Sunday, May 31, 2015

Goof Street

Back when Tyler was helping me take my senior pictures we took some selfies. 
And they got out of control.

Selfie game on point folks. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Late Night Thoughts

When I'm feeling down, I like to find inspiring quotes I can relate to on a deeper level. Words that resound with me and speak to me. Sometimes life can get hard, people get horrible, and you feel like you're walking when everyone else is running. But the trick is to keep on walking because giving up is not an option. Comparing your journey to someone else's won't bring you happiness, it will just bring you discouragement. 

Here are some thoughts to keep you going when you are feeling down and to ignite that fire to remind you that your dreams and goals are worth the STRUGGLE and the FIGHT every step of the way.

"I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me"

"I believe in the person I want to become"

"Maybe I hope too much. Maybe I dream too much. But at least I won't give up until I've tried and I won't regret anything."

"It doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing"

"I never dreamed about success, I worked for it"- Estee Lauder

Monday, May 18, 2015

Keep it Wild, Keep it Rad

Today we explored one of my favorite places in Utah. I always do photo shoots here but have never ventured to the OTHER side of the reservoir. And it ended up being incredibly beautiful! There was even this hidden meadow where I twirled in circles singing "The hills are alive with the sound of music" in a very bad Julie Andrews impersonation. 

It had just rained so everything was extra green and vibrant. The air smelled so fresh and even though we could see our breath at times, it didn't feel cold at all. It was a perfect evening to explore and take in the beautiful world around us.

T-Shirt: Indy Brand Clothing

 (We titled this photo "Yoda in his natural habitat")

Monday, May 11, 2015

To My Assistant...

My assistant, my second shooter, and my husband.
Thank you so much for holding umbrellas during rainy shoots.
And for bringing a unique and creative eye to weddings and sessions.
Thank you for capturing candid moments, cool angles, and for carrying supplies. 
Thank you for learning how to shoot in manual mode because I'm picky like that.
And thank you for all the tripod selfies, running and posing for a 10 second timer just to burst out laughing right after because we feel so silly. 
You are the best second shooter I could ever ask for, the craziest best friend, and the most incredible husband. Thanks for making me a better photographer and a better person.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Graduation was awesome! What can I say? It was a great day to celebrate with friends and family! I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Art and Visual Communications with a minor degree in Art History. I was lucky to graduate with my cousin Marlies so that made it a lot more fun! We had a few classes together over the past couple semesters and it's been a blast. It felt great to walk across the stage and get the diploma! The entire ceremony for the School of the Arts was amazing and there were a lot of cool performances and speakers! This was a graduation not only for me but for my family as well. Let's be honest, this degree is half my moms. FOR REAL. She basically did half of my projects because I kept messing them all up, like my rock sculpture ha ha ha. She gave me so much support and help throughout the years as well as the rest of my family. YAY FOR BEING FINALLY GRADUATED! 

 Some friends in the department! Love these girls!

 See? Totally my mom's degree too. Thanks for putting up with so many ridiculous assignments.

                                               (Obligatory cousin chest bump to celebrate)

 so many flowers! I am one lucky girl!

 Cute hubby :)