Six months ago, I pulled on a one-piece bathing suit that only stretched up to my belly button and after a HEARTY laugh, put on a bikini and prayed I wouldn’t see anyone I knew at the pool in Huntington Beach.  Just a few short days later, a nurse was handing me a teeny tiny little baby […]

My story, Willemina Grace

August 1, 2016

The Strangest 6 Months


As it turns out, if you lack discipline, it’s hard to be a good blogger but regardless, I’ve always enjoyed writing (even college papers!  I do not lie.  Actually really truly loved it.), so my plan is to include a small writing snippet before each photo blog post.  I’ll try to keep it to relevant thoughts. […]

Baby, Lifestyle

July 4, 2016

Lola /// Dear Brand New First Time Mama


Two revelations this week: Someone said (about me): “Oh I didn’t know she did wedding photos.  She doesn’t post very much?” I haven’t blogged in one whole year. I think the two are related.  So – for your viewing pleasure – high school sweethearts, Rachel and Byron VanderWeide! Rachel parents house is GOALS.  Like crazy. […]


May 10, 2016

Bring the blog back: Rachel & Byron VanderWeide


I live within a few hours’ drive of incredible beaches, purple mountain majesties, and national parks.  There are incredible views and hikes and campgrounds…and I’ve hardly done ANY of them.  Tragedy of convenience?  It’s almost like the closer you are to anything notable, the more minimal your odds of taking the time out of regular life […]

Engagement & Anniversary

May 12, 2015

All The Things, Feels and Places


Last week we had a big shop party for Daniel’s 30th birthday.  I like to be totally prepared, so after three days of cleaning, baking, decorating and general prep-ment, I was running between the shop and the house (picture the headless chicken), praying I’d actually have time to do my hair before everyone showed up.  (Can […]


May 2, 2015

Coming into your lane


It’s 12:30am and I’m up and working on photos – which is normal.  I think any photographer will tell you that.  But tonight’s different because 1) Daniel is up with me and 2) WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING THE BLACKLIST (I mean Netflix keeps autoplaying the next episode.  What are we supposed to do?).  This show […]


April 19, 2015

Blogging and the Blacklist: Andrea & Chet


Putting together a good outfit is getting harder with age. At least that’s what’s happening to me.  I was fairly confident in my sense of style in high school – because clearly, choosing weather to wear a white or blue monogrammed polo with my grey or plaid pleated skirt was more of a science than art. […]


April 13, 2015

The One With The Dress


When I was in high school, I was quite sure I wasn’t going to get married or have kids.  Getting married was something people did because they felt like they should as a natural “next step” in life – plus I was fairly convinced they were just bored being single.  And kids?  Again – the […]


April 3, 2015

Teepees and Moccasins


I think as the maid of honor, the first thing you KNOW you need to do is buy a white, bedazzled “BACHELORETTE” sash for the bachelorette party.  You shouldn’t need theKnot to tell you that. Well.  I’m my sister’s maid (matron, technically, but I don’t like that word) of honor and I forgot to buy […]

Lifestyle, My story

March 31, 2015

The bachelorette party where I forgot to buy a sash


merry Christmas // happy new year In 2014… We got married. And it was awesome. We cleaned out an old barn on our property/dairy, Daniel built a bridge and the ceremony arbor and we found out we love doing projects and hosting parties together. It did come with a side of learning how to work […]

My story

January 31, 2015

The first year I mailed a timely Christmas card