Monthly Archives: August 2011

These two make me giggle. Every time I see them I just can not stop smiling! I met them a few years ago through a friend (Staci at Simply Taken Portraits) and have been lucky enough to watch them grow. Their bond is pure sisterly love.

We met for their session in the evening hours at one of my favorite locations. The girls just went crazy with laughter and fun while running in the long grass, picking flowers. They found at least 20 ladybugs and watching them play together while trying to catch them was all the entertainment I could ever dream. It was such a feel good session.

Their Mom has become a favorite too. I am going to miss this sweet family as they move to my old home, Washington State.

I wish you four wonderful travels and years of bliss. Thank you for sharing your sweet girls with me!

Many Hugs,


Sitting down to write this blog post and the only word that I have for you is layers. I am not sure what to do with it, just promised that if I write, the message will come. When I saw this image through my camera I thought about my life. A life full of layers. Moving through one at a time, each nesteled up to the one before. Each layer reaching out more and supporting the one after. I then reflected on the layers that are holding me up today. The ones far in the distance, small in nature, that nurtured me in the beginning. Each layer representing a piece of time; the friends, the places, the triumphs or the hard times. But most importantly representing who I am today. Because without the layer before there wouldn’t be this layer. Without those friends, those places, the hard times and the triumphs, I wouldnt be who I am today. The relevancy of this message seems cliche as I am ready to start a new chapter in my life, or have you, a new layer.

I like this layer. I really, really do. I love my friends that are so supportive, the clients that I have grown with the last three years, the families that have become like our own. The thought of moving on and leaving this behind can be intimidating. To pack up everything we have, and literally fly into the unknown. We do it all the time, but the older I get the more absurd it can feel. And then I look back on the layers of seven years ago and I think what if I didnt follow my heart? What if I let all that fear and intimidation take over, and I stayed right where I felt comfortable. Where would I be? I wouldn’t be writing you ¬†here today. I wouldn’t have experienced the most amazing journey of growth and expression. I wouldn’t be me.

Change can be so many things. It can evoke fear within us. It can be hard to move from what is comfortable to the unknown. I ask, what are you to fear?  Look at the layers, each supporting the next, the one before and the one after. You must grow. Take away the fear and allow the layers to hold you up and support you on your next chapter.

Until Soon,