm I saw this while I was checking in. Go me!

It was so cold and snowed all day Friday. While the wedding party prepared the venue, Madi and I made memories together. I can’t believe this girl will be graduating in just a few short months. Someone slow down time!

Saturday was wedding day! It was a beautiful sunny cold day. We took a lot of shots outside in the snow and tried to think warm thoughts. I can’t wait to get a sneak peek of the day up!

After a very early morning, shooting a wedding, then an engagement session…Madi and I were pooped! As was the rest of our crew like our friend Rachel here. She was SUCH a trooper the whole trip. This beautiful lady is 8 months pregnant and I didn’t hear her complain one single time. Well, maybe just at this dinner because we were all SO hungry but I complained a whole lot more than her and didn’t have nearly the excuse she did!

Sunday was another early morning as we were all anxious to get back home. I drove the first few hours and then Tara put her lead foot on and we got home in record time. I mean, it wasn’t really that hard to beat our first time. We did get home fast though and I got to sleep a bunch. Thanks Tara!

All in all it was a really fun weekend. A beautiful wedding, a ton of laughter and silliness and some great conversation. Thanks for road-tripping it with me ladies! Muah!

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