MY STORY

To keep it simple – here’s a little summary of me. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, married to an incredible man and I stay crazy busy having a wonderful time with my three boys and two daughters! Traveling - near and far from home - is our favorite thing to do together. I am passionate about raising my kids to celebrate how unique God made each of them and how that uniqueness can impact their world. You can get a good idea of who I am on this blog, it has a little bit of everything I enjoy. I am a fan of all things creative and messy (except my house, I like it in order). More than anything I am wild about my family. Here is where about 10 country songs are running through my head that I could quote for you, but I’ll spare you.

I pick up my camera basically everyday and try to capture the mundane as much as the magnificent. Creativity, whether with my camera, my glue gun or my kids is essential to who I am.

WHY UNDER THE SYCAMORE?

Under the large leaves of our backyard sycamore is where we laugh, play, create, eat, rest, dream and live. It is where I've watched little ones go from being swaddled on a blanket to wrestling in the grass. Under its shade is where we escape the world and welcome others. In decades to come, my mind will travel back to the lives we lived under its branches. I will be grateful for all the memories captured. Under the sycamore is where the story of my family is written.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography has been a gift in my life. It has been a gift both professionally and personally. I have had the honor of capturing newborns, children, seniors, families and weddings as a professional photographer. However, in 2008, I stepped back from the professional side of photography. I no longer do any client sessions, but I have relished the adventure of teaching photography. SnapShop (my online photography school) was born out of a desire to enable others not only to grasp the basics of photography with a dslr camera, but also learn how to capture the beauty in their every-days.

You can find out more about SnapShops by visiting the SnapShop website.

My photography gear:

 

Online Features

I’ve been honored to have my projects featured on the following websites, blogs and magazines.

Artful Blogging, Design*Sponge, ohdeedoh, apartment therapy, the kitchn, re-nest, Style Me Pretty, CafeMom, NBC New York, The Storque, Curbly, Craft, PetaPixel, Women’s Day, The Stir, Poppytalk, RealSimple, HGTV.com, ReadyMade, CafeMom

 

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SnapShop Online Photography School exists to help others gain the tools they need to be able to capture the beauty if their days through photography. Whether you recently purchased your very first DSLR and aren't even sure how to turn it on or if you have a little bit of a grasp on terms like aperture and shutter speed - SnapShop courses and lessons will propel you forward on your photography journey.