Welcome to my new blog/website! It’s still a work in progress. I lost a few old blog posts in the transition.

Speaking of changes, I just graduated from college last week! I’m back in Ohio and excited for the upcoming weddings I’m photographing. It’s strange to transition from college to the ‘real’ world, but I’m excited to have the freedom to focus on what I choose, without worrying about classes or homework! Since I haven’t blogged lately, I’m planning on catching up on some photos that I’d like to share.

The stranger

One afternoon we noticed a woman sleeping in our hammock. She didn’t move for a long time.  After about an hour we saw her get up and walk away, beer bottle in hand. It was bizarre. 

September 3, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Barb - It certainly was!

September 3, 2011 - 6:27 pm

-d - Ca-reepy!

September 6, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Olivia Jane Hurley - That was awesome haha

September 8, 2011 - 9:29 pm

Dave Haller - I think you should have messed with her somehow. Spray her with a hose. Draw a message on her forehead with a Sharpie. Paint her toenails. She was asking for it!

September 10, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Karen Dawkins - Messing with shaving cream would have been perfect! Right, David?

The harbor

September 1, 2011 - 9:33 am

Barb - So very familiar …

July 18, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Lori - GORGEOUS, Katie! What a tremendous blessing to have you and Liz use the talents God has given you to make Dale and Kirstin’s wedding even more precious! Can’t wait to see the whole collection!

Blarney Castle

The next site we visited was Blarney Castle in Cork. Legend says that kissing the Blarney Stone gives you  ‘the gift of the gab.’ I’m not convinced though because I kissed the stone and am as quiet as ever. The tradition is over 200 years old.  In order to kiss the stone, you have to lean backwards (over an opening) and hold on to a railing. A little scary for those afraid of heights, but worth it. 

Ireland: day one

I spent a semester in Ireland in 2008 and decided to blog about it now. Click here to read the first post.

After a week spent on campus in Indiana, our group had begun to feel like family. The day we arrived in Ireland is somewhat of a blur. As we landed at the Shannon airport, we couldn’t believe we were finally there. As cheesy as it sounds, the minute I walked out of the airport I felt, in a way, like I was home. Then we got on our tour bus and went to McDonalds. Then we really felt at home 😉 

We were supposed to stay awake all day to lessen jet lag. Our first stop was Muckross House in Killarney.
Muckross House was finished in 1843. The original owners spent about 6 years preparing for Queen Victoria’s visit. They spent tons of money into it, hoping to impress her. The Queen only stayed for two nights. The owners had financial problems after her visit and eventually had to give the house up. 
Click here to learn more about Muckross House.
We headed back into town and had dinner at our hotel. I don’t remember much else about that day. Just pure excitement, sleepiness, and my first time experiencing Irish rain.   
June 2, 2011 - 6:06 pm

Jenny Haller - Gorgeous home and garden. You'll probably never forget your first Irish rain!

June 2, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Barb - Beautiful! I know I'm just mom, but I LOVE your photography. Stunning.

June 3, 2011 - 7:13 am

gretchen - Hal! Looks great! We should have gone hosteling!