First kisses and The Incredibles

My first kiss was ten years ago today. I remember it pretty vividly. I actually wasn’t supposed to even have a boyfriend yet. My dad didn’t want me to “date” until I was 16, but we had just spent 17 days camping and road tripping with our families and my mom had gotten to know…

This might be koenntroversial.

That stunning woman in mint is one of the most beautiful souls alive. This post isn’t really about her, but it completely is. You’ll understand why, soon. I did a dumb thing today: I hopped on a thread written by a child of a police officer who was saying All Lives Matter and questioning why…

When pride is absent.

I’m the worst dancer you’ll ever meet. When I dance, it looks like my limbs are flailing. My parents introduced me to a lot of activities as a kid — which I’m incredibly thankful for. I played sports, took art classes, and did dance. I’ll bet you didn’t know that when I was about four…

My favorite F-word.

A little over a year ago, I started writing this blog post but I never shared it. Guess what? I just deleted that whole first draft and I’m going to start over because I grew as a person and that’s worth talking about. Hopefully it took you about ten seconds to figure out that my…

You’re on fire.

I’m back to blogging, y’all. I shared this in a photographer group that is stacked with some of the most talented human beings in the industry. No kidding, I was not expecting anything close to the reaction this got. Yeah, it did alright all the other ways I shared it. The place it took off…

#twrdisney

About a month ago, I applied to participate in an event for a foster organization that is trying to change the experience for kids going through the system. Zero expectations left me with the mentality of “what could it hurt” so I applied. Apparently 550+ applications later, I was one of the 22 who were…

Vaccinations aren’t the problem, you are.

  Look out, Bonnie’s about to get her rant on. Also a disclaimer: I am not a parent and this is not a post telling parents how to be parents. You do you. I totally believe you have your kid’s best interests at heart. But you bet your vegan sugar free shitty tasting organic brownies…

They’ll Cherish It All

A few months ago, possibly less than that, I read this article titled “Why I Hate Your Engagement Pictures” and it was one of the saddest things I’ve ever read. Not even coming from a photographer’s perspective. How angry at the world do you have to be that you can’t find some way to be…

It’s goin’ down, I’m yellin’

Tinder! Bet you weren’t expecting that one. It’s been a hot minute since my last post, and if you don’t remember it, don’t worry. It’s not really worth remembering. I had a way too human moment and let the world know it. In general, I don’t consider myself an angry person, there are just times…

The Amy Poehler quote is the point.

I don’t know how it’s already almost April but since it is I really want to share this nugget of truth with my kindred souls that are about to walk out of comfort and into what the world likes to call “adulthood” — otherwise known as “the giant black hole of confusion and naps.” Look,…

He said, “too good.”

He said, “you know why I gave you a hard time back then, right?” Because you saw my potential and knew immediately that I wasn’t happy with the portfolio I came up with. “Exactly.” That was a professor I never had, but for my senior design show I was required to have him sign off…

If books were just books

Hitler wouldn’t have burned them during WWII. Bet that caught your attention. Because yes, I’m about to tie in how strongly HITLERĀ felt about burning books that were “un-German” to how strongly I feel about books and words and everything they can stand for. And I’m going to say his name, a lot. Hitler. I also…

Honest feelings about hashtags.

Okay. Here’s a thing: 83% of people incorrectly use hashtags on social media. I’m convinced. For some reason, hashtags are the most difficult thing for the general population to understand. I’d venture a guess that people are more bamboozled by hashtags than they are why warning labels haven’t been removed from hair dryers. Obviously you…

Yes.

Yesterday (Today) a lot of really unfortunate things happened. We’ve all been seeing them creep into our news feeds. It’s saddening, and I don’t have words to speak into it. So I thought that, in light of things seeming sucko, I would talk about something else. Just for a minute. Today I got into a…