Welcome to my blog!

Here you’ll find photos and snippets from my life with my amazing husband, four beautiful children and our adventures together starting and running Wayward Lane Farm. Although I am only working with a limited number of photography clients these days, you’ll also find sneak peeks from my client’s portrait sessions and from the mentoring programs I conduct. I love to see the world through my camera and hope you enjoy the moments I capture as well.

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September 30th, 2013 , Posted in Bella, Lilly, my family, Personal, Wayward Lane Farm

My sweet girls. The light was so beautiful the other night that that I couldn’t resist taking them into the front yard for a quick shoot. I’m in love with the photographs I came away with.

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Both of these were edited with my new Daydream action set.

Wayward Lane Farm CSA Share

June 17th, 2013 , Posted in Farm, Wayward Lane Farm

We’re on week 4 of our CSA shares. This is our second year offering farm shares and it’s such a great way for people to get fresh produce weekly and for us to sell the vegetables we work like crazy to grow.

The growing conditions this year are completely opposite of last year’s. We were entering a severe drought last year and this year we’ve quite a bit of rain…almost the perfect amount. Most vegetables like about 1 inch per week and we’ve had that nearly all spring. The spring vegetables that withered in the heat last year are flourishing this year. Of course last season was a bumper crop for tomatoes, peppers, okra so who knows how those will do this year. Each year of farming is never the same and always keeps us on our toes!

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This is Your Life

June 6th, 2013 , Posted in my family, Personal, Uncategorized

Does it ever hit you that life isn’t going to last forever? When I was in my 20’s I thought about that, but it never really hit home. I’m still young, but I see my boys growing up and turning into young men, my baby is 2 years away from school and I’m reminded that life is fleeting. It goes by so unbelievably fast. This season of my life will be over before I know it and I want to savor every moment, I want to enjoy my children, I want to be present in this part of my life.

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I had all these hopes and dreams for my children when they were born-things we would do together, what we would teach them, how we would raise them and so on. While it may not have always gone 100% according to plan, I can say that these children are the prize jewels in my life’s crown. How good my God is to have given me these four beautiful children to guide to adulthood and what amazing people they are growing up to be. They are loving, kind, obedient, respectful, love their God, are full of joy, they see the wonder in this world, love to give and are the joy of our lives.

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A few years ago I traveled a TON for my job and while it was glamorous jet-setting around the world, in the end I missed my children so much that I decided it wasn’t worth it for me. I missed those loud, crazy evening meals, the mornings with a pile of kids in my bed, the quiet evenings watching the sun go down with freshly bathed kids next to me. I missed being the one to kiss them when they were hurt, hearing them play silly games in the next room, I wanted to be the one to make cookies with them.  I decided that they were only going to be here in our home for a short time and THEY are who I chose. I had become so busy helping others create beautiful memories of their children and families that I wasn’t there with mine. Who knows what God has in store for my life after they head out on their own, but for now they are my calling and what a beautiful life we are creating.

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One of my favorite songs says…this is your life, are you who you want to be? I can say with all honesty that this life is more than I ever dreamed it could be. It’s not always perfect, but the blessings are so abundant.

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Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken
Don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you’ve got now
Yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes

This is your life are you who you want to be?
This is your life are you who you want to be?

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

And you had everything to lose

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Little Farmer Lilly

May 8th, 2013 , Posted in Lilly, Wayward Lane Farm

She loves helping with the farm and gathering eggs is her favorite thing to do. 

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Lilly’s 2 Year Session

February 15th, 2013 , Posted in Lilly, my family, Personal, Wayward Lane Farm

Lilly-she’s the little exclamation point at the end of our family. She’s such a happy little girl, truly the most joyful child I’ve ever met and I don’t think I’m saying that just because she’s mine. She just has this bubbly, sweet, sunny, personality that makes you fall in love with her. I sing her the song “You are my Sunshine” and mean every word. I’m so blessed that God chose me to be her Mama.

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Happy Holiday Sale

December 5th, 2012 , Posted in Indianapolis Photographer, MiaBella Phtoshop Products

Please visit MiaBella Actions to view all of our products that are on sale.

And another of my little lady.

My Princess

December 4th, 2012 , Posted in Bella, Personal

2013 Workshops

December 1st, 2012 , Posted in News, Photography Workshops

Here are the dates and info for my 2013 workshops! After taking 2 years off to be home with our little Lilly, it was so fun to get back into teaching in 2012. Next year is going to be even better!

Pure Lilly

November 30th, 2012 , Posted in Lilly, Personal

This photograph is so completely her. Sweet and joyful.

Last Minute Mini Sessions!

November 28th, 2012 , Posted in Indianapolis Photographer

Email me to reserve your slot or if you have questions!