3 years ago today : I was married.

3 years ago. I knew, but yet I did not know. I knew that this was the man God intended for me. He had made that clear enough through a long-distance relationship in Japan, through many late night phone calls, through so many affirmations. It was as simple as the way he made me feel. It was as simple as knowing that I would rather not...

ludwig family : lifestyle portraits

Meet the Ludwigs. 3 girls, 1 boy, and a whole lot of chaos. The best kind of chaos imaginable. It's a flurry of dance moves and hula hoops and laughter and whining and crying and singing. It's a beautiful mess. I love every single one of these photos because they capture my friend's lives right now : messy, but...

for japan : with love

Tomorrow is a day of silence. Silence from bloggers in support of those who are hurting from the devastation of the immense earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I will be silent. I will be praying. And I hope you will join me. Please click here to donate. Every little bit is important and does make a difference.   With...

Lane + Josh : Arastradero Engagement

Lane + Josh. I love you. You know this. I told you probably a million times on Saturday. But truly, you are a gift to me. Sent right at a time when I was doubting myself at the start of this year. Your faith in me reminded me that I am right where I am supposed to be right now. I hope that you love these images as much as I do. I...

on my heart : japan

We sat stunned last night as we watched live video feed of the tsunami that followed the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan last night. Today, my heart is heavy for my friends that live there and their country. The 11 months in 2007 that I lived in Tokyo are forever imprinted on my heart. The friends I met and students I...

calleigh : beautiful

Calleigh, your name means beautiful. Your middle name means beloved. And you are. Oh how you are. You will realize when you grow up that from the very moment you entered this world you were, Oh, so greatly loved. Your mom and dad are crazy about you, Calleigh. They giggle at the funny faces you make and their eyes...