Boondock Ramblings

Photographers: enough of the emotional blackmail already.

We photographers can be a depressing bunch. I mean how many more ways can we remind people they need to get photos of their family members because soon they’ll all be dead. Dang, people. Yes, it is true… Read More

Faithfully thinking: I may not think, speak or do things like you but God can still use me

“To be honest, I don’t know why I even write anymore,” I thought to myself one morning. “I don’t know much about anything and I’m full of very little wisdom. I’m a mom and a wife and I… Read More

Why artists need social media breaks

This is part of a five part series focusing on tips for creatives to keep their own, unique, authentic voice from being silenced. I recently dropped Facebook for about a week, except for posting a few photos to… Read More

When you forget why you wanted to create art | Athens, PA photographer

I often find myself over looking an image in my archives and it’s usually related to where I am in my photography journey.  Sometimes I toss it aside because my focus that week is stock photography and I… Read More

Oct. 5, 2017 Ordinary Moments in Ordinary Days | Athens, PA photographer

This is part of a new project called Ordinary Moments in Ordinary Days where I capture ordinary moments in our days for the month of October. Those ordinary moments often make up very extraordinary lives. We may not… Read More

Faithfully Thinking: A little more of a little less: why the fear of missing out is killing us

Our brain was not wired to process the amount of information we throw at it on a daily basis. The shows we watch. The news we tune into. The podcasts we listen to. The social media we scroll… Read More

Photographing families in their own environment | Athens, Pennsylvania photographer

I’ve heard it said that if you have a dream you should speak it out loud. I have a dream that sounds self serving but I’m speaking it anyhow. I want to photograph families in their homes and… Read More

Things I never, ever thought I’d ever, ever have to say

I thought I’d share a list of things my children have recently said or things I’ve said to them that I never thought I’d say. One night my daughter stepped on her brother’s back and I thought she… Read More

Sometimes we are fake

Sometimes I feel like such a fake. I write blog posts about trusting things will work out and having faith and enjoying every moment and there are days – seriously – where I just don’t feel it. Like… Read More