I've never been very good at this.

Blogging! Ugh. Something I thought I'd love but it's been one of the hardest things for me to keep up with consistently. This space on my website has mostly been used for making various announcements about my business and posting client sneak peeks. But I think it's time that I start using it for its actual purpose. The problem I've run into is that I couldn't come up with enough photography related content to write about multiple times a week. I know this is definitely not uncommon within the photography community. At least I know I'm not alone! 

But, lately I've been finding myself thinking about how nice it would be to have an outlet to blog about everyday life. I'm a mom of 2 boys who are ages 1 and 2. I've recently started a journey to a healthier me. My husband and I have a goal to do our first 5k and are going to start the Couch to 5k program very soon (eeee!). I love reading and talking about books...but my toddlers are terrible conversationalists! So anyway, there's a lot I find myself wanting to say and don't have anywhere to say it. 

Then I had that ah-ha! moment. Which probably seems really obvious to everyone else. USE MY BLOG!

I am a photographer. People choose to hire ME. So why not let you get to know me? Yes, I'm a photographer but I'm also a daughter, sister, dog lover, business owner, constant dieter, homebody, pecan pie enthusiast, wife, and messy bun loving mom of 2. 

I want you all to get to know me, the person behind the camera. It's so much more important to share my heart and soul than to share endless camera lens reviews.. you guys deserve to know who you're working with and I feel like I haven't given that opportunity enough. That changes now! 

I want to keep a blog because sometimes a woman just needs to talk, share, encourage, vent, teach, learn, and reminisce. The days are long but the years are short and the moments are far too fleeting. 

Don't worry, I'll still be post regularly about photography (this IS still a photography blog!) but I'm so excited to start sharing even MORE with all of you. I'm starting this new blogging chapter in my life because I want to give you the whole picture (pun intended, kind of). 

I'd love to know some of your favorite bloggers so I can be sure to check them out too! This is a whole new world for me!

Grayson's Sneak Peek {newborn}

Grayson is such an adorable little peanut! He was welcomed into the world in the afternoon on January 2nd, weighing 6 lb 2 oz and measuring 18.5 inches long. We captured his newborn portraits at 2 1/2 weeks old in the comfort of his new home, specifically in the beautifully decorated nursery. Alli and Michael wanted to keep his session simple and chose a white onesie and of course his birthday suit along with a couple sentimental items to make the photos even more meaningful. This is definitely what I suggest for new babies, as we want to keep them the main focus. We were able to document some beautiful moments that I know Grayson's family will treasure forever!