i love

 My greatest joys in life are my two girls, husband, and two pups.
Behind that would be my infinite love of photos, traveling, teaching & exploring, children's books, tiny homes and Tex-Mex (specifically queso blanco & jalepeno margs).
Traveling to work with new clients is my favorite part of business. Hearing how you got the idea to start your business, or watching you gush over your new bundle of joy captivates and inspires me more than most things. I could flip through family albums or watch home movies all day, every day.  

On wedding days my husband, Kevin, is my right hand man. We love traveling together and sharing in your joy as a team. With a fine arts major and an eye for composition, he adds a level of curation to our imagery that elevates our brand and creates photos that I adore. His talents have evolved into a brand now with the startup of Oak and Iron Co. , creating hand crafted, custom pieces for the home & workplace. 

When we're not working, we spend all of our time with our girls & pups, usually out at the family ranch or taking a road trip somewhere new. Days filled with camping, hiking, softball, ballet, or gardening are the best days of all. 

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 "We believe that newer isn't always better and that there is something inherently good in hard work. We believe that friends who feel like family are the best kind of friends and that nothing matters more than family. We believe that today is a gift and that every day miracles are scattered about if only we have eyes to see them. We believe in seeking the balance between hustle and rest and striving to be passionate about both. 
  At day's end not clocking out from a job 'till you're proud. We believe that failure needn't be a negative thing. Rather, we learn from our mistakes and fail smarter next time. We believe in doing work that we love and, in choosing that, nudging others toward doing what they love. We believe in courage, in cart wheeling past our comfort zones and trying something a little bit scary every day. We believe that it's time for the pendulum of trend to swing back to the basics. 
 We believe in subtle beauty, the kind that doesn't deteriorate with age or wear. And of all the heroic pursuits large or small, we believe there may be none greater than a life well loved. "

to borrow the words of the
'Magnolia manifesto'...

The Shelton's Philosophy