The Climb is the Dream | 2 Years of Lessons

A reflection letter I wrote to myself while in New York last month… I snapped this photo at the same hotel I visited exactly two years prior, right before launching Summer Fridays. All the feelings from that first trip came flooding back when I stepped into the lobby this week. wearing | Orseund Iris Top + Pistola Jeans The exhaustion from early motherhood. The guilt over leaving my then-baby for…. Read more

My Summertime Bucket List

I’m convinced my family could swap our home for life under a beach umbrella (ya know, if there was no high tide or a bug in site) 😉 We love summertime, and it’s always a season that we create some of our happiest memories. Growing up, I used to split my summers between beach time on Lake Michigan and in Malibu (my parents lived in opposite cities), and so my…. Read more

Mom Glow | Mini Magazine Feature

Are you ready for cuteness overload?!!! Because these throwback photos from Ev are about to make you feel all kinds of feelings right now… (or, maybe it’s just me)?! My almost-two-year-old and I did a really fun shoot + story with Mini Magazine several months ago, that recently appeared in their February issue. This project felt especially sweet, and the photos will forever be some of my most cherished. This…. Read more

Our First Parents Getaway | Why We’re Doing It

but really, have you ever seen a cuter carry-on?! ✈️ so, we’re doing something BIG in a parents world tomorrow. jake and I are going to hawaii… without our babe 🙊 we have *never* both been gone for even a night away since our favorite little person arrived. we’ve each traveled personally for work, but never together… and basically after months and months of feeling guilty for even thinking of…. Read more

Dear 2018 | My Best Year Ever

Dear 2018, You changed me. You made me laugh and you made me cry. You made me proud and you made me scared. You gave me superhero powers that I never knew I had. You also reminded me that even superheroes need to sleep sometimes. This was by far my most transformative year of my life, and it opened my eyes, my heart, and my mind to lenses I could…. Read more