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Eleven years ago, my mom bought a house. I was a sophomore in high school and she was a single mom, working two jobs so that we could have somewhere safe and warm to call home.

We built so many memories in this house.

This is where I hung posters to decorate my hot pink bedroom. (But only on the back of the door- If you know Rhonda, you know she was not about to let me have nails in the wall! Haha!)

This is where I first learned to cook. (Or make margaritas – potato, pototo…)

This is where I helped my little brother with his homework.

This is where my best friends and I hung out, drinking on the porch.

This is where Robert became part of our family.

This is where I packed up my things (with my mom crying in my bed) as I prepared to move out on my own for the first time.

This is where I told my mom that I was getting married while we stood at the bathroom sink. 

This is where I truly grew into a woman. 

As nostalgic as it may all sound, it truly has been such a wonderful home to call mine, even as an adult with my own house now! As sad as I am for this chapter to close, I am beyond THRILLED that my mom and Rob will be moving to Lake Charles! I can’t wait for quick drop-ins, dinners that don’t have to be planned weeks in advance, and random lunch dates! 

I’m also excited for whoever gets to call this place home next. I know the next owner will start their story here and build memories of their own. 

Thanks guys for dropping by and reading through all of this, even though I know you probably only came for the pictures. 😉 I can’t wait to photograph Mom and Rob’s NEXT home since I’m sure they will want to pull a Hailey & Ben and have a session as soon as they move in haha! 

Until next time…

Okay guys, it is FINALLY summer!!!!!

I am so excited to get back to work on a few fun projects that I have in mind, choose my senior reps, AND fill you guys in on a few things going on for me personally.

First off- THIS! A few weeks ago, we bought our dream house! We searched for the perfect size, location, and style for several months and ended up finding the perfect fit thanks to our realtor Jared with Keller Williams Realty. (If you need a guy, check him out because he is AWESOME to work with!)

We’ve spent every spare second since then cleaning, painting, shopping, decorating, and getting it all put together so that we could just enjoy it once summer came. And we met our goal! 

Of course the photographer in me just had to get photographic evidence of it all, some professionally done and some just with my iPhone. 

Here are a few phone snaps from the process:

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A HUGE thanks to everyone that came to help us clean, paint, move, organize, etc.- especially my mom and Rob. Seriously, we couldn’t have done it without y’all!

Annnnnnd here is the finished product:

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And because I hadn’t put my husband through quite enough for the past few months, we also took a few more:

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Eeeeek! Thanks again to everyone who helped us through-out this entire thing whether it was with labor, research, prayers, or well wishes. We truly appreciate it!

Stay tuned because this won’t be the last that you see from this house. 😉 Also, if you are selling your home and need a real estate photographer, CALL ME! Trust me, pictures are an important part of the process. There were a ton of homes on the market that we weren’t even motivated to look at because the advertising pictures just weren’t all that appealing. Our house, however, had great photos that made us take the leap to go look at it and OH MY GOD am I glad we did. 😉