I’m extra fun with caffeine.

Sundays with family are my happiest days. 

My perfect morning consists of an early morning sunrise, coffee, and quiet time with Jesus. 

I could binge on chocolate, cookies, and “The Office” all night long. 

Grease and Mamma Mia are my jam.

My ideal night is sitting around the fire pit and pool with my girlfriends.

My favorite trip has been to the Big Island, Hawaii, but my dream trip is Copenhagen, Denmark.

I want to say I love living out in the country, but I really enjoy picking up a latte at the Starbucks on every corner.

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Madalyn’s Downtown Session

Madalyn’s downtown session was so inspiring! I love having the opportunity to meet new people who are so sweet, bubbly, and genuinely excited! The kind of people whose excitement sticks with you for a while and makes your days a little brighter. 

When I think of Madalyn, I think of her smile. Smiles can be powerful. They can change someone’s day as well as your own. Madalyn’s smile in particular was brighter than most. Her laughter was a bit bubblier. And her words were encouraging. You cannot give her a compliment without having a better one returned to you. What an amazing and inspiring way to live! 

It was a joy being able to capture her photos! As Madalyn drove up for her beautiful downtown session, before we even said a word to each other, she smiled so big and showed her excitement. I went to say hello and tell her how much I loved her outfit, but she beat me to the punch! Every time I showed her the back of my camera and told her how amazing she was at this; she would squeal in excitement! 

I want to live like that! Always trying to boost others moods and excitement levels, with just a smile. I find it amazing how something so simple to her and something that she is unaware of… can be so inspiring, life giving, and beautiful! I am so glad I had the opportunity to capture this magic and share it with you! 


In a world that is so busy with the hustle and bustle in life, you remind me just how a small, sweet smile can make a huge difference. I hope your bubbly and joyful laughter, sweet and encouraging words, and your never ending and inspiring compliments stick with you forever! You were a joy to be around! If everyone took a minute to smile and encourage another person today, like you, the world would be a little brighter. This rippling affect will go far! 

  1. Judith says:

    Madalyn seems to be such a sweet young lady… such a pleasure to know there is such wonderful young people in this world. Her pictures are beautiful and I feel like I know her after reading your blog… You’re right, she has a very contagious smile.
    I look forward to your blogs every week,
    Bethie, thank you for sharing!

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