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eight states in eight weeks | traveling with isaac

This Saturday marks the beginning of wedding season and the end of any possible spontaneity… just til the end of June. What did I decide to do with these past several weeks of freedom? Finally fix my lack-luster website? NAH. That can wait. Organize my life/find a routine/avoid that snooze button? NOPE. Cram in numerous fun trips across the country and check a few states/super fun places/best buddy visits off my list? Ummm YES. I guess it’s hitting me now… Read more »

inspired… STILL!

What a blessing these past few weeks have been… inspiration (and conviction) hitting me in the face from everywhere! It’s funny how much more you can see and be receptive to when you’re not glued to a computer til 2 am. :) Mike Larson spoke at the Nashville PUG yesterday. He is truly an inspiration, not only as a photographer, but you can tell he LOVES LIFE and LOVES HIS WIFE. I think about what I want people to take… Read more »

bridesmaid + photographer: my sister’s wedding part two

I might have mentioned before how us Halliburton girls can sense a camera close by. I tried my hardest to sneak up on the happy couple in my parents front yard, right after the ceremony. Unsuccessfully, Sara caught me, but couldn’t hold back that cheerleader inside. :) The excitement on her face, the look in both their eyes… hands down, this was my most favorite moment of the day. My favorite shot of the day: Chad’s hands around Sara’s back,… Read more »

soaking it in | spread the love tour

I’m sifting through 12 pages of notes tonight… from an incredible workshop–a rather intense 5 hour LIFE workshop–with Justin & Mary Marantz. Simply amazing. We covered everything from business, finances, and the world to self and our personal lives… and the crucial balance of them all. We even reached a point, with not one dry eye in the place, to think about what we wanted to leave behind… to actually write out our obituaries AAAAND read them. It really puts… Read more »

bridesmaid + photographer: my sister’s wedding part one

Of course, as sisters, we always knew and assumed (okay, demanded) that we’d be each other’s co-maids-of-honors one day when we were big and brides. :) I had never even imagined, A. that I wouldn’t be FIRST and B. that I’d reach a photographer’s dilemma: be in/attend a wedding or shoot it? Good thing, with Sara’s wedding, I didn’t really have to choose, thanks to the help of my fellow photo friends Kristen and Eva. Sara’s wedding was the definition… Read more »