I currently reside in Upstate New York with my sweetheart, our three breathtaking girls, and our handsome little boy. I was born in California and raised in the Pacific Northwest - naturally a West coast girl through and through. Needless to say, this current East coast move has been an interesting adjustment.

Due to a compassionate reassignment (Justin's mom lost her battle with terminal cancer), our family will be in New York for the next few years… we are determined to make the most of our time here.

A little more about me? I am a complete extrovert, I am honest, almost to a fault, and when I laugh (I mean when something is REALLY funny) I belly laugh like a burly man. Mornings are my jam, I shamelessly adore made-for-TV holiday movies, and I could listen to 90s hip hop all day, every day. My husband is my absolute best friend in this world and being able to stay at home with our kids in their tender years is everything to me. Finding meaning in everything I pursue is my saving grace. Photographing became an instant passion the moment I became a mother. Documenting all the things stirs the creative places of my soul.

After three years of pursuing a BA in healthcare administration, I made the decision to switch my degree plan to human resources management with a minor in marketing. After I gave birth to my third babe, I took a LONG, long hiatus. When I got back at it, we were in the middle of a global pandemic, I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms in my lung, and I had a heterotopic pregnancy to boot. A lot to digest, right? Ready for the good part? I AM A GRADUATE. That's right, folks! I graduated with my bachelor's degree in February of 2021; just two months before giving birth to my fourth (and final) baby.

My husband, Justin, is an active-duty soldier in the United States Army. Combat Arms gone Army Recruiter, Justin is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who completed his second overseas deployment in Afghanistan the year our firstborn arrived. 

This blog has become quite the expressive medium for all of the triumphs my family has and all of our growing pains. I love being able to share all of the ins and outs of our tribe while promoting love + truth.