Let me share with you a little about my life
I married the love of my life and best friend June 13, 2015 and it was hands down the best decision I have made. My Husband, Andrew, is the most supportive and accepting person I have ever met. He jumps on board with every dream and passion I have and does everything he can to make it a reality. Our strengths and weakness balance each other, he is my rock! He loves me unconditionally and keeps our marriage centered on Christ. Our marriage is a testimony of God’s grace and unfailing love towards us.
I graduated from Clarks Summit University and have a bachelors and masters degree in Counseling. Photography and Counseling are passions of mine and make for a great balance in my life. As far as counseling goes I have a heart for people and a desire to walk along side those who are hurting. My favorite internship was working at Green Meadow Farm in Leola, PA where I was able to work with kids and horses (anyone who knows me knows I LOVE horses). “Connecting children and families with horses and farm life to bring refreshment, renewal, and rest” is their desire and motto. And my favorite experience was working as a mentor to 5 girls during the summer after my first year of college. I had the opportunity to live daily life with these girls and pour into their lives. That summer is what led me to choose counseling as my major. The memories and relationships I have from that summer are ones I will never forget and always cherish.
Photography has always been a passion…and by always I mean in kindergarten I wrote I wanted to be a photographer when I grow up on my homework assignments and by high school my wallpaper was photos of my friends and family. There was not many places I would go without my little pink digital camera. But Photography was not something I seriously considered until 2011 when I received the best Christmas present ever!!…my first “real” camera and ever since then I have not been able to put it down!
As I started making this passion into a business and getting hired for weddings and portraits I realized how much I loved hearing peoples stories and having the privilege of capturing those priceless moments that they will forever be able to look back on. It is extremely important that my clients have an experience that makes them feel they have gained a new friend by the end of our time together.
Ultimately my heart is for people and hearing their stories, meeting them where they are at, and being a help and encouragement to them.
This is my handsome husband and my sweet babies, Bentley & Bailey. My husband and I met our first year of college and after the 3rd time he asked me out I agreed to give it a try…guess 3rd time really is the charm! We dated for 5 years, which was mostly long distance. Of course distance was not always easy, but as we look back we are thankful for that season and all that it taught us. We spent our summers working together at camp and enjoyed every minute of it! Those summers consisted of breakfast dates, cliff jumping, game nights, Netflix dates, and lots of volleyball. May 23, 2014 my best friend surprised me with a trail ride and picnic. He asked me to close my eyes and next thing I know there is a floating lantern (you know like the one in Tangled! lol) that says “Will you marry me?” That day my dreams started becoming a reality as I planned for the day I could call my best friend my husband!
And we can’t forget my fur babies! I am sure you will begin to understand my love for my dogs as you look through my personal blog posts. Our pups are not just our dogs they are our children…you think I’m kidding 😉 You know it is sad when your friends are telling you about their experiences with their kids and all you can think about is relating their experiences to your dogs. This is our current reality and we love it!