Free Photos for Autism Awareness

Long ago, when I worked for a small-town Texas newspaper, I spent a lot of time in the schools and the community.  It was a small town, and the paper covered far more about the people in it than politics and crime.  On one of my school event visits, I was covering a new outdoor learning garden one class was planting.

One little boy caught my attention.  He was meticulous about planting his seeds.  Well, anyone who knows me knows how I feel about my garden. It is a true labor of love and I’m a little obsessed.  This child was my kindred garden spirit!

Happily Ever After Begins Here


You are in love.

You’ve been dreaming of this day forever.

Free Portraits for Organ Donors

When I woke up today I blindly reached for my phone as always, opened one eye and clicked on the Facebook app. One post got me up out of bed so fast it was like my kid was screaming in the next room.  You know those wake ups!

Yesterday I spent a good chunk of time writing a long post for you about my two favorite causes and freebies I’m giving away this month.  This morning, because of that Facebook post, I scrapped it.  There was a much better story to tell.

Skin-to-Skin: A Doula’s Duty

Last week was World Doula Week

A whole week to celebrate and empower the dedication and service of doulas to expectant mothers across the globe.  They really deserve a month.

Growing in 2017

Top Five Goals To Grow On

The coach and the kiddo are back in school so it’s time to take a moment to set some goals for 2017!  With 365 days to do all the things, anything could happen, and it’s best to have a little bit of direction.

Bye, 2016!

Christmas has come and gone, but I can’t let the new year pass without taking a moment to thank the wonderful families, children, and businesses who made 2016 such a blessing to both my photography and my family.

The Brookshires

Every good and perfect gift comes from above. ~ James 1:17

When Jonathan and Chelsea started planning to add to their family, they didn’t know how much this scripture would mean to their experience.