05 Nov


Well, That Escalated Quickly

Brushing off the dust on this beautiful blog of mine…because GUESS WHAT? It’s getting a serious facelift this month! Cue the happy dance!

This month marks the TEN (yes, 10, isn’t that nuts?) YEAR anniversary of when I officially started my photography business. It feels like a lifetime ago, and yet it feels like yesterday all at the same time. I still remember pouring over and over photography blogs while working my 9-5, daydreaming about a day I could be a photographer. And then I just sort of took the leap, and MADE it happen.  In case you want to read about my whole photography journey, you can play catch up HERE.

Let’s fast-forward until early 2020 (pre-Covid if you will). I had MASSIVE goals for 2020…and then–shocker–none of them happened. The whole world shut down, and the year that I proclaimed to be “My best & biggest year yet” was suddenly postponed, cancelled, rescheduled, and cancelled some more. I feel like I have said, “Is this real life?” and “That escalated quickly” more in the last 8 months than I have in the last 8 years combined.

But I know I’m not alone.

This year has stretched me, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and it has ultimately lead me exactly where I needed to be! How incredible is that?? In a year that has been so unpredictable, I feel absolutely blessed beyond measure. Not only am I still shooting, but I have added another passion of mine to my entrepreneur journey and expanded my business (and have plans to add yet another facet of my business in early 2021 as well!). I am SO EXCITED to announce that I am OFFICIALLY a Senior Director at Zyia Activewear. It combines my love for fitness and fashion and allows me to build a business and a life I love!

While I haven’t been blogging, and I feel like that part of my business has completely been ignored (Corona was survival of the fittest and the blog was the first thing to get the cut!), it’s still something that I want you, as the reader, to KNOW that is important to me. So, here I am, dusting this bad boy off, and picking up the pieces. I am going to give this the old fashion try, yet again!

While I’m talking about my goals yet again for this blog, for me and this business journey that I am on, I am SO EXCITED to share that I will be giving my whole online presence a serious dream website makeover and I am dying over what we are working on behind the scenes!

New website, new blog, new logo, new headshots, new business name!! It’s got that new-new-new smell and I am here for it!!

Here is just a sneak peek of what I have been up to…enjoy!


I officially started as a Zyia Active Rep. in March (yes right after Corona shut down everything!) and it was the smartest decision I could have made! 


I love this image…Zyia is made for EVERY BODY and I have literally watched it change my life (and the lives of the girls on my team) over the last 8 months!

Meanwhile, schools were shut down, office buildings closed, and everyone was stuck at home. All I did for months was cook 3 meals a day and clean up after my 4 tornados ALL day long!


Then came the era of Tiger King during quarantine and the memes were amazing!!! I lived for memes about Tiger King and Corona and then added a little Zyia spice to the mix!!

I continued to work from home in the most AMAZINGLY cute and comfortable wardrobe of all time….seriously…I haven’t worn jeans since March!!


I mean, honestly…these leggings will change your life!! While I haven’t worn jeans since March…I also haven’t worn my beloved Lululemon leggings since March either…I am a Zyia Light and Tight SNOB!



These leggings are EVERYTHING!!! They even hid the Quarantine 15 (lb.) that I gained from eating ALL the things which I was more than appreciative of!


Then, my gym opened back up (thank you, sweet baby Jesus), and I had some SERIOUS work to do….and this little letter board made me LOL, because for those of you that don’t know me…I DO NOT whoop whoop!!!


Naturally, I have been able to combine my LOVE for photography and these INCREDIBLE clothes….this is a little BTS from a shoot day!!!


Even Charlee girl LOVES her clothes from Zyia and I love that we get to do things like this together!

My oldest turned 10 (I can’t believe he is in double digits!!) and asked for a bat, gloves (with his name+number on them) and some clothes from ZYIA!


This is my girl Trudi! She is my Zyia mentor but has turned into one of my closest friends! I am SO lucky Zyia (and a love for Train Insane with Cass!)  brought us together! And then, the cherry on top…I got to shoot headshots for her in one of my favorite places in UT!! Score!!


Despite the world still being all but shut down…I got to shoot a wedding In Mexico with my BFF!!! Side by side and soaking up every last ounce of sunlight and friendship!!

And LAST, but certainly NOT least, after all the change that I have gone through this year… I am REBRANDING and building a WHOLE NEW COMPANY!!! It will include photography, Zyia, and education and I could not be more excited for this new journey!!!

And I have to end it with this little quote….this is me…I will be showing up, every day, day in and day out, and consistently here for myself, my business, my littles and my clients!!