Tiell {family}

You probably won’t understand, but I will try my best. There’s this aching feeling I get whenever I drive by a field of flowers. The ache is similar when the sunlight is just pure magic falling into my car windows or when I stumble across an overgrown woods. You probably don’t understand, but I ache […]

August 1, 2014

Family, personal

I am a Photographer

There’s a tiny smudged handprint on my studio’s glass door. It appeared sometime last Fall. My dad has reminded me (more than once) that it could use a little cleaning, but I can’t bring myself to wipe off that little hand. I see it at least twice a day – when I enter the studio and […]

February 24, 2014

Baby, personal

Soul Searching

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 […]

January 29, 2014


In The Quiet

I sat here for awhile. Trying to decide how words could possibly do these photographs justice. They can’t. But I will say that moments like these validate what I do. Families like this one show me why God put a camera in my hands.  It’s an extraordinary thing to be a part of memories. Whenever I […]

December 9, 2013


It's October!

October is here!  It’s actually surreal to me.  I remember last Fall as if it were yesterday.  Last year seems so close and yet, worlds away.  So much has changed since then.  Change…  Today, Sammi and I transformed my office into a prop room.  It was used as an office for about 5 seconds and […]

October 1, 2013

Newborn {studio}, personal

Picture Frames & Dave Matthews

Get ready for some rambling. It was a Saturday night – not different than most – spent at the studio.  I had filled my day with shopping: first the flea market, then Hobby Lobby, and then T.J. Maxx.  I love flea markets and T.J. Maxx because you really have to LOOK and SIFT to find […]

September 8, 2013



I’m sitting on the floor in tears as I sift through our old photos.  I know for a fact that you will laugh at me for crying and say something like, “Oh jeez…”.  You always do. It’s late (or early depending on how you want to look at it) and your graduation is hours away.  […]

June 1, 2013


Let's Play Catch Up

Where am I going? What am I doing here? I find myself asking these questions often.  More often than usual, these days.  See, my heart craves accomplishment.  It thrives on scrambling to meet goals.  About six months ago, I was struggling with a very tough decision.  I had to make a choice between going to […]

February 19, 2013

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