Today was one of those days. Alright, so it’s 12:51am, so I suppose yesterday was one of those days. You know, the kind of day when you forget to “stop and smell the flowers”. I made a few pretty big mistakes. Not my day. Nope.

But you know what? After my classes ended, my errands had been ran, and my homework was done, I sat down at my computer with tear-sticky-cheeks and pulled out my external hard drive. I plugged that sucker in and I did a little soul searchin’. What I found was a breath of fresh air. What I found was release. And as I sat in my computer chair, pulling up old sessions, and giggling so hard that tears fell again – this time, happy – I realized something. I had a beautiful day. And as intense and totally crazy as it is, I have the most beautiful life. Truly. I pulled up Weston’s cake smash session and smiled remembering how his big brother made him laugh. When I pulled up Jayci’s third birthday photos, I couldn’t help but to remember how her session made me fall in love with my first studio. Sweet Ava’s Fall session reminded me of the peace it gave me when I began my freshman year at the University of Findlay… feeling slightly overwhelmed. The Piper family’s Spring session reminded me that despite the stress, the nearly impossible assignments, and the difficulty to find balance, I made it through a year of college. Which made me realize, I can do this again.

Then, I came across miss Gracie’s session. It took place in a field under the August sun. Her session reminded me that no matter what, I cannot forget to stop and smell those flowers.



  1. Hallie says:

    Hi – I’m Hallie. I’m 21 & I enjoy photography, too.
    I saw your photos and bio featured in a Findlay magazine. Unlike some other professionals in the area, your photos feel very…”real.” They’re not crazily over-edited like so many others these days, who love to feature people with plastic-looking skin. I love your use of lighting in particular.
    I just wanted to stop by and wish you well; I’ll be sure to continue following your blog. 🙂

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