Article Offbeat

Where are you on your Jesus journey? Are you just starting out, heard the Gospel since you were born? Wherever you’re at, I think there is an innate feeling in all of us that desires to do something different. We’re all just a little too scared to try it. Even though I started following Jesus… Continue reading Article Offbeat

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

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

Fashion, Makeup and Mustard

What is it about this color? Mustard clothes, bags, lamps… It’s everywhere and I’m a FAN! Mustard is the color of the season! And how about this gorgeous girl? Katie’s a makeup artist in the area and she’s super creative! Amazing, right? I was a big fan of incorporating superhero-esque makeup into her shoot. Katie was so… Continue reading Fashion, Makeup and Mustard