in central New York where the cornfields last for miles and the valley sunsets never disappoint. As I flip through the photographs that make up my life’s story it never fails that I am overcome with emotion. So often I find myself smiling at the adventures and experiences that my family, friends and I have encountered.
Jake and i met in high school where we dated for a glorious 6 days! ahh... high school love! after graduating we went on our separate ways but remained friends although we rarely saw each other. time went by one day I received a text message from a number I didn't recognize. to make a long story short it was a photograph, from jake, of the things i gave him in high school that he had kept all these years! we reconnected within a week or two of that message and the rest is history! we are currently living the engaged life after he proposed on march 8th, 2019!
I witnessed an emotion unfold. It was stronger than love, more powerful than appreciation and filled with hope.
IN THAT MOMENT I KNEW
I walk. I walk through the home of the very first wedding I ever shot. The walls covered with photographs from their wedding, the wedding that changed my life’s path.
We sat, gathered around the table where both of their families would come together to create new memories as one. The table that would be the center of new traditions, heart to hearts, and where they would soon show their grandchildren the photographs of their wedding. I opened up their gallery and let the slideshow play. As they saw their wedding day unfold for the second time before their eyes, I watch them. They shared glances that filled each other’s soul with love and happiness.
To be honest… I have never met a cookie I didn’t like! Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip are my all time favorite but chocolate crinkles and chocolate covered cherries are a close second! I’m seeing a theme here…chocolate.
If I could eat breakfast food for every meal I would! Who doesn’t love a Belgian waffle covered in strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream?!
One of my favorite things to do is to listen to someone who has traveled the world and learn all about their experiences! My list of places that I want to visit grows a little every day.
There is something about receiving an unexpected letter or package that always makes me smile! It’s easy to pick up a phone and send a message but to receive a handwritten letter is extra special!
A few years ago if you would have asked me to join you for a workout I would have said no thanks without hesitation. But after making exercise a part of my daily routine, I’ve noticed a huge change in so many aspects of my life. The mental, emotional, and physical benefits of a little exercise are well worth early morning and late night runs!
This may be a little cliche but it's true! I love my fiancé, Jake, so much I didn't know it was possible. We love adventuring life together with his golden lab mix, Sammy. We enjoy spending hours at a breweries sipping on IPAs and talking to each other until the place shuts down. He's my absolute best friend!