A quote that has captured my thoughts:

"We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed."

-- Carl Rogers, On Becoming A Person

Wisconsin Summer Love

Earlier this year, when it was warm and there was ice in our coffee orders, I got to work alongside the extremely talented Christian Gideon once more. This beautiful couple celebrated their marriage in the heart of Madison, Wis. It was a joy. 

I love weddings. Everyone reveling in love and happiness, looking their best and smiling is an infectious energy. Being surrounded by this excitement, I like to try and capture the in-between moments.  Aimee and Chase made it easy. Congratulations, again!  


Tsunami and Avalanche

This summer I drove to California by myself to work and live in Yosemite National Park. Heading out West alone to drive for three days on beautiful and empty highways was one of the most liberating and risky things I've ever done. I would never go back to change a single moment. Some of my work living in Yosemite Valley and traveling to the iconic park was featured on the  Tsunami and Avalanche Journal. I can hardly believe my name is featured with the likes of the amazing work on the T&A Journal. It's an honor and incredibly encouraging. 

Proper Bagel

It's gratifying when small observations lead to meaningful experiences. Resting on the bed-side table in an East Nashville Airbnb, the April issue of Native Magazine caught my eye.  Intrigue from the cover led to a late morning of house-made bagels, cream cheese, soft window light and an afternoon work space at Proper Bagel on Belmont Blvd.

Taking the breakfast order and happily giving recommendations was none other than Heather Speranza, owner of Proper Bagel and the woman rocking the cover of Native. It was the perfect coincidence leading to fun conversation, friendship and quality food.

A baked strawberry donut with house coffee from Barista Parlor was the preemptive post-breakfast treat. Bites were traded between the avocado and egg on bialy with a micro green salad, and a breakfast bagel with rosemary garlic cream cheese and seared tomato as a side. 

Nashville Romance

Held back some tears watching Clayton and Hope join together. The looks on the faces of their friends and family conveyed more than words ever could. These two complete and complement each other. The weekend was a joy to document. To see more photos from the weekend, check out Christian Gideon's blog with the combined set, or the beautifully crafted journal post from Brother's and Craft