I think sometimes we confuse happiness with joy. Maybe it’s just nitpicky to separate the two words and clarify their definitions. Maybe it seems unimportant. But what if we knew that happiness was being content…but JOY was something altogether different, something even better? Being content is rare, especially in the days we live in. People […]

We have been at the park so much lately because of the great weather! Whenever we can find a little bit of time in our schedules to get out, breath some fresh air, and let Rhittie play on the slides, we make sure we do! He is growing up so fast and LOVES the slides!! […]

It is amazing what fresh air and warm weather can do to motivate and inspire! The past few days have been BEAUTIFUL…we had 70-degree weather here in Virginia and it’s still February! We absolutely love being outdoors and it has been so hard being stuck inside constantly this winter, working away. We took Rhitten out […]

I remember loving snow days as a kid growing up. No school; mom’s homemade hot chocolate cooking on the stove; getting to play outside for hours in the snow with my sibilings, building snowmen (and ladies) and igloos; sledding down the biggest hills we could find and snowball fights…but as I got older I started liking the […]

Rhitten’s first birthday party was such a blast! The party was circus themed and we spent SO much time getting everything together…practically everything was made by hand. By us. We were literally up until after 5am that morning baking cupcakes and his smash cake (AWESOME healthy recipe for Rhitten’s cake and the icing, which we altered […]

Today I got to feeling a little melancholy. We threw a party for Rhitten’s first birthday and it was AWESOME, but I kept thinking about those in my family that could not be there for it. Yes there were a lot of people there and the party was a total success…(we will post about it […]

Almost a year ago, Rhitten was born.  God blessed us with so much more than we even knew at the time…we had spent nine months wondering what he would look like, sound like, and act like. We wondered what it would be like to watch him grow. Let me just say that it is the […]

There are so many rewarding moments in life…so many things we can look back on and know that a milestone was reached or a dream was realized. If we remember to, we can make sure that we hang on to the memories that matter and the blessings that we have been given. All too often […]

Eeeekkk!!!! We can not begin to tell you how excited we are for this new season in our lives! Yes, Fall is approaching and we could not be more thrilled! Fall is both of our favorite seasons and we LOVE EVERYTHING there is to do with Fall. Some of the things we love to do […]

Some say that education is overrated. Some choose to “fake it til ya make it”. Well, we would like to tell you that that is not how it works in photography. There is sooooo much to learn and so many different ways to improve your photography it’s just mind-boggling! We have such a passion for […]

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We are best friends, proud parents of our adorable little son, Rhitten and passionate followers of Christ. 
We share a love for photography, our cat Baloo, coffee and late night movie dates in bed (with ice cream, of course).

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Ashley & Shayne


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