Here we are again, another year older. This time with pie. Once again, I cannot be thankful enough for the love I feel every day. And especially today. This is also my 201st blog post, which probably isn’t very impressive in the blogging world, but it is many posts beyond what I ever thought I would create. Cheers to twenty-six. May you be filled with many beautiful moments. And many beautiful photographs to remember them by.


uscapitolSpent a grey, fall day at the U.S. Capitol today for some family portraits. A very surreal experience being there during a government shutdown. It’s hard to ignore the beauty of this stunning structure and all of it’s intricate architecture, no matter what is going on inside.

What a wonderful experience to finally see the inside of the building that rests just around the corner from the place I call home these days.



Oh birthdays. They really do know how to make a girl feel special. And they also serve as a great reminder of all the amazing relationships I have in my life. So much love. And more growing every year.

A quarter of a century tomorrow. I feel so blessed to have made it this far. Cheers to the second half of my twenties. May it be as surprising and fulfilling as the first!

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” Emily Dickinson