lines, precepts

Too many shadows in my room.
Too many hours in this midnight.
Too many corners in my mind.

I'm in repair. I'm not together, but I'm getting there.




Well, dear blog friends, the time has come for me to call upon you all and your wealth of knowledge (and time and accessibility to Internet materials, really).

So many things are great about my life right now--I've got a good man, good friends, good schoolings and good work-times. I'm definitely blessed. But I'm finding myself easily distracted by the bad and quick to forget the good. I'm stressed and moody and I just want to be better.

So please, any handy tips or good advice for a bride-to-be? How to make planning a wedding not so stressful and actually enjoy it? How to be better at managing my time? How to be more organized? Have any great talks from inspired men and women? How to be a better girlfriend/fiance/wife?

TELL ME PLZ so I can not feel like this all the ding-dong day.


This post is brought to you a broken down car, Cramps with a capital "C", not seeing Ian for a whopping 2 days (I'm pathetic) and only one box of Samoas available for purchase from the Girl Scouts.

I'm whining, I know. But I've been craving marriage tips and advice and all sorts of that good stuff (like Never Go To Bed Angry and Just Sleep Until You're Not Mad Anymore types of stuff). So, married peeps, single folk with awesome, snuggly, middle-aged parents, single folks who have watched a lot of Rom-coms, single folks who've taken really good care of their cactus plants, ENLIGHTEN ME.


a break for spring

Myself and a few friends went on a little cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada last week. Catalina is tourist-y, but cute. Ensenada is a bit trashy and dirty. But it was (kind of) warm, pretty relaxing and full of Kryptonite at karaoke, excessive toasts at dinner, authentic Mexican tacos, skipping stones on the ocean, creepy magicians, riding bikes on the coast, a steak at every meal, naps, laughing at every swear word and ICE CREAM 24 HOURS A DAY.

Vacations are good. So good.


Sophie Spreier - Cellist

Sophie is an incredibly talented cellist and all-around awesome gal. When she asked me to take some photos of her, I happily obliged.

Given that I asked her to play so we could get some "action" shots, this turned out to be one of my favorite shoots to date.

Check out her website here. 


Joe & Josey

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My good friends Joe & Josey are getting married today. I'll probably be sucking back the tears while taking their wedding photos just because I love them so much. A tad unprofessional? Sowhatwhocares. 

Happy wedding day, you two.


Daryn - Big Red

Daryn: shot for her "Vote Big Red" campaign for ASUSU at Utah State.

I'm not the best at non-natural lighting (yet!), but I love the style. Turns out Daryn won her election. Woot woot!


Ali, the Artist

"Passion is the genesis of genius." - Tony Robbins 

Here we have Miss Ali Malan--the artist. And luckily for me, one of my very best friends.

She's incredibly talented at what she does. She's driven, motivated and skilled. But something bigger has always drawn me to Ali--she is passionate. And that passion is infectious. And I'm so grateful to her for that.

It's lucky when you find good friends who happen to love you, support you and help you become a better, more fulfilled person. She's one of those good ones, for me.


Shot with my newly acquired Polaroid 320. I'll tell you more about it soon.