Simple Pleasures…Even When Life’s Hard

Another mom asked me last week how I could possibly have any margin for helping other moms when I’m living in the same chaos. Good question. I’ve been thinking about it ever since she asked. On a practical level, I have the best husband E.V.E.R. who is doing a lot of the practical things such […]

I’m going to Haiti!

I am feeling really privileged to serve as the official team photographer for an upcoming ACT Mission Trip. Click here for details and how you can get involved!


You know you live in God’s country when you look out your front window and see this… Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives […]

How To: Photo Collages and GIMP

So after all those Christmas photo collages, I got a couple inquiries on how to do it.  I’ll be completely honest here.  I stole the whole collage idea from MckMama and I was too lazy, busy, and sleep deprived to write out a step-by-step tutorial for how I did mine using Gimp instead of Photoshop. So I […]


If you missed the last photography post, you can catch up here. So what do all those settings on your camera really mean? Let’s start with some basic photography vocabulary that affects exposure. Film Speed (more specifically ISO):  If you want the nitty gritty, you can go here .  But basically, the ISO number tells you […]

Foto Friday

Please excuse me while I kill two birds with one stone again.  I’ve been wanting to write a post (or two, or three…) about photography since a lot of you have been asking.  And it’s also Foto Friday.  So allow me to share some photos while I (hopefully) help you take better pictures.  Like I […]