2016, a day in the life

kindness

Be nice to yourself.   It’s such a simple concept, and yet it is like the HARDEST thing to do. I see more & more articles out there about how horrible body-shaming is and how, as a society, we need to embrace the fact that bodies come in different shapes & sizes. And I love that […]

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2015, a day in the life

oklahoma daydream: great salt plains

I love Oklahoma.  I love that I can hop in the car, drive 2 ½ hrs & be in a strange and wonderful place… The Great Salt Plains. If you’ve never been there before, you need to go.  Back back back in the day I went with my high school Geology class & remember it […]

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2014, a day in the life

santa fe daydream

Santa Fe will always remind me of my grandmother.   It is road trips that seemed (as a child) to last forever.  Of being squished in the backseat of her Cadillac Eldorado, listening to the Eagles or Brooks & Dunn.  Of writing silly “We’ve gone to see the world” notes with my cousin & hiding […]

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2014, a day in the life

porch mice

First of all…if you haven’t heard the Porch Mice, you really should remedy that right this second.  Because they are awesome.  I can’t describe their sound any better than awesome, so I will borrow their words: “hollering and muttering about love love and sad sad. catchy as the plague though. something papa can whistle in […]

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circa 2010, family portrait, photo projects

hats

In honor of (belated) Father’s Day, I want to share this concept shoot I did back in 2010.   One of the people I admire most in this world is my father.  He has the ability to walk into a room and the world is immediately a better place.  He is funny and charming.  He […]

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circa 2012, photo projects

my mother’s perfume

I wrote this on March 5th, 2012.  When I read through it today, I realized that it still holds true.  Or maybe even a little more true.  Happy Mother’s Day to the best Mom I could ever hope for…I am a lucky duck to have her in my life. My mother is many things. My […]

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a day in the life, circa 2012, photo projects

being invisible

Sometimes it’s a good thing.  Just to soak into your surroundings, blend in and become a part of them.  It’s a conscious choice. Other times, it’s a bad thing.  When you feel that you are fading away and not a single person acknowledges it. And then there are the comic books, with invisibility being a […]

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a day in the life, circa 2011

minnesota daydream

My friend’s cabin in Minnesota is just a little slice of heaven.  Every summer we pack up the car, put on an epic playlist & escape the insane Oklahoma heat.  11 hours later (and a quick trip to Trader Joe’s), we’re sitting bayside at the most awesome lake cabin on the face of the earth. […]

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a day in the life, circa 2011

springtime

Ah, Springtime.  It is my most favoritest season of all.  The weather is getting warmer but it is yet to be the oven that Oklahoma loves to be in the summer.  There are great thunderstorms (just beware of the tornados!) that are awesome to sit on the porch and watch.  Best of all though….the flowers finally […]

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a day in the life, circa 2011

bermuda

I have been beyond blessed to visit many beautiful places.  I love getting the opportunity to sit back and soak up all of the sights & culture of different locations…be they near or far.  But really, the best part is spending time with the people I love.   Oh, and the views aren’t too shabby either…

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