An Adoption Journey

2019 began a brand new journey for my family and I. We began an adoption journey. It wasn’t something we expected for 2019, it was something that held us and grabbed our hearts, not letting us go. In 2018 I’d constantly had the nagging feeling that we were supposed to take a step toward adoption. … More An Adoption Journey

Let it Rain

Growing up I hated rain. I might have rubbed off on my children too because whenever we have to trudge through the battle of raindrops, Larkin spouts “I don’t like rain!” Only after traveling the world and living through successes and disappointments can I say that I don’t mind the rain like I used to. … More Let it Rain


This time eight years ago I was hard at work. I was painting a picture for my boyfriend who was living in New Zealand and would be coming home for Christmas. I decided to paint a picture of a place he’d taken me on my birthday date in June. The Head of the Metolious River … More Painting

Christmas Past

Every year November roles around and holiday pictures become one of the to-do’s I wonder if I should check off or skip. We’ve come off ahead the past few years. I’ve won free portraits twice (a good reason to enter Facebook contests!) and rented studio time to take pictures with a friend.     When … More Christmas Past