So, here's the thing. I just want to show you how loved you are...in the special way that only you and your family loves. Love looks different for everyone. The hugs are different, the laughs are different, the tears are different, the daily beauty filled mess is different. I want to show that. I not only want to show that, I want you to marvel at it for the rest of your days, I want your kids to sit around telling funny stories with these images in hand and say "we were loved", I want them to see a photo of your hug and remember how it felt, I want you to look at these images and remember how it felt for your little to wrap their sweet little arms around your neck for a bear hug. I want you to see, feel, remember your love. That's it. That's the magic. That's where I see and feel God and I just want to be close to it just like I want to be close to the ocean as often as possible.  

I am...

a wife...to a husband that likes to dance in the kitchen and hold my hand | a momma...to a preschooler who is all boy…a little bit of wild and a whole lotta sweet | a best friend...to a really good listener | a sister...to three beautiful ladies (and little ladies) | a daughter... to two amazing parents who became my parents out of God’s love… but not by birth | a believer...in God, in love, and grace, and hope, in stories, and memories, the power of a good hug and a "me too" , and a good kiss | a storyteller...of life and love and joy through photographs and words.

I am in love with...

meeting a new friend...a new family...and seeing how they are loved…even better if I get to document it | truth | connection | the sound of my sons laughter filling up our home | seeing my husband walk through the door after a long day | bear hugs | the green grass of spring | feeling the dirt from our garden run between my fingers | the warm light of sunset | watching the tall fields of summer dance in the wind | sitting around a campfire with stick and roasted marshmallow in hand | adventure | naps on the beach | being covered in sand and salt with stringy hair and sun kissed skin | feeling God tug at my soul | music of all kinds | dancing (especially in the kitchen or the rain) | a good book that transforms you | the feeling I belong where I am | living loved | photos that tell a story (even the blurry ones)

I should warn you...

I stumble over my words a LOT | I apparently rarely get the melody right to songs | I am a terrible passenger | I have a terrible weakness for Pepsi | during a photo session you will hear “cuddle up” and “love” and “just hang out” or “just be” possibly 20 times…each | I often end my emails with xoxo or love and that may be annoying (but probably not as annoying as all the “smiley faces” that will surely be in the email) | I may encourage your kids to jump on the bed | I really do love you already…probably…well maybe…okay…yeah…I do | speaking of…there’s a good chance I’ll hug you at the end of the session…maybe at the beginning too | we may become life long friends | I LOVE run on sentences...and to ramble.

My dream life is an inspired one filled with love, adventure of all sorts, kindness, long conversations, good stories, and sharing God's love through my life...my love...my photographs...and my words

Click on each image below if you'd like to read a bit more about me...nosey pants...

images of me by my talented friend, Stacey Woods Photography