Saturday, February 8, 2014

medieval times, kissimmee

first things first, i have to apologize for my lack of posting. hopefully that will change in the near future, especially because I have some exciting new things in the works! new year, new adventures, new camera equipment…

for those of you who do not know, i was accepted into the disney college program and will be spending this semester in sunny florida instead of happy valley, pa.
tonight was my first night in florida after my mother and I road tripped down from pa!  the drive was so much easier than i ever could have imagined (it was pretty much a straight shot down 95).

for dinner we decided to visit the medieval times dinner/show in kissimmee and I was completely blown away. Not only was the food super but it was so much fun because there was no silverware and you had to eat with your hands. the acting, the jousting, and the horses all had me on the edge on my seat. i was completely in awe. if you’re ever in the area you have to visit, but first check online. sometimes you can find coupons that could save you up to $60 on tickets. worth a look.

looking forward to the next few months, florida. can’t wait xoxo 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


 happy new year! 

here are some of my favorite images from 2013. 
overall i didn't think  2013 was the greatest year 
but when i look at these pictures i can't help 
but smile. 

here's to a great new year and new memories! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

basset hounds and frasier firs

this saturday my mom drove up to state college to rescue me and my
friends from studying for finals. together we all drove down the road
to tate's christmas tree/ basset hound farm where i fell
madly in love with the puppies. i mean, how
can you say no to those eyes?! 

a huge thank you to matt and nick for helping my mom
keep up her annual tradition of having a live
christmas tree.
 you guys are the best and
i don't know what i would do without you. 

merry christmas xxx

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

meet erin

meet erin, my sophomore year roommate 
and closest friend in happy valley. 

with the first week of school behind us, erin and i 
decided to goof around in our school's gorgeous
arboretum where erin showed me how incredibly talented
she is. seriously, i was so blown away. 

i've never photographed any form of dance (or movement
for that matter) and erin let me use her as my guinea pig. while
editing these pictures i was really overcome with how much 
i love this person. erin is absolutely my rock and has helped
me through so much in these first few days alone. 

erin, thank you for always listening to me and 
for making me so insanely happy. you 
are an amazing friend and person. 

all my love, 

Friday, August 16, 2013

virginia beach

my beach vacation with my dad's side of the family 
was dedicated to relaxation. we slept as much as 
we wanted, we ate what we wanted, we did whatever 
 made us happy. the whole week was very therapeutic for me, especially 
when my closest friend, rebecca,  joined us half way through the week. 

i regret not taking more pictures on this trip but instead i was more focused on 
getting some much needed r&r. what is pictured is just a glimpse into 
what a typical day included. dragonflies, home cooking and lots of ice cream!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


sorry for not having posted in a while! 

i've been very surprised to see that people are still 
looking at my blog everyday without me having to post. 
thank you! 

here are some generic butterfly pictures. when i 
was little i use to think that seeing a swallowtail 
was an omen of good luck.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

old orchard beach carnival

these pictures are very bittersweet for me. 

i had a beautiful night the night that these were
taken. feels like a year ago when it was 
actually less than a week. 

my heart is very heavy today.