I'm a twenty-something photographer & lifestyle blogger on the quest for simple living. I live in NE Iowa with my husband, Jared, baby girl, Thea Grace and doodle, Harvey. If you love sweet treats, puppies, online shopping, or outdoor adventures, we're destined to be friends!
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Brian and Kari’s love story began back in 2000 when they first met through some mutual friends at Iowa State University. They didn’t stay in contact and went their separate ways. It wasn’t until 2015 when Kari walked out of Parlor City in Cedar Rapids only to see Brian standing on the corner. It was fate. […]
This post is long overdue. I’ve been putting it on the back burner because I didn’t know where to start or the right words to say but done is better than perfect, right? Jared and I wanted to start a family early in our marriage. I’ve always wanted to be a full-time mama. With my […]
It was my due date, March 26th. At 7:30 p.m., Jared, Harvey and I went for our usual walk around the neighborhood. It was then I began to feel the pain. It came every 11 minutes or so but I thought it couldn’t be contractions since they weren’t painful and felt like menstrual cramps. I […]
I’ve always enjoyed hearing how babies got their names so I thought I’d share Thea’s story. These days many find names on Pinterest lists but we found hers the old-fashioned way (ish)…on TV. Ha! I think we first heard Thea on this TV show back in early 2016. I remember saying “Hey, I really like […]
I had every intention to blog my nursery style board a LONG time ago but it kept evolving by the week. I never thought I’d be so indecisive! I know Baby won’t care one bit but let’s be real, momma does. I wouldn’t say her room has a theme by any means. It’s neutral with […]
If you’re like me and love bridal details, this post is for you! I’m sharing THREE simple elements to add to your collection that will take these photos from alright to AH-MAZING. Plus, it makes your photographer absolutely giddy upon arriving to your bridal suite. Mrs. Box – your ring means the world to you […]
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