work with them where they are

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson Have you ever tried to take pictures of a one year old? Whew! It sure is exhausting. Brielle turned…

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A lesson in gratitude

I am pretty certain that my favorite month out of all twelve is November. The weather begins to turn colder, we get to snuggle up inside under fleece blankets, with warm mugs of coffee, and UGG boots. There is time to reflect. To focus on the things we are most grateful for in this life….

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Unexpected Grief

I took one last deep yoga breath before stepping into Inksanity Tattoo Company on Friday night. The emotions and adrenaline pumping through my body in that moment felt so familiar. The nerves, the huge pit in my stomach, the uncertainty. They were all the same feelings as I set foot in the hospital’s labor and…

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Getting Sacred. Getting Inked.

I got my first tattoo when I was 21. In a moment of college spontaneity myself and 6 of my closest college buds decided to commemorate the summer of 2002 forever.  The pisces fish now swim in circles for all time on my lower back. To this day I still love my ink. Even after…

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Wisdom Wednesday | Advice

Sometimes it can be really hard to follow advice. Everything in moderation. (right after I’m done scarfing down this pint of ice cream…) Don’t sweat the small stuff. (as the internal dialogue drones on – “does so and so like me? does this dress make me look fat? oh my gosh, did I have food…

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Stuck

Yesterday I didn’t shower. (please feel free to follow with a chorus of “ewwwww gross” or “that’s disgusting” here). The desire to be clean just wasn’t there. Being on summer vacation, free from the “day job” has opened up a whole host of new schedules and new routines. And apparently motivation isn’t a part that…

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