Abundant

Love abundantly pursues – driven by compassion, persistence and patience – encapsulated in grace. Love reaches out. Love is freeing. A love like this, you say, is of myths. A love like this is hard to believe. Receive it. Witness the Lamb – slaughtered and risen. Yes, so much love. Perfect life – placed in sin… Continue reading Abundant

When It Hits You All At Once…

Anybody else been feeling somewhat overwhelmed lately? Like you don’t just have one big decision to process, but more like ten big decisions? That’s how it’s been in the Bathon household over the past few months. Ok, so I’m being dramatic when I say we have 10 big decisions, but sometimes it can feel this… Continue reading When It Hits You All At Once…

Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

1. Go for a bike ride on SIU campus. You can stop at Starbucks in the Stud Center first! 2. Explore the Carbondale Farmers Market. 3. Bonfire party with s’mores (more couples maybe?). 4. Board game/cards night (one of our favorites). 5. Bowling 6. Try out some of our local restaurants (Pita Alley, Mackies, Longbranch… Continue reading Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

Favorite Kind of Date Night

My husband knows me so well! He surprised me with a trip to Alto Pass for the most beautiful date night! We arrived at the perfect time when the sun was starting to set. The sky was breathtaking, so I had to share some of my shots with you! If you haven’t been out to Bald Knob Cross,… Continue reading Favorite Kind of Date Night

Stillness: A Lost Art

When did activity and amusement take over our lives? When did Parks and Rec become more important than going to the Park with friends? For me, distraction is a constant, unwanted friend that won’t leave me alone. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a good ‘ole Leslie Knope pick-me-up or an Andy Dwyer mishap,… Continue reading Stillness: A Lost Art

From H to T

Congratulations, you have hired the photographer, your session date is scheduled and you are now patiently awaiting your photoshoot. You’ve almost got everything together and…BOOM…You forgot pick out your outfit for pictures. You may even have outfits to pick out for a significant other or little ones. Ahhh! So instead of scrambling around and putting “blah” outfits together, let… Continue reading From H to T

Confessions of a Pictureholic

It’s a beautiful “sickness…” A craft in which I am fascinated… A constant desire to learn more… My first instinct… The sound a shutter makes…a beautiful portrait…meeting new people…all apart of this thing we call photography. The love I have for this craft has been intensely growing since I was 11 years old. From digital to film, I… Continue reading Confessions of a Pictureholic