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own your story.


I sped through the book titled "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown this afternoon and jotted down a few impactful things

own your story. 
Yes. I am imperfect, vulnerable, and sometimes afraid. 
That fact does not change the truth that I am also brave, and worthy of love and belonging. 

why is that so hard to grasp?  It's hard to admit both of those statements. 
they involve a terrible amount of courage, yet also show a beautifully placed identity. 
we sin, we fall short, and  yes- we're timid. 
however,  Jesus is bigger than all of that.  He makes us brave, He's formed us in his image- we  *are* sons and daughters of the Most High and that, in and of itself, makes us worthy of love and belonging.

the root of the word courage is -COR. Latin for heart.

originally, courage meant to speak one's mind by telling one's heart. 
speaking h o n e s t l y + o p e n l y  has been confused with the idea of heroics. 
Where original courage is, vulnerability is on the line.

be still and take courage. 

"in the end, God's love always wins." 
if our anchors are firmly founded in the rock of our Savior, they will hold. No matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tides, or the height of the waves. 



spent the last few days shooting in Los Angeles and Malibu.  just some BTS shots
truth never damages a cause that is just.

"the simple life.
living intentionally doesn't always mean the days are easy.
It means that the struggles are always worth it."


Psalm 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Last weekend is indescribable. 
Getting to meet, instantly click, and take photos with these insanely talented ladies proved to be the most amazing way to spend one's time. 
Spirit-filled, encouraging, real, and adventurous are only a few ways to describe them. 


ahhh got to squeeze Amanda again too! 

Grace Hope


“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” – Jamie Tworkowski

rambling v1

starting off. I just want to say that this type of thing is rare. yes, it's called v1, but that's simply because this type of post, rare as it is, is inevitable.
Moving forward.

October 23-

I confronted my parents about a last minute trip which would take place approximately 4 days after I mentioned it. Literally seconds later, my dad was pulling up airline tickets. Long story short, I'm on the second stretch of my journeys and am thrilled beyond belief to finally be able to say that, after 7 or even 8 years, I've finally had the privilege of spending a week with my best friend. Involving many wonderful days abundantly filled with chilly winds, autumn colors, popcorn and NCIS. 

Life seemed pretty amazing until yesterday. (First off, I'm an INTJ : I know what I want and I will do whatever it takes to get there, I'm upfront with people, deliberate, decisive and extremely introverted.) This being said, it's extremely frustrating when you know what you want and yet- you don't know if it's the right career for you.

Basically I don't know what I want anymore.
I'm just having this most difficult time learning to trust and understanding how God is using right now to form my future. It's almost like an invitation to simply let go of my plans and focus on who He created me to be. His love frees us to be who he created us to be in confidence.

I'll be honest. My life is so mundane and I feel useless in the here and now of things; but knowing that every struggle and challenge is part of God's plan and will, in time, develop my character and who I am makes it worth it.

I'm not exactly sure why I wrote what I did. I hope it was possibly encouraging to you, So many people become depressed and lose hope because they can't find their purpose. But just knowing that God knows everything and it's part of His plan is so wonderful. It's breathtaking. He takes all things and works them together for good for those who love Him.  

intrépide| branding production

A look through the branding process of a friend's logo. 
i- started out with watercolors and ink pens and slowly moved into converting them digitally. a few of these are shown and the end result is at the bottom of this post.