Storing and Preserving Photos

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


With lots of family vacations coming up I thought I'd share how I like to store my photos to make sure all our memories are organized and stored in a safe place! Shortly after moving to Texas a lot of places on the coast and the Houston area were hit with terrible flooding!

Declan's First Birthday

Sunday, February 17, 2019


I'm a little behind updating our blog! With wedding season starting up I've been busy getting everything ready for my 2019 weddings! I thought I would at least post this cutie's very first birthday!! I debated going all out and doing a full on party but in the end I decided I would rather spend money on a big party when he can actually remember it! But that didn't keep me from taking some adorable pics of him enjoying his birthday cake!

Traveling With A Baby

Monday, January 14, 2019


Before we started our family Anthony and I were blessed to be able to do a good amount of traveling. Kicking our married life off with Hawaii (amazing honeymoon), then our very first trip to Europe which included (Rome, Prague, Germany, Paris, England, and Ireland), Japan (Anthony's first time) to explore and visit family, Brazil (Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo for work, fun, and to visit friends), Caribbean Cruise, and then Europe (England driving up to Scotland, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Barcelona then drove South of France, Monte Carlo, into Italy visiting Cinque Terre, Florence, and Venice.)

Happy New Year

Thursday, January 3, 2019


My favorite thing about the New Year is all the hope that comes with it. Everyone is hoping for something. I have loved seeing determined resolutions, goals, mantras, word of the year, etc. It has only fueled my excitement for what the new year holds.

Nursery

Friday, December 21, 2018



Finally getting around to sharing Declan's Nursery, its only been almost a year since he was born but oh well!  I pretty much had everything set up months before he was born and it was so much fun to put together. Though I don't recommend trying to build Ikea furniture at 8 months pregnant. You end up feeling like a beached whale who has to kind of role your body around. I'll just let you visualize that instead of posting the incredibly unflattering pics Tony took of me.

"Choose your Love, Love your Choice"

Thursday, November 8, 2018


I've been away for a few weeks now, mainly due to life being busy (in a lot of good ways) which I am sure everyone can relate! With our travels to Japan to visit family, followed up by Europe (plan on doing a blog post going over our travels), and then getting back into our routine, I haven't had much time to sit and update our lives on here!

Children's Books

Friday, September 14, 2018




For all of you who follow my Instagram I mentioned yesterday about wanting to share some of our favorite children's books! Being someone who loves books, I wanted to try to encourage Declan to love them also! I'm a sucker for beautiful illustration and of course cute stories! So here are some of our favorites so far! I would love more recommendations to add to our wish list so please comment!

Posing Littles

Monday, September 10, 2018


I've had a few questions on how I get cute pics of Declan so I thought I would share a few things from a post I recently did for my photography blog on how to pose little ones! When dealing with children you definitely have to work around what they are doing! Here are a few tips on how to get great photos of little ones without too much bribery!

Exploring London

Friday, September 7, 2018




As many people know, one of my absolute favorite places is the UK. I'm always begging Tony to go back! There are so many reasons why I love it, history, architecture, landscape.  I thought I would highlight some of my favorite spots in and around London, as well as walking routes Tony and I have taken!

Digital Scrapbook

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Instagram, Facebook, Social Media in general, can create a pretty toxic lifestyle if you let it. From the beginning its always been about the likes, hearts, comments, etc. As someone who relies a lot on social media for my photography business its hard not to get sucked in! Its so easy to compare ourselves with picture perfect images from someone else's life.

Favorite Baby Items

Monday, September 3, 2018




If you are anything like me, I started researching and buying things we needed for Declan way in advance. The nice thing about getting an early start was I had no stress as it got closer to Declan's due date, everything was ready and waiting for his arrival! But as many of you know every baby is different. I was lucky enough to have great advice from friends and family on what items they loved for their own babes. But I soon found out that what works for some babies doesn't mean it will work for yours. So here is a list of baby items I would suggest to others that worked/work great for us!

Declan's Torticollis Journey

Friday, August 31, 2018



I wanted to share Declan's current journey because I've chatted with a few mamas who are recently starting the process with their little one! From day 1 Declan was always sleeping with his head turned to the left. As a new mom juggling my own self care and learning the ropes of everything baby related, I didn't think much of it. It wasn't until almost 2 months that I started to notice a flat spot on that side of his head. I of course mentioned it to our pediatrician and the process began of multiple doctors, physical therapy, and cranial orthosis.

Guest Bedroom/Upstairs Living Room Makeover

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



One of the first rooms I put together was the guest bedroom to ensure we had a nice space for people when they came to visit! At the time I was pregnant, sick, and tired and so lucky that I found Crystal Mickelsen Design.