Travel Freedom

We have always desired to travel. We have always dreamed of seeing the world but everything stacked against us. Time, money, resources. We would start saving and something would always come up. The kids would get sick, the car would break, the roof would need to be repaired- sound familiar?

There is always something.  

So we traveled the US and were genuinely content with that. We had pretty much settled in our hearts that we likely wouldn’t ever leave the country. We would talk about how neat that would be, but how could we begin to save for that and actually plan a trip like that? 

Everything changed.  

We have now partnered with an amazing company and have helped many people change their lives. While we worked last year to begin to build something new, we also earned an all expenses trip to South Africa from the company that we work for now! It STILL feels like a dream. We just returned from that trip and it was a complete dream come true.  

We never thought we would ever travel outside of the country. We never thought our trips anywhere could be our own. We always had traveled for work and sprinkled in our own adventure. And while we were thankful and satisfied with that, we are grateful for the changes to our business that has allowed us to wipe our calendar clean, and to travel on our own terms.  

Freedom. This feels like the beginning of freedom.  

Travel freesom. Next stop? Bermuda in September! 

 

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New Beginnings

We are building the most amazing team inside a business opportunity that landed in our lap. It was a chance to grab hold of a vision that was placed before us, something we couldn’t refuse. Something that is setting us free AND a lot of people on our team.  

When we started this a year ago, we had no idea what it would begin to turn into. We said yes initially to see how it would go and in the process, God provided us a way to change our business completely and the lives of many, many people. 

Being able to mentor men and women, to encourage them to set big goals and to chase after them has been an opportunity of a lifetime. To take the tools and experiences we’ve learned within photography, to help propel these people forward in their own lives is a gift to us. 

Nothing could have prepared us for the blessing that is this new opportunity, but we continue to move forward and are blessed every single day. If you need a change and want to chat with us about what we are moving into, we would love to share! 

These are a few of the most amazing women ever, and they are in our organization as our business partners. They came over to learn last night, about social media and how to use it more efficiently for their businesses. We are watching every single one of them change their lives before our very eyes and it’s so inspiring. 

If you’re not inspired in your job, you need to contact us. We have an answer, a way, a vehicle and the future is bright! 

 

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Lost Discovered

Jay has been gone this week, traveling for Lost Discovered. He along with three other amazing photographers (Mike, Jay & Andrew) have been wandering Death Valley, Sierra Mountain and Yosemite and capturing some of the most incredible images.  

Not to mention having the time of their lives. 

While we ARE ready to have him back here in the home front, we have loved watching his journey through social media. What gets me most excited about these trips is the images that follow once they return. All four of these guys create some of the most beautiful imagery, seriously you’ll have to see it for yourself.  

I’ll leave one here, but we would love to share more as they are edited.  

 

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Mike & Kristen | Married

We were beyond honored to be asked to travel to Malibu, CA to photograph Mike & Kristen's wedding. These two couldn't be more genuine if you dreamed it up! Being the ones asked to photograph their day has blessed us more than we have blessed them, I am sure of it.

While our season in photography is changing a bit, weddings like this will always be something that we desire to do. When you can capture incredible people in an amazing setting, it never gets old. But the truth? Is just BEING with these two makes US want to be better people. They make the world better. They reach past themselves, truly SEE others, serve others and just love well.

We will always want to be a part of that.

Here's to new friendships and to this newly married couple! More from their big day is coming so super soon!

Mike and Kristen

Happy Halloween

Spending time as a family together is something we value SO much. It's not something we always achieve perfectly, but we try. There will always be someone fussy, fighting, complaining. I don't always keep my cool and there are times that we try to organize fun memories for the kids and in the middle of it, we look at each other as if to say, 'Why do we do this?'

HA.

Life isn't perfect. But we wake up and choose each other every single day. We make the best of what we've been given, and while our family is full of WILDLY different personalities, we embrace each other right where we are.

Every day isn't perfect. But we try to make life fun together! 

Last night, we made Mummy Pizza's to share, and Fanta Floats that looked like pumpkins. We tried to carve pumpkins but I apparently got the wrong kind of pumpkin and they were "un-carvable". So I let the kids color on them with sharpies, which was a dangerous move in and of itself. 

But we laugh in the face of danger.

We promise Dad was there too, he was just behind the iPhone snapping photos of the evening, but we promise he was there!

 

If you want the links to the recipes I used for dinner, click HERE for the Mummy Pizza's and HERE for the Fanta Floats. We added a Caesar Salad to the mix for a veggie and the kids all got yogurt and apples. 

Happy Halloween! I'm sure a really obnoxious post about our kids Halloween costumes is on it's way!