Friday Recap: Six Things that I have learned from my 1966 Mustang

1966 mustang six things I have learned from my classic car

I would drive around hearing nothing but the engine roaring and the sound of the wind blowing past my ears, springing my hair into the air. I took these drives for that exact reason. To have no music, no one and no distractions around me. When I drive my 1966 mustang it is simply to go for a drive. When can we … Read More

Friday Recap: I hear YOU! Let’s Connect!

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I feel the need to make a list of everything, and I mean everything, that is going on lately. Maybe for myself, so I do not forget to complete things, and also for you! Because if you are a bride right now, like me, you may have had a moment or two lately that went a little like this; someone asks you … Read More


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I heard several of them shout with excitement, “Jess!” and as they did they waved their hands to usher me over to them. I put my champagne glass down on the table and went into the crowd of the dance floor. As soon as I got to all of them I grabbed Cory’s arm and glanced over at the screen. … Read More

Friday Recap: Finding Our Photographs

mom and bride vintage wedding day portrait

As a wedding photographer I remember a lot of my childhood scavenging for our family photographs amongst cardboard shoe boxes and albums. I was the teenager that created floor to ceiling collages in her room of photographs of my friends, family, famous people, and drawings. It had to be every few months that I would take out our cardboard shoe … Read More

Friday Recap: Appalachian Trail and Paul’s Boots

hiking appalachian trail article from the blue ridge outdoors magazine

It is no secret that Cory and I love the outdoors, and love to hike whenever we can! What you may not know is that I have been reading the Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine lately. It is cooler than it sounds as I type this! They have bucket lists to do, brewery trails and winery trails, plus the best places … Read More

Our October Hiking Trip: Wintergreen, Virginia

Wintergreen Resort Hiking Virginia

Years ago, he mentioned that I should go hiking and camping with him. “Ryan, you would love the places that I have been too, hiking and camping. You come across waterfalls suddenly and, well, you would need to bring your camera. You would love taking pictures if you went with me… You really should go with me sometime… You would … Read More