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Hi friends.

I just came home from the library on-campus. I’m munching on some popcorn now.

I wanted to tell you about my latest photography endevours. You see, a while ago now I had this idea… more like a dream… of becoming a photographer. A good one.  Maybe even a professional one. I had this dream and it seemed very attainable at first thought. I knew I had a lot to learn, and I knew I would at least try. I put away my point and shoot camera and got my hands on a DSLR (a fancy one). Not until this summer did I begin to learn the basics of photography. Now, I am in full manual mode, there is no going back to automatic. I’m in a photography class that requires this, along with other tough challenges to a photo newbie. Most days in class, I feel like I am way over my head. But sometimes, (on a good day) I feel a little spark inside me, something driving me to have motivation and confidence that I can really create a beautiful image.

I guess I didn’t realize how much of an art photography is.

And how hard it is!

Seriously people, it is not easy.

So I ‘spose I just want to say that I give the photographers out there way more credit. (That means you Jenn Anibal, Bobbi and Mike, Bryan and Mae, Jillian Bowes, Beth Fletcher… all my favorites, duh!)

I am going to share my progress with you. This semester I am dedicating myself to this art. I am still working on that dream, only with the expectation that I will improve over time.

and just for fun… 🙂


Last weekend, I attended a beautiful wedding. Andrea, one of my best friends from high school, married her sweetheart. I have known Sam and Andrea for many years and I know they long awaited becoming Mr. and Mrs. Finally, their dreams came true as they vowed to commit their lives to each other. Today I have the pleasure of sharing what I captured on their wedding day.

But first. I made cookies and of course, I have to share them. Andrea wanted homemade cookies for her wedding favors. She asked me to bake them! I knew I was up to the challenge, even though I have never baked 350 cookies before. Needless to say, I was a little nervous but everything turned out (thanks to some help from my mom, Kristina, and Kevin) and now I am a pro cookie-baker. 😉

And onto the wedding day…

The bride getting her hairs did.

Andrea made this flower that she wore in her hair.

Andrea was a gorgeous bride!!!

The lovely bridesmaids!

Andrea’s nephews were the ring bearers. SO DARLING.

Happy groom.

Congratulations Sam and Andrea!!! I love you both. Enjoy being married, friends!