February Goals

Oh goodness. We are already a twelfth of the way through 2013! I love thinking about all I've experienced this past month,
 but I can't stand how quickly it has passed by. For the rest of the year I will be looking ahead and sharing monthly goals with
you all starting now. I'll also share some of what we accomplished this past month too!

January // Finished
 Launched Shine & Soar blog + magazine
 Visited Charleston & Savannah
Blogged weekly
Shot my first "destination" couple in Savannah(coming tomorrow)
Booked my first wedding with the sweetest couple(Yay!)...With, hopefully, more on the way!

February // Goals
 Start a new bible study
 Finish putting together/shoot my first fully stylized session
 Prepare for my best buddies who are coming to visit at the very beginning of March
 Finish & launch the brand spankin' new site!
 Continue to blog more consistently
Run 3 miles 3+ times a week

...And that's all for now folks! What are some of your goals for February?


Josh & Taylor | Part 1 | Charleston

 I loved spending time with this amazing couple while we were in Charleston and again when we visited them in Savannah this past weekend! Since I couldn't fit all of the gorgeousness into one blogpost, there will be 2 parts. One now with a few images from Charleston and the second will be filled with images from our shoot this past weekend in Savannah!

A little bit about Josh & Taylor...
Taylor and Josh started dating at 16, in July of 2006. They were married 5 years later at Taylor’s suburban Chicago childhood home on August 13, 2011. During the outdoor ceremony, the skies started to rumble and during their vows, they bursted open with strong hail and rain. The wind-blown Groom and his Bride basked in the surprise and merriment of their eventful day- a day their guests will never forget! They happily moved to Savannah, Georgia, as newlyweds, just 3 days later. 
On their anniversary each year, Taylor participates in the Bridal Revolution. This sweeping trend allows the Bride to, once again, wrap herself in the timeless memories that surround her wedding gown. 
I feel so blessed to have Josh & Taylor as my very first couple! I am so excited for all that this year holds with booking weddings, traveling and more! I cannot wait to share the images from this Savannah, but until then, take a peek at our rainy day shoot in Charleston….



 I've been dreaming of ways to challenge myself this year, so I wrote out a plan. A plan to do a 
stylized/personal shoot every month, for me. Some will be elaborate some will be simple. The main 
thing is, I want to challenge myself this year, so for this first shoot I moved things indoors. We kept it 
simple and focused on finding beautiful light and a pretty wardrobe... add in a beautiful girl and a 
lovely cup of tea and this is what you get..... something messy yet beautiful, soft and clean....effortless... 



This is just one of the incredible cities I've been wanting to visit before moving! The architecture, the 
people, the shopping... all of it is so unique and gorgeous. We spent all three days walking, trying fun
 restaurants, touring mansions, and shopping....I'm thinking another visit may be in order, because I
 fell in love with Charleston....

This is my advice... Go. Pick a weekend to travel here, and trust me, you will not regret it. So, take a
look at our weekend there then go plan your trip so you can fall in love with this beautiful place too...

 I have very, very few photos of me, but y'all got lucky, because my sister happened to take two of me!

My amazing mom/assistant below and sister above


Morgan | Charleston

 This city is beautiful and I absolutely fell in love with every aspect of it. I'll be sharing some of our
adventures in charleston tomorrow, but for now, enjoy .......

 I died when I saw this location! I would be perfectly fine shooting there every day of my life...



I'm so blessed to have an incredible, hard working big brother! I love his sense of humor and silliness, and I love that he has always been my protector and friend whether it's the first morning of kindergarten or a trip to the beach (see awkward family photos at the bottom!). We headed out for a quick morning shoot just before the New Year and had a blast even in the chilly North Carolina weather.....