Writer + photographer + DREAMER

Writer + photographer + DREAMER

Equipping dreamers & world changers
to live healthy & whole lives.

“Honey, sometimes it isn’t about going back to normal. Maybe you need to create a new normal.” That was the advice that my mother gave me the first time I wrestled depression at the age of 15. It’s stuck with me through the years, through crisis and transition and health challenges. Whenever I face another […]

How to Find a New Normal in the Messy Middle

January 29, 2019

Last summer, I burned out. Between Mid-May and early August, I photographed 13 weddings, got engaged, spent 11 days in Poland, helped launch a new ministry at church, and my parents’ divorce became official. I’m tired just thinking about it. It makes sense that somewhere around July, anxiety started to creep into my life and […]

Light & Free Summer // Live Lightly Challenge

June 6, 2018

One of my favorite moments at our wedding was a simple conversation during the reception with my much loved, “camp moms.” These two women have been mentors, friends, and inspirations to be for many years. One of them asked me if most of the young adults attending our wedding were friends from our church and […]

The Burning Ones Always Find Each Other

December 5, 2017

To the ones always planning their next adventure, may you also find a place to call your own.   To the ones stuck waiting until the perfect moment to act, may you take the leap of faith.   To the ones who know pain and disappointment, may you get your hopes up. To the ones […]

This is For You

November 29, 2017

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