I'm a wife and mama to the best. My boys are my entire world. I have 7 of them (including our kitty, Winston, and our Frenchie, Forty). Cole is my husband. He's an extremely gifted pastor and my best friend and the funniest person I know. We got married after a week-long engagement in 2014 and it just keeps getting sweeter. We share 4 beautiful boys: Beckham, Cannon, Brooks, and Shepherd. They're the loves of our lives.
I love Jesus, I'm always down for a Marvel marathon, I'm pretty sure my body's like 90% iced coffee, and I could probably live off only sushi for the rest of my life. I'm an Enneagram 4 so I love my alone time, but I'll never turn down coffee or dinner with my girls. I spend at least 1 morning a week strolling Target (I know, I'm basic). I love to hyper-fixate on one show for months at a time. A few of my favorites: The Office, New Girl, Scrubs, and Parks + Recreation. Creating is my passion. I am constantly coming up with some idea and finding a way to bring it to life. I'm convinced there's nothing more satisfying! I could (and do) spend hours scrolling Pinterest. I'm a super visual person and pretty things bring me a whole bunch of joy. I love doodles, quotes, colors—anything aesthetically pleasing. I'm mostly an introvert until I get around the people I'm comfy with. I love to be home, alone or with my boys. Cuddling up in my bed to edit with a cup of coffee at 10pm is my favorite thing ever. I'm a sucker for a good folk song. Pretty much all my playlists consist of The Lumineers, Caamp, and Greta Van Fleet. But I'll never skip a Harry Styles song!
I picked up a camera in 2019 and shot my first paid session: a birth. Long story short—I haven't put it down since. Photography is truly my passion. I love the creative aspect of it, but I really love the connections I get to make with people. I love giving people a new perspective of themselves. There's something so incredible about someone trusting you enough to get in front of your camera and let their walls down so you can capture them in the realest way. The responsibility I have when documenting families and mothers in their current seasons of life is never lost on me.
My mother says kissing a man without a mustache is like eating eggs without salt
Which is a better way of saying—take the scenic route. Say I love you when it's true. Drive 12 hours just to touch. Buy kumquats because they're called kumquats. Call someone you love a little kumquat. Write letters. Recite poems. Be verklempt. Rise early to hunt the moon. Eat pastries whose names you can't pronounce. Astonish everyone. Haunt everything. Sing, even if poorly. Press the peel for zest. We're nothing but brief bodies. Hearts, fragile as parakeets. Spit, lips, and longing. All we've got is this skin. This necessary salt. —Joy Sullivan