Friday, April 30, 2010


I am a small person with small dreams. I love small town lifestyle and I believe there's something to be said for having roots. I love the idea of having a welcoming home. A place where the welcoming atmosphere alone whispers a divine Love into the corners of people's hearts. A place of invitation, where people can stop by for something simple--a cup of coffee and easy conversation. A place to comfortably keep guests who need a night over. Somewhere quiet in our loud and distracting world. A resting place.

I like life to be slow. I've never been a runner or doer. I mean, I definitely do things and have lots of ambition, but I don't feel a need to be busy or stressed all the time. If life seems to be passing too quickly, or if I'm too busy to enjoy the absolute beauty of life, I'll definitely make changes and say no when needed. I like to enjoy small things in each day, and I don't think I'm wasting time when I spend a few minutes just sitting and thinking. When I'm out and about, I've always got one eye on the sky...the clouds, the sunshine, it's all so beautiful and so basic. Refreshing.

I have small dreams for my business, at least from the outside. I'm not really a person who wants quantity, but quality. 40 weddings a year. I can really focus on my clients that way, and I'll dream big for I can serve them more, how I can do things for them, how I can make their day brighter. That's why I started in the first place--the opportunity to befriend others I might not normally get to know, and to be an influence of peace in their lives. I'm completely content with not having celebrity or destination weddings all the time. I've got long term plans with for AubreyMarie Photography, but this is me. And I like it.

I find so much peace in this simple revelation, and I'm so glad to be refreshed with it just before wedding season starts. I can embrace the way life works for me. This changes everything, and frees up my time for more important things than worrying about myself and my "status." I can embrace the quirks and tendencies that the Lord gave specifically to me...all while listening to what He might have me change about myself so that I may be more like Him. I want everyone to find this kind of freedom...and I can't wait to do what I can to help people find it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wish my hair looked like his....

Montana took this photo of my shooting a wedding this last week. Made me laugh. I don't think my hair could look plainer especially since his hair was amazing.....

Sweet Prego

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet couple. It is funny to take maternity photos when we did nursing school together as single women. We love to life God has blessed us with.....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sweet Maria and Tim

Another great couple just wanting some "love" photos! This couple couldn't keep their love quiet if they tried! They were always hugging, kissing, and whispering. LOVE it!

Secret Garden Wedding

Such a beautiful wedding with a super sweet couple! Thanks for the honor of being a part of yall's special day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

J+P's Love Session

This sweet couple wins the "most flexible" award for a session of mine! They trudged through the Scottsdale Culinary Festival with LOTS of onlookers. They did wonderful! Aren't they so cute?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another cute almost high school graduate:)

So exciting to begin life as a high school graduate. I remember being so excited to move on and move out:) This one is going to Air Force. Good luck and thank you for what you will be doing!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Senior Session

Lucky Senior about to graduate! So fun. He is a great guy who is going places! Good luck at ASU! Senior Sessions are in full swing if you know anyone, just shoot me an email!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I learned this week......

I made some yummy strawberry jam for the first time! It is good:) So come over and we can have some toast and jam!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Music

I need you like a hurricane,
thunder crashing wind and rain,
to tear my walls down,
I'm only yours now.
I need you like a burning flame,
wild fire untamed,
to burn these walls down,
I'm only yours now,
I'm only yours now.

I am yours and you are mine,
You know far better than I,
And if destruction's what I need,
Then I'll recieve it Lord from Thee,
Yes, I'll recieve it Lord from Thee.

This has been the song touching my heart lately. So good!