New Opportunities and Favorite Memories

I have totally neglected my website as of late and I feel terrible! I have good reason, though:

I’m a nanny! This is my first week caring for the cute kiddos, so I’ve been trying to fall into a routine. I get to hang out with a toddler all day and read Frozen books, swing, color and decipher babble. 😉

I’m also a fresh part of a really cool new app called KKTalkee, which helps people in China learn better English through live video broadcasting. Basically, I deliver a bunch of content and then answer any questions and encourage them to speak. I’m really loving this because those who know me well know I’m a total stickler for grammar and spelling, and I’m also following in my grandma’s teaching footsteps – just in a modern way.

It’s been a week of firsts! Glad to have the nerves shaken off and ready to grind 🙂

When has a sale, I always take advantage. It seems like these sales happen right as I’m running out of business cards – win! Anyways, I was taking advantage of this sale last night, which meant perusing my photo catalog to pick out my favorite photos from the last few months, so I can print them onto my new set of business cards. It sounds silly but I hardly ever look back at my work, so going through all of these photos totally brought back memories. And made me homesick.

In no particular order, here are a few of my favorites from last fall:

Seriously missing Clair and our pho dates. Nobody understands my obsession with Cilantro like this beauty.
Are they the absolute cutest or what?!
This is hands down one of my absolute favorite shoots, ever. I had so much fun documenting their love. I don’t think they could be anymore photogenic!
There are so many amazing shots from this session, it was incredibly hard to narrow it down even this much!
Can you tell I love sun flares?
There are few things in this world that bring more joy than teaching one of your favorite things to a group of young ladies who are dedicated and determined. Oh, and absolutely hysterical. This is the 2015 RHS Varsity team. Shout-out to my JV & JV2 girls also ❤
I could do an entire pack of cards with just volleyball action shots (like I did last time). Hard work pays off and it shows.
These ladies also clean up pretty darn well 🙂 Kadyn asked me to take her senior photos and they turned out beautifully, with her bubbly personality shining right through!
Speaking of seniors, my brother is one and graduates in a few months! WHAT?! Time seriously flies, people.
What happened to the little cutie playing rec basketball? He’s 6’4″ now, an entire foot taller than me. It is so cool, yet so weird, watching siblings grow up.
Kassidy and Kate are the cutest sisters ever. We had a ton of fun during this shoot!
Sisters by birth, friends by choice, together for infinity.


This is easily my favorite photo from their photoshoot. I don’t know what it is about this one but I just love it.
Last but not least, this little ham! I’ve been taking his photos since he was about 3 months old. It was so special for me to be able to see him grow and to document it. I even got his first steps!

I think I’ll look back through my work more often. This was just what I needed to cure my homesickness ❤ I can’t wait to start networking here so I can get some more amazing clients!

On this day last year…

 On this day last year, the FORCE 10u team had a tournament! These little ladies are too cute: chock-full of spunk and excitement, they’re a joy to watch and cheer on.







There’s just so much cuteness, I can’t even handle it!

Attn: Volleyballers!

All of my lovely volleyballers! I’ve finally added the recipes you loved.

Click here for Power Snacks!

If  I’ve forgotten one, just let me know and I’ll hunt it down to add to this list 🙂

Missing  you all something fierce! ❤


In honor of today being Senior Night and our last game of the season, we’re throwing it back to before the season started: Twin Day at Raider Volleyball Camp this summer!





We’ve seen some amazing things this season and I’m so proud of the incredible things accomplished! Play your hearts out tonight ❤

Season Finale

I can’t believe the season is almost over already – it’s flown by so unbelievably fast! It seems like summer camp was last week and tryouts just yesterday. While I’m thrilled to see all of the incredible progress our girls have made, the end of the season means saying goodbye to these beauties, our seniors.


Maddi, Kadyn, Arika and Diana are ready to graduate and follow their dreams. Their futures are so bright, I need sunglasses 😎


E Pluribus Unum

Senior night is our last home game on Thursday evening @ 6PM. Bring tissues 😅

Proud Coach Moment

I had the most awesome proud coach moment at last night’s game:

 My freshies volleyed for so long during this one play, and did an amazing job of keeping the ball up with some incredibly scrappy digs – and then KILLED the ball and totally earned the point!!!! I was so proud of them, I actually teared up! Their reaction to winning the point was priceless:


After the game, their coach congratulated us on our “phenomenal defense”.


I saw some pretty amazing things out there last night!


We lost to a tough team, but it sure doesn’t feel that way! 💕


Program Sweep!

RHS Lady Raiders bested the DDHS Scots at all three levels last night!

I saw some beautiful volleyball – see for yourself:


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Our next home game is on Thursday, when we take on Clackamas!