The other day I realized that my mom and dad watch the news a lot (on tv). Before work, while making dinner and in the evening. They also read the local paper daily. We don’t have cable and I don’t get a newspaper delivered. I actually tend to get most of my “breaking news” on […]

I made a collage for fun the other night while I was experimenting with different brushes in Illustrator. I’ve enjoyed getting back to drawing lately. You can see my sketches from the other day here on my Instagram account. I decided that since I was on a spending freeze – I should draw everything o

I know I haven’t done many Here We Go posts lately but I figured if I were to resurrect the series, it should be for Canva. I’ve been chatting with Hannah from Canva (oh a rhyme!) for months now. We’re partnering with them for our Haute Blog workshops this fall (in Chicago and Indianapolis) an

Blogs tend to be very curated. Mine’s no exception. Most of us post photos of ourselves where we’re showing our good side. The ones you see of me are usually from days when I’ve showered (hint: it doesn’t happen very often). We style our workspace strategically. We every-so-lightly edit.

I’ve been experimenting and playing around with some new concepts while shooting photography lately. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be hosting a “pop-up shop” at a local space where I’ll be photographing kids, families or anyone who wants a unique portrait! I’m pretty exc

Currently: Feeling sluggish because I keep eating crap. As an adult I’ve found that my energy levels are very closely tied to my diet. Today I choose effort over laziness. Even though eating pizza for every meal is delicious. Letting that sluggish feeling hinder my creativity. Because, naps. Trying not to

I fell in love with Bloglovin’ last night. I’m seriously always late to the party. I spent a better portion of my evening catching up on all my old favorite blogs. Many of them were literally the first blogs that I regularly read. Many inspired me to get back into photography. They were blogs about

Why yes, this is a blog post about toys. Thanks for noticing. But not just any toys. Toys that I specifically played with as a kid (and loved with all my heart). I get pretty nostalgic but have an awful memory. So when I looked up “1990 toys” on Pinterest/Google, my mind exploded. I had […]

Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Laura! It only took a day for me to fall in love with Madrid. Against all odds, I didn’t miss the ocean or the beach but was intrigued by the small streets, huge buildings, and the art community. The capital of Spain has so much to offer […]

It must be the time of year. I went on a 60 day spending freeze in August last year and I’m at it again. I must do a lot of spending between the holidays and now. Funny how that works. August must be my, “Oh my gosh stop spending so much money” spell. So here […]

Recently photography has been taking up more of my day than design. I thought I’d share a few teasers from some of my shoots. Can’t wait to share full shots soon!  

When Adam and I started working together full-time, syncing our calendars was one of the first things that we did. It was sort of a debacle. I honestly don’t even know how we did it but it went a little something like this: We had years of synced calendars through iCal We wanted to switch […]

Did you know that my husband and I own a company called The Wonder Jam? We help individuals and small businesses build their brand, get a little goofy + highlight how they’re unique. Here are a few examples of our current client work. We gravitate towards people who do what they love. Because we love wha

Hey there’s my face! After failing a few times at the self-timer, I finally got the shots that I wanted for my first natural skincare review! My first review is all about Ecco Bella, a company all about natural skincare. As you can find on their website, Ecco Bella started out of protest against the [&hel

A year ago today I started a business. On my own. I still don’t know what it is or what it’s going to become. But I like it. And I hope for many more years to come.

I started a side project with my friend David a couple months ago. It’s called Death to the Stock Photo. I mentioned it in a previous post but thought I’d share some more info! You can sign up here and once a month you’ll receive 10 free high-res photos that fit within a certain theme. [&helli

  I’m totally pooped. I photographed at a shoot for The Blowout Bar for 10 hours yesterday. 12 models. Hair, makeup and wardrobe. My 85mm/1.2 is heavy and I’m kind of embarrassed that I’m sore from holding it all day. No matter what, it was a blast and I’m so honored to work with am