Giesting Family Session

This past weekend I got to know Lori and the FOUR generations of women in her family, and what a joy it was! I had never taken generational photos before, and with four generations present, I felt a lot of pressure! Once we started the session, though, all of that fell away as I realized how easy-going and photogenic Lori and her family are. I mean, look at them! Family session are so unique because you get to join in and take part in such strong bonds between family members. It was obvious that Lori's family is one of compassion and love. I'm so glad I got to be a part of their day! See the full gallery at the link below! Giesting Family Photos Gallery #photography #psphotos


This week was HARD. It was meeting after meeting, practice after practice, lesson after lesson. I don't know what it was about this week, but it was crazy for everyone I work with. It's weeks like these make it crucial to take time to clarify why it is you do what you do. If you don't define the purpose for why you do what you do, you will drown in the question every time it arises, and eventually it will consume you. Defining why you do what you do acts as an anchor when the weather gets rough. It's much easier to keep pushing forward if you're doing it for a purpose, not just because it's what you've always done. Obviously, teaching isn't what I've always done, being only two and a half ye

The Right Approach

Society expects a lot from us. A bizarre and seemingly counter-intuitive expectation is to be negative. If you’re discussing work, the weekend, or even the weather, your safest bet for an engaging conversation is usually to take a negative angle. It’s amazing the lengths that people will go to complain. Since society expects this negativity, it’s really easy for us to provide. I could complain for a solid 30 minutes about how annoying it is to use type-to-search on the TV remote. I’m really expected to take 10 minutes to enter my email and password to log in to Netflix on my TV? Outrageous. Today is my first day back to work after a week of fall break. Whether you had a week’s vacation or no


If you have read a single word of any of my writing you know that I am insanely proud of my sister, Mary. This weekend she ran her first marathon and through fundraising brought clean water to 14 people around the world. Seeing her cross the finish line after 26.2 miles of running was like no feeling I’ve ever experienced before and I wasn’t even the one running! Here are some of the things that I learned from this marathon weekend. People will come together for a common good. Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are to hear me say that. I am incessantly pessimistic about the state of our country and our world, and at times staying positive feels fake and forced. But experiencing the excitement

The Path Keeps Going

There’s nothing worse than seeing someone settle for a life they don’t want. Especially when it’s someone far too young to settle. I feel like almost every day I see a social media post where people unintentionally mock their own dreams. It’s infuriating! People believe that their dreams are unachievable, and yet their desire to express them is too strong, so they present them as if they were absolutely unattainable. In reality, we only tell ourselves that we can never achieve them. That is anything but the truth. Recently, a mansion in Versailles, Indiana has gone up for sale. It’s a beautiful, massive dream house that’s located in a state park. That’s 1) amazing, and 2) *~very creepy~* sin

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