If you had told me a cross country move & a rigorous master's program to pursue my dream higher education career would land me as a full-time photographer, business encourage and speaker... well, I would have spit my (fav, no less!) cabernet sauvignon across the table at you!
And if you told me my high school sweetheart/best friend since 15 would swing back around to marry me, follow me 1/2 way across the country with our 100,000 mile car + whatever we could fit inside, and would say yes to fostering our teenage neighbor for a season, I would have been equally shocked (and scared!)
But that's the road I've walked and I wouldn't change a thing. This recovering Disney princess (yes, a real one!), original Kansas girl turned Florida lover ends every day feeling one thing: grateful. For the work. The stories. This life. It's that good. 

she believed she could, so she did!


a sneak peak

Into this beautiful life I've been given


My high school sweetheart, J

we met in our freshman high school acting class. The rest is history!

mccartney elizabeth

May 25th, 2017- my new favorite day thanks to our sweet girl. To say she is our joy would be an understatement!

our corner lot

Our little spot in Tampa Heights, the historic & urban part of Tampa. Home to stray cats, chain link fences, the best food in the city, and people we now love that we wouldn't have met otherwise!

lover of...

all things dessert, our rescue pups, a good road-trip, NPR, the ocean, tacos + queso + margs (#heaven) & knowing people well.


for small business, life & photography tips, foodie adventures & portrait specials! we'll chat twice a month-- wine and dessert recommended! xo, L