When did you start blogging?
I started blogging back in 2008. However, I started doing it more consistently since 2014. My love for photography and writing is a big part of why blogging is important to me, blogging allows me to share it in a fun way.
Why do you blog?
I blog because I love to write and I love photography and I love to inspire others through sharing pieces of my life, my story.
Do you find it weird, sharing personal information about yourself online?
At times, yes, but over time I have gotten more comfortable with it. I share information that is "personal" but not TOO personal…for instance, I won't blog about other people and my conversations with them…I won't blog about personal conversations between my husband and I…etc. I share just enough to let readers get a glimpse of our lives but not enough that they know what our dirty laundry looks like 🙂
Do you get clothing and accessories from other companies to promote on your blog?
Yes and no. Every once in a while a company may contact me to review a product or photograph a product, whether it be on me (i.e. a sweater, scarf, jewelry item etc..) or something that I can stage, photograph and then blog about. A lot of times, I purchase the items I photograph on my own or else they were purchased at one time in my life. That way you know that I am 100% behind the item I am promoting.
How did you meet your husband? How long have you been together?
My husband's name is Dusty and we have been together for over 9 years and married for 5 years (since July 30, 2011)! We met in college. Officially in a cafeteria lunch line…you can read about how we met HERE. He is a pretty amazing guy…I have never met someone like him before. I am lucky to call him mine.
What does your husband think about your blog?
Dusty is very supportive of my blogging. He sees the value it provides and how passionate I am about the creativity that I am able to share through it. He sees the good in it. He knows my intention behind it all. I am really really lucky to have him as my number 1 fan. As smart and intelligent as he is, computer skills are not his forte', so it is really sweet to watch him ask questions and show interest in social media/blogging when he really has no idea about any of it.
Do you make money off of your blog?
Yes and no! Every once in a while I will be asked to do a review or feature blog post on a particular service or product from a company. This brings in a little bit of money…but not much! I am not doing it for money, I am doing it as a creative outlet. Any money made from the blog is strictly a bonus alongside its real purpose.
What does your husband do for work?
For a handful of years following college Dusty played professional hockey for a slew of teams in Canada and the United States he decided to retire from hockey and pursue his life-long dream of being a physician, he is currently working through medical school.
Do you have children?
We are expecting a baby boy in October 2016! We also have two furbabies named Gus and Reo who were adopted from local humane societies!
What is your faith?
I am a child of the one true King, Jesus Christ. He has my heart and soul and I am not sure where I would be without His light shining in my life.
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Canon 5d mkii.
What kind of camera lenses do you use?
I faithfully use my Canon 50mm 1.2 and my Canon 24-70 2.8mm. I also love to use my Macro 100mm 2.8 from time to time for close up shots and details!
What kind of editing software do you use?
I currently use Lightroom 3 and PhotoshopCS5! (I need to upgrade – I know!)
Who takes your photos?
My lovely husband takes them for me and he has gotten realllly good. I taught him well!
What kind of photo editing do you use on your phone?
On my phone I use VSCO Cam or Afterlight.