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

Nice To Meet You!

FIRST BLOG POST! Woo hoo! Thanks for checking out some of my photos and design work.  Before we go any further, let’s start by getting to know one another. I’m a Southern Illinois native. I’m a university employee by day, photographer, writer and designer by night. 😉  I cook a mean cilantro lime chicken and I… Continue reading Nice To Meet You!