Today I heard the saddest news. A dear friend is suffering. Her marriage is in trouble and both parties, with lots of love still in their hearts, have decided to take a break. This makes me sad. Really sad. Because every time I heard them speak they were loving and caring and kind to one another. My heart aches for her today as I know there is nothing I can do or say that will alleviate her pain. It’s deep and it has no words. It can’t be described, it can only be felt. I’m scared too. I’m scared because there has been many times when I have thought of… Keep Reading
It’s a busy world. Busy life, for that matter, and in the midst of the chaos I forget. It’s only when I’m lying in bed at night that I remember that I am truly thankful for so many things. And that chaos is one of them, because without it, I would be lacking some of the things that are most important to me. So here I am with a new project in mind. I want to document the things that I’m thankful for. Some might be minute, others as large as the sky, but both equally important. Last weekend I walked with Gavin into his room and closed the door… Keep Reading
“What do you do? I’m a photographer. Oh, what kind?” This is a common question I hear people asking photographers. Almost as if a “kind” is specific to what you photograph. They expect to hear: I’m a wedding photographer, or I’m a portrait photographer, or I’m a newborn photographer, but really my “kind”, my “style” is not based on the people I choose to photograph, but in how and why I photograph them. When I first started photography back in 2009 I was scared and naïve. I followed the crowd and I really thought that my “niche” was who I wanted to photograph. It took some soul searching this time… Keep Reading
My fingers hold still on the keyboard. I don’t know where to start. My princess, free-spirited child is seven today. Seven. Khloe lives in our hearts for reasons hard to put into words, yet here I am trying my best to describe her. She is love. It’s in her, it’s around her, it’s in everything she does. She follows her heart wherever it takes her. She is feisty, vibrant, funny. She is smart, sweet, creative. She is everything I ever wanted her to be and more. Yes, it saddens me that I can’t stop time, but grateful to see her shine.
The pictures you see above are of my grandpa with my grandma taken in the later stages of his Alzheimer’s disease but weeks before his health took a drastic turn robbing him of his personality until his death in 2014. In all honestly, I didn’t bring my camera to their home that day with the intention of capturing this moment. I simply had bought a new camera, knew that I was visiting them (they lived over two hours away), and wanted to bring it along to play with it in their backyard. I didn’t know then that these were going to be the last photos I took of my grandfather… Keep Reading
Sunday mornings are my favorite. It usually starts with the sound of a crying baby ready to start his day. The house is quiet and every one sleeps while we both make our way to the living room; him with a fresh bottle of milk and me with a new Netflix documentary. Last Sunday was no exception. Still half asleep I pressed play and The True Cost started playing. This documentary, which emphasizes on the true cost of the clothes we wear and those that are actually affected, is an eye opener to say the least. I’m a believer that we don’t have to sacrifice style while caring for how our clothes… Keep Reading
We try to mold them and make them fit into a pretty little box of what is considered normal. But she is not normal; she is full of love, passion, and imagination like no other. Her dreams are big, her imagination wild. She does many things at once because her brain can’t stop. It bursts with ideas, constantly. This is my daily struggle with my 6 year-old. Her room is in a constant state of turmoil. Barbies on the floor, dresser, closet; clothes scattered in corners; makeup on her bed; blue eyeshadow dust on her dresser. How can I stop her if when I do I feel like I’m crushing… Keep Reading
[Big Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape, or form telling you that this is what you should do for your baby. This was a decision I made for my baby after many hours of research. Please make sure you do your own research before determining what is right for you and your baby] I wrote in this post about my breastfeeding struggles and because of it I had to find an alternative way to feed my baby. Not only did I have to find the safest bottles, but also the safest formula. When it came to bottles, I knew that we would be warming up formula, so plastic bottles weren’t an option. We decided… Keep Reading
The most delicious coconut chicken curry I have ever had!! I tell my husband all the time how much he should really own his own restaurant. He is incredible in the kitchen and can blend spices like it’s nobody’s business. See for yourself: Does this not look amazing? I asked him to give me the recipe to post for your guys, but he was a bit shy. He said if anyone was interested he will put one together, so please make sure to comment or email us.
This morning Gavin, my youngest, woke up earlier than usual. At 5:45a.m. to be exact. We had been hearing him complaining from his crib for a while, but the real crying didn’t begin until 5:45 came around. The horrifying part is that my alarm clock is set to go off at 5:55a.m. He robbed me of ten whole minutes which are oh-so-precious to me. This got me thinking of how different all of my kids have been when it comes to sleep training. Trying to get Gavin to sleep through the night in his crib is not a faraway memory. In fact, he didn’t sleep on his own through the… Keep Reading